I am not an expert or scholar, but I love Church History. I try to read as much as I can, and it doesn’t matter how obscure or odd things may seem, I just love it. None of the “controversial” things have bothered me at all. In fact, I often find comfort in knowing that the leaders had some of the same challenges that I face.
One of the most interesting topics is succession; that is who becomes the leader when the current leader dies. By now it is an accepted fact that the senior apostle (in this case Thomas Spencer Monson) becomes the new president, but it hasn’t always been that way.
The Bloggernacle has had several posting this week about this issue, and rather than rehash them all, here are a couple of the best links: