Speaker: Robert Kirby

Making Mormonism Mine Claiming Space Within The Faith

With decades of experience in claiming space inside the institutional Church, the LDS community, and/or the Mormon intellectual community, this all-star panel will talk about how they have carved out a space in and around Mormonism. Robert Kirby, Carol Lynn Pearson, Fernando R. Gomez, Cathy Stokes, Lorie Winder Stromberg

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TELEVISION SHOWS THAT HAVE ENHANCED MY SPIRITUAL LIFE

Is television really the moral and spiritual wasteland it is often accused of being? Does network television offer more than just salacious sleaze and lowest-common-denominator humor? Are there intelligent, well-written shows with a fully functioning moral compass? Are there characters whose example, good, bad, or much more complex, inspire hope and impart transformative wisdom? Panelists …

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COPING IN ‘THE MERRY OLD LAND OF ODDS’

For many people, no matter if they are speaking geographically or culturally, “Mormonland,” is as strange and wonderful as Oz is to Dorothy: “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” Join us for a great lunch and light-hearted “survivor’s guide” to our own land of “Odds” presented by Robert Kirby, one of Mormonism’s best-loved …

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Banquet. The Crazy Wisdom of a Holy Fool

SL03091, This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the March on Washington, at which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, and the thirty-fifth anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. It also marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the revelation reversing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ policy of …

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Marvelous Work & Blunders: Mormon Humor Readings

Marvelous Work & Blunders: Mormon Humor Readings Eloise Bell will read a few selections from ‘Madame Ridiculous and Lady Sublime,’ her new collection of essays to be published in the fall by Signature Books. Ed Snow will likely read from his book, ‘Of Curious Workmanship: Musings on Things Mormon’, which was just released from Signature …

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