Principles

Our fourfold responsibilities as church members

Apr 23, 2021
5 min read

“Each of us has a fourfold responsibility. First, we have a responsibility to our families. Second, we have a responsibility to our employers. Third, we have a responsibility to the Lord’s work. Fourth, we have a responsibility to ourselves.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

How to Obtain a Knowledge of God – Lectures on Faith

Jul 18, 2015
4 min read

What testimony have men, in the first instance, that there is a God? Human testimony, and human testimony only. (2:56) What excited the ancient saints to seek diligently after a knowledge of the glory of God, his perfections and attributes?…

We’re Here to Develop Patience

Apr 8, 2015
6 min read

Because of the weakness and imperfections of human nature, and the great frailties of man; for such is the weakness of man, an such his frailties, that he is liable to sin continually, and if God were not long suffering,…

The Rise of Righteous Rulers: An Open Letter to Men

Jan 9, 2015
20 min read

I’ve been working on this particular article for months, maybe close to a year. I can keep tweaking this over and over or I can just share what I’ve got thus far, so that’s what I’m doing. Because I am…

Sharing the Gospel, a Sacrament Meeting Talk

Oct 4, 2014
10 min read

Recently, I was asked to speak in sacrament meeting with my wife on the subject of loving others by sharing the gospel. I thought posting the talk here might be beneficial to someone out there. I attempted to make the point…

Room For Doubt Respects Agency

Sep 15, 2014
3 min read

I recently started the Book of Mormon over again in audio form while I’m at work. Chapter 6 of 1 Nephi caught my attention and led to some significant thoughts about agency. And it mattereth not to me that I…

Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom by A. Jane Birch

Jun 19, 2014
23 min read

The following article was published at Mormon Interpreter. I’ve been waiting for someone to do the research and put together some good information on this subject and I think Jane did a great job. She’s the author of the book Discovering…

Our Earnest Prayers in Their Behalf

Mar 6, 2014
1 min read

“Do our spouses, children, and other family members likewise feel the power of our prayers offered unto the Father for their specific needs & desires? Do those we serve hear us pray for them with faith and sincerity? If those we love…

A Simple but Powerful Pattern for Study That Leads to Change

Dec 9, 2013
3 min read

Here’s the simple pattern for study that leads to change: Determine content & context Discover doctrines & principles Ponder to reveal personal applications Record what you receive Change your behavior Yep, that’s it! You probably want a little background and explanation though, huh?…

The Power of Doctrine

Sep 22, 2013
3 min read

In his book Increase in Learning, Elder Bednar teaches that principles arise from doctrines. If we take any principle of the gospel such as faith, repentance, obedience, etc and ask the question, “Why is this necessary?” the answer will always…

What are Doctrines, Principles & Applications?

Aug 1, 2013
3 min read

Ever find yourself thinking “I’m not quite sure I really know the definition of that word”? If not, then you are amazing and I applaud you. I’ve found it to be valuable to quiz yourself continually as to your knowledge…