Voting Your Conscience Doesn’t Violate Tolerance or Separation of Church & State

Video of this presentation click here. The video goes into more depth and clear explanation than the following text:   People confuse the separation of church and state to mean that you shouldn’t be able to say any social policy with your church also happens to hold in the state realm.   For example, manyRead more

Government: Authors, Sites, Forums, etc.

-heterodoxacademy.org shows that the social sciences are increasingly bias toward liberal views -Patriot reading list by age and category http://www.hearthstoneplan.org/uploads/5/0/5/0/50504815/patriots_reading_list.pdf -AFA.net – the American Family Association: Boycotts against company’s hostile to Christians and American family values. -Free Economics Courses: MR University mru.org -Joel Skousen – WorldAffairsBrief.com -ConstitutionParty.com -Ben Shapiro – DailyWire.com -LatterDayConservative.com, -YAF.org Young America’sRead more

Is Genesis History? – Documentary Notes

Caution: these are my notes on my understanding of the presentation, and do not exactly capture the ideas presented.   -Mt. Saint Helens made geological structures which we usually attribute to being extremely old. Deep bedrock can be cut in just a few days with powerful mudslides. Catastrophic processes can make big things happen fast.Read more

Resolution of Teenage Delinquency through Independent Family Structures

For decades now, we have been perplexed about crime and delinquency of teenagers. Is there something fundamentally chaotic about this age of the human being, or is there something about the way we treat them which triggers this rebellion? Let’s look at the most basic unit of society: the family. Adult divorce is through theRead more

Holy Inertia: How & Why Return Missionaries ‘Hit the Ground Running’ (Toward Marriage)

Some say returning from a mission is ending a fast of women. Indeed, the missionary has no romantic feelings, he is at war, and must focus lest he lose the battle. Some suggest that a man must not quickly marry like a man fasting thinks highly of simple bread & cheese, but should wait forRead more

Without Vision, The People Perish

We buy books on the most advanced studies of our field of interest, lest the insane introduction classes bore us so thoroughly that we lose hope. Therefore, the Doctrine and Covenants insists that when we seek learning (notice the instruction to focus on learning rather than getting degrees, certifications, recognitions, etc.) “Out of the BESTRead more

Joy: The Key to Learning

Here are ways to ensure that any training has joy at its center, so the learner remains motivated and rewarded for his efforts. We will look at just a few subjects:     Language: Teach speaking skills so some even if small communication can take place, long before details of grammar, conjugations, declensions, etc. areRead more

Homeschool Forums

-Large Family Homeschoolers (626 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/230225423659316/ -Large Family Homeschoolers (another group, 38 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/1627937923988768/?ref=br_rs -LDS Homeschooling & Unschooling of Northern Utah (201 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/LDSHSUSNUtah/ -Utah County Homeschoolers (712 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/548091715279811/ -Utah Homeschool Mentors (2,358 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/293628930774982/ -Utah Homeschoolers Network (1,140 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/UtahHomeschoolersNetwork/ -Large families of 4+kids – Homeschooling (280 members) https://www.facebook.com/groups/137692863532395/?ref=br_rs -Utah LDS Homeschoolers (634Read more

Educational Resources

Library Resources:   -britannica.com -Online Liberty Library – free pdf etc. – oll.libertyfund.org -librivox.org – free public domain audiobooks -archive.org – free public domain texts, movies, audiobooks -survivorlibrary.com (public domain PDF book downloads on many topics) -openculture.com/freeonlinecourses – Free Online Courses from Top Universities (movies, eBooks, audiobooks, textbooks, language lessons, business courses, K-12 Ed, etc.) -DeseretRead more

The Ideal Classroom, Why we don’t Give Graded Homework, and Gospel Analogies

The following link is to a summary recent educational research supporting my claim of the minimally helpful or even hindering role graded homework can play is found here: click here Note though graded homework can be negative, feedback on assignments is still critical. Assignments aren’t tests, they are about learning, and thus ought not toRead more

Jordan Peterson Videos & Notes

Jordan Peterson: Why not just be childless and happy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z6k81PNySM ——————– Jordan Peterson – best comebacks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ0ln8gKvDI -the politically correct left brings race into everything -when people call you names, don’t be hurt like a victim, be appalled. -the left occupies the social sciences ——— 7 times Jordan Peterson went unhinged genius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE5hXeJNRV4 -Kulaks inRead more

The Doctrine of Opportune Moments: Priorities of a Successful Saint

“If you were waiting for the opportune moment, that was it!” -Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean   It seems to me that there are certain ideal or opportune moments wherein if we act, we will succeed. Consider the following evidences:   (A somewhat related note: Truman G Madsen speaks of how apparently womenRead more

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) Facts

It is known that homeschooled children perform 15-30% better on the ACT/SAT exams, and lack nothing, yea even excel in peer competence including leadership abilities and community service (see https://www.nheri.org/research-facts-on-homeschooling/). The following link shows the research to support these claims: NHERI research facts on homeschooling   What a great joy for father and mother toRead more

Should we Limit our Studies to General Authorities & Conferences?

A rebuttal: This is a response to a letter from a friend. I had sent him several of my compositions on gospel and social issues and theories (including information on the dangers of the CSE (Comprehensive Sex Ed program), and some resources on how to combat it with a better/appropriate method.). The friend seemed concernedRead more

The False Gods We Worship by President Spencer W. Kimball – Full Article

FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE Official full text click here I have heard that the sense most closely associated with memory is the sense of smell. If this is true, then perhaps it explains the many pleasing feelings that overtake me these mornings when I am able to step outdoors for a few moments and breathe inRead more

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties

Swear Not At All: Considering Home and Vocational Duties by Nate Richardson 5-13-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com On 5-5-17, I considered the scripture that says to swear not at all, but let your communication be yea, etc.: when we swear to do something, our name is damaged if we don’t comply. Things get in the way thatRead more

Sex-Ed “Bean Up The Nose” Reaction

Sex-Ed “Bean Up The Nose” Reaction From Slight Hope to Despair: How Public Schools Supplant Parents and Wire kids for Fornication by Nate Richardson 2-1-17 RichardsonStudies.com rrnmailbox@gmail.com Some schools are pushing detailed surveys on regular and irregular sex practices in middle schools; there is much equalization going on among their peers, forcing all students withoutRead more

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping

Emphasize service, brotherhood, & grass-roots-education; de-emphasize careerism, status seeking, & hoop-jumping Balance of Vocational and Religious Duty Another Episode in the School of the Prophets by Nate Richardson 4-17-17 Topics: service, vocation, education It occurred to me today or yesterday one of the two, that it doesn’t matter so much that I use all myRead more