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One of the highlights of late summer for Scot and me is to attend the annual FairMormon Conference, where in three days, speakers present faithful answers to criticisms of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The speakers are insightful, thorough, and inspiring, exploring a range of topics from history, theology and science you may not hear anywhere else. Frankly, we wouldn’t miss it.

This year’s conference is this week Aug. 7-9, at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah and information on the conference can be found here.

Here is a sampling of this year’s speakers and their topics just to whet your appettite:

Joseph Smith’s First Vision as Endowment and Epitome of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (or Why I Came Back to the Church)—Don Bradley

The Lives and Letters of the Twelve Apostles and their Wives during the Second British Mission, 1839-1841—Elizabeth Kuehn

The Dirt on the Ancient Inhabitants of Mesoamerica – Richard Terry

Time Vindicates the Prophet—Matt Roper, Kirk Magleby

Parables of Jesus Revealing the Plan of Salvation – John W. and Jeanne Welch

Insights from the Joseph Smith Papers into John C. Bennett’s Dismissal from the Church—Matthew C. Godfrey

Fear Leads to the Dark Side: How to Navigate the Shallows of (Mis)Information René Krywult

Faith is Not Blind – Elder Bruce C. and Marie K. Hafen

Women, Men, and Priesthood Power—Wendy Ulrich

A Case for the Book of Mormon –Tad Callister

“Idle Tales?” The Witness of Women – Daniel Peterson

The presentations last 50 minutes with a 10-minute break in between, plus an hour lunch break. There is a single track – no simultaneous classes – so you will be able to attend all presentations.

Registration opens at 8:00 each day, with speakers beginning at 9:00. Information on registration, price and other details are here.