August 9, 2008

2008 FAIR Conference Notes

The 2008 FAIR conference had some great presentations this year. Here are my personal notes from each presenter. Transcripts are forthcoming from FAIR. Several have been posted there; links added below.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Mike Ash: Shaken Faith Syndrome

Mark Wright: The Book of Mormon and Mesoamerica

Margaret Young and Darius Gray: Nobody Knows, the Untold Story of Black Mormons

Brian Birch, Blake Ostler, and James Faulconer: Philosophy and Mormonism

Jeffrey Bradshaw: The Message of the Joseph Smith Translation: A Walk in the Garden
Click here for a .pdf of Bradshaw's presentation.

Larry Poulsen: Book of Mormon Geography

Ugo Perego: Joseph Smith's DNA Revealed: New Clues from the Prophet's Genes  

Friday, Aug. 8

Ron Esplin: The Joseph Smith Papers

Matthew Brown: The Israelite Temple and the Early Christians

Newell Bringhurst and Craig Foster: The White Horse Prophecy: Myth vs. Reality

John Lynch: What is FAIR and what isn't FAIR

Scott Gordon: Online Apologetics

Brian Hauglid: The Book of Abraham and apologetics

Brant Gardner: Mormon's editorial message and meta-message
See the transcript of Brant's paper here.

Daniel Peterson: Humble Apologetics


Bryce Haymond said...

Let me just say that you did a fantastic job of taking notes at FAIR. Much better than my scribbling. Great job.

LifeOnaPlate said...

You provided the live feed, I provided a few more details. Seems like a good combo to me.

ama said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this is great!

LifeOnaPlate said...

Thanks, ama.

Morgan Deane said...

Thanks for the notes. I am new to the Mormon Aplogetic world and I was thinking about preparing a piece for the 2009 conference. These notes were excellent in helping me get a feel for what to do. Thanks again.

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