Revelation


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Saturday’s sessions of General Conference were rich in content and counsel not only for the community of Saints, but for the entire world.  Never in the history of the world has there been better opportunities for anyone to be able to disseminate words and counsel of living Prophets, Seers and Revelators.  The Internet, cable and satellite have transformed how these conference sessions are available to the world.  

Again, The Church’s website will have a live stream here.    If you want to experience some of the newest technology, try the LDS Newsroom’s Twitter feed, which you can follow here:  twitter.com/LDSNewsroom.  The twitter search term for conference is #ldsconf, as well as #LDS and #Mormon.  Plug those exact search terms into Google, and you’ll fine a plethroa of information about General Conference.  Or, perform the same search directly on Twitter, and you will be amazed at what you will find in terms of General Conference discussion.  The Newsroom also has an article on the conference.  In the Bloggernacle, I’m certain there will be several blogs commenting on and following General Conference.  I will link them as I find them.  BCC, in addition to its live blog coverage also has a Twitter feed, which you can follow here: http://twitter.com/ByCommonConsent.  Millennial Star also has a Twitter feed here:  http://twitter.com/Millennialstar.  

BCC’s conference thread is here.  

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My notes of The Priesthood Session of conference are below.  Kent Larsen has also posted his excellent notes of the Priesthood Session over at Times and Seasons.   (more…)

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This morning’s session of conference was fabulous, with timely and inspired messages from all the speakers.  I expect more of the same for this afternoon.  Most cable companies and satellite compnies will carry General Conference.  On Dish it will be carried live on BYUTV channel 9403.  The Church’s website will have a live stream here.    If you want to experience some of the newest technology, try the LDS Newsroom’s Twitter feed, which you can follow here:  twitter.com/LDSNewsroom.  The twitter search term for conference is #ldsconf, as well as #LDS and #Mormon.  Plug those exact search terms into Google, and you’ll fine a plethroa of information about General Conference.  Or, perform the same search directly on Twitter, and you will be amazed at what you will find in terms of General Conference discussion. The Newsroom also has an article on the conference.  In the Bloggernacle, I’m certain there will be several blogs commenting on and following General Conference.  Here are a few, I anticipate will have open threads or other feeds, comments and posts:

By Common Consent

Temple Study

Our Thoughts

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It’s the first weekend in April,  and once again time for the LDS General Conference.  There will be lots of opportunites to listen, watch, blog, tweet, and othewise participate in General Conference this April. (more…)

 

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So proclaims Paul Mero, President of the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank in Utah.  And, he’s referring to the two sides in the so called “gay rights” debate, one that encompases the most basic of civil rights and the so called fundamental right to genderless marriage.  The Salt Lake Tribune published Mero’s thoughts in an article entitled Too Complicated to find Common Ground(more…)

The National Council of Churches reports that  The 77th annual edition of the  Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches shows declines in the Roman Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention; however, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported a 1.6% increase in membership: (more…)

The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Proposition 8 challeges, and defenses over the course of the next few months.  The court issued its order this afternoon, which you can read here.  The briefing schedule outlined in the order begins now and goes through January 2009.  It is unclear when there might be oral argument and a decision.  The Los Angeles Times reports: (more…)

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Congratulations to President Elect Obama.  This is an historic evening.  I’m not sure I have anything profound to add.  I feel grateful to be alive to witness the Cradle of the Restoration elect the first African-American President in its Divine history.  For those who think God no longer has a hand in America’s future–think again.  He raises up wise men still. I am proud to be a Californian.  I am proud to be an American.  I am proud to be one of  the weakest of those who are or who can be called a saint.

I am optimistic for America’s future.  God does Bless America.  May He continue to shed His Grace on this great land in the coming weeks, months and years.

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As I have watched the genderless marriage debate rage in California since the Ides of May, 2008 I have been amazed–perhaps even impressed at the effectiveness of the genderless marriage proponents to convince the electorate that this is an equal rights or fundamental rights issue.  While I vigorously disagree with that proposition (as I will explain in greater detail in this post), I think the genderless marriage proponents have done a incredible job of wrapping the debate in the cloak of equal protection and fundamental rights. (more…)

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