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The Foolishness of Teaching
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“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.