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Hi I'm Seth

I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married father of four working in the technology sector. I have a really wide variety of interests including playing piano and violin, singing, creative writing, politics, economics, history (especially American history), mathematics, science, computers, and religion. My wife and I homeschool our children, so I also spend a significant amount of time developing curriculum. I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Why I am a Mormon

Very simply, the scriptures teach that all good things come from Christ. In my own life, I have found this to be true. All the good things I have or have experienced I can trace to Gospel principles and teachings. From another point of view, I also am grateful for Jesus Christ because He has saved me from myself. When I examine myself honestly, and see the type of person I would have been "naturally", I am so grateful for his teachings that give me something better to be, and his atonement that makes it possible.

How I live my faith

My most important activity as a member of the Mormon church is to build up my family. Spending time with my wife and with my children absorbs most of my non-work time. But it is also the most rewarding and meaningful work I do. Within my local, inner-city congregation, there are a lot of educational needs. I volunteer as an educational counselor for both youth and adults. We're trying to break the cycle of poverty, and spiritual poverty, that are strangling so many people. My assignment is to help get people learn to read, get their GED's, make plans for attending college if possible, and so forth.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Seth
I am grateful for both the Bible and the Book of Mormon in helping me learn about Jesus, and His gospel. The two books are complementary, not competing. One of my favorite examples of this is teachings about faith. I can hardly read Hebrews 11 in the New Testament without reading Alma 32 in the Book of Mormon, and vice versa. These two explanations about faith, from different prophets, in different eras, and on different continents, combine to form one of the best sermons on the topic anywhere. My own faith, and my understanding about faith, would be significantly weakened by the loss of either. Show more Show less