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Designing Success at the RSC

After being here [at the RSC] for about two and a half years, my time here is soon coming to an end. During that time, I’ve participated in five different internships, several of which were quite competitive, and published several articles and one award-winning children’s book. After looking back, I can comfortably say that I

BYU Religious Education Student Symposium

Join us at the BYU Religious Education Student Symposium on Friday, February 19, 2016. Free to the public. 9:00–9:50 AM, 3220 Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) Commentator: W. Justin Dyer, Department of Church History & Doctrine James Hummel The Power of Unity: Modern Reflections of a Christian Minority in the Roman Empire Nathan Phair “Live Up

Reflections on Elder Perry’s Passing and BYU

Reflections on Elder Perry’s Passing and BYU Alexander L. Baugh Professor of Church History and Doctrine, BYU Elder Perry’s passing came as quite a surprise to many in the Church. Although he was ninety-two and the oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve, he had enjoyed robust health with no apparent ailments, and he

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

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

The Harbinger of Salvation

Peace is what it’s all about in the gospel sense. Although most members of the Church know what peace is, I believe peace has not yet been given its day in court; maybe we have not fully appreciated as a people what a remarkable “fruit of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22) and what a transcendent manifestation

A Sane and Balanced Life

God does not expect us to work ourselves into spiritual, emotional, or physical exhaustion, nor does he desire that the members of the Church be truer than true. There is little virtue in excess, even in gospel excess. In fact, as we exceed the bounds of propriety and go beyond the established mark, we open

Grading on the Curve

I was sitting in a Sunday School class once when the teacher began to address the issue of comparing ourselves to one another. He warned of the hazards of doing so and then added, “We should never compare ourselves or our situations in life to others. If you must compare yourself to someone, then compare

Only the Blind See

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the grand news, the glad tidings that through our exercise of faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, coupled with our repentance that flows therefrom, we may be forgiven of our sins and justified or made right with God. Our standing before the Almighty has thereby changed from a

Unprofitable Servants

For many years I wrestled with how to take a compliment. I don’t know how many hundreds of talks or lessons I’ve given over the last thirty years, but it’s been a lot. And more than once people have come to the front of the room to thank me afterward. Those compliments have been as