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RSC as Professional Preparation

“The Religious Studies Center has been an important part of my professional success. At the RSC I received professional job training while I was a student and was able to work on professional projects, which prepared me for employment as an editor after I graduated. Learning from professionals there was invaluable, and I was able

RSC Authors at 2016 MHA Conference

Join us for the 2016 MHA Conference June 9–12 at Snowbird Resort’s beautiful Cliff Lodge. To register, click this link. Sign up soon because the Early Bird discount ends on Saturday, May 7. The following RSC authors will speak: Jonathan A. Stapley, “Mormon Ordination: Texts, Powers, and Priesthoods” Clinton D. Christensen, “Racial Perception and the Priesthood: Practice Among Latin

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

“The RSC Is My Publisher of Choice”

“The RSC is my publisher of choice when it comes to scholarly research surrounding Latter-day Saint topics. They work as a team with the author. They are honest and straightforward and produce excellent quality in terms of narrative and presentation.”—Donald G. Godfrey, PhD, professor emeritus, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University Dr. Godfrey

The RSC Enterprise

This year marks my fifteenth anniversary at the RSC, so I’ve been reflecting on our “enterprise,” our “crew,” and our “final frontier.” Like the original voyage of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek, these segments roughly break into five-year “missions.” (Cue theme music.) During these five-year missions, publications directors Richard Draper, Richard Holzapfel, Robert Millet, Richard

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