Nothing General About This Conference
You might not expect it from a 94-year-old, but LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson has been shaking things up. Monday, we’re talking about what happened at General Conference and what it means.
This weekend is the 188th Semiannual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You might not expect it from a 94-year-old, but Church President Russell M. Nelson has been shaking things up. There have been a lot of rumors about what to expect, and at least one came to fruition with the announcement that Sunday services would be shortened by an hour in favor of more home study. So Monday, we’re gathering a panel of experts to explain what did happen and what it all means.
- Lindsay Hansen-Park is Executive Director of Sunstone and host of the podcast Year of Polygamy. She also blogs at Patheos
- Gregory Prince is an independent historian whose books include David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism [Indie bookstores|Amazon] and Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History [Indie bookstores|Amazon]
- Jana Riess is a religion scholar and senior columnist for Religion News Service. She's the author of Mormonism for Dummies [Indie bookstores|Amazon] and Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor [Indie bookstores|Amazon]. Her forthcoming book on Millennials is called The Next Mormons.