Obedience and Integrity

To some, obedience can almost feel like a trap. What’s the difference between obedience that is driven by moral courage and obedience that is dangerous? When is it good to yield? When is it good to comply? When is it virtuous to obey? “Sometimes we want to place it in the frame of either obedience…

Differing Views and Beliefs Part I: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

Are all conversations discussing conflicting beliefs valuable to engage in? What about controversial conversations? Is there value in listening to ideas that scare us? Are there times when it is morally courageous to give others platforms to speak and other times when it would do more damage than good? Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife  is a licensed…

True Humility: Interview with Brad Wilcox

“I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your own nothingness.” Mosiah 4:11 What do you think it means to “remember your own nothingness” and how can that be a good thing? It seems that remembering your own nothingness can lead to freedom and a strong sense of…

Is it Virtuous to Submit: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

  “Becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble…willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father.” – Mosiah 3:19     When submission is a virtue, it’s an active choice to yield to something because you think it will create…

Confrontational Compassion: Interview with David Pulsipher

  Confrontational Compassion  Learning how to have conflict without contention  Interview with David Pulsipher The Savior’s counsel to love your enemy and turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:38-44) can easily be misinterpreted as though the Savior is telling us it is better to be a doormat than it is to be a jerk. But as David…

Indulgent Suffering: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife Often to determine if something is right or good or God’s will, we use pain, suffering, and sacrifice for a measuring stick. While I do not disagree that sometimes virtuous acts can be difficult and inconvenient, I think we are missing the mark when we use “pain and suffering” as…