The Jesus Conundrum and Latter-Day Saints

The Salt Lake Tribune’s Peggy Fletcher Stack writes about the divide in responses to LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson’s August directive, which ordered people to use the church’s proper name – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – rather than common nicknames like “Mormon Church” or “LDS Church.” Many members of the church have embraced its full name, which highlights the church’s connection to Jesus Christ. But some Latter-day Saints worry that overemphasizing Jesus could undercut the power of his name.

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