Friday, March 13, 2009

Some Food For Thought:


The emergence of New Media is facilitating a world-wide conversation on almost every subject including religion, and nearly everyone can participate. 
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Conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what the Church teaches.
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The challenge is that there are too many people participating in conversation about the Church for our Church personnel to converse with and respond to individually.* 
We cannot answer every question, satisfy every inquiry, and respond to every inaccuracy that exists. ….some who seek answers want them to come directly from a member of the Church, like each one of You.
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May I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the New Media, to share the gospel and to explain in simple and clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a BLOG in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true. You can download videos from Church and other appropriate sites, including Newsroom at LDS.org, and send them to your friends. You can write to media sites on the Internet that report on the Church, and voice your views as to the accuracy of the reports.
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Others have recorded and posted their
testimonies of the Restoration, the teachings of the Book of Mormon, and other gospel subjects on popular video-sharing sites. You, too, can tell your story to nonmembers in this way.

5 comments:

Ezra, Kian, & Eden said...

Wow! That's really cool.

Brian and Janette said...

The WWW is a great resource for good. I only hope that we can share on the offensive side of things more than the defensive. A great thought that my seminary teacher shared with me once in regards to answering negative or difficult questions is to "answer the question they should've asked." I love that! You can redirect hostile questions and answer with love. "A soft answer turneth away wrath..."
Here's to playing offense!

Harding Family said...

Cool!

kristal said...

Yay for blogs and testimonies!!!! Seriously I need to read your blog everyday.

Oh, and yay for baby #4's!

Nana said...

Audra - Sweetie,
Your blog personifies you. I look forward to reading your thoughts, your comings and goings as a family and your gratitude for your many blessings. You use this blog for its very intent - to share what makes you happy. As a mother I can only appreciate the time and efforts you put into this, above and beyond your daily "to do" list. You go Girl! ..."Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind" ~ Dr. Seuss
SMILE - Love ya back!