We have had an Android app available for a number of years on Google Play and the Amazon app store, but we have recently updated it with a fresh new look and name. It is also now available for the iPhone and iPad from the Apple app store!
Join us this weekend in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Moroni first appearing to Joseph Smith! We will be pleased to hear a presentation from our keynote speaker, Richard Bushman, on the evening of September 22 at 7:00 PM MDT, followed by a day of presentations on September 23. The entire event will be streamed free of charge on our YouTube channel. More information is available here.
Please join us for this event commemorating the day in 1827 when the prophet Joseph Smith received the gold plates from Moroni from which the Book of Mormon was translated. We will be pleased to hear a presentation from our keynote speaker, Richard Bushman, on the evening of September 22 at 7:00 PM MDT, followed by a day of presentations on September 23. The entire event will be streamed free of charge on our YouTube channel. More information is available here.
This year’s conference was well-attended with the venue full to capacity and many more participating via online streaming. Topics were wide-ranging, such as portrayals of the Church in the media, DNA and the Book of Mormon, abuse in the church, the Mountain Meadows Massacre, the accuracy of the Journal of Discourses, and the necessity of horror in the gospel. One reviewer on a recent Interpreter radio show said, “I’ve attended this for a number of years and this was probably one of the best conferences… [the talks] just got – if anything – better as the conference went on.” [Read more…] about What happened at the FAIR Conference this year?
We are delighted to announce the publication of a book of essays in honor of renowned Latter-day Saint scholar and apologist, Daniel C. Peterson, for his remarkable work and dedication in defending The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The book is entitled Steadfast in Defense of Faith and was published by The Interpreter Foundation and Eborn Books. The book was presented to Dr. Peterson at the 2023 FAIR Conference, where he was also presented with a Lifetime Achievement, Defender of the Faith award by FAIR President, Scott Gordon. [Read more…] about Celebrating the Contributions of Daniel C. Peterson in Defending the Latter-day Saint Faith
In an effort to expand understanding and appreciation of The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, the executive committee of FAIR (Faithful Answers, Informed Response) welcomes you to submit your research as your application to present at this event.
This conference will be an excellent opportunity to connect with other experts in your field and make a meaningful contribution to the advancement of excellent scholarship and reasoned answers to critical questions about The Book of Mormon in an effort to create conditions where faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel can flourish.
Unlike FAIR’s Annual Conference in August, this will be a virtual-only conference – presenters may participate in person, remotely, or by submitting a pre-recorded presentation. Sessions will be live streamed at no cost. Conference presentations will then be published in book format.
Dates to remember:
Submitting is easy! Just use our handy submission portal available here:
The Lori Vallow murder trial has begun, and the Chad Daybell murder trial will likely take place later this year. Each trial is expected to last several weeks, and to bring up many of Vallow and Daybell’s extremist religious beliefs. There has already been a great deal of public discussion of their ideas like reincarnation (which they called “multiple mortal probations”), a prophesied “Davidic Servant,” a group of 144,000 servants foreseen in the Biblical book of Revelation, end times calamities, and their interpretation of scripture to justify violence. People have also been curious about the “Preparing A People” website and conferences that hosted Daybell and Vallow as speakers and podcasters. [Read more…] about New Resources Available on Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and Religious Extremism
We Moved Our Blog Feed to Follow.it
You may have noticed that we’ve recently moved our blog feed from Feedburner to Follow.it. Feedburner was a free service from Google that we used for many years, but they’ve been winding it down and finally quit sending out e-mails for us. (Follow.it is not a free service, but is very reasonably priced for our needs.)
We’ve now imported all of our Feedburner subscribers into Follow.it. If you were previously subscribed to our Feedburner feed, you should now be automatically subscribed to our Follow.it feed. [Read more…] about FAIR Blog feed subscription change
We’d especially like to thank Derrick Duncan for volunteering his time and talent to narrate it.
You may have watched the fictionalized television series Under the Banner of Heaven, which depicts the murder of Brenda Lafferty and her daughter Erica. Brenda was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). She, and her daughter, were murdered by Dan Lafferty, a man recently released from jail who had been excommunicated from the Church.
Now you can find out what really happened. [Read more…] about Press Release: Under the Banner of Heaven: Fact vs. Fiction
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