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March, 25, 2015

Jesse Knight: An Example of Life-long Service

In 1888, Wilford Woodruff sent out a commission to all stakes in the Church. They were to build their own academies of learning, construct school houses, appoint teachers, and develop curriculum. However, the timing of the commission was not opportune. The Saints were already struggling to make ends meet. They were also in the midst …

March, 25, 2015

Answering the Call

In 1888, Wilford Woodruff sent out a commission to all stakes in the Church. They were to build their own academies of learning, construct school houses, appoint teachers, and develop curriculum. However, the timing of the commission was not opportune. The Saints were already struggling to make ends meet. They were also in the midst …

March, 3, 2015

An Education to Help Build Zion

As I give tours of the mentor room in the gallery, I love to touch on the advice given to young James E. Talmage by his mentors. They told him to get an education, not with the intent of obtaining a degree, but to help build Zion. Nobody exemplifies this advice better than Joseph Kelly …

March, 3, 2015

Filled with God’s Light

Theodore M. Burton, former member of the Quorum of the Seventy, once spoke of an experience he had inspecting a mine with his father. The tunnel was deeper than expected, and eventually his father’s flashlight began to dim. Elder Burton said, “Before long [my father’s] flashlight gave out completely, and I can still remember—until I …

February, 3, 2015

Communal Learning

Education is an incredible thing because it can be both individual and communal.  One of my favorite things about working in the Education in Zion Gallery is the opportunity it gives me to engage in communal learning as I meet and talk with new people every day.  I love learning from the people who come …

December, 3, 2014

The Fruit

It is easy to see how spiritual instruction is invaluable to us. Without it, we would be unable to understand our purpose in mortality. So why are we also counseled by the prophets and apostles to pursue temporal knowledge? Why is that of concern to them, or more importantly, to the Lord? I have discovered …

December, 3, 2014

Bodies Filled with Light: A New Exhibition

Education in Zion’s new anatomy exhibition, Bodies Filled with Light opened on November 5, 2014. This exhibit highlights the magnificence of the human body through anatomical illustrations paired with scriptures. As gallery educators researched the topic of the body, they discovered 9,123 verses in the LDS standard works that pertained to human anatomy. The exhibition …

December, 3, 2014

Education in Zion: A Hidden Gem

During the semester there are definitely times when I feel as though I am slogging through mental and emotional trials that can be likened to the Saints’ difficult experiences in Missouri. Some of the class material makes absolutely no sense on my first study of it! Am I really supposed to be doing this for …

November, 25, 2014

Education Increases Vision

While taking a tour with a family last week, a father pointed out a wall in the Pioneer Schools room, “Brigham Young was born into a poor family. . . . He had only eleven days of formal education. Meeting Joseph Smith changed Brigham’s aspirations. As he learned from Joseph about eternal progression, it quickly …

November, 25, 2014

Bodies Filled with Light Scriptural Reference Statistics

On November 5th, 2014, the Education in Zion Gallery opened a new exhibition titled Bodies Filled with Light. This exhibition includes professional drawings of the human body paired with scripture references to those anatomical parts. This exhibition is spiritually enlightening for everyone who connects to the exhibition and its life lessons. As I have worked …