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Hi I'm James

I'm a husband, a father, a Computer Science professor, and a huge nerd. Most of all, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to rock climb, play the electric bass, listen to music, and I am currently college student. I'm about a semester away from a degree in Computer Science, after which I'll be getting a PhD. so I can teach at a university. And, like everyone else on this site, I'm a Mormon! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. I love the positive influence that the Church has had in my life. It's helped me grow closer to Christ, my family, my friends, even the students I teach! Knowing that I can be with my family, both present and future, forever allows me to have greater trust in them and also in myself. Why I initially decided to stay in the Church, though, is because I found out that it was true. I prayed about it, read in the Book of Mormon, went to Church, and did everything I was supposed to, but didn't get an answer right away. Looking back on it, I don't think I was really looking for an answer, though. I wanted to be wrong, so that I could say I had tried, and then could do whatever I wanted. A few months later, though, my answer found me. I was walking and talking with a friend when I felt the truthfulness of everything I had been looking for wash over me, even though I thought I had stopped looking. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost by sharing the Gospel with my new daughter. The Gospel allows us to become better, and I want nothing but the best for her. My wife and I have found that by praying and reading the Scriptures together as a family, we feel closer and happier, no matter what's going on in our life.

Are Mormons Christians?

We absolutely are Christian! We believe in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world and the Son of God. We follow Him in every aspect of our religion, as well as in our lives. "Mormon missionaries" are given the goal of helping others "come unto Christ," so, in essence, everything we believe comes right back to the Savior! Show more Show less