In an effort to educate myself beyond the borders of the SS manual, I am putting together a series of posts on women and events in church history. Often as a newbie, I feel at a disadvantage when discussions turn to church history or historical figures outside of the first presidencies. There is too much I’m completely oblivious of, or of which I have only the barest inkling… and I’m going to do something about it.
There are some of you out there with vast stores of knowledge on our history- but I have this feeling there are many like me- folks who think “huh?” when a name or event is tossed in the ring. I’m tired of keeping quiet to hide my ignorance, and thus the nexus of this series.
It would be preposterously pompous for me try and educate anyone- much like teaching primary, the primary benefit is usually to the one “teaching” the lesson. I plan on learning a lot, and hopefully what I find might be interesting to you, too.
These posts are not intended to be exhaustive, doctorate level dissertations, but rather a Cliff’s Notes- a brief synopsis and overview to give a more well-rounded view, of our own place in our relatively young history as both a people and an organization.
A few of the people and events on my clipboard already: Emmeline Wells, Eliza Snow, Bathsheba Smith, Zina Young, Belle Spafford, Dialogue, FARMS, Sunstone and The Women’s Exponent. If you have anything you would like to contribute, or a name that needs to be Noted, please give a holler- either in the comments or via e-mail.
I’m really looking forward to not being quiet anymore.