Sunday Afternoon Session Open Thread: Sister Frances Monson Memorial Edition. #ldsconf #twitterstake

This morning, President Thomas S. Monson spoke about his wife Sister Frances Monson. She passed away shortly after the last General Conference. I want to dedicate this thread to her and Pres. Monson.

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Elder Quentin L. Cook:

Spiritual Bondage and subjection

Ideological or political beliefs inconsistent with Church doctrine are a form of bondage.

Elder Neil Anderson

Ordinances invite us to increased faith.

Talk mostly about the priesthood order. (sorry, I am a bit slow to note taking here)

“Whatever your situation, your home will be bless by priesthood power.”

Elder David M. McConkie

Speaking to the teachers of the Church.

“You must not teach your own opinions or ideas.”

Personal spiritual preparation is the key.

An emphasis on teaching students, rather than just repeating well worn stories.

Elder Kevin Scott Hamilton:

Attending our Sunday meetings as a version of holding to the rod.

Elder Adrián Ochoa

Don’t forget to look up. Watch for the signs of the times.

Elder Terence M. Vinson:

Members of the Church are entitled to a spiritual witness.

We do not need to rely on our own strength.

Christ is always near.

Elder Russell M. Nelson:

Revere human life, in each of its many stages.

President Monson:

Wrapping up Conference with a hearty farewell.

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  • Blake Surerus

    Looks like Elder Christofferson was excited to hear what Elder Andersen is going to speak on. Cameras caught him peeking over at Elder Andersen’s notes.

  • Blake Surerus

    There have been a lot of Pioneer hymns this conference.

  • Blake Surerus

    Huh, so Elder Cook is an opera person.

  • Blake Surerus

    To do list: Read Jeremiah and Lamentations.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Yeah, not high on my list :)

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Bondage? Uh, oh!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    How many members of the Twelve are lawyers? Just three?

    • Blake Surerus

      I only know Elder Cook and Elder Oaks.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “False gods like wealth and fame.”

  • Blake Surerus

    Intellectual bondage? What do you think that means?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I think that is what comes from reading Cleon Skousen. Or ideological rigidness. Something like that.

  • Blake Surerus

    Addictions….the first form of bondage.

  • Blake Surerus

    This story about lawyers is not wholly uncommon. Major reason why I decided practicing law was not for me.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      You are not going to be a lawyer? I need to get caught up with you.

  • Blake Surerus

    Ideological or political beliefs inconsistent with Church doctrine. The next major form of bondage.

  • Blake Surerus

    “Isn’t this grandpa’s house too?”

  • Blake Surerus

    Next form of bondage….Government, I think.

  • Blake Surerus

    What media outlets do you think the Apostles read or listen to?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      They definitely read the Catholic Journal “First Things.” The political comments aligns with it quite a bit.

  • Blake Surerus

    “Man does not own the blinds, or the window, or the warmth”. Elder Andersen referring to the Priesthood.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Two abortion references this Conference. Most specific references I have heard in a while…or ever.

  • Blake Surerus

    Elder Andersen about why women don’t hold the Priesthood…There is much we do not know.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      This seems to be a more direct response to Ordain Women than Elder Christopherson’s was.

      • Blake Surerus

        I agree.

  • Blake Surerus

    Giving priesthood blessings or officiating in priesthood ordinances unworthily is taking the name of God in vain. I have never heard it described that way before.

  • Blake Surerus

    I don’t think I have ever known anyone who was underwhelmed with a church calling.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I have not had one in 10 months…I am starting to forget.

  • Blake Surerus

    I hate to be pessimistic, but I don’t really see this talk as appeasing OW.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      No, not at all.

  • Blake Surerus

    Brother McConkie speaking to the teachers of the Church.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Blake, he is taking to you Gospel Doctrine teachers.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    “This is why you cannot fail.” No pressure.

  • Blake Surerus

    I am inadequate.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      No, you are not. In other words: Everyone one is inadequate.

  • Blake Surerus

    “You must not teach your own opinions or ideas”. Guilty as charged.

  • Blake Surerus

    Daily preparation will help you teach with power.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Aristotle and Kant are approved materials…right?

    • Blake Surerus

      If you just quote as coming from Isaiah you should be okay.

  • Blake Surerus

    Holy Ghost is really hitting me hard on this talk. I will definitely come back and read this one.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Some good reminders that you already know about.

  • Blake Surerus

    It really is an enriching experience when a person’s comment in class leads the discussion.

  • Blake Surerus

    “Go where the promptings take you”.

    • Blake Surerus

      This would be a great meme.

  • Blake Surerus

    Another talk about leaving the Church.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Hmmmm

  • Blake Surerus

    Lehi’s dream is truly one of the most tragic stories in the Book of Mormon.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Kevin Scott Hamilton…not the ice skater. #runawaybride

  • Blake Surerus

    This talk is for those who go to sacrament meeting, skip out on Sunday school and Priesthood.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Or who elect to take certain days off.

  • Blake Surerus

    Bean burritos, I am getting hungry again.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      I still have Diet Coke on my mind from the addiction talk.

  • Blake Surerus

    Bloggers with false credibility. I think that was a swipe at people who buy Twitter followers.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Ha! I am a qualified blogger.

  • Blake Surerus

    Don’t look at porn and don’t look at anti-Joseph Smith material.

  • Blake Surerus

    I have mixed feelings about the effect of looking at anti material. For some people it can be good because it prompts them to investigate and solidify their testimony. For others, it can destroy their testimony.

  • Blake Surerus

    Elder Vinson is from Oz.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    We do not need to rely on our own strength.

  • Blake Surerus

    A fire of the President Monson variety. Haha!

  • Blake Surerus

    That fly is testing Elder Vinson’s patience.

  • Blake Surerus

    Everybody says Life of Pi is such a good show. I guess I will have to watch it.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      My son recently read the book. The book deals more with the religious aspect. It is in the movie, but in a rather vague sense.

  • Blake Surerus

    The last verse of Enos has long been one of my favorite Book of Mormon scriptures.

  • Blake Surerus

    Revere human life, in each of its many stages.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      You got the line more accurately than me.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    Love life through each of its many stages. Abortion reference #3.

  • Blake Surerus

    How you use your body will determine your destiny.

  • Blake Surerus

    Self mastery builds a strong conscience.

  • Blake Surerus

    The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of change.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    The state defending marriage does not prohibit gay marriage as an option.

  • Blake Surerus

    I am not good at interviews.

  • Blake Surerus

    Our testimony will be a protection for us against the buffetings of Satan.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

    I love this songs. Good one to end on.

  • Blake Surerus

    This General Conference seems to have really been focused on providing counsel and comfort for those who are struggling.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/approachingjustice/ Chris Henrichsen

      Yeah, from a variety of angles. And with a variety of struggles.


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