BYUH is in the process of a major expansion...
@Green ChilleYou probably already know that Pathway goes a long way to
accomplishing the goals you have proposed and at a fraction of the cost.
I have a question for you: Do the donated funds come from Church-owned business
funds or from consecrated funds? MY guess is the $$$ comes from Church
@Christoph... Star Wars is also about the same themes, but it doesn't make
it the one true movie or the truest movie ever made.
Moreman, Book of Mormon is about good vs. evil, and we all know that exists,
what name you put on people, whether it be the Egyptians, Babylonians,
Assyrians, doesn't really matter, good vs. evil is the point, and more
specifically, it is a book about soft heart vs. bitter heart.To
Green Chille, the Pathways program online, I think with Byu-Idaho, will reach
all the world with low cost of tuition, which is what the internet is doing
generally, the Ivy League will be envious and need to follow this pattern,
cheap price with quality education (students coming before faculty) , and it
doesn't hurt to, in this pattern, believe in good vs. evil in how we learn
and serve and think and live. Ivy League is going down without moral education,
it is all law suit obsession now.
When the church is done studying, point me to definitive proof that the
Lamanites or Nephites ever existed as a culture in the America's as
described in the BoM. What could possibly be studied about Mormonism, that
hasn't been already. I suppose the church could open up the vaults and
records to outside researchers. Why not allow people to study where the church
invests it's millions of "research" dollars.
@greenchile - I agree that more can be done to expand CES but I have 2 things to
say about it. $1M will not go very far in achieving your 3 points. And the
Church has the resources to fund both items.I think an
internationally located BYU is a fantastic idea, Africa might be a stretch but
somewhere like Australia or New Zealand could work very well. Imagine staffing
with professors from the current CES 'called' to serve there!
I was critical of the Church giving millions to the UU, and I'm equally
critical of the church giving a million to USU, although at least this time
there is a small connection to Mormonism, and perhaps a small benefit to the
Church. However, the Church needs to be building it's own education
system, and making it better.Here are some simple, basic ideas that
the church could use to better spend that $1M:1- Help turn LDS Business
College (which has outlived it's usefulness) into an international prep
school for students going to BYU and BYU-I.2 - Put up scholarships for
non-LDS students going to BYU and BYU-I (much more effective missionary work
than banging on doors).3 - Build a BYU-Africa. Clears up past, and helps
the rapidly growing missionary work there.