10 ways to enhance YSA leadership

Ten ways a leader or bishopric member can successfully navigate a young single adult ward – from the perspective of young adults Continue reading 10 ways to enhance YSA leadership

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The “war on the media” and the role that each of us plays in it

A year ago, I was scrolling through my news feed when I came across a bizarre story that caught my eye (in a bad sense). A businessmen in Montana was on the campaign trail during a special interim election when he was approached by a reporter from a British newspaper. The man wanted answers from the GOP candidate about his stance on Healthcare, the hot-button … Continue reading The “war on the media” and the role that each of us plays in it

What’s in a name? What it really means to “take upon yourself the name of Christ”

Two weeks ago, as most of my friends huddled around their television sets to watch general conference, I was sitting in the back of a van headed for sunny, South Carolina. My family and I were going to visit my aunt and her husband who recently moved to the East (better) coast. Not wanting to miss out, and knowing that this general conference was going … Continue reading What’s in a name? What it really means to “take upon yourself the name of Christ”

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Series: inclusivity, activity, and the Church

This article is introducing the Babbling on the Bench series, Inclusivity, activity, and the Church. For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States, right now is a great time to be alive. The Church has been on a steady growth pattern for decades, religious liberty remains strong, and social familiarity with the Church is expanding. The emerging generations … Continue reading Series: inclusivity, activity, and the Church

It’s OK to ask for help

By Jonathan Schroeder I don’t know who’s idea it was to let the 4th of July fall in the middle of the week, but I’d like to lodge a complaint. Nothing makes me feel less patriotic than having to get up early for work the morning after I watched fireworks, chatted with friends, and watched Netflix till one in the morning! Now those are my … Continue reading It’s OK to ask for help