Blair Van Dyke

Blair G. Van Dyke is a full-time instructor at the Orem Institute of Religion adjacent to Utah Valley University. He earned his BA in English literature from BYU in 1989. At that time he was hired to teach in the Church Educational System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Van Dyke took a Masters of Education degree in 1992, and a Doctor of Educational Philosophy in 1997, both from BYU. His dissertation, "Education in an Autonomous Palestine: Palestinian Perspectives," explores the emergence of an independent Palestinian educational system after centuries of colonialism.

He established the "Literature, Arts, and Letters for Global Understanding" campaign, an ongoing community and educational engagement initiative between educators and students in the United States and the West Bank. Van Dyke is the coauthor of Holy Lands: A History of the Latter-day Saints in the Near East. He has also written a number of articles on biblical culture, history, and texts, including "In the Footsteps of Orson Hyde: Subsequent Dedications of the Holy Land" (BYU Studies). Van Dyke met his wife in Jerusalem and was invited to teach at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies (2001-2002). He travels annually to the Near East to conduct research and guide travel study tours of the region.

Blair Van Dyke's Current Tours:


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2023 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart from 2,179
2023 American Heritage & Early LDS Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration11 days 10 nights

2023 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey from 3,019
2023 American Heritage & LDS Church History Tour with Kay Godfrey

DestinationWashington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; New York City, NY Boston, MA; Sharon, VT; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration15 days 14 nights

2023 Asia & Africa Tours from N/A
2023 Asia & Africa Tours

Destination

Category:  Asia, Africa, South Pacific

Duration2023

2023 British Isles Cruise with Tim Taggart from 2,697
2023 British Isles Cruise with Tim Taggart

DestinationUnited States Amsterdam, Netherlands; Day at Sea Inverness, Scotland Glasgow, Scotland; Belfast, Northern Ireland Holyhead, Wales;

Category:  Cruises

Duration15 days 14 nights

2023 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry from 2,669
2023 Celebrate the Holy Land Tour with Steven Kapp Perry

DestinationTel Aviv; Caesarea; Nazareth; Galilee; Capernaum; Qumran; Jerusalem; Bethlehem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights

2023 Church History Tour with Alex Baugh from 1,359
2023 Church History Tour with Alex Baugh

DestinationPalmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration6 days 5 nights

2023 Church History Tour with Gerrit and Angie Dirkmaat from 1,719
2023 Church History Tour with Gerrit and Angie Dirkmaat

DestinationBaltimore, MD; Gettysburg, PA; Harmony, PA; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration7 days 6 nights

2023 Church History Tours from N/A
2023 Church History Tours

Destination

Category:  LDS Church History Tours

Duration2023

2023 Cruise Tours from N/A
2023 Cruise Tours

Destination

Category:  Cruises

Duration2023

2023 Early Fall Holy Land Tour with Dann Hone with Optional Jordan Pre Tour from 2,995
2023 Early Fall Holy Land Tour with Dann Hone with Optional Jordan Pre Tour

DestinationTel Aviv; Galilee; Nazareth; Capernaum; Jericho; Dead Sea; Bethlehem; Jerusalem;

Category:  Holy Lands

Duration12 days 11 nights