It’s time to announce the winners of the 2017 Tare-ific/Wheaties awards. Get your speeches ready, and congratulations to the winners! Let’s hear from you all!!! What do you have to add? (We’ll even take gripes about not winning!)
Best Mormon Twitter of 2017
Coolest Scoops of 2017
- Paul Reeve role in Gospel Topics Essays
Best contribution to interfaith dialogue
Best book/article/movie review
Best post on Feminism
Best New Blog
Best Faith Crisis Post
Best New Blogger
Best Spiritual Post
Best Post on the Temple
Best Overall Blogger
- Angela C
Best Post Title
- Happy Hubby
Best Doctrinal Post
Best Satirical Post
Best Historical Post
Best Current Events Post
Best Personal Post
Best Post on Church Policy
Best Big Blog
Best Group Blog
Best Mormon Facebook community or discussion forum:
- Exponent II group
- Best Mormon activism of 2017: Stop Bishops’ Sexually Explicit Interviews with Kids and Teens
And now for the Tare-ific Awards!
Worst Mormon Internet Drama 2017:
- tweets by Wife With a Purpose
I feel like I should make a comment, but I can’t think of what to say – which is ironic. 🙂
We are both surprised and honored to have won the award for best podcast! I guess dreams really can come true. Also, we’d like to thank all of the craziness that occurs in Mormonism every week, which makes our show possible. Keep being weird and newsworthy, Mormons! Mom? Dad? This is for you.
Wow, thanks for voting for my John Rowe Moyle and Towel posts. They are pretty much on opposite ends of the spectrum of logic versus emotion.
Wheatmeister, think we can get some links up to go with those other post titles?
Why are there no hyperlinks? [shakes fist indignantly] But thank you for doing all this!
There are no links because Wheatmeister is so busy and wanted to get this out sooner. But I will try to add them this weekend when I can .
I am a bit disappointed in the existence of such a category as “worst commenter” in view of the following from the blog’s commenting policy:
“What does wheat look like? What does a tare look like? It’s fairly hard to tell which is which, except of course that the wheat in this image is ripe and golden, whereas tares don’t ripen to a golden yellow. That’s the point really. We’re all tares on this earth until we ripen and are then harvested (based on who or what we’ve become). It’s too close to call in the meantime, and it ain’t over until the fat lady sings.”
Without always agreeing with Mike, I have appreciated his comments and viewpoint, as expanding my knowledge of the variety of Mormon ideas and experience. I doubt that the singular “honor” some voters have given him will discourage his participation. I sincerely hope not. And, of course, there is no disclosed standard by which best and worst should be or have been judged by any particular voter and no disclosure of the numbers or percentages of votes. Accordingly, there is really no telling what such an “honor” might actually mean to anyone. But thanks for the entertainment and the prior and forthcoming links to various posts, etc.
Congratulations to Angela C.!
Congratulations to Wheat & Tares!
Congratulations to Happy Hubby!
I want to preemptively nominate Mike for the greatest comment of 2018:
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank all of you.
(Bowing in four directions).
For all of your attention, your support, your patience.
And for your prayers and curses.
“For soon the reaping time will come…”
For people my age it will be sooner than most.
This is a gospel of leaning on the promises (faith) of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and of repentance and forgiveness.
Post updated with links!