By the way I attend the Gila Valley Instute of Religion for LDS Studies.
So my eccleseastical studies now include:
- Seminar- This is a weekly meeting of the entire institute. A big sunday school if you will. Its considered manditory.
- Devotional- Basically seminar, without sunday dress, and including a guest speaker rather than a lesson.
- Mission Preperation- Obviously a course on mission prep. Taught by Brother Beus. "THE IN-STE-TOOT" That didn't make sense unless you go here. Ya. Brother Beus is sos great! If i had to compare him to an apostle i would pick Elder Packer. If i had to compare him to an animal i would definately pick a toad.
- Parables of Christ- This is a really amazing class taught by brother halverson. if i had to compare him to an institute teacher i would pick brother halverson. If i had to pick a vegetable i would pick asparagus.
- Book of Mormon- Taught by Brother Wright. He is the institute director. He is an amazing man. everyone loves him. If i had to compare him to an apostle it would be Elder Bednar. If i had to compare him to a fictionalized version of an actual Army Major depicted by Damian Lewis in an emmy award winning mini-series about WW2 i would probably pick Dick Winters. (anyone? anyone? no one? reece? maybe?)
- Teachings of the living Prophets. I haven't formally registered for this class but i think i will take it. You review one of the apostles a week for 12 weeks. It sounds really wonderful.
I figured i would let you all in. By the way to my mother and sisters, i specify the fact i go to EAC institute and other such things because it has come to my attention that there are at least a few readers out there who are not my family. Complete stangers to me in some cases actually. I would love to hear from you people by the way.
Also, i started reading Jesus the Christ. It is an 800 page chronology and analysis of the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Indeed, daunting and also extemely intersting. It was written by James E Talmage and contains words like: Opprobrious Incipiency Abrogation Paschal Anteluvial. Yep. I started a week ago and i have already read 260 pages of it. It really is hard to put down.