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Rameumptom Ruminations: 063: The Revelatory Power of Surveys

My last episode garnered excellent comments from listeners and warranted an episode dedicated to what you have to say. In this episode, we’ll hear how both believing and non-believing listeners responded to the relationship between revelation and surveys.

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2 thoughts on “Rameumptom Ruminations: 063: The Revelatory Power of Surveys”

  1. I think you hit on some interesting angles of the survey/data informed revelation topic. For me, one of the things that I’ve struggled with is simply the idea that the more you use and rely on data, the closer you get to a point where the difference between a decision made with or without revelation is indistinguishable. I remember one day realizing that with councils, surveys, etc. I simply couldn’t see a difference between the church and the company I work for. They made mistakes just as often, were just as slow to correct themselves when the market changed, were just as inspired and excited when a big change was agreed upon, etc. If this church is led by people doing their best with data, great. But then it’s not led by Christ. If it’s led by Christ, I’d expect to see something different when comparing it with how other organizations are led.

    1. Ultimately this is where I find my thoughts going as well. There is no discernable difference between the LDS church and their ability to receive inspiration than any other church. A key difference between the church and a business is that the business is aware that the decisions come down to the leaders in power where the church seems to be unaware of their own influence on the church.

      Excellent comment. Thank you.

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