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The Busy Latter-day Saint

52 EpisodesProduced by Richard BernardWebsite

You are invited to come and listen as Richard Bernard, author of “Digitial Scripture Study for the Busy Latter-day Saint,” interviews members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who share how they find the time to study the scriptures and their unique approach to scripture study. The … read more

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The Dunning-Kruger Effect and Today's Youth

June 7th, 2021


Brandon Comstock, Ph.D., shares with us his fascinating research about using digital devices in the classroom, and in particular, using the Gospel …

In Flanders Fields

May 31st, 2021


This podcast is a reminder of the meaning of Memorial Day and in honor of those that have fallen protecting our liberties. While the podcast is short, I think you will find it informative and inspiring; providing an …

The Seven Attributes of Christ

May 24th, 2021


World traveler, author, managing editor for the ThirdHour and a Jewish convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gale Boyd offers a wide range of experiences that interweaves throughout our …

Gethsemane, Calvary and the Atonement

May 17th, 2021


John Hilton III, the author of Considering the Cross, shares with us the importance of what took place on Calvary and how the atonement of our Savior was not completed in Gethsemane but was only the beginning and ended …

Behind-the-scenes of the Gospel Library App

May 10th, 2021


Rob Jex joins us today for a very different episode. Rob is the Product Manager of the Gospel Library app and takes us for a behind-the-scenes look at the team that produces the app, and he also shares some great …

Doing the Impossible and Faith

May 3rd, 2021


Serge Mayer, husband and father shares how the Lord and faith have guided him and his wife as he attended university and worked full-time while …

The Book of Revelation and Drawing Closer to Jesus Christ

April 26th, 2021


John Cassinat, husband, father of seven children, and attorney received a prompting to study the Book of Revelation shortly after being called a Stake President in 2009; he moved forward with that prompting and is close …

Growing in Discipleship

April 19th, 2021


Brian Kane, recently released as Stake President, provides a fascinating interview that covers a wide range of topics from his conversion in …

Studying the 5th Gospel

April 12th, 2021


Having a podcast that depends on others is a challenge. This week my interview fell through, so I decided to share with you a replay of my interview with Patricia Crockett DuBray, who had the highest listenership last …

Consistency, Variety And A Touch of The Old Testament

April 5th, 2021


Today Brett Jensen, husband, father, and podcaster, joins us and shares the importance of being consistent in studying the scriptures while adding a touch of variety and the Old Testament as he studies. He also has some …

Drawing Closer To The Savior

March 29th, 2021


Carl Blackham, a retired investment banker, shares experiences from his recent mission and meeting the challenge of his Mission President to study the life of Jesus Christ using the Topical Guide and how he used the …

Spiritual Amnesia, Activity in the Church and Serving Missions

March 22nd, 2021


Dave Cook, who grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shares his experience as a young man seeing what he felt was hypocrisy in church members. How he suffered from spiritual amnesia, and as a …

What They Don't Teach You At The MTC

March 15th, 2021


Norman Hill joins us today to discuss his new book “What They Don’t Teach You at The MTC.” Norm shares with us his experience as a mission president serving in West Africa and his approach to studying the scriptures.

Farming, Relief Society and The Scriptures

March 8th, 2021


Today’s guest is Marilyn Frogue. She is a farmer and Stake Relief Society President in Kentucky. She lives a busy life and is always on the go. I think you will find her approach to scripture study refreshing and a …

Racism, Political Polarization and Faith

March 1st, 2021


Today, we have the privilege to hear again from Ben Reaves. Ben shares his experiences growing up in Georgia, the increasing polarization in the …

Incarceration, Scriptures, and Waiting on The Lord

February 22nd, 2021


Today we hear from Ben Reaves. As a family man, patriarch and counselor to inmates he leads a full and busy life. We will hear how the scriptures and …

Scripture Study and Personal Thoughts

February 15th, 2021


Today’s guest is a secret. It is someone you are well familiar with if you are a regular listener to this podcast. He shares three things he has …

Learning From Your Mistakes, Service and The Scriptures

February 8th, 2021


Shaun is a busy man. Serving as Bishop, business owner, and family man, his schedule is full, but he always has time for the scriptures in his life.  

Being a Missionary, Revelation and The Scriptures

February 1st, 2021


Eric Morrison shares with us his excitement of being an everyday missionary. How revelation as a teenager led him to his first baptism, and how the scriptures tie into all of this. Also, hear the wondrous story of how …

The 10 P’s and Drawing Closer to The Savior

January 25th, 2021


Ted Bair, a retired institute instructor, well, almost retired. He still teaches one class on Zoom. Ted shares with us a scripture study system he developed called the 10 P’s. I know you will find this most interesting.

Of Stone and Clay

January 18th, 2021


Taylor Church, a self-proclamed aspiring life expert, is an interesting young man. He is an author, podcaster and professional spikeball player. Church shares the many aspects of his life and his relationship with the …

The McKay System to Studying the Scriptures

January 11th, 2021


Glen Roylance brings to the interview a wealth of experience in the serving the Lord. You will find this interview uplifting and inspiring. Also, check out his first novel on Amazon

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A Member of Generation Y Speaks Wisdom

January 4th, 2021


Chandler Hertzler shares with us wisdom beyond his years. A single young man, just starting out in the world, shares what he learned during his missionary service with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and …

The Footnotes: A Gateway to Understanding

December 28th, 2020


Jack Williams shares his journey from being a non-member at BYU to his baptism and when asked who he would like to baptism him, his extraordinary …

Educating Your Scriptures

December 21st, 2020


Yvonne Carter, teacher, wife, and grandmother, talks about how she learned to educate her scriptures (yes, you heard right) and moving that information to the Gospel Library.

Scriptures and Spreadsheets In The Early Morning Hours

December 14th, 2020


Mark Bringhurst shares his approach to studying the scriptures and using a spreadsheet to bring it all together so he can move closer to the Savior.

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The Scriptures, Architectural Pens, And The Spirit

December 7th, 2020


Ken Patey shares his experiences in Israel as a tour guide, his various experiences in listening to the Spirit, and heeding the voice of warning; interwoven with his unique method of marking his scriptures, a …

A Renaissance Man And The Scriptures

November 30th, 2020


Gary Castillo is a dear friend of several decades. Gary is a true renaissance man; he is a musician, author (Gary prefers - storyteller), artist, …

Law, Opera and Ninja Warrior

November 23rd, 2020


Matthew Scott shares with us his experiences in varied fields of study and what motivates him to study the scriptures, and how he feeds his soul each …

Home MTC and Studying the Scriptures and Much Much More

November 16th, 2020


Sarah Jane Weaver is the editor of the Church News and shares her family’s experience with having an MTC at home, scripture study as a family and personally, and her experience traveling on church assignments with the …

Creating Scripture Stories

November 10th, 2020


Sara Mayer, wife and mother of five children with one severely disabled, shares how she finds the time to study the scriptures and bring the scriptures into her children's lives.

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A Journey Into the World of Hebrew

November 2nd, 2020


Rebecca Stay, a Hebrew scholar, shares what she has learned as she studies the Old Testament in Hebrew and, more importantly, how using the Blue …

The Art of Marking the Scriptures

October 26th, 2020


Mindy Davis, daughter of Truman Madsen, talks about growing up in a gospel-centered home and how her love of the scriptures matured upon her return from serving a mission in Argentina. She shares what she learned about …

Reading the Scriptures Like a Novel and the Importance of Reading Aloud

October 19th, 2020


Tim Taggart combines his two great loves travel and photography by giving tours to church sites and Israel and uses unique copies of the scriptures he marked and prepared for each tour. His experience in working for the …

Studying the 5th Gospel, Jeopardy Questions and Much More

October 11th, 2020


Patricia shares her eclectic journey in approaching the scriptures. Her excitement and energy are motivating and uplifting.

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Institute Manuals: An Excellent Resource in Scripture Study

October 5th, 2020


Larry Johnson talks about how he uses the Gospel Library and the Citation Index, the Blue Letter Bible, and institute manuals to study the scriptures.

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Putting First Things First In A Busy Life

September 28th, 2020


Merrilee Boyack, wife, mother, lawyer, political activist, and author, talks about her most important activity in the day is in the early morning …

Depression, The Scriptures, Healing and Finding Joy

September 21st, 2020


Julie Lee, author, podcaster, wife, and mother of young children, shares how she has dealt with depression, how a different perspective brought the …

Scripture Study: Guilt Is Not Part of the Package

September 14th, 2020


Kurt Francom shares a lesson he learned to free himself from scripture study guilt and some unique approaches to studying the scriptures.

Kurt can be heard on his weekly podcast “Leading Saints” about Latter-day Saint …

Scriptures and Hymns; An Inspiring Combination

September 7th, 2020


Rob Wright shares how the scriptures have helped him throughout his life, his love of hymns and how he incorporates that love into his study of the scriptures.

Promptings and Making The Scriptures a Daily Thing

August 31st, 2020


In returning from serving a mission, Sam Fenton tried to continue his habit of daily scripture study but found it challenging. Relocating, school, …

“It is not for us to make a case for the Lord” with Allen Christensen

August 24th, 2020


Allen Christensen, Patriarch of the American Fork Utah South Stake, shares stories of his life, the scriptures, and receiving revelation. What he shares provides an exciting and unique insight into this servant of the …

Finding Easter Eggs in the Scriptures with Oak Norton

August 17th, 2020


Oak Norton shares how he finds Easter Eggs in the scriptures and how he found a way to study the scriptures the way the mind works.


The Scriputres are not a monologue; they are a dialogue. Digging deep into the scriputres.

August 10th, 2020


David Grant, COO of the More Good Foundation, shares how he digs deeply into the scriptures.

Book of Mormon Made Harder

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Getting answers to life’s challenges through the scriptures.

August 3rd, 2020


Rob Hertzler, a mentor with Life Changing Services, shares how the scriptures are the key to finding answers to the challenges we face.
Rob also has a weekly podcast, “Fathers Who Fight, where Rob, …

Using Google As A Scripture Study Tool with Jared Bernard

July 27th, 2020


Studying the scriptures can take us down many roads to discovery. Jared shares how he uses Google as a discovery tool and how he finds the time to …

Using Journals to deepen scripture study, and incorporting Come, Follow Me with a young family.

July 20th, 2020


Coralee explains how yoga helps to get her day off to a great start and her journal through the day and shares the family's secret to “Come, Follow …

Creating Study Plans in the Gospel Library.

July 13th, 2020


Rebecca Terry uses the Gospel Library Study Plans to help with her study of the scriptures. Also, we discuss her experience with dyslexia.
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Elder Holland’s “Christ and The New Covenant” to deepen scripture study.

July 6th, 2020


Ron Terry shares how he has focused on the sixteen concepts of the atonement as outlined in Elder Holland’s book “Christ and The New Covenant” to …

Tips to studying the scriptures while living a busy life.

June 29th, 2020


Tony shares with us how he studies the scriptures in the real world. Husband, father, grandfather, and entrepreneur, his life is full, but he finds …

Preview - A Short Introduction

June 22nd, 2020


In this brief introduction, I share with you the purpose of this podcast and how it can enrich your life.
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How the scriputres can help with depression.

June 22nd, 2020


Miriam Beck shares how the scriptures help her to overcome something that many deal with, and how she studies the scriptures to bring peace into her life.
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