Mentor: Dr. Clark D. Anderson
1-semester course, 0.5 credit, taught live 2nd semester, January 19 – May 25, 2022; Wednesdays from 11:00 – 11:50 Mountain Time. Also offered self-paced.
Live Course: $185
Self-Paced Course: $115
Note: This course is for high school students and adults. It is open to all.
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Part I: THE FOUNDATION
In this course students embark on a scriptural journey through the most important doctrines and stories from the first 4,000 years of the earth’s spiritual history. It focuses on God’s interactions with His people from the beginning up to the New Testament. It is an easy to follow guide through the most important stories and doctrines that are essential to grasp in order to understand subsequent scripture and especially the important prophecies of the Last Days. This is part-1 of a 4-part series and this series will prepare us for the next course which deals specifically with the prophecies of the Last Days. It will build an essential foundation of knowledge to unlock other scriptures and will put you in a unique position to understand the Abrahamic Covenant, the House of Israel, the Gathering of Israel, the Temple Endowment, the Abomination of Desolation, prophecies of Isaiah and many other important doctrines. It is a spiritual and scriptural feast and fits in ideally with this year’s “Come, Follow Me” as well as what President Romney calls, “The most important knowledge in the Universe”.
One of the biggest benefits of this class is that students will also enjoy the insights that come from a visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. This class also includes accompanying 360 video footage from the first ever Virtual Tour of the Holy Land with a Latter-day Saint perspective. It is ideal for those who would like to visit the Holy Land someday and also for those who know they will never get to go but would still like to benefit from the insights of a visit. It is also ideal for anyone who is experiencing a ‘Faith Crisis’ or are not quite sure what their personal belief is regarding God, Jesus, or organized religion. It is a course and a journey every human being should take. It is fun, interesting, insightful, inspirational, and important.
The overall objective in this series is to strengthen your relationship and understanding of God, the Scriptures, and in turn ourselves.
“Knowledge of ‘the only true God, and Jesus Christ’ (John 17:3) is the most important knowledge in the Universe…” —President Marion G. Romney of the First Presidency (“Except a Man Be Born Again,” Ensign, Nov. 1981, 14)
Meet Dr. Clark D. Anderson
Clark was born to a remarkable family of nine children and raised in Orem, Utah. His father Gary was a gifted religious educator at BYU and served as director of the BYU Study Abroad Program to the Middle East. Clark accompanied his father to the Holy Land on both semesters and was a student at the BYU Jerusalem Center in 1986. Clark received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from BYU and a Doctorate Degree from the University of Wyoming. His professional career includes 20 years as a Religious Educator and 12 years as an EFY (Especially for Youth) Speaker & Session Director. Clark started the family business of Anderson Tours 24 years ago. Clark is married to the impressive Heather Ballard and together they have ten children and six grandchildren.
Clark has over 40 years of travel experience and expertise. Over the past 25 years he has organized and directed over 70 educational tours around the world, including a group of the BYU-Idaho Religion Faculty. He also pioneered the youth group program in partnership with HEFY (Humanitarian Especially for Youth) for the creation of Youth Summit Jerusalem (YSJ) taking youth to Israel. In 2022 Clark initiated a new subsidized youth program called GATHER-NOW. Clark spent the summer of 2000 in Israel as a student at an Ulpan learning Hebrew. He also enjoys learning Arabic. With so many visits, he now claims the Middle East as his second home.
More than anything Clark enjoys being a husband, father, and grandpa to his grandchildren. Clark is a very optimistic person and enjoys good humor and adventure and also appreciates and utilizes music in all that he does. Clark is enthusiastic about learning and improving humanity and in being involved in the Gathering of Israel.