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?
As expected, Russell M. Nelson is the new president of the LDS Church. His two counselors are Dallin H. Oaks and Henry B. Eyring, choices that demonstrate stability and continuity for the world's 16 million Mormons.
Research shows that the second-most-common reason people leave the LDS Church is that they didn't trust Church leaders to tell the truth about controversial issues.
When Mormon leaders lecture young people (or anyone else), it would be great if they could so without suggesting that anyone who has ever strayed from their carefully delineated path is under the influence of Satan.
Mormons have likely heard the adage that when the prophet speaks, the thinking has been done. These LDS leaders beg to differ.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Mormon leaders issued an unequivocal mandate to church members: Do not submit names of Jewish Holocaust victims or celebrities for proxy baptism. Doing so could cost Mormons access to their church's genealogical data or even their good standing in the faith. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.