The April 2018 General Conference just closed. It was a monumental one, with many interesting features and announcements. From the Solemn Assembly that it led off with in which all church members, quorum by quorum and group by group had the chance to sustain Russell M. Nelson as the new prophet (and including a wonderful change in the order in which the groups sustained him), to the the calling of two new apostles that each represented a shift in the Quorum of the Twelve toward greater ethnic diversity, to the announcement of major changes in two long-standing practices (how Melchizedek Priesthood quorums meet, and to Visiting and Home Teaching), this was an action-packed and fascinating conference.
In this episode, Matt Jones and Sara Lake join Mormon Matters host Dan Wotherspoon in offering their reactions to all that took place, as well as presenting ideas they have heard from others. It is a terrific, lively, spirit- and humor-filled conversation.
Listen in! Then please share your reactions to conference and/or this conversation in the comments section below!
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The Church’s announcements about the new programs for Melchizedek Priesthood and Visiting Teaching becoming “Ministering”
(The First Presidency letter that will be read in sacrament meetings plus a seven-page list with more explicit instructions can only be accessed if you received the email from the church)
News story and interview with the woman who interrupted conference by yelling “Stop protecting Sexual Predators!”
“In an Overture to #MeToo, Mormon Apostle Condemns Nonconsensual Immorality,” Salt Lake Tribune, 1 April 2018
Emily Jensen, “Mormon Leader’s Comments About ‘Nonconsensual Immorality’ Draw Fire,” Flunking Sainthood blog, 3 April 2018