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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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

The power of questions in gospel learning

Every week, my elders quorum convenes on the first floor of a re-purposed office-building-turned-chapel. The room is always cool, which works perfectly given some of those in suits are always turning the building temperature down, while others in suits offer their jackets to the ladies who (justifiably, I suppose) think it too chilly. The room is of a decent size, but not too large – … Continue reading The power of questions in gospel learning