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BYU Law Professor John W. “Jack” Welch named Distinguished Scholar in Residence by USC and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation (Jan.3, 2017) Read More...

USC global conference on “Sacred Space, Sacred Thread” explores how sacred spaces shape individuals and communities in today’s secular world.  (Oct.4, 2016) Read More...

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Deseret News (March 12, 2017) Biblical scholar Richard Draper spoke to an overflowing crowd about how the heart of Lucifer’s evil design is to “seek the misery of all humankind” and the blueprint for much of that dark work is in the book of Revelation.   Read More...

LDS.org website (Jan. 25, 2017) John W. Welch honored for religious scholarly work by being named Distinguished Scholar in Residence by USC and the Widtsoe Foundation.  Read More...
WN.com  (Jan. 2017) In a joint announcement, the University of Southern California's Office of Religious Life and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation have named BYU law professor John W. "Jack" Welch the Distinguished Scholar in Residence, where he will be guest lecturing and directing research for the Spring 2017 semester. Read More...

BYU LAW website (Jan. 9, 2017) In a joint announcement, USC’s Office of Religious Life and the John A. Widtsoe Foundation have named BYU law professor John W. Welch Distinguished Scholar in Residence, where he will be guest lecturing and directing research during the spring 2017 semester beginning in January. Read More...

Patheos website (Jan. 6, 2017) By any standard, Jack Welch ranks among the most significant scholars and intellectuals in the history of Mormonism.  This appointment at the University of Southern California appropriately recognizes that fact.  Read More...

Daily Trojan (Nov 3, 2016) Conference Considers Significance of Religious Spaces.  Various keynote speakers and panels discussed the importance of sacred spaces like mosques, churches and temples, as well as the role of traditional elements such as clothing, on campus Thursday. Read More...

Deseret News (Nov 10, 2016) Noted British Theologian Gives Insight on Ancient Temple.  Rev. Margaret Barker shared decades of study and research into the First Temple period in her talk “Entering Sacred Space: Beholding the Wonders of Temple Theology.” Read More...

Deseret News (Nov 10, 2016)   Scholars, theologians and religious leaders from across the country and overseas, representing more than a dozen faith traditions, explored these topics and many others, including current attitudes toward sacred clothing, at the “Sacred Space, Sacred Thread” global conference at the USC.  Read More...

Deseret News (Oct 27, 2016)   Defending the Faith: Temples are the topic of several conference lectures in November.  The prolific British Methodist Old Testament scholar Margaret Barker, will be speaking about “Entering Sacred Space: Beholding the Wonders of Temple Theology” and "Theosis,” or human deification.  Read More...