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Hi I'm Lincoln

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing every sport imaginable, from snowboarding and skateboarding to football and rugby. I played college rugby and even now in my 30's I continue to play. I'm also a musician. I write music mostly for fun, but have also written professionally. I am currently a full-time graduate student. I'm working on a Master's Degree in Ancient Biblical Studies. I love what I'm studying. My plan is to continue on to PhD work. Hopefully I'll one day have the opportunity to teach at a University. Most importantly and most enjoyably, though, I'm a husband and a father.

Why I am a Mormon

At a very young age, I was drawn to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Although I have made (and continue to make) mistakes, my life has been centered in Christ's teachings and His example. I think many people, whether Mormon or not, can say that exact same thing, though, so the reason I'm a Mormon ultimately comes down to this: I believe Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. I believe the Book of Mormon is an ancient document and another testament of Jesus Christ. As fantastical and bizarre as that may sound to some, it is a reality for me and for millions around the world. With that knowledge, I believe Christ's good news (gospel) has been restored in its entirety. I believe that proper reinstatement of priesthood authority was part of that restoration. I believe in modern prophets and I have an understanding of saving ordinances and the purpose of modern-day temples. These things not only give me peace and hope, but clarity. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Outside of serving in church callings and assignments, a way I am living my faith right now is at graduate school. I'm in a program where I am the only Mormon. Not only that, but my program is in ancient biblical studies. There is a lot of uncertainty in Biblical scholarship, to the point where many scholars, who were life-long Christians, question and even renounce their faith. Although I'm not proselytizing, I am very open with my colleagues about who I am and what I believe. My biblical research is always done from a Mormon perspective and surprisingly I have been shown a great level of support and respect for my work. Having said all that, the very best way I feel I can live my faith is by continuing to diligently teach and set a proper example for my three children.