Posts Tagged ‘ General Conference ’

Happy(?) Repeal Day!

December 5, 2013 | 12 comments
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The Twitters tell me that 80 years ago today, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, thus ending Prohibition. Whatever you think about Prohibition, it's probably worth noting the Pres. Grant was not a fan of its end. In fact, he addressed the end of Prohibition---and Utah's role in ending it---at General Conference in 1934. Here's an (annotated by me) excerpt of what he said: Read more »

Making Mormon Documents Available

October 12, 2011 | 23 comments
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Making Mormon Documents Available

Following each General Conference I prepare a list of “Conference Books”—the works cited by speakers in the printed version of their talks. The list is always fascinating. But this time I noticed something that led me to rethink one aspect of the Church’s manuals: availability. Read more »

A Mormon Image: Saturday Afternoon Session

April 5, 2010 | 6 comments
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A Mormon Image: Saturday Afternoon Session

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General Conference for Kids

April 1, 2010 | one comment
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General Conference for Kids

Our very own Kylie Turley has had her hands full of late, but wanted us to post a link to these fantastic General Conference activities for the kiddos.  Enjoy. Read more »

Sunday Afternoon in a Nutshell

October 4, 2009 | 92 comments
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President Uchtdorf conducted the Sunday afternoon session, featuring talks by Elder Holland, Elder Cook, Elder Neilson, Elder Renlund, Elder Ringwood, Elder Sitati, and Elder Christofferson, followed by closing remarks from President Monson. Direct quotations (based on my notes) are given in quotes; phrases without quotes are my summary of the remarks given. Read more »

Sunday Morning in a Nutshell

October 4, 2009 | no comments
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President Monson conducted the Sunday morning session, featuring talks by President Eyring, Elder Perry,  Elder Burton, Sister Dibb, Elder Nelson, and President Monson. Direct quotations (based on our notes) are given in quotes; phrases without quotes are our summary of the remarks given. Read more »

Priesthood Session in a Nutshell

October 4, 2009 | 13 comments
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Priesthood Session in a Nutshell

President Uchtdorf conducted the Priesthood session, featuring talks by Elder Ballard, Elder Gonzalez, Elder Choi, Elder Uchtdorf, Elder Eyring and President Monson. Direct quotations (based on my notes) are given in quotes; phrases without quotes are my summary of the remarks given. Read more »

A Long Time in Coming

April 5, 2009 | 18 comments
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A Long Time in Coming

Meet Joseph Wafula Sitati, introduced today as a new member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He is the first African General Authority and only the second black General Authority (the first being Helvécio Martins, a Brazilian who served five years in the Second Quorum of the Seventy from 1990 to 1995). (Joseph and Gladys Sitati) Read more »

Whence Our Open Conference Thread?

April 4, 2009 | 13 comments
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Times and Seasons has historically hosted an open thread for comments on each session of conference as that session was being broadcast. We’re trying something new this year. I’m posting this as a bit of notice to our readers, and in an unofficial attempt to explain. Read more »