Education Week Round-up

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BYU Education Week is one of the most popular times for the community members to visit campus. With speakers from Elder Holland to well-known BYU professors, Education Week covers a variety of topics for all ages.

Education Week: Challenges to religious freedom and what can be done

Elizabeth A. Clark and Matthew K. Richards spoke during an Education Week session about the current challenges religious freedom faces.

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Education Week: The place of humor in the Church

An Education Week session on Friday was filled with laughter and jokes about funeral potatoes and funny sayings on gravestones as BYU religion professor Lawrence R. Flake spoke about the place of humor in the Church.

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Education Week: The Book of Mormon focuses on the Abrahamic Covenant

BYU professor of ancient scripture Kerry Muhlestein spoke at an Education Week session on Thursday about the Abrahamic Covenant as taught in the Book of Mormon and its relation to the present-day Gathering of Israel.

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Education Week: Biblical symbols reveal Second Coming will be joyful, glorious

BYU professor Donald Parry told Education Week participants that they need not fear the events preceding the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and that they should instead look forward to the prophesied event with anticipation.

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Education Week: Brad Wilcox discusses the role of Church members in the gathering of Israel

BYU religion professor Brad Wilcox spoke in an Education Week session on Thursday about the role members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints play in the gathering of Israel.

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Education Week: Why Christopher Columbus matters

Clark Hinckley, son of former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and author of “Christopher Columbus: A Man Among the Gentiles,” spoke about the importance of Columbus during an Education Week session on Wednesday, August 21.

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Education Week: Anthony Sweat discusses sustaining the prophet despite imperfections

BYU Church history and doctrine professor Anthony Sweat talked during an Education Week session on Wednesday about sustaining the prophets despite the imperfections one might see in them or disagreements one might have.

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Education Week: Light exemplifies compatibility of scientific findings and religious doctrines

John D. Lamb taught at an Education Week session on Wednesday that science and religion teach and seek the same truths, and neither method is superior or of more worth to humanity.

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Education Week: Look forward to the Second Coming

During an Education Week session on Tuesday, August 20, Randall C. Bird discussed the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, saying many people fear the Second Coming because it means they need to repent — and fast. “But we do not want to be troubled,” he said, “We want to be excited.” Though the prophets and […]

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Education Week: Musical trio teaches ways to recognize God’s hand

The voices of the musical trio “Heartbound” filled the Madsen Recital Hall with melodic sounds during an Education Week session on Tuesday. The group taught, through music and word, about the importance of seeing God’s hand in one’s life.

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