Autumn 2021 General Conference Open Thread

My entire life I have loved and anticipated General Conference. I'm not feeling it so much this year. I may or may not post anything. Or may do it retroactively. If you have any thoughts you'd like to share, you are welcome to comment. Saturday Morning Session...

Only Truth

Real kindness is our closest approximation of truth. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8:32 Some people choose a word to inspire them in the New Year. Last year, as I pondered that idea, I instead chose a...

Spring 2021 General Conference Open Thread

I will live blog as I…feel like it. Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments about any talk or topic addressed. Saturday Morning Session Russel M. Nelson Welcome. A year for the record books. Dieter F. Uchtdorf Gerrit W. Gong Half of adult members are...

The Question of Absolute Compliance

There's an old humorous saying: Catholics claim the pope is infallible, but no one believes it.Mormons claim the prophet is fallible, but no one believes it. It's more true than it should be. (Perhaps on both counts.) What we claim to believe and how we behave should...

Autumn 2020 General Conference Open Thread

I didn't live blog Saturday's session. Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments about it as well. Can we just note that worldwide deaths this year are on par with the past couple of years? People die. Same as always. Can we stop talking about this particular...

Spring 2020 General Conference Open Thread

Saturday Morning Session Russel M. Nelson Please note that he was surprised about the world events that mark this conference session. He isn't claiming that his, “Eat your vitamin pills. Get some rest. It's going to be exciting.” was a prophecy of COVID-19...

Autumn 2019 General Conference Open Thread

Given that this is the first post since last conference—and my general ambivalence about blogging anywhere the past few years—I realize no one may even see this. But, just in case, here is the usual thread. I will be live-blogging Sunday notes, but not Saturday. I'm...