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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Conversion

Taught by Ed Sexton

Sessions

Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 4 p.m. Austin 105
Friday, August 2 9 a.m. Ricks 147
Edwin Sexton

Edwin Sexton

Biography

Edwin A. Sexton is an Associate Academic Vice President at BYU-Idaho. Prior to coming to BYU-Idaho, he was Professor and Head of Economics and Business at The Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia. He received his B.A. degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sexton is married to Dawna Williams Sexton and they are the parents of seven children. He has served the Church in a variety of capacities including as a full-time missionary in Guatemala and El Salvador, bishop, high councilor, stake president, and as president of the California Long Beach Mission. He is currently the president of the Rexburg YSA 4th Stake.

Class Outline

The class will take a detailed look at the meaning and process of conversion. Heavy emphasis will be given to the Bible Dictionary statement on conversion. Discussions will center on how conversion becomes complete and the process whereby conversion "will change a natural man into a sanctified, born again, purified person-a new creature in Christ Jesus." In addition to the scriptures, statements by modern prophets and apostles will be explored.  

  1. Conversion
  2. The Process of Conversion
  3. The Results of Conversion
  4. How we know when Conversion is Complete
  5. Our responsibilities for our own conversion and the conversion of others
  6. The class will rely heavily on the scriptures and the words of the living prophets and apostles