The Proper Role of Government

The Honorable Ezra Taft Benson Former Secretary of Agriculture [The Eisenhower Administration – ed.] Published in 1968 The Proper Role of Government Men in the public spotlight constantly are asked to express an opinion on a myriad of government proposals and projects. “What do you think of TVA?” “What is your opinion of Medicare?” How […]

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The Scriptural Basis for the Heartland Model

The Scriptural Basis for the Heartland Model Rod L. Meldrum Many proposed Book of Mormon geography theories were originated using a method proposed by Dr. John Sorenson and others who taught that the first step was to create a hypothetical or “internal” map using the 500+ geography related passages. This has lead to more than […]

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To the Mothers in Zion

President Ezra Taft Benson To the Mothers in Zion 22 February 1987 I rejoice in the opportunity of being with you this evening. I have been touched by the beautiful music and the splendid instructions we have received. There is no theme I would rather speak to than home and family, for they are at […]

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Flinders, Neil J.

Author Bio Author, Emeritus BYU/CES Educator Neil J Flinders is the author of several books, numerous articles, and other writings related to education, leadership, religion, philosophy and human relations. His doctors, masters, and bachelor degrees were earned at Brigham Young University where he was faculty member in the School of Education for nineteen years. Previously, […]

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Anderson, Vicki Jo

Author Bio Author, The Other Eminent Men of Wilford Woodruff Vicki Jo Anderson has dedicated over 10 years of her life researching the great eminent men and women who appeared to Wilford Woodruff in 1877 in the St. George, Utah temple. Vicki graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree in Sociology then went […]

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Richards, A. LeGrand

Author Bio A. LeGrand "Buddy" Richards is an associate professor of educational leadership and foundations at Brigham Young University. Richards received a bachelor of science at BYU, his master's of education at Harvard University, and a doctorate in philosophy at BYU. He has published two books, as well as numerous articles in books and academic […]

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Stoddard, L. Hannah

Joseph Smith Foundation director, author, film producer, speaker   L. Hannah Stoddard is the lead author of Faith Crisis, Volume 1: We Were NOT Betrayed!, Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial, and Faith Crisis, Volume 2: Behind Closed Doors. She is the executive director of the Joseph Smith Foundation, and […]

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Monnett, John D. (Jack)

Author Bio Jack Monnett is a contemporary historian who particularly writes about educational themes as they intertwine with Latter-day Saint history. Jack holds degrees in education from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in the Historical Foundations of Education from the University of Utah. He has taught in the LDS Church Educational System as well […]

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Porter, Bruce H.

Author Bio Middle Eastern Linguistics Scholar, Institute Director/ CES Instructor Bruce H. Porter earned degrees in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with an emphasis in Semitic languages, scripture, the History of Religion and Anthropology. Bruce conducted extensive research for the Religious Studies Center, on the Pearl of Great Price and the Book of Abraham. He has […]

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Wright, Gary T.

Author Bio Author of Standing the Test of Time, Science Proving Scripture Gary T. Wright’s lifelong passion has been to uncover scientific truths that confirm the scriptures and modern day revelation. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, Gary was named the “Outstanding Student Engineer” at the University of Utah. While subsequently working for […]

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Mummies in America

Bruce H. Porter     Eleven mummies, found by Lebolo were eventually sent to the United States, four of which were purchased by the church in Kirtland in 1835. The history of the mummies was published in a church publication in December of 1835. It reads: The public mind has been excited of late, by […]

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Traditions of Scholarship that Shape the Foundations of Education and the Nature of the University

Neil J Flinders Introduction This critical essay examines three traditions of scholarship and considers their impact on the foundations of education and the nature of the University. The author’s conclusion is that the evolution of scholarship has formed the foundations for three different patterns of education. One pattern is characterized by science. It is reason based, research centered, […]

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Andersen, H. Verlan

Author Bio First Quorum of the Seventy Verlan Andersen and his wife, Shirley Hoyt Andersen are the parents of 12 children and grandparents of 104 grandchildren. Brother Andersen served a mission to the North Central States. He attended Gila Junior College in Arizona, then BYU. Brother Andersen went on to graduate from Stanford University Law […]

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Lehi’s Voyage Demonstrated: Phoenicia Expedition!

The Phoenicia Ship Expedition has now demonstrated unequivocally that Lehi’s voyage could have left the Arabian Peninsula and sailed around Africa to the America’s rather than attempting to cross the earth’s largest ocean at its widest point, as proposed by Mesoamerican theorists. The History Channel recently released a documentary called Who Really Discovered America? which explores a number of possible incursions […]

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May, Wayne N.

Publisher – Ancient American Magazine, Lecturer, Author Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin. His wife Kristine is active with Wayne in the archaeological discoveries of the Midwest. Together they publish the quarterly magazine Ancient American which has been in continuous print for 25 years and covers the pre-Columbian Americas. Wayne and Kristine are […]

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James F. Stoddard III

James F. Stoddard is a film producer, author, entrepreneur, and father of 10 children. James is the producer or executive producer of eight documentary feature films and the co-author of three groundbreaking historical books. 

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