2016 Student Symposium

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9:00–9:50 AM
3220 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 to [Our] Privilege”: The Role of Continuing Revelation in Understanding Women’s Relationship to the Priesthood 
Diana Brown: Bless the Hands: Mormon Celebration of the Body

 
3222 WSC
 
Commentator: Andrew C. Reed, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Jeffrey A. Skinner: Governing in Israel – An Exegesis of Exodus 18:13-27
Dylan Shearer: Recurrence of Feast Themes During the Restoration

 
3224 WSC
 
Commentator: Casey Paul Griffiths, Department of Church History & Doctrine 
Collin Russell: Meeting Zoram
Janessa Henry: Rahab the Harlot: The Path to Sanctification
Anne K. Toronto: Combating Mental Illness with a Divine Arsenal
 

 
3228 WSC
 
Commentator: Lincoln Blumell, Department of Ancient Scripture
Tyler Hall:Tools for Understanding Isaiah
Aften Fairbanks Black and White Relations: A Case Study of Mormon Pioneers

10:00–10:50 AM

3220 WSC
 
Commentator:W. Justin Dyer, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Tyler Monson: Nephi’s Psalm: An Exegetical Approach
Alex Criddle: The Hierarchy of Revelation
Lukas Nordlin: New Scripture and Old: Biblical References in Doctrine and Covenants 133

 
3222 WSC
 
Commentator: Andrew C. Reed, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Jaxon C. Munns: “I’m a Sinner, and a Child of God”: Reconciling Evangelical and Mormon Views Regarding the Nature of Humanity
Daniel Thurston: The Intersection of Homosexuality and Mormonism
Tanner Call: Taboo or Not Taboo: How We Talk About Homosexuality in the Church

 
3224 WSC
 
Commentator: Casey Paul Griffiths, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Brennan Steiner: “And He Was Anti-Christ”: Recognizing and Defending Against Modern-Day Anti-Christs
Braden Sharp: Recovery

 
3228 WSC
 
Commentator: Lincoln Blumell, Department of Ancient Scripture
Clarrisa Jackman: A Comparison of Matthew 24 and Joseph Smith--Matthew
Austin Wrathall: “No Beauty That We Should Desire Him”: Uncovering Christ’s True Likeness
Allen Kendall: The Documentary Hypothesis and the Book of Mormon

11:00–11:50 AM
 
3220 WSC
 
Commentator: W. Justin Dyer, Department of Church History & Doctrine 
Sadie Hirschi: The Color of Time: Perceptions of Time in the Book of Mormon and the Old Testament
Dallin M. Preece: The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Tara J. Howard: The Essential Nature of Tribulations on the Development of Glory

 
3222 WSC
 
Commentator: Andrew C. Reed, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Bethany Hartt:  “Hope for a Better World”: Alleviating the Burden of Poverty
Jordan Pearson: The 5 Keys of Effective Family Communication

3224 WSC

Commentator: Casey Paul Griffiths, Department of Church History & Doctrine
Nic Davis: Exodus 18:13-27: Moses, Jethro, and Judges
Alec Kearns: We Worship God Only, But in Other Things We Gladly Serve You: Early Christian Duties as Citizens of the Roman Empire
Stuart Black: Polycarp: A Model Martyr

3228 WSC

Commentator: Lincoln Blumell, Department of Ancient Scripture 
David Ellison: Weak Things Made Strong: Ether as a Microcosm of Moroni
Danielle Moran: “I Will Give Away All My Sins to Know Thee”
Michael David Ricks:Exegesis and Eisegesis in the Gospel of John