Things that matter to me

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I use this site to share my ideas and insights about things that matter to me. It’s an archive of my favorite content and a place to share great information about politics, religion, and science.

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(updated 12/16/2019)

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Navigating Latter-day Prophesy

I’ve been asked to compile a guide for those wanting to make sense of latter-day prophecy. I have a unique perspective on this subject. So to introduce this guide, I’ll share part of my childhood story.

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What is Liberal? What is Conservative?

I began studying this issue because my heart breaks when I see relationships fall apart because of political beliefs or wild accusations made about people without even knowing who they really are. I am a conservative who has learned to really appreciate the talents and strengths liberals have. Please consider what I have learned. What is liberal? "Liberal" is a term that conservatives throw around loosely to describe anyone who disagrees with or opposes "conservative" ideals. I believe this term is used incorrectly and falls short of truly describing what it means to be liberal. The word liberal comes from

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The Prophesied Healing of America

Last week I gave a presentation to the Restoration Generation called "The Prophesied Healing of America". We had it recorded and posted on the Columbus Center’s "Student Portal". Check it out here: https://learn.columbuscenter.org/courses/the-prophesied-healing-of-america/

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About the Author

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Just a little guy with a lot of interests.

I’m a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am the Director of Development and Digital Operations for the Madison Liberty Institute, the Director of Outreach for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies, and a student at BYU-Idaho studying Financial Economics.

I am a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I love sharing doctrinal insights and commentary on topics that matter to me.

My Faith in Practice

I believe the solutions to the world’s greatest problems begins with faith in Jesus Christ and a love for God, self, and others.

Love for God

I believe God is mindful of our lives and challenges, and that the key to a truly happy life is a love for God and a commitment to following his plan for our happiness.

Love for Self

I believe we are best able to help others when we first have a healthy love for self. I believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ help us forgive and love ourselves.

Love for Others

I believe the greatest problems in life come from a failure to truly love and care for those around us. I believe we can change the world by treating others as real people.

Politics

I believe the Constitution was established through the inspiration of God to provide a land where free speech and freedom of religion could flourish. I believe the original Constitution established God’s preferred pattern for all governments. As we learn how to practice the rare gift of freedom provided to us by the U.S. Constitution, we will be prepared to help all other nations protect the unalienable rights granted to us by our common Creator.

Influencers & Mentors

W. Cleon Skousen

W. Cleon Skousen

I consider Cleon Skousen the father of modern conservatism and revere his works as the ultimate authority on Constitutional scholarship from the perspective of the Founding Fathers and their original intent.

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Glenn J. Kimber

For nearly 10 years, I have regarded Glenn Kimber as my greatest mentor. Time and time again I have found his explanations and arguments to be the strongest in all of modern politics, and I believe he is today's leading scholar on the Founders' original intent.

Political Organizations

The Restoration Generation is a student engagement project of the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies. As members of the Restoration Generation, we support and engage in the five educational non-profits directed by Dr. Glenn J. Kimber. Although the Restoration Generation and the 5 non-profits we engage in are multi-denominational, our organizations strive to align our core beliefs with the united voice of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Restoration Generation

Madison Liberty Institute

The Madison Liberty Institute is a 501(c)3 state-based think tank in Rexburg committed to preserving liberty in Idaho. It provides a home to all the student liberty organizations who promote principles of freedom and family prosperity but are unable to meet on campus at BYU due to the school’s political neutrality policy. It seeks to become a "Liberty Training Center."

The Thomas Jefferson Center for Constitutional Restoration is committed to the restoration of the U.S. Constitution within the intent of the Founding Fathers.

Thomas Jefferson Center

Benjamin Franklin Center

The Benjamin Franklin Center for Constitutional Studies is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to teaching how principles of limited government will help save the family.

The Columbus Center for International Outreach is a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to teaching constitutional principles around the world.

Columbus Center

Science Research

I spent a year doing a research and operations internship with the Universal Model, a creationist science educational nonprofit, and I love the evidence the team has for the reality of a universal flood and other incredible discoveries.

Recent Posts

Political Talks
Jacob Householder

Loyalty (excerpt) by Gordon B. Hinckley

In 1933 there was a movement in the United States to overturn the law which prohibited commerce in alcoholic beverages. When it came to a vote, Utah was the deciding state. I was on a mission, working in London, England, when I read the newspaper headlines that screamed, “Utah Kills

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Moral Legislation
Jacob Householder

Moses Thatcher on Prohibition & Drunkenness

Synopsis of a Temperance Lecture, Prohibition Advocated—Effects of Drunkenness Illustrated, Statistics, Etc. Discourse by Elder Moses Thatcher, delivered before the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association of Hyrum, March 7, 1883. Reported By: C. C. S. In responding to the invitation of the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association of Hyrum, I

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Prophecy
Jacob Householder

J. Golden Kimball – Son of a Prophet

ELDER J. GOLDEN KIMBALL Of the First Council of Seventy I intend to be reminiscent in what I shall say on this occasion. I have frequently called your attention to the fact that under President John Taylor I was permitted to fill a mission in the Southern States, in 1883

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Prophecy
Jacob Householder

Navigating Latter-day Prophesy

I’ve been asked to compile a guide for those wanting to make sense of latter-day prophecy. I have a unique perspective on this subject. So to introduce this guide, I’ll share part of my childhood story.

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Science
Jacob Householder

Mens Brains vs Women’s Brains

A while ago, I watched this hilarious and insightful video about the differences between mens’ brains and womens’ brains given by Mark Gungor. This is the video about how men think in boxes and womens brains are like a ball of wires. I highly recommend watching the video: I wanted

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Politics
Jacob Householder

Self Worth (The Belief Window) by Hyrum Smith – Transcribed

A while ago I posted a recording of Hyrum Smith giving this lecture and it’s received the more hits than probably 95% of my other posts and pages. My amazing pianist friend Nathan Schaumann recently shared his transcription of this talk with me! Say thanks to Nathan by subscribing his YouTube

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