Friday, November 21, 2014

Zion="Expanding Grid Mormonism"

I was recently introduced to Scott Hales' "The Garden of Enid" comics, but I think this one, suggesting "Expanding Grid Mormonism" is a better analogy than "Big Tent Mormonism"--is quite profound. A screenshot of the concluding frames--a lovely thought:


Joseph Smith imagined the Church as a city laid out in an orderly grid...

...that would expand its boundaries as it welcomed more people in...

..In this city people would live in harmony, but tend to individual stewardships tailored to personal needs and strengths...

..and celestial law, not cultural tradition, would guide the affairs of the people--ensuring justice and mercy...

...so...maybe instead of "Big Tent Mormonism" we could say "Expanding Grid Mormonism"... or IDK...use the word the Lord used: "Zion".


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