Mormons, Methodists meet to consider similarities, compare cultures, theology, music

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    Feb. 28, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    Wow! To me, this a fascinating article, as my parents were devout Methodists when two young LDS missionaries knocked at their door, back in 1964-65, and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. I have a high regard and great early childhood memories of my former faith where I learned about Jesus and His love for us. What a great article, which enabled many found early childhood memories of my former faith.

  • Poqui Murray, UT
    Feb. 27, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    "'Over the past year I've spoken to a number of LDS audiences, and the message I try to deliver is that Mormons as a people need to do more to make connections' with people of other faiths outside of only seeking conversions."

    This statement is sooo true!!! As a member of the LDS Church I count among my dear friends people from many different religious backgrounds. This has been a blessing to me and my family as the walls of misunderstanding have come down and our support group has enlarged. We attend their church for their children's confirmations and other social activities. They attend our church activities and have met their other LDS neighbors. One of the families has asked the Relief Society president to be included in service projects in the neighborhood and another family works in our ward scouting program. We respect each other's beliefs and support each other in our everyday trials as Christians.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2012 11:05 a.m.

    LDS leaders have bonded with other faith leaders for a long time; Mr Campbell is correct that members of the church can do a better job doing this as well. All people are humbled---the Saints have their weaknesses---lack of social skills, etc (D&C 1) and other churches have to humble themselves to accept doctrine such as baptism, sacrament, new scripture, etc. In a perfect world, we would meet together half way (and then go dancing). However, at the beginning of the recession (2008-2009), an article stated the recession was the nail in the coffin for many religions in the USA. So if someone is falling off a cliff, you shouldn't, in the spirit of friendship--go fall off the cliff with them. Robert Millett, I think said it best a few years ago at BYU education week, the best way to be a missionary is to know about the Fall and to tell others how much you struggle in life and how weak you are--it is easier to sit by such a person in church.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 25, 2012 8:25 p.m.

    To learn about those compromises visit the LDS official library and read the original texts ... all of them.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Feb. 25, 2012 7:57 p.m.

    "the church must have comprimised at some point for this to happen."

    They did .. a lot.

  • Grady KOOSKIA, ID
    Feb. 25, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    The Saints were sevierly persicuted 150 years ago by all religons. now the church is widely acepted and even praised and admired by the world.the church must have comprimised at some point for this to happen.