‘Mormon Land’: Is Nelson done making big changes? Historian looks back at a monumental General Conference and what it means for the LDS Church now and in the future

(Jeremy Harmon | The Salt Lake Tribune) President Russell M. Nelson waves to the crowd at the end of the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference on April 1, 2018.

Russell M. Nelson may be the second oldest Mormon leader to assume the presidency of the LDS Church, but he brought a lot of “newness” to his first General Conference as the faith’s top man — new apostles, new temples, new programs, new perspectives.

Were these big moves a reflection of changes a long time in the marking or merely a harbinger of even bigger things to come?

In the latest segment of “Mormon Land,” historian Matt Bowman, author of “The Mormon People” and a new book, “Christian: The Politics of a Word in America,” discusses the historic shifts Nelson announced and what they reveal about the church, its international imprint and its new leader.

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