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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 …

November, 25, 2014

Building Another Zion

In the Book of Mormon we learn about groups of people who were able to trust in the Lord and share their God-given resources.  Joseph Smith and the early Saints learned many wonderful examples from the Book of Mormon to aid them in establishing a Zion community. As time passed, Joseph received more revelations and …

November, 18, 2014

Celebrating the Arts

This year BYU is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. Our pioneer ancestors loved the arts. Their communities in the East and later in the Western frontier were filled with great musicians, actors, artists, and authors. Did you know that Brigham Young was an actor, famous for his role …

October, 16, 2014

The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance Do Good. Better

Since everyone will contribute to philanthropy in some form over their lifetime, the Ballard Center provides students the tools necessary to ensure they make the largest impact possible in those endeavors. The interactive Do Good Better exhibition illustrates concepts such as: The importance of organizations that promote self-reliance, and How to recognize high-impact organizations Individuals seek to …

October, 6, 2014

Service and Sacrifice

As students we are often caught up in the hustle and bustle of our own work and fail to take the time to stop and thank or assist others. As we rush off to classes, many of us forget the thankless tasks that are performed each day to make our lives a little bit easier. …

September, 25, 2014

The Key of Knowledge

As college students, we stress over every detail offered in our hundreds of hours of lectures, and we try to pull every morsel of information out of the words within a textbook. Finally receiving a diploma tells the world that we hold a key of knowledge that will open the doors to success. This key, …