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

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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.Please join us in the comments! All are welcome.I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment…and that can be tedious for everyone.Elder Quentin L. Cook:Spiritual Bondage and subjectionIdeological or political beliefs i … [Read more...]

Sunday Morning Session Open Thread: NFL Edition! #ldsconf #twitterstake

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I really enjoyed yesterday's sessions.Please join me in the comments! All are welcome.I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment…and that can be tedious for everyone.Again, I am being joined by my former student Blake. Blake is a Yankees fan, recent law grad, from Idaho, and currently a Gospel Doctrine teacher. I very much enjoyed chatting with him yesterday.President Eyring:There is but one plan of happiness. That p … [Read more...]

#ldsconf Saturday Morning Session Open Thread: What Happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas Session

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Watch Conference here online or on BYU-TV.I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment…and that can be tedious for everyone.This is our first General Conference since moving to Las Vegas. We are not used to tuning in at 9 a.m.President Eyring is conducting.President Monson is starting us off with Elder Hales on deck.President Monson stated that the LDS Church now has more than 15 million members.Elder Robert D. H … [Read more...]

Live-Blogging General Conference at Approaching Justice #ldsconf #twitterstake

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Live from...living rooms and family rooms all over the world, we will have an open-thread here at Approaching Justice for each of the five sessions of this General Conference.We have changed the comment format at Patheos since I did this last General Conference. I would invite you to register with Disqus. Otherwise, it will have to approve each individual comment...and that can be tedious for everyone.The Disqus format places the most recent comment at the top of the page. I hope this … [Read more...]

Saturday Afternoon Session Open Thread: Go Syracuse! Edition #ldsconf

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We are back for the second session of the day!This afternoon, Todd and I will be joined by Blake S. He is a law student and a a former student of mine from my days at BYU-Idaho.Todd and I enjoyed observing protesters between session. We witness an Atheist protester and a Born again protester get into a confrontation with each other.This morning, we had a great conversation and saw the first prayer ever offered by a women in General Conference.In addition to Blake, my friend Brian … [Read more...]

Lorna Call Alder Memorial Saturday Morning Session Open Thread #ldsconf

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Welcome to the Saturday Morning Session of the April 2013 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.We are naming this sessions thread after Lorna Call Adler.  Todd and I will be joined on this thread by Jared T. and Lela G.Jared T. is a PhD student in Borderlands and Latin American history. He helped found the Juvenile Instructor and currently blogs occasionally at Mormon Church History. His research interests include the history of Mormonism … [Read more...]

Making the Trek to General Conference #ldsconf

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We made it!With brief stops at Martin's Cove, the McDonald's in Rawlins, the gas station in Coalville, and the Barnes and Noble in Sugar House...Todd and I have arrived in the Salt Lake Valley for General Conference.Doing this by Suburban is so much easier than doing it by handcart.Please, join Todd, some special guests, and I, as we cover General Conference live from the Conference Center. (The quests will be joining us from all over the USA. Todd and I will be on location).We are … [Read more...]


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