In a recent Church News podcast, Keith Erekson discussed the tools he uses to determine if information is accurate and true. He talked about accuracy, authenticity, reliability, fairness, and comprehensive search.
There are many reasons to study Church history. It gives us insights into the nature of God as we learn about God’s dealings with His children. Studying history can also bring understanding about current circumstances. “The present that we live in was built in the past,” said Keith A. Erekson, director of the Church History Library. “All of the things that we deal with — the current challenges, the current infrastructure, our societies … they all have a history, and it influences everything we do each day.”
Listen to the Church News podcast “Episode 43: Church History Library Director Keith A. Erekson on dispelling latter-day myths and rumors.”