Hindsight and How-tos for Raising a Family in a Household of Faith

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


A discussion with the McConkie parents AND their children about parenting methods (both successful and not-so-sucessful) the senior McConkies used in their household as their children grew into adults and parents themselves. The McConkies will likely tackle how, by design or even default, they dealt with friends, doctrinal and and ethical questions, accurate and inaccurate information about the Church in the media, disagreement with Church stands, as well as testimony and the study of the gospel in what they call a “free speech zone.”


Friday, February 6, 2015   7:30-9:30 pm


Home of Elizabeth and Mark England
1194 S. 500 E., SLC, UT

If you arrive late, please use the back door to enter.
And let’s all try to be gone by 11:00 pm 


About Jim and Judy

FullSizeRenderJim and Judith have 3 children and 12 grandchildren. They have been CES instructors for over ten years. They are currently teaching two CES courses: The New Testament and the Biblical Inter-testamental Period and The Doctrine and Covenants (for mid-single adults in the Salt Lake Region).  

Jim is an attorney practicing in Salt Lake City for more than 35 years as a partner in Parker and McConkie.  He has been the Chief of Staff for a U. S. Congressman, a Federal Prosecutor and an adjunct instructor in Constitutional Law for non-lawyers at Westminster College.  He is the author of Looking at the Doctrine and Covenants for the Very First Time. He has published in BYU Studies. A book of essays on Jesus are about to be published by Kofford Publishing in the spring of this year.    

Judith is semi-retired and is currently an A.P. and I.B. instructor in art history on the High School level.  Prior to retirement she was variously the Curator of the Utah State Capitol Building, Senior Educator at BYU’s Museum of Art and director of the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah.  She holds an MFA in drawing and printmaking and a PhD in the philosophy of contemporary art history in museum settings. She has taught in many of the area universities. She has written for Dialogue:A Journal of Mormon Thought and the Salt Lake Sunstone Symposia. Judith is the author of With Anxious Care: The Restoration of the State Capitol. 

Come ready with questions and issues you’d like discussed.

A couple of interviews with Jim:

James McConkie: Family, Faith, and the Historical Christ
FairMormon Frameworks 15: Jim McConkie on Preserving and Nurturing Faith