The deadline for purchasing in-person tickets is fast approaching – tomorrow, Friday July 28, at noon MT! Hey, I totally get it – buying tickets for events can sometimes end up on the back burner. But let me give you some great reasons why you shouldn’t procrastinate getting those tickets for the 2023 FAIR Conference: [Read more…] about Tomorrow is the deadline to buy FAIR Conference tickets!
I know what you’re probably thinking at this point:
“Sure, this sounds like a great conference – but it’s really more for scholars than for an ‘ordinary’ person like me. Besides, I’m pretty busy right now. There’s just not enough time for me to go to a lot of meetings that really don’t have anything to do with me and my life. Maybe another time.”
But guess what? THIS is the time. And it has EVERYTHING to do with your life and the life of your loved ones. [Read more…] about Time is running out to buy your FAIR Conference tickets!
“God loves all of us. He loves those of different faiths and those without any faith. He loves those who suffer. He loves the rich and poor alike. He loves people of every race and culture, the married or single, and those who experience same-sex attraction or identify as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. And God expects us to follow His example.” In light of the fact that 4 out of 10 Americans now report that some of their close friends or family members are gays or lesbians, it’s increasingly important to know how best to support our loved ones while staying true to our faith. [Read more…] about 4 days left to buy conference tickets!
Evangelical Questions: If you believe the Bible, why do you also need the Book of Mormon?
by Jennifer Roach, MDiv, LMHC
Welcome back to Come Follow Me with FAIR: Faithful Answers to New Testament Questions. My name is Jennifer Roach and today we’re going to talk about scripture, what is it, how we read it, and more. As you know we’re going through the Come Follow Me readings and addressing common questions that Evangelicals ask about our faith as we go along. Our purpose here is not to fuel debate but to help you understand where your Evangelical friends and family are coming from so that you can have better conversations with them, and perhaps even be able to offer them a bit of our faith in a way they can understand. [Read more…] about Come, Follow Me with FAIR: Faithful Answers to New Testament Questions – Acts 16–21
I know it’s easy to justify watching the free streaming at home, in your jammies. But just consider this – attending the 2023 FAIR Conference in person offers several advantages over viewing it virtually via streaming. [Read more…] about In-person ticket sales end in 5 days!
You won’t believe the amazing opportunity we’ve got this year at the 2023 FAIR Conference. Dr. Daniel C. Peterson, the president of the Interpreter Foundation, will be there, and he’s giving a talk titled “Understanding History Backwards.” Trust me, this is something you won’t want to miss – especially since this year he’s bucking tradition and presenting FIRST instead of last! [Read more…] about Just 6 days left to buy tickets for the 2023 FAIR Conference!
We’re in the final week of ticket sales for the 2023 FAIR Conference. If you’ve been considering attending in person but haven’t been able to decide whether to come or not, we want to help you make the leap! [Read more…] about 2023 FAIR Conference Ticket Sales Countdown – Day 7
by Zachary Wright
In the last article, I took some time to describe some of the basics of logic, and how to form good arguments. However, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that not all arguments are created equal. For example, when it comes to deductive reasoning, the premises need to support the conclusions in order to be valid. When they don’t, the argument is called “fallacious”, that is, it’s based on poor reasoning. While there is some variety in how someone defines the term “fallacy,” and a massive history behind its usage (1), it’s generally understood that fallacious arguments are simply bad arguments due to either a faulty premise or a lack of important information (2). We’ll get into how that is in a moment, but it almost goes without saying that critical thinkers need the ability to discern the difference between valid and fallacious reasoning. Without being able to parse through the validity of good and bad arguments, critical thinkers are unable to arrive at appropriate conclusions. Consequently, they’re unable to analyze information accurately, and thus cannot maximize their problem-solving efforts. There’s not a ton of background information I need to provide that I haven’t already provided in my previous article, so we’re going to do things a little differently today. For this article, I’m going to list common fallacies and give examples of them in relation to historical and theological topics relating to Latter-day Saints. Let’s get into it. [Read more…] about By Study and Faith – Episode 4: Logical Fallacies
As we pick up with the difficult racial quotes this week, I want to start again with the disclaimer that neither I nor anyone else at FAIR agrees with or condones the words and attitudes on display in these comments. I am not defending their use. I am just putting some history and context back into them, so that we can all approach them with a little more knowledge than we may have previously held. That doesn’t make them easier to digest. Some of them are pretty awful, and it’s incredibly difficult for me to understand how someone can hold those views about other children of God.
Evangelical Questions: Who is – and who is not – a Christian?
by Jennifer Roach, MDiv, LMHC
Welcome back to Come Follow Me with FAIR: Faithful Answers to New Testament Questions. My name is Jennifer Roach and today we’re going to talk about what being a Christian means. As you know we’re going through the Come Follow Me readings and addressing common questions that Evangelicals ask about our faith as we go along. Our purpose here is not to fuel debate but to help you understand where your Evangelical friends and family are coming from so that you can have better conversations with them, and perhaps even be able to offer them a bit of our faith in a way they can understand. [Read more…] about Come, Follow Me with FAIR: Faithful Answers to New Testament Questions – Acts 10–15