Most gun violence is perpetrated by criminals, not by those who abide by the law, but there are strategies we can employ that will drastically reduce gun violence. I recommend re-appropriating tax dollars and/or raising taxes to support one such strategy. If you know anything about me, you know that I rarely advocate for tax […]Read more "A Novel Plan To Stop Gun Violence and End the Divide in Our Nation"
Dr. Kenneth Stein was a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who practiced for over 30 years in Chicago, IL. Everyone I have ever met who knew him as their physician, friend, or boss absolutely loved him. I am no exception–Dr. Stein was my physician before he was my mentor and friend. It is for this reason […]Read more "A Tribute to a Dear Friend and Mentor, Dr. Stein"
My wife and I think a lot about the things we want to teach our children. We want to ensure they grow to be strong, capable, emotionally stable adults who are able to excel and thrive in their chosen professions. We want to provide them with the tools they need to deal with temptation and […]Read more "Introducing Foundations For the Future: A New Children’s Book Series"
I’ve been pondering the topic of excommunication for a few weeks, and I’ve come to a few conclusions: 1) It is a merciful, redemptive process 2) It is modeled after the process we all go through with Christ on an individual basis In 3 Nephi 18, Christ gives the following instruction to his chosen, ordained […]Read more "Excommunication: A big, scary word that means “mercy”"
What It Is You might have read the headline and wondered “what in the world is grievance capitalism?” To my knowledge, the term has never been coined, but I think it’s the perfect descriptor of an increasingly dangerous phenomenon in our society. Grievance Capitalism – 1) Using the perception of being offended/affronted/ “aggrieved” as currency […]Read more "Grievance Capitalism – At Odds with The Gospel"
Charlie Gard’s healthcare is not a debate for the public square. Medical situations should stay between patients and doctors. By now almost everyone has heard the tragic story of Charlie Gard, a baby with mitochondrial depletion syndrome who lives in the UK. Because Charlie was born in the UK, which has universal healthcare, the state […]Read more "Charlie Gard and Universal Care"
The title of this entry may surprise you because it seems to go against everything we’ve been told by traditional Judeo-Christian theology. “Love of money is the root of all evil,” the Bible instructs. (1 Timothy 6:10) In this article, I hope to demonstrate that if viewed the right way, material things like money, vehicles, […]Read more "The Godliness of Material Things"