Sunday Sermon Learning from each other We Latter-day Saints never claimed to have a monopoly on truth. There is much we can learn from our Christian cousins, and there is much they can learn from us. (See: "20 Distinctive Beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," londonedition.net, Oct 3, 2021) We also … Continue reading 5 things we can learn from our Christian cousins
Top Ten Chinese Proverbs -Happy Chinese New Year!
"Fun Facts Saturday" I love proverbs. A proverb is a pithy phrase containing profound truths. There is/are a plethora of proverbs. My favorite Arab proverb is, “Trust Allah, but tie the camel’s leg.” My favorite English proverb is, “He who pays the piper, calls the tune.” Here are my top 10 favorite Chinese proverbs. To … Continue reading Top Ten Chinese Proverbs -Happy Chinese New Year!
Tips for Talks and Lessons #10: Teach “By the Spirit”
The key to gospel teaching has been, is, and will always be the same: “Teach the doctrine from the scriptures by the Spirit.” 1 Cor 2:4-5 “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing word of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit of power; “That your faith should not stand in … Continue reading Tips for Talks and Lessons #10: Teach “By the Spirit”
When “Coaching” Your Witness Blows Up in Your Face
I learned in law school that lawyers should be very careful about "coaching" witnesses. The story below illustrates that putting words in a witness’s mouth can blow up in your face. Let them testify in their own words. My Admonition to Every Witness Background: As a prosecutor I gave all of my witnesses, including police officers, … Continue reading When “Coaching” Your Witness Blows Up in Your Face
Booker T. Washington: Truth and right are not determined by a majority
Great Quotes Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) is an American hero and role model. Raised in slavery, he became the leading advocate for former slaves and their descendants. He devoted his life to fighting Jim Crow discrimination and championing civil rights. Washington worked in the brutal coal mines and salt furnaces in West Virginia in … Continue reading Booker T. Washington: Truth and right are not determined by a majority
The Newcomer to Heaven
An Ancient Persian Parable This is an ancient Persian parable. I have used this parable in countless talks and lessons over the years. This is my version. A newcomer to heaven was strolling along on the glistening marshmellowy clouds, admiring the harp players and choruses of angels, when off in the distance he saw a … Continue reading The Newcomer to Heaven