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June 27-29, 2014 — Adam Miller

Miller Eccles Study Group Texas is excited to announce that our June 2014 speaker will be our very own Adam Miller, author of  “Letters to a Young Mormon,” an important new book described by one reviewer as “some of the best that Mormonism has to offer.”

STUDY GROUP DATES AND LOCATIONS:

Friday, June 27, 7 pm (McKinney)
**Please take note of the different location.  The Friday evening study group meeting will not be held at the Miller home in McKinney.  It will be held at the office of Dale Drake near the town square in McKinney.**
110 E. Davis Street
McKinney, Texas 75070

Saturday, June 28, 7 pm (Arlington)
3804 Indian Springs Trail
Arlington, Texas 76016

FIRESIDE DATE AND LOCATION:

Sunday, June 29, 7 pm
Arlington Stake Center
3809 Curt Drive
Arlington, Texas 76016

THE STUDY GROUP TOPIC:

“Being Young and Mormon in the 21st Century”

Adam Miller spends his days teaching philosophy to students at Collin College in McKinney, Texas, but the most important lessons he’s prepared have been for his own children. He distilled many of those lessons into his new book, Letters to a Young Mormon. Miller’s letters are meant for a young Mormon who is familiar with Mormon life but green in their faith. In simple but profound prose, Miller addresses the real beauty and real costs of trying to live a Mormon life in the twenty-first century. He encourages Mormons young and old to live in a way that refuses to abandon either life or Mormonism and he explores what it means to be, as a Mormon, free, ambitious, repentant, faithful, informed, prayerful, selfless, hungry, chaste, and sealed.

THE FIRESIDE TOPIC:

“Sin, Boredom, and Everyday Grace”

It’s easy to be bored, perhaps especially at church. This fireside will explore the spiritual significance of boredom, the connection between being bored and being a sinner, and how the experience of boredom can be a door that opens onto a revelation of God’s everyday grace.

THE SPEAKER:

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy at Collin College in McKinney, Texas. He and his wife, Gwen Miller, have three children. He received an MA and PhD in philosophy from Villanova University as well as a BA in Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University. He is the editor of An Experiment on the Word (Salt Press, 2011) and the author of Badiou, Marion, and St Paul: Immanent Grace (Continuum, 2008), Rube Goldberg Machines: Essays in Mormon Theology (Kofford, 2012), Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (Fordham University Press, 2013), and Letters to a Young Mormon (Maxwell Institute, 2014). He is the co-editor, with Joseph Spencer, of the book series Groundwork: Studies in Theory and Scripture, published by the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship and serves as the current director of the Mormon Theology Seminar. He is also a co-director of Miller Eccles Study Group Texas.

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