In his letter to the saints of Galatia, Paul wrote that “they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham” (Galatians 3:7). Despite their worries that they might not receive the same blessings because they weren’t literal blood descendents of Abraham, Paul’s teachings indicate that all those who accept Christ and His
Today we celebrate 200 years since the angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith, ushering in the Restoration and the translation of the Book of Mormon. This 1910s crayon and conte drawing by Utah portrait artist Lee Greene Richards is one of the very earliest depictions of Moroni as an angel.
Join us this Friday evening at the Joseph Smith Building at BYU! Come see the winning artworks, meet the artists, and hear from Jennifer Champoux (Director of the Book of Mormon Art Catalog), J. Kirk Richards (artist), and Anthony Sweat (Professor of Church History and Doctrine and artist).
In 2 Corinthians 8, Paul talks about the importance of helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves. He begins the chapter talking about the church in Macedonia and how the members there take care of each other, sharing their wealth with the poor. Extending this comparison, Paul talks about Jesus Christ and His wealth.
“The Land of Desolation” by Jayden Itejere received an honorable mention in our BYU Book of Mormon Art Contest. Itejere, an art major, was inspired by Mormon 3:5. He writes, “To be able to understand any group of people, it is important to understand the environment in which they live. For many cultures, the land
Paul’s letters overflow with joy in the promise of resurrection and redemption. In 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, Paul wrote, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus
“A Cartoon Retelling of the Book of Mormon” by Makayla Erickson received an honorable mention in our BYU Book of Mormon Art Contest. Erickson, a pre-animation major, was inspired by 1st and 2nd Nephi. She says, “I made this art for my Book of Mormon class, highlighting concepts and stories detailed in the first 30-ish
The current issue of BYU Studies includes an article by our director, Jennifer Champoux. Check it out to learn more about how the catalog developed, the research possibilities it enables, and how you can use it as a study and teaching tool. https://byustudies.byu.edu/article/the-book-of-mormon-art-catalog/
“Behold” by Jayden Itejere received an honorable mention in our BYU Book of Mormon Art Contest. Itejere is an art major. He explains, “This piece represents 1 Nephi 1:12, where Nephi envisions his posterity. Although the following verses foretell hardship and conflict, as an isolated scripture this verse has brought me comfort as a reflection