My fav parts of GC:
(1) Elder Perry’s description of his mother’s gospel study. We talk frequently in the church of personal study and teaching, but his description was so evocative, specific, and loving that it carried a distinct power.
(I suspect this might have been something of a rebuttal of the infamous Church News editorial. Even if it was not deliberate, the contrast between the two is still most interesting.)
(2) President Uchtdorf’s Sunday morning talk. Words fail me.
(I will not comment on his tie or his hair or his accent. Get your minds out of the gutter, twimoms!)
(3) President Monson ad-libbing stories right off the bat.
(4) President Beck, for (a) not using the SweetSister Voice, (b) not being a party to the “You are doing so well! Don’t be so hard on yourself!” discourse directed at LDS women, and (c) for giving a talk that caused my feminist knee to jerk and calm in turns and will require more re-readings and thought before I comment further on it.
(5) Elder Nelson, for digitally enhancing pictures of his progeny. (I kid, I kid.)
(6) Elder Cook on civility.
(7) The general focus on Christ on Sunday.
I thought it was a better conference than usual; perhaps Easter has that effect. I think we might focus some upcoming FHEs on the talks; they deserve more careful study.
What were your impressions of general conference?