Ancestral Lessons in Religious Freedom

As more young people today lose an appreciation for religious freedom, it’s understandable that we point to higher principles. It might also help to direct attention back to our own family’s stories to understand why this is still so important today.

America, Land of Promise and Destiny

To speak of America as exceptional is not to vaunt ourselves as better than other nations or peoples. Rather, it’s to celebrate and give rightful gratitude to founding principles that are inspired in their protection of sacred freedom.

America, Land of Promise and Destiny
American Families of Faith Editorials

Is Vaccine Dialogue Even Possible?

When I led the Utah chapter of The Village Square, a chiropractor approached us about doing a panel discussion featuring different perspectives on vaccination. California had just passed a mandatory vaccine policy for children in schools, and strong passions were...

A Fourth Take on The BYU Racial Equity Report

In response to the recent (March 6, 2021) essay in Public Square Magazine entitled “Three Public Takes on the BYU Racial Equity Report,” I offer a fourth response. As the article blurb suggests, my dis-ease with the BYU report centers on the distinct absence of a...

The Doctrine of Christ is Not Racist

It’s been more and more common to hear assertions in public commentary of late that racism is somehow intrinsic to Latter-day Saint doctrine—even  “in the DNA” of our faith and its teachings. After the recent BYU report on racial equity, it was taken for granted among...