Mormon Monday: On Home Teaching

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there is an important, oft-talked-about program called Home Teaching.  The basic premise of this program is that every family is cared for and visited every month.  In a congregation with hundreds of families it becomes extremely difficult for the Bishop to personally visit and follow up … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Home Teaching

Mormon Hipsters: How to be Mormon and Not Mormon at the same time

There was a very interesting article in the New York Times yesterday.   It was titled To be Young, Hip, and Mormon.  To be honest, I was a little upset as I read the article, the very premise seemed to be "How to be Mormon and not Mormon at the same time."  Okay, it wasn't … Continue reading Mormon Hipsters: How to be Mormon and Not Mormon at the same time

Conference Presentation, take two: On German Linguistics

Last October I had an opportunity to present a paper at BYU's conference on Literature and Belief.  That was my first experience in academia, presenting at a conference, being a real scholar.   Next week I have the chance to do it again. The Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA) conference is being held at Utah … Continue reading Conference Presentation, take two: On German Linguistics

The Great A.D.D. Debate

There is an interesting article in today's New York Times titled "Drugs to Treat A.D.H.D. Reach the Preschool Set".  Being someone who was diagnosed with A.D.D. in Elementary School, and someone who took Ritalin for seven years before deciding I didn't want to take pills everyday anymore, I had to read this article. The main … Continue reading The Great A.D.D. Debate

What the future holds

Monday evening, as part of BYU's German Week, I listened to a Fireside / FHE from Elder Kopischke, who is currently serving as the Area President for the Church's Europe Area.  As part of this fireside, he took questions, and someone asked him how he chose his career path ans what he had learned as … Continue reading What the future holds

Mormon Monday: October 2011 General Conference

This has been another wonderful weekend, with a General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Twice a year, members gather all around the world to listen to Prophets, Apostles, and other Church leaders speak the word of the Lord. Once again, I spent the weekend watching Conference on TV while simultaneously … Continue reading Mormon Monday: October 2011 General Conference