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Easter: Atonement of Jesus Christ


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' “Because of Him” Easter initiative runs throughout the week. It includes memes like this, which proclaim the Church's belief that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God who overcame sorrow and death for men and women everywhere.

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Flagship LDS School

Friday April 18, 2014

Sunrise over Y MountainSince colleges and universities seem to be everywhere, why should you go to Brigham Young University (BYU), the Church's flagship school?

Well, as it so happens, I am a graduate of BYU and I can give you a number of reasons.

It has terrific academics, language training, sports, arts and culture, spiritual emphasis and more.

I could go on and on.

If you are looking for a large research university with LDS standards and values, then BYU is the best choice.

Otherwise known as the "Y," if you look closely you can see a white "Y" emblazoned on the mountain in the above picture. Sunrise over Y-Mountain, as it is called, is a nice perk of attending BYU.

Photo courtesy of 2005, Brigham Young University. All rights reserved. Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU. Sunrise south of Harris Fine Arts Center, Brigham Square, Y -Mountain.

Handel's Messiah in April?

Monday April 14, 2014

Mormon Tabernacle ChoirNormally a Christmas offering, Handel's Messiah was intended for Easter.

Part of the Church's Because of Him emphasis, this Easter season marks the first time the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra will present the Messiah in its entirety.

Originally a limited and exclusive affair, ticket and popular demand has expanded the viewing options. Besides in person over two nights, it is available in real time and on demand viewing, as well as a future recording. The Choir's official website lists all these options, plus the extensive official program in pdf.

Read more about Handel, his life, the Messiah and read selected lyrics and excerpts in anticipation of the program.

Photo courtesy of 2013 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

30 Converts Per Year!

Monday April 14, 2014

Native Fijian Missionaries

Some news articles this week have highlighted online missionaries:

One of the astonishing facts underscored by the above articles is that online missionaries average 30 converts per year for each missionary! It far outdistances regular proselyting statistics.

Aside from the medium they use, some things won't change about how missionaries share the gospel. They will still be in white shirts and ties, but not necessarily pants, at least in Fiji.

Photo courtesy of 2012 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. Native Fijian missionaries.

How Church Schools are Similar

Monday April 14, 2014

WSC-Wilkinson-Center1.jpgThe Church operates several colleges and universities, but they are all very different from each other.

On the flip side, they share a number of important things, especially how religion and values infuse campus events, activities and life.

What Makes Church Schools Similar identifies all these similarities. They include a uniform admissions process, an Honor Code, ecclesiastical endorsement requirement, religion course requirements and more.

Before pointing out the differences between them, I thought I'd emphasize the similarities among them!

Photo courtesy of BYU-Provo. All rights reserved. Brigham Young University-Provo campus with the Wilkinson Center in the background.

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