Bill & Susan Turnbull and Tim & Aubrey Chaves
FRIDAY | OCTOBER 4, 2019 | 7:30-9:30 pm
What big questions are the different generations of Latter-Day Saints asking and what answers are they finding?
Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Please don’t arrive more than 20 minutes early. Thank you.
If there is no parking to be found near the home you can also park in the “park & ride” lot on the NW corner of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. Oak Rim Way is just east of the intersection on the north side.
You’re invited to bring some finger food to share.
Within the Gospel of Jesus Christ—within the Church of Jesus Christ—within the culture of Mormonism—within a growing secular society—there are LOTS of big questions.
We are blessed to live in a time where we can think more deeply, explore more widely, and examine more closely our faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints than ever before.
But this access and freedom has come at a cost and poses significant challenges for many within our church as well as other religious traditions. Part of the difficulty is in how different generations have been raised in society as a whole and in our church specifically.
We will explore the different ways and whys of this phenomena.
This is part of the Faith Matters Big Question Project. Faith Matters is a remarkable organization and group of people utilizing the following mandate by Elder B.H. Roberts, an LDS General Authority and official Church Historian:
I believe ‘Mormonism’ affords opportunity…for thoughtful disciples who will not be content with merely repeating some of its truths, but will develop its truths …The Prophet planted the germ-truths of the great dispensation of the fullness of times…The disciples of Mormonism, growing discontented with the necessarily primitive methods which have hitherto prevailed in sustaining the doctrine, will yet take profounder and broader views of the great doctrines committed to the church; and, departing from mere repetition, will cast them in new formulas…until they help to give to the truths received a more forceful expression, and carry it beyond the earlier and cruder stages of its development. (The Improvement Era, 1906)
Perhaps it’s time, as Terryl Givens has suggested, to foster “a new vocabulary for a dispensation in which all things are made new.”
FAITH MATTERS DISCUSSION LEADERS:
Susan and Bill Turnbull
Bill and Susan grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Bill served an LDS mission to Italy, and did his undergraduate and graduate studies at BYU—before (regrettably) forsaking the academy for the world of business. Susan designs interiors for large commercial projects. They recently completed a church mission assignment and are anxious to settle into life in Midway, Utah. They are parents of six and grandparents of eighteen (and counting).
Bill and Susan are founders of Faith Matters Foundation.
Tim and Aubrey Chaves
Tim and Aubrey Chaves grew up near Salt Lake City, Utah — and went to both middle school and high school together. Tim served an LDS mission to Montevideo, Uruguay. He attended BYU for his undergraduate studies before earning an MBA from Harvard Business School, and is now an entrepreneur working in Utah County. Aubrey received a degree in Elementary Education from Utah State before teaching fourth grade for two years; she now owns a cake decorating business. Tim and Aubrey are the parents of four children.
Tim and Aubrey joined the Faith Matters Executive Team in 2018.