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Just a quick note to say that I am really enjoying President Beck’s Women’s Conference talk.
I like the theme of “patterns of discipleship” and I think it would be a great idea to explore over the year.
…and if I am not mistaken, Sister Allred just referenced the April 28, 1842 JS sermon. Perhaps the single greatest Relief Society founding text.
I liked the notion that Relief Society should be customized to local needs — please God may it also be someday acceptable to customize Relief Society to individual needs, too. We’re so far from that today …
I wish the other leaders in this conference would refer to her as “President Beck” as well. Has she ever been referred to as such? Or is it always “Sister Beck”?
Apparently the LDS Newsroom views “President Beck” as the proper usage.
They’ve all been nice talks. I’m currently enjoying Pres Uchtdorf’s forget-me-not-colored tie.
That’s the first conference-related tie remark that has ever been relevant, Researcher! Well played.
Phew, for a moment there I was afraid you were announcing that Glenn Beck had been called as a Stake President. I can’t express how relieved I am. Carry on with your regularly scheduled programming.
The common practice over the years in General Conference and General church meetings over the years has been (from my observation) to do it this way:
- General Authorities are referred to by title and then by name. “We will now here from Elder ______ of the Quorum ______ (or “President ______ of the First Presidency” or “Bishop_____ of the Presiding Bishopric.”)
- When it comes to General Officers, be they male or female (SS, RS, YM, YW, Primary) the practice has been to introduce the President of those organizations (Aux Counselors don’t get “President” in their title like First Prez and Stake Pres Counselors do) by name, THEN title, “We will now hear from Sister (or Brother) _____, President of the _____.”
My wife just told me that Pres Uchtdorf spoke of Charlie and the Cholocate Factory. It would have been priceless if the Choir had started quietly chanting “oompa loompa doompa-de-do” while he was speaking.
I feel justified in my love for chocolate now. Thank you, Pres. Uchtdorf.
Love Pres/Elder/Bro Uchtdorf! I was trying to figure out what he does so well. I think he is a rarity in that he not only gets women and their struggles but is able to articulate it in a non-condescending or patronizing way. As a side note, I predict that Deseret Book will be selling blue plastic forget-me-nots to go along with this talk in pamphlet form in no time flat!
The last couple of comments reflect the chatter in my ward. Tremendous Uchdorf love in reaction to his talk. I wonder if it is because I am a dude, but I was much more moved by President Beck.
FWIW, I really loved both Pres. Beck’s and Pres. Uchdorf’s talks.The other two weren’t bad either.
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