The Foolishness of Teaching
    Footnotes

    “The Foolishness of Teaching,” Teaching Seminary: Preservice Readings (2004), 47

    “The Foolishness of Teaching,” Teaching Seminary, 47

    The Foolishness of Teaching

    Excerpt from address to religious educators, 18 September 1981, 6, 9, 11, 14–15

    I shall suggest to you five things that compose and comprise the teacher’s divine commission. …

    1. We are commanded to teach the principles of the gospel. …

    2. We are to teach the principles of the gospel as they are found in the standard works. …

    3. We are to teach by the power of the Holy Ghost. …

    4. We are to apply the gospel principles taught to the needs and circumstances of our hearers. …

    5. We must testify that what we teach is true.