076: President Nelson’s “Let God Prevail” Conference Talk

LDS general conference ended just four days ago, and we thought it important to highlight different talks and messages given that have applicability to the Latter-day Faith emphasis on inner work/inner transformation. One such talk this conference was President Nelson’s Sunday morning address, “Let God Prevail.” In this episode, LDF host Dan Wotherspoon is joined by a terrific panel, Lyndsay Pulsipher, Mark Crego, and Terri Petersen, to discuss the talk’s messages that can be understood many different ways, at different levels, and especially the concepts that have deep spiritual resonance.

The host and panelist selected to talk about three different but related subjects addressed in President Nelson’s talk: the concept of allowing God to prevail in our lives (and the world and its history?), his very strong remarks against racist thinking and action, and a theme that he carried throughout of “gathering.” It’s a wonderful discussion that takes these subjects into really profound areas, and that suggests that even through there is a really obvious surface reading of his remarks in these areas, the concepts are rich and robust and empowering should we ponder them and find the treasures for our own faith and personal development.

You should definitely listen in!

Links:

President Russell M. Nelson, “Let God Prevail,” October 2020 General Conference address

Rick Jepson, “Godwrestling: Physicality, Conflict and Redemption in Mormon Doctrine,” Sunstone, November 2005
Hear the author, Rick Jepson, read the article above.

“Redeeming Mormon Racism,” Latter-day Faith episode featuring Joanna Brooks

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