Some have accused American faith communities of rising in opposition to abortion only in recent decades—and largely as a political ploy. No one can honestly make that claim about Latter-day Saints.
Tag: General Conference
Some highlights from our weekend participating in the semiannual conference of the Church of Jesus Christ—listening to 10 hours of counsel, teaching, and witness.
Words of prophetic counsel are a constant presence and fixture in most Latter-day Saint lives. But it wasn’t until I started studying them intently that something changed inside me.
Are we among those deriding and deconstructing prophetic teachings, or are we rejoicing and relishing the chance to hear from them?
Ben chats with a couple great friends about our favorite talks, lessons, and miracles from General Conference!
This last weekend, we participated in our semiannual General Conference, listening to the leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here are some themes that stood out to our staff.
To complain is a normal human response to the difficulties of life. But Christians have in scripture a contrast between the spiritually-healthy practice of lament and the soul-corroding practice of murmuring.
Increasingly, older and senior members of our communities are seen as backward and not worth considering. That’s a mistake. General Conference will provide an opportunity to listen to the hard-earned wisdom of age that we should seek for.
Those who accuse Christians of focusing too much on devotional worship, rather than the sick and poor – seem to forget that Jesus Himself did both.
In a climactic time of pandemic, maybe the simple fare of the gospel doesn’t quite do the job. Or maybe it’s exactly what we need?
When we look at Latter-day Saint rhetoric through the traditional heaven/hell lens it may seem overly harsh. The actual doctrine is much more welcoming.