A Mormon Image: House of Learning

November 2, 2009 | 6 comments
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House of Learning

My sister studies outside the John Taylor building on the campus of Brigham Young University- Idaho.

“..seek learning, even by study and also by faith.” D&C 88:118

by Blake

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6 Responses to A Mormon Image: House of Learning

  1. H. Ross on November 2, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    I love the Taylor building. I was pretty surprised to see it on the T&S front page but I guess I shouldn’t have been since it’s a LDS blog. From that particular bench, you can also see a really good sunset.

  2. Jacob F on November 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I was at Ricks when they opened the Taylor building. The administration decided against keeping the large chapel locked when not in use, and instead left it open for quiet meditation. I went in there several times just to sit and think.

    Maybe this would be a good use for our chapels on Mutual night — make it a place for the youth (or anyone else) to sit quietly and meditate on life and the gospel. Just suggesting… :)

  3. Jos. Jr. on November 3, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Hey, your sister’s kind of hot…

  4. Justmeherenow on November 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

    {{{…shhhh….!}} :^)

  5. Blake on November 3, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I agree with the idea of keeping chapels open for meditation and study.

    Even a step further, but with many “what-if” scenarios, is the idea of keeping chapels and church buildings open to the public during the week; particularly in more populated cities and at key chapel sites.

    I think of the countless times in San Francisco, on my mission, where we would meet people that were trying to get into the building to ask questions or learn more, but couldn’t figure out why there was no office like many other denominations have. We were only there by chance to meet the few that we did, and certainly missed many while out proselyting.

    Perhaps it could be a calling for some local ward members to be “stationed” at the chapel for a certain time to host tours and offer basic information.

    The kinks, of course, would be the few that came looking for money or other types of assistance (as there were a few of those in San Francisco) and not necessarily looking to learn about the teachings of the church, or those who seek to disrupt the church building or cause trouble with its attendees.

  6. Chris H. on November 3, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    The Taylor Chapel is pretty neat. Now the religion faculty that occupies the rest of the building…I will let that one be.