With all due respect to others who tried their hands at Conference blogging, I think that the best commentary award goes to a string of posts over at Dave’s Mormon Inquiry Blog (See posts here, here, and here).
Here are some samples of his comments:
- President Monson’s self-deprecating stories about his experience playing basketball struck a pleasant note. I don’t normally resonate with the storytellers, but this time I appreciated the humility and confidence of a man who could tell a story of his athletic shortcomings to a crowd of 10,000 guys.
There was some interesting critical commentary, such as:
- I’m sorry, I do not worship the God of Earthquakes. That kind of stuff played well for illiterate peasants of the ancient world, but not for modern Christians. I think Elijah kind of made that point 2500 years ago: God is not in the storm but in the still small voice.
As well as some funny vignettes of conference watching:
- Dennis E. Simmons gave the “But If Not” talk. By halfway through it I had the kids chiming in with the punch line, “but if not . . .” And what a voice! This guy should be on television (well, I guess he was). This one’s a keeper.
All in all, not a bad showcase of what the Bloggernacle (or as Dave — in what I think is a hopeless attempt to recycle an already used phrase — calls “Mo-blogging”) can be.