A Simple Bloggernacle Timeline

Rusty - October 25, 2006

Birth
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
“Hey, we’re a community!”
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
“Let’s call ourselves the Bloggernacle”
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Gospel discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
Bloggernacle discussion
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Bloggernacle discussion
Death?

11 Comments »

  1. Uh, have you noticed that speakers at General Conference spend three times as much time talking about the Church and its programs as they do talking about Jesus Christ? Just a thought.

    Comment by Dave — October 25, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

  2. heh. Ok, I’ll stop talking about the bloggernacle.

    Comment by HP — October 25, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

  3. But are you part of the disease, or are you part of the cure?

    Sorry, Coldplay’s stuck in my head.

    Comment by Susan M — October 25, 2006 @ 3:49 pm

  4. So Rusty, you don’t like my last two posts…too bloggernacle, not enought gospel? What should we discuss, “Can God create a rock so big He can’t lift it?” Or are we stuck with Faith, Repentence, Baptism, and the H.G.?

    Or is your time line just an observation and it’s ok to keep on doing what we’re doing…and death will come?!

    Comment by Don Clifton — October 25, 2006 @ 5:02 pm

  5. Dave, that is indeed interesting and I think you’re right.

    HP & Don, actually this isn’t a response to anything specific, it’s just something that I’ve noticed recently. I’m not necessarily saying it’s bad, I mean, I’m just as guilty as anyone else.

    Susan, I know, this post itself is a perpetuation of the exact problem :)

    Comment by Rusty — October 25, 2006 @ 6:14 pm

  6. I just barely figured out who HP is. And who HP/JDC is.

    Dave, I hadn’t noticed that. I think they’re talking about life and life is all about the gospel or vice versa.

    call me HP/agb

    Comment by annegb — October 25, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

  7. annegb, I prefer the title “International Man of Mystery”

    Comment by HP — October 26, 2006 @ 7:01 am

  8. Dave has an excellent point, of course one might well consider that the Church is the body of Christ, as we know it the confirmed body of Christ, composed of confirmed members.

    Comment by Mark Butler — October 26, 2006 @ 7:27 am

  9. On reflection, I was maybe a little snippy in comment no. 1. What I meant was that even in the Church people tend to reflect a lot on the medium (the Church as an institution) as opposed to the message (the substantive features of the Gospel). Thus it is not surprising that we online Mormons tend to reflect on the medium (the B’nacle or the larger online LDS community) as well as on the substantive discussion of the Church and gospel topics.

    I will refrain from claiming, “It’s all about community.” I think part of it, not all of it, is about community. Looking back at the original post, I’d say mostly gospel discussion, with an occasional Bloggernacle discussion thrown in from time to time.

    Comment by Dave — October 26, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  10. Dave, I’m not sure that when Jesus’ name isn’t mentioned they aren’t still talking Jesus. I know some heap on the Church and sacrament meetings on this. But seriously, there is a point to the gospel and it is ultimately a practical one: changing our lives and saving our souls. I get more annoyed and constant repetition of stories we all know just to ensure we’re discussing Jesus or the restoration. I’m much more concerned at motivating myself to change and helping myself over the practical matters.

    I know you didn’t mean that observation in negative terms. It’s just that I’m very much of the practical Brigham Young mode. As he said there’s a time for preaching and a time for potatoes. More particularly I think where we, as a people, fall down often is in the practical aspects of the gospel.

    Comment by Clark Goble — October 26, 2006 @ 9:23 am

  11. Guys, again I am just a nonMormon outsider but I appreciate Dave’s opening comment on this thread. I have had tons of discussions with friends, been to many LDS funerals, etc. but from a practical standpoint seen little really heart discussion on Christ himself, though His name is on chapels throughout my city.

    Now lest I be a hypocritical ranter, there is open invitation by all to rebuke me where I am not Christ-centered.

    Comment by Todd Wood — October 26, 2006 @ 12:54 pm

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