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"
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"
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"
As a society, we will only be successful if we master our emotions. And we must teach our children to do the same.Read more "Don’t Follow Your Heart"
“What happened to Keeley?! It’s gone!” Yes, folks, the story is no longer available on my blog. But it’s because I have very exciting news. (Update at the bottom) Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, I decided to publish Keeley as a novella. I have already received one publication offer, but I haven’t decided yet if it will […]Read more "Keeley"