Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Elder Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently spoke to a multifaith gathering at Chapman University.
His 40 minute address covers faith, family, and freedom of religion. “These issues deserve our interfaith attention and our interfaith protection, because there is always strength in numbers” he pleaded.
The atheist and secularist ignore creation and seek to drive faith oriented individuals from the public square. Forty one percent of all parents who use God’s gift of creation ignore commitment and responsibility.
You cannot reason with a hardened people, indifferent to justice and humanity, to liberty and freedom of religion. Evil is real and it isn’t localized in portions of Iraq and Syria. Radical Islamic Terrorists have taken their propaganda into other regions and are promising to infiltrate southern Europe and America. Reports confirm they are already on the move and Italy is on high alert. The Beachhead murders in Libya talked of their position “south of Rome” and how they “will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our Prophet, peace be upon him.”
Interesting how their logic supposes brutal murder of peaceful God fearing individuals brings peace to their prophet and honor to their God. Yet, they seem to have no shortage of recruits. I was taken back last night when someone reported that ISIS and their followers produce about 90,000 messages a day on social media. Continue reading
The humiliation unfolding with Brian Williams has caused me to reflect this weekend one of the great news anchors, Peter Jennings. I thoroughly enjoyed the biography Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life. He was not a perfect man, but you get a sense that he was remarkably genuine, which surfaced at times on air. He was my first choice on those nights I watched the national news. Continue reading
Early in the Nineteenth Century Thomas Adams conveyed an interest in becoming a public servant. His tested father, John Adams, wisely counseled those who desire public life: “Integrity should be preserved in all events…through every stage of his existence. His first maxim then should be to place his honor out of reach of all men. In order to do this he must make it a rule never to become dependent on public employments for subsistence.” Continue reading