There are some wonderful gospel study tools provided by BYU. Today, we wanted to share one of the richest resources available for studying the Gospel. It’s called the Encyclopedia of Mormonism.
This excellent tool is available online in its entirety. It contains doctrinal entries on just about any Gospel topic you can think of. Each entry has scripture references about the topic you’re researching. You can copy and paste portions of the article into your research or talk. The Encyclopedia of Mormonism is an insightful and informative way to study the Gospel.
Take a look at a quick intro to the tool in the video below.
Here is the link to the Encyclopedia of Mormonism:
The collection of General Conference Talks found on churchofjesuschrist.org is an excellent resource for studying the Gospel. It literally contains the words of the Prophets and Apostles and other Church leaders. There are many ways to go through the information found there. You can search through it, look through it by a specific conference, watch videos of the talks, or download MP3s of them, to name a few.
This is an absolute must if you’re doing research for a talk or simply want to know more about what our Church leaders have taught on a topic. This is a very good resource to bookmark and use often.
Take a look at the video below for a very quick introduction to the Conference Talks section of the Church website:
allows you to quickly retrieve notes and thoughts that you have recorded.
you can print your journal notes out at any time.
makes it easy to share thoughts and ideas with others.
makes it easy to remember the entire thought you had when you made the note.
allows for new inspiration – not bind you to only what you’ve already learned.
helps keep your scriptures from wearing out because of over-marking them.
helps prevent losing all of your notes should your scriptures get lost.
provides some structure without being overly rigid.
The journal entries you create can be linked together. You can tag them with keywords. You can link scripture references to them. Entries may also contain citations from other books which you feel are relevant.
Gospel study tools can be very useful in our quest to understand the Gospel. What we’d like to do is suggest tools and methods of studying that will help in your pursuit of the truth. Today, the tool we’re presenting is the “Gospel Topics” study tool on the Church website. It has a long list of topics down the left side. When you select one, an article on that topic appears on the right side.
This could be great for personal study and understanding. Or, it could be used to help in writing a talk. Maybe it could be used in other insightful and uplifting ways.
Here is a short video introducing the Gospel Topics section of the Church website:
There are now a list of 26 new ebooks available on the Books and References page. A few of the titles include “Mormon Doctrine,” “Gospel Doctrine,” “President Woodruff’s Manifesto,” and many others. Some of the authors include works by B. H. Roberts, Joseph Fielding Smith, and James E. Talmage to name a few. If you’re looking to add to your collection of ebooks, take a look at the Books and References page.
We are pleased to announce that a new version of the study journal has been released. Most of the updates had to do with notes not saving properly. The note editor has also been updated. A few other minor things were fixed as they were found. If you would like a free LDS Scripture Study journal, claim yours at http://www.ldsscripturestudy.com/ . We always welcome feedback! Please let us know about your experience on our Contact Page.