Wanting to have good balance on the podcast, I’ve sent out an invitation to FAIR to interview someone from their ranks to discuss the apologist’s point of view, and even to interview FAIR itself.

Still waiting to hear back….I hope to hear from them soon.



  1. Clark September 8, 2005 at 2:05 pm

    When you say someone from FAIR, what do you mean? After all there are dozens of volunteers with FAIR (myself included). But I doubt they’d agree on the meaning of apologetics.

    Or do you mean one of the more main people at FAIR?

  2. John Dehlin September 8, 2005 at 3:39 pm

    Well….I guess I’m open to 2 things…

    1) Anyone who views themself as an “apologist”….or even someone who knows the basics of LDS history (the tough stuff), and still is a strong believer in the church. I’d love their story/perspective, and don’t care if they’re officially part of FAIR or not

    2) I’d love to interview an “official” from FAIR, just to do a podcast on what FAIR is, and what they’re trying to do.


  3. Clark September 8, 2005 at 6:35 pm

    Oh, I don’t feel qualified. At least not to speak for FARMS. (Plus I’m terribly busy)

    But I’ll pass your comments on to FARMS.

  4. Administrator September 8, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks. And remember…I’m potentially looking for 2 interviewees. One to speak for FAIR, and another just to tell his/her story. FWIW

  5. Greg Kearney September 8, 2005 at 6:49 pm


    I’d be happy to talk with you. I’m a member of FAIR and spoke at the recent conference, I was the speaker on Freemasonry.

    Of course my remarks would be my own. As we always say: “I speak for myself not for FAIR or the church.” You can reach me at gkearney@gmail.com or by calling 307-577-2473 days.

    Greg Kearney

  6. Clark September 8, 2005 at 7:00 pm

    Whoops. I said FARMS but meant FAIR. I passed it along.

  7. dale September 8, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    This seems to sound a little confrontational, is it meant to? I think you need to decide if you want someone as in anyone, or some one who can speak on behalf of FAIR? What are you looking for? What are you going to use it for? Are we looking to sustain believers or add fuel for unbelievers? Just asking..

  8. Clark September 8, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    BTW – do you not allow downloading of your older podcasts? They are timing out in iTunes.

  9. John Dehlin September 8, 2005 at 8:19 pm


    I would love to interview you. This sounds perfect. I will contact you soon (via email or phone) to set something up.

    Thanks so much for coming forward and being willing to tell your story. I can’t be balanced if I don’t get people willing to talk from both sides. :)


  10. John Dehlin September 8, 2005 at 8:22 pm


    I don’t mean to be confrontational in any way. I’m sorry if it’s come across that way.

    I’m looking to do 2 podcasts. One called “inside the mind of an apologist” which would be in response to the podcast I’ve already done, called “inside the mind of an anti-mormon”. I just want someone from the other side of the spectrum to tell their story (for the 1st episode).

    The 2nd episode would be called something like “FAIR”, and it would simply have someone talk about FAIR…what it is, why it exists, it’s status today, etc.

    Does that make more sense?

    I have NO interest in being confrontational. Only to provide people an open forum to tell their stories. You’ll see once the interview is done, what I mean.


  11. John Dehlin September 8, 2005 at 8:23 pm


    I think iTunes released v5 today, and it may be making things a bit slow. All of the episodes are downloadable via iTunes, but it’s best (in my experience) to only download one episode at a time….and it’s often slow.


  12. John Dehlin September 9, 2005 at 7:02 am

    P.S. I’ve moved my mp3’s to a different server to see if load times are faster. Feel free to try them now and see if they load better.

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