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The Intersection of Video Games and Religion

The Intersection of Video Games and Religion

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor

April 8, 2019

Video games and religion have long had a rocky relationship. Themes of escapism and hedonism that accompany any form of entertainment media often seem to clash with religious themes of spiritual growth, social consciousness, generosity, righteousness or worldliness. Even as games continue to take ...

Apostle M. Russell Ballard and U President Ruth Watkins Speak at the LDS Institute

Apostle M. Russell Ballard and U President Ruth Watkins Speak at the LDS Institute

By Katelyn Collett

February 12, 2019

  On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held an event at its Institute of Religion for students at the University of Utah. The chapel of the building was full, along with the overflow, gym and another adjacent chapel. Everyone braved the snow to come to the Institu...

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

Religion Studies Program Helps Students Gain Understanding

September 30, 2014

  Earlier this year, it was announced that the U was exploring the idea of offering a minor in Mormon studies. While the Mormon studies minor has not yet been finalized, the religion studies program is growing and moving forward. Maeera Shrieber, interim director of the religious studies program, said she is an advoc...

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