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2017 Evanglicial Latter-day Saint Dialogue

July 27 - 29, 2017 - Kirtland, Ohio

Topic: Spiritual Gifts

Friday, July 28th -

Morning:

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The group in front of the Newel K. Whitney Store
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Discussion inside the Whitney Store with Greg Johnson, Craig Blomberg, Robert Millet, and Anthea Butler
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Discussing the origins of the Word of Wisdom in the boarding house above the Whitney Store


Afternoon:

Visits to the Kirtland Stake Center, hosted by Kirtland LDS Stake president. Discussion of Spiritual Gifts in both Mormon and Evangelical traditions. Plans for future dialogues. Presentation of scholarship on Mormon millennials by Jana Riess

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Spencer Fluhman and Robert Millet discussion D&C 76
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Discussion among the group over D&C 76

Evening:

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Kirtland Temple at dusk

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Kirtland Temple tour and discussion of LDS Pentecostal experiences in Kirtland

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Posing in front of the Kirtland Temple: [back] Cory Willson, Spencer Fluhman, Richard Mouw, Grant Underwood, Craig Blomberg, J.B. Haws, Shon Hopkins, [front] Anthea Butler, Stephanie Bliese, Robert Millet, Greg Johnson, Dennis Okholm


Saturday, July 29th

Morning:

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Tour of John Johnson home in Hiram, Ohio

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J.B. Haws, Shon Hopkins, Craig Blomberg, Robert Millet, Cory Willson, Dennis Okholm, Grant Underwood, Spencer Fluhman, Stephanie Bliese, Richard Mouw, Greg Johnson, Anthea Butler

Readings:

  • J. Spencer Fluhman, “Communitarianism and Consecration in Mormonism,” The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism, 577-90
  • Robert L. Millet, “Gifts of the Spirit,” and “More Heavens than One,” Precept Upon Precept: Joseph Smith and the Restoration of Doctrine
  • David L. Paulsen, “The Recovery of New Testament Spiritual Gifts or Charismata,” Are Christians Mormon
  • J. Spencer Fluhman, “The Triumph and Glory of the Lamb: Doctrine and Covenants 76 in Its Historical Context,” Ensign

Attendees:

JB Haws, Stephanie Bliese, Rich Mouw, Robert Millet, Craig Blomberg, Dennis Okholm, Cory Willson, Spencer Fluhman, Shon Hopkin, Jana Riess, Grant Underwood, Anthea Butler, and Greg Johnson

January 20 - 21, 2017 - Fuller Seminary

Topic: Billy Graham's Influence

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A lively discussion of the topic and reading

Reading:

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America’s Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation

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Stephanie Bliese, Grant Wacker, John Turner, Rich Mouw, Robert Millet, Craig Blomberg, Brian Birch, Dennis Okholm, Cory Willson, Spencer Fluhman, Shon Hopkin, Jana Riess, Grant Underwood

Attendees:

Stephanie Bliese, Grant Wacker, John Turner, Rich Mouw, Robert Millet, Craig Blomberg, Brian Birch, Dennis Okholm, Cory Willson, Spencer Fluhman, Shon Hopkin, Jana Riess, Grant Underwood