It took only two weeks for the Relief Society teacher in my ward to break out a Bruce R. McConkie quote from Mormon Doctrine (of course since I taught last week, this is the first week it could have happened). It made me laugh as some have noted that the McConkie quotes were removed for this new edition of Gospel Principles.

As I thought a bit about the KIND of person who cannot resist a McConkie reference, I thought it might be a generational thing. In fact, the main culprits in my wards seem to have something else in common; besides being of a certain age, they have been adult converts to the Church. It made me wonder if new members might be especially susceptible to the tome presented as an authoritative reference on their new religion. I can see the attraction in that.

What has your experience been with Mormon Doctrine fans?