Newsroom Blogging and Grand Enterprises

A new post at the LDS Newsroom strays from being a news story or a commentary on some inaccuracy in the media about the Church or our beliefs as Latter-day Saints and more closely resembles a blog post.

It’s a great little essay with the form and tone of a regular blog post (no author given, unfortunately), titled “The Grand Enterprise of Mormonism”. The post concludes with a reference to the substance of this “Grand Enterprise”:

As temples continue to be built around the world, barriers between generations fall. All mankind is interconnected and responsible toward one another. The separations and deprivations that time and place have imposed on humanity will ultimately be erased, allowing those who never heard of Jesus Christ an equal opportunity for salvation as those who did. Thus, in the words of Joseph Smith, “The greatest responsibility in this world that God has laid upon us, is to seek after our dead.” Moreover, “It is necessary that those who are gone before, and those who come after us should have salvation in common with us” (Times and Seasons 5:616).

Amen is what I say to this while applauding the Church’s experiment with blogging in the Commentary section of the LDS Newsroom. We are indeed engaged in a truly grand enterprise. May the Lord progress the work exponentially.

5 Responses to Newsroom Blogging and Grand Enterprises

  1. I agree that the Newsroom commentaries are pretty much a blog and they have been producing some great stuff.

    Too bad they can’t allow comments but that would be a nightmare.

  2. SingleSpeed says:

    yea.. I’d love to see an “official” LDS blog with comments and essays similar to the one referenced in this post. Mos’ def’, though, commenting would be a nightmare….

  3. Dave says:

    Yes, I noticed the article yesterday — I thought it was surprisingly bloggish for the Newsroom. But they have been broadening their coverage ever since they started, so maybe we’ll see more posts like this in the future.

  4. KFitz says:

    It looks like we already have another one “Proportion and Perspective on Polygamy Reporting.” Complete with point by point argument. If only we knew the identity of our mysterious commentator.

  5. kenjebz says:

    I tag on you on my latest entry John. Thank you for knowing you and the friendship for nearly 3 years now.

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