Speaker: M.A.

Reflections On Mormon Liminality: A Generational Response

Reflections On Mormon Liminality: A Generational Response Dan Wotherspoon’s December 2005 Sunstone editorial speaks of the concept of liminality in relation to the Sunstone community, that as we explore questions within Mormonism, we often find ourselves in the awkward, sometimes dangerous, threshold (limen) between two worlds. Wotherspoon speaks of his own sustained immersion in liminality …

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Discussion Of Richard Dutcher’s States Of Grace

Discussion Of Richard Dutcher’s States Of Grace Join writer, producer, and director Richard Dutcher and others in a lively discussion about the film States of Grace. Panelists will discuss the issues the film raises both as dramatic story and from the way Latter-day Saints have reacted to its theatrical runs. Rory Swensen, Moderator/Panelist; Rev. Greg …

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Tell Us Your Story

Discussion. Tell Us Your Story. The homes and bodies of most people in the so-called developed world are bursting with abundance, but most of us are starving for the thing that matters most: intimacy. The only experience more intimate and more nourishing than listening to other human beings speak from the heart about their spiritual …

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Marketing Research And The Book Of Mormon

Marketing Research And The Book Of Mormon This presentation reports the results of a means/end market research survey concerning the Book of Mormon. What did the survey reveal to be the underlying values Latter-day Saints bring to their reading of the Book of Mormon? What are the “product features” in the Book of Mormon that …

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‘Faithful Scholarship’ And The Mainstreaming Of Mormon Studies

‘Faithful Scholarship’ And The Mainstreaming Of Mormon Studies As Mormon studies emerges at non-LDS institutions of higher education (Utah Valley State College, Utah State University, Claremont Graduate University), it will be shaped by negotiation among various interests. The most important set of LDS interests is represented by “faithful scholarship,” which has come to set the …

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The Flight From Reason: The Dynamics Of Faith And Rationality

The Flight From Reason: The Dynamics Of Faith And Rationality Latter-day Saints often appeal to the mantra, “Seek learning, even by study and also by faith,” to explain the appropriate relationship between faith, reason, and revelation in our tradition. But what about cases where faith and reason conflict? What do these conflicts tells us about …

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Truth-Telling And Mormonism

Truth-Telling And Mormonism This session features two reflections on the issue of Mormon truth-telling. Scot Denhalter’s presentation focuses on the musings of Princeton moral philosopher Henry G. Frankfurt about a quality of misrepresentation that falls on the continuum between telling the truth and lying (somewhere just short of a lie), which he names “bullshit.” Denhalter …

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Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition

Women’s Prophetic Drumming Tradition Through a combination of newly excavated artifacts and biblical textual evidence, scholars are reconstructing an ancient tradition of women’s spirituality known as “drum, dance, and song.” Mormon women are heirs to a tradition that stretches from the Bee Priestesses of Neolithic Anatolia and Crete, to the later Bee Priestesses of ancient …

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My Call to Christian Political Action

My Call to Christian Political Action In church, we spend too much time on relatively insignificant things while the world needs our witness, our application of the teachings of Jesus found in the New Testament to the problems of the world. The conflicts between the teachings of Jesus and the messages of our culture and …

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