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Theology Tree

Grafting education branches back to the source.

Hi, I’m Theo, the Theology Tree

It is fun to see a child understand a new concept, but it is more rewarding to see them make connections to heaven and increase their spiritual education. Joseph Smith said, “There is no knowledge, no learning that can compensate the individual for the loss of his belief in heaven and in the saving principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. An education that leads a man from these central truths cannot compensate him for the great loss of spiritual things.” (Doctrines of Salvation, 1:321-322.)

Keeping this in mind I taught my children with a visual aid of a tree.

Parley P. Pratt in his book, key to the Science of Theology, said, “All that is useful, great and good, all that is calculated to sustain, comfort, instruct, edify, purify, refine or exalt intelligences, originated by this science [of Theology] and this science alone, all other sciences being but branches growing out of this root.”

I drew a tree with a large trunk and eight branches. I taught them that all learning “grows out” of Theology, our belief in God. We then labeled the trunk Theology and each of the branches a different subject of learning. I then asked them what they thought the roots could represent. After much discussion, we came to the conclusion that the roots represented correct principles of the gospel, the word and laws of God, truth.

Since then this concept has grown tremendously in our home. We even commissioned an artist, my mom, to paint us a friendly tree with eight branches that hangs in our living room.

Tending the Tree

How to grow and implement this approach to learning.

Covenant Roots

Believing in who you are and the covenants you’ve made.

Theology Trunk

An exact science; Jesus Christ, the Source of all Knowledge.

Learning Branches

Subjects of study, what you are interested in.

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Learn the methods of tending the tree through The Teaching Triangle, The Key Pattern of Learning, the Principle Effect and the Celestial Learning Stages.

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