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The Exodus Pattern: Finding Symbolism in the Scriptures

Stanley A. Johnson Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU Nearly twenty years ago Gerald N. Lund, one of our zone administrators, taught us about the importance of background and contextual information when teaching the scriptures. We should know for example, that the word Exodus means “going out,” which helps us to understand the history of Moses

The World Is Changed

Charles Swift Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU As I’ve reflected on what I’d like to write for my post this month of Christmas, I keep coming back to the words of one of my favorite writers, Leslie Norris. Leslie was from Wales and an accomplished teacher and poet. It was BYU’s great fortune to have

Writing LDS Church History with the Lens of Faith

Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church History and Doctrine, BYU I was a late bloomer when it came to my pursuit of the study of history, and more particularly Mormon history. History was one of my least favorite classes in high school. It might have had something to do with my teachers, but nonetheless, I

Leaving Our Labors to Teach and Learn

Charles Swift  Associate Professor of Ancient Scripture, BYU So much of what we do in the Church is teach, and I believe that wise teachers turn to the scriptures themselves for insight on being a better teacher. One of my favorite verses for this is from Alma. Though the writer is talking about the priests teaching

New RSC App Available for Apple Devices

Brent R. Nordgren Production Supervisor, Religious Studies Center The RSC app is now available for free through the Apple app store. To include the app on your Apple device, simply go to the Apple app store and search for “BYU RSC.” If you like it, please give it a positive rating so others will benefit

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