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  1. This was mentioned in the talk given by Steve Densley and Garet Giles. There are numerous reasons given for people leaving the church. While your personal experience,, or even the experience of your friends, might be best addressed by one group of speakers, there are others out there who have different issues and interests. We try to mix it up. And yes, we get hate emails from both sides. Even this year I got emails saying our speakers are too liberal and emails saying our speakers are too conservative. Of course, this was before anyone spoke at all. I just hope to pick up something from every speaker. I don't have to agree with everything they say, and I often don't. I hope people don't throw out entire talks because of one or two items in the talk they disagree with.
  2. I'm looking forward to that one as well. I'm also looking forward to the one on Mormon women in India.
  3. Here is the schedule Schedule Conference sessions begin at 9:00 am each day and end at 5:45 pm. Registration is available before the first session each day. (Mobile devices: Scroll the table left and right to see all the data.) Edit Time Speaker/Event Presentation Wednesday, August 1 8:00 AM Registration Opens 8:50 AM Opening 9:00 AM Matt McBride Women of the Global Church: Stories on history.lds.org 10:00 AM Jenny Reeder "Fire In My Bones": Women’s Stories on churchhistorianspress.org 11:00 AM Lisa Olsen Tait Takeaways from the Gospel Topics Essays 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Jenny Lund “We all must be crazy”: The Plight of a 19th-Century Mormon Missionary Wife 2:00 PM Scott Hales Women's Stories in Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days 3:00 PM Taunalyn Rutherford Mormon Women in India 4:00 PM Snack Break 4:15 PM Lynne Hilton Wilson Peter and Paul’s Paradoxical Passages on Women 5:15 PM Closing Thursday, August 2 8:00 AM Registration 8:50 AM Opening 9:00 AM Sara Riley “Even as Moses’ Did”: the Use of the Exodus Narrative in Mosiah 11-18 10:00 AM Brad Wilcox "Have You Been Saved By Grace?” How Do We Respond? 11:00 AM Steve Densley & Geret Giles Barriers to Belief 12:00 PM Lunch 1:00 PM Jeffrey Bradshaw Stories of the Saints in the DR Congo 2:00 PM Steve Harper Making Saints: A Look into the Writing of the New Church History 3:00 PM Snack Break 3:15 PM Randall Spackman Chronological Structure and Symbolism in the Small Plates of Nephi 4:15 PM Spencer McBride Joseph Smith in Van Buren’s White House: Lessons in Electoral Politics and Religious Freedom 5:15 PM Closing Friday, August 3 8:30 AM Registration 8:50 AM Opening 9:00 AM Wade Miller The Presence of Pre-Columbian Horses in America 10:00 AM John Lynch Strengthen Thy Brethren: Bolstering Those in Faith Crisis 11:00 AM Elder Kevin W. Pearson TBA 12:00 AM Lunch 12:50 PM FairMormon Business 1:00 PM Jeff Lindsay “Arise from the Dust”: Digging into a Vital Book of Mormon Theme 2:00 PM John Gee Selling Our Birthright for a Mess of Pottage: The Historical Authenticity of the Book of Abraham 3:00 PM Snack Break 3:15 PM Jeff Robinson Thinking Differently About Same-Sex Attraction 4:15 PM Daniel Peterson Apologetics: What, Why and How? 5:15 PM Closing
  4. The schedule for the conference has now been posted here: https://www.fairmormon.org/conference/august-2018#schedule I'm curious what people think. Which talk will be the most talked about? Which speaker will have the most lasting impact? Which speaker is going to be the most controversial? What do you think? Scott
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