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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