Holy Harry Potter! From changes to women's roles to a new youth program, announcements came fast and furious.
The LDS Church grew at a rate of 1.21% in 2018, continuing its slow deceleration.
Mormons got more diversity in their highest leadership, a fresh focus on lay ministry, and a restructured priesthood organization in this weekend's groundbreaking General Conference.
With changes in the English language over the last fifty years, for the LDS Church to hold on to the use of "mankind" almost feels like a deliberate political statement. And a strange one, at that.
Maybe the excellent new policy allowing Mormon leaders to address General Conference in their own languages will point us toward the need for more leaders of color and greater international diversity.
The LDS Church announced this morning that Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency has been translated to heaven. “He was simply too good for this world,” said a church spokesman about the wildly popular Mormon apostle.
President Uchtdorf's talk yesterday went a long way toward softening, if not erasing, some Mormons' decades-old fear of professional history.