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It is not always not knowing that gets in our way

Some days ago I spent some time with a young man who was troubled. He did not like the way our Father in heaven was running the world. He said, “We need to know more.” Well, I agreed with him. … Continue reading

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Student Questions on Marriage

Often young people ask questions like, “My parents are divorced. Who am I sealed to?” While these questions may vary in a myriad of ways, they essentially come to the very heart of the sealing ordinance, to the very center … Continue reading

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Student Questions

I found the following seminary teaching advice from Joe Spencer to be quite valuable and wanted to post a piece of it here.  I agree that “the process of learning—and so the process of teaching—is the process of moving from … Continue reading

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Enough and to spare

There is an increasing sentiment among some seminary students that the world is overpopulated, running out of resources and that the future looks bleak.  Many students have expressed to me thoughts such as, “What’s the use?  The world is going … Continue reading

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Isaiah – a relevant book for young people

In our classroom we have a “question box”.  I have found this to be a useful tool in the classroom.  When a student has a question that would take us far off topic, yet is still relevant to their lives, … Continue reading

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Student questions about the Sabbath

Today we had an interesting question come up in class.  A student mentioned that she saw a prominent member of her ward doing something that she did not think was appropriate to do on the Sabbath day.  She asked me … Continue reading

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D&C 89: The History of the Word of Wisdom

Section 89 of the Doctrine and Covenants is called the ‘Word of Wisdom’.  The name came from the 1st verse.  Joseph Smith announced this revelation Feb. 27, 1833. During the early 1800’s, drinking alcoholic beverages was a common and accepted … Continue reading

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