Standing Together and the Religious Studies Program at Utah Valley University are hosting a conference of Latter-day Saint and evangelical Christian students and scholars this coming Friday and Saturday, October 24-5, 2008, on topics including, “Was a Restoration Necessary?,” “Authority and Scripture,” and “The Nature of God: Finite or Infinite?” Directly addressing some of the primary points of disagreement between Mormons and evangelicals, the discussion is sure to be electric. While discussions of faith between Mormons and evangelicals can sometimes be rather delicate, this conference continues and builds on a dialogue that has been developing for some years. My bet is that this occasion will exhibit not just a series of thoughtful and stimulating presentations, but some of the best examples of constructive dialogue across differences you have seen for a while.
National Student Dialogue Conference II will take place in the UVU Student Center. Full program information is available on the UVU Religious Studies page. Registration information is available from Standing Together.
Per the press release, “Presenters will include Elder Robert Wood (Quorum of Seventy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Dr. Del Tackett (Focus on the Family), Dr. Robert Millet (Brigham Young University), Dr. Jerry Root (Wheaton College), Dr. Spencer Fluhman (Brigham Young University), Dr. Dennis Okholm (Azusa Pacific University), Dr. Brian Birch (Utah Valley University), and Dr. John-Mark Reynolds (Biola University).”
Will the proceedings be recorded? It is pretty hard to justify being at both the BYU football game (which begins at noon) and also this conference . . . though given the loss to TCU I’m willing to consider it.
The registration info link for Standing Together doesn’t work.
Stuff like this makes me irritated not to be living in Utah anymore.