Richardson Studies is a collection of faith based essays, videos, book & lecture notes, etc. My religion is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but material here is applicable to people of good will everywhere. I enjoy studying and writing about a large variety of subjects, as all relate to a rich and happy life. As we as a society progress in our understandings, we will find a network of inter-related truths that set us free. I believe that Jesus Christ is the messenger of truth, and trust the words of his prophets, ancient and modern, to guide our search for truth in all subjects. My views are conservative and traditional in nature. Though I feel my views reflect the teachings of The Church, and I often use words of the prophets as the backbone of my theories, this is not an official church website, and I alone am responsible for the content.
About me: I am from rural Utah. I enjoy teaching science by day at a boys treatment center, and spending evenings with my wife & children. I served a full time two year church proselyting mission, and graduated from BYU in Family Life & Hebrew. While at BYU I enjoyed many courses in ancient languages, sciences, arts, etc. I consider formal schooling to be only a small part of an ongoing education.
When I share my notes & commentary on the work of other authors, in addition to making clear which text & author I am writing about, and obtaining permission from authors to share my notes on their work, I place the following disclaimer to my notes:
These are my notes & commentary and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion, with occasional added commentary. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it is bias toward what I felt were ideas of particular importance. This should not be considered a scholarly work, but rather an informal sharing & discussion of ideas as permitted by Fair Use law. I alone am responsible for the contents of this article.
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