Here is what I’m hoping for this weekend: that we focus on a bigger God and a less grandiose church. That our leaders emphasize how to respond to Covid-19 with Christlike compassion for the world, without indulging in denominational pride.
The LDS Church grew at a rate of 1.21% in 2018, continuing its slow deceleration.
President Nelson is right that this "Mormon" name correction is neither cosmetic nor inconsequential. Rather, it may become a defining characteristic of a religion that is anxious to separate the wheat from the chaff in the pluralistic 21st century.
Dallin Oaks wants young adult Mormons to hurry up and get married. But I think many single Millennials are delaying marriage for excellent reasons.
(RNS) — The name 'Mormon' is out. Church services will be shorter. And the focus of the faith will be at home, not primarily at church. Here are nine highlights from this weekend's conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Two-hour church? Just maybe! And four other possibly almost kind of credible rumors about General Conference.
(RNS) — In General Conference, Mormon leader Quentin Cook spoke out against sexual abuse, but the language he used may have created more problems than it solved, says guest blogger Emily Jensen.
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.
(RNS) — The new apostles add some badly needed diversity to the religion's highest leadership, while incoming president Russell M. Nelson is sustained in a solemn assembly.
Mormons are abuzz with speculation about this weekend's General Conference, which will feature 2 new apostles and possibly a major announcement. Will the LDS Church finally get an apostle of color?
Focusing the new LDS curriculum almost solely on Conference talks makes it harder for members who have questions to voice them. Making those who question feel even less welcome in church is exactly the opposite of where we need to be going.
The typical Mormon General Conference viewer is a church-going, older, white, college-educated Republican living in Utah—not surprisingly the exact type of person most likely to be seen on the TV screen during Conference sessions.
Only 44% of Millennial Mormons say they have watched General Conference in the last six months -- more than a thirty-point drop from the habits of the oldest Mormons. Why are so many young adults tuning out? (P.S. Sadly, this is not an April Fool's post.)
(RNS) Is home teaching about to change? Is caffeinated Diet Coke really okay? And what did Elder Ballard say to people who are thinking of leaving the LDS Church? Here are 15 impressions from this weekend's General Conference.
A surprising new arrangement to put a Starbucks inside every LDS temple has Mormons wondering: Is coffee now kosher?
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