The Foolishness of Teaching

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


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.