(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.
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.)
I was bracing myself to be disappointed by General Conference, but it was uplifting and (dare I say it?) EVEN FUN AT TIMES. Here are my fave tweets.
Mormons need to think carefully when there is such a growing discrepancy between the beautiful racial and international diversity that characterizes our religion around the planet and the much narrower range that is evidenced among our most visible leaders.
Some LDS conference talks in the past have gone out of their way to hammer home the point of obedience, but today's morning session gave equal weight to how Mormons choose to use their own agency.
Elder Hales says selective obedience is undesirable because we should instead be “using our agency to obey.” The problem with this assessment is that selective obedience is where most of us live.