Understanding the Differing Beliefs of Others: Interview With Brad Wilcox

Understanding the Differing Beliefs of Others Interview with Brad Wilcox I think a better way is to make sure we listen and try to understand others.  That doesn’t mean we have to accept what’s being said. It simply means that we have to seek to understand FIRST. –Brad Wilcox Brad Wilcox is a professor in […]

When 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 […]

Thinking and Acting For Yourself: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife

“I see in my mind’s eye throngs of people traveling that path, some with their hands firmly gripping the iron rod, but many others simply following the feet of the people in front of them. This latter approach takes little thought or effort. You can just do and think what others are doing and thinking….Following […]

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 […]

Forgiving Others: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finalyson-Fife

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on Forgiving Others The idea that I wanted to explore and discuss is the participation in forgiving others in a way that lacks strength and virtue, in short, doormat forgiveness. Doormat Forgiveness can be tricky to identify because on the surface it looks “good” and it looks like the “Christian” […]