365 Questions

In 2019, I’m answering 365 questions—1 per day. Here is a list of the questions I’ve written about so far. If you have a question you’d like me to write about, you can submit it on my questions page:

Questions About Questions

  1. Why Is It Important to Ask Questions?
  2. What Are the Characteristics of a Good Question?
  3. Why Is It Important to Prioritize Our Questions?
  4. What Does It Mean to Search the Scriptures?
  5. What Should I Do When There Are Questions I Can’t Answer?

    Questions About Faith and Knowledge

  6. Why Are Some Blessings Conditional on Our Faith?
  7. What Is the Relationship Between Faith and Knowledge?
  8. Is It Possible to Know Something but Not to Know That You Know It?
  9. How Can We Overcome Our Doubts?
  10. What is the Relationship Between Faith and Humility?
  11. What Are Some Examples of Faith in the Book of Mormon?
  12. What Is the Relationship Between Faith and Patience?
  13. What’s Wrong with Seeking Signs?

    Questions About the Translation of the Book of Mormon

  14. How Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Mormon?
  15. Why Is It Important for People to Hear the Gospel in Their Own Language?
  16. What Is the Gift of Tongues?
  17. What Is the Urim and Thummim?
  18. Why Is the Book of Mormon Written in King James English?
  19. How Does the Book of Mormon Complement the Bible?
  20. Why Does the Book of Mormon Quote from the Bible?
  21. Who Wrote the Title Page of the Book of Mormon?
  22. What Is the Book of Lehi?
  23. In What Order Did Joseph Smith Translate the Book of Mormon?
  24. Who Were the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon?
  25. What Is the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon?
  26. What Do We Know About the Jaredite Plates?

    Questions About Unusual Verbiage in the Book of Mormon

  27. What Are “Goodly Parents?”
  28. What Does It Mean to Be “an Hungered?”
  29. Why Do the Scriptures Use the Phrase “Your Father, Which,” Instead of “Your Father, Who?”
  30. What Is the Significance of the Phrase, “It Came to Pass?”
  31. What Is the Meaning of the Phrase “Sufficient Is the Day Unto the Evil Thereof?”

    Questions About the Atonement of Jesus Christ

  32. What Is the Fulness of the Gospel?
  33. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Grace?
  34. What Does It Mean to Be Saved by Grace “After All We Can Do?”
  35. How Is the Word “Atonement” Used in the Book of Mormon?
  36. What Does It Mean to “Apply the Atoning Blood of Christ?”
  37. What Does It Mean for Our Garments to Be “Washed White Through the Blood of the Lamb?”
  38. What Does It Mean That the Savior Is “Full of Grace and Truth?”
  39. What Is the Significance of the Savior Bleeding “from Every Pore?”
  40. What Is a “Preparatory Redemption?”
  41. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Resurrection?
  42. What Is the Plan of Redemption?
  43. Why Is It Important to Know That God’s Grace Is Sufficient?
  44. How Does the Lord Strengthen Us?

    Questions About the Fall of Adam and Eve

  45. What Is the “Natural Man?”
  46. What Is the Significance of the Phrase “a Tabernacle of Clay?”
  47. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Fall of Adam and Eve?
  48. What Is the Tree of Life?
  49. What Is a “Probationary State?”
  50. Which Fruit in the Garden of Eden Was Bitter, and Which Was Sweet?
  51. Why Did God Prevent Adam and Eve from Partaking of the Tree of Life?

    Questions About Coming Unto Christ

  52. What Does It Mean to “Come Unto Christ?”
  53. How Does the Savior Invite Us to Come Unto Him?
  54. What Do Book of Mormon Prophets Teach Us About Coming Unto the Savior?
  55. What Are Some Examples of People Coming Unto Christ?
  56. What Can We Learn About Coming Unto Christ from the Brother of Jared?
  57. Why Did Jared Ask His Brother to Pray Instead of Praying Himself?

    Questions About Agency

  58. Was It a Sin for Alma to Wish He Were an Angel?
  59. How Can I Be Bold Without Being Overbearing?
  60. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Obedience?
  61. What Does It Mean to “Keep” God’s Commandments?
  62. What Is the Relationship Between Obedience and Agency?
  63. Does Obedience Diminish Freedom?
  64. What Was the Title of Liberty?
  65. What Does It Mean to “Stand Fast in the Liberty Wherewith God Hath Made Us Free?”
  66. What Does It Mean to “Fulfill” God’s Commandments?
  67. What Does It Mean to Have the Commandments Written in Our Hearts?
  68. What Does It Mean to Serve God “with All Diligence of Mind?”
  69. What Does It Mean to “Hearken?”
  70. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Self-Reliance?

    Questions About Repentance

  71. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Repentance?
  72. What Is A Contrite Spirit?
  73. What Is “Fruit Meet for Repentance?”
  74. How Can I Know If I’ve Been Forgiven?

    Questions About Baptism

  75. Did Alma Baptize Himself?
  76. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Baptism of Jesus?
  77. What Is the Relationship Between Baptism and Membership in the Church?
  78. What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized Unto Repentance?”
  79. What Does It Mean to Be “Baptized with Fire?”
  80. What Can We Learn from the Words of the Baptismal Ordinance?
  81. What Can We Learn from the Baptisms of the Twelve Disciples?

    Questions About Covenants

  82. What Is a Covenant?
  83. How Do Our Covenants with God Affect Our Relationships with Each Other?
  84. What Is the Significance of God’s Promise to Nephi?

    Questions About the Church

  85. Why Is It Important for Us to Gather with Other Believers?

    Questions About the Teachings of Malachi

  86. What Offering Will the Sons of Levi Make in Righteousness?
  87. How Is Christ Like a “Refiner’s Fire” and “Fuller’s Soap?”
  88. What Is the “Book of Remembrance” Mentioned by Malachi?
  89. What Is the Day of Burning Spoken of by Malachi?
  90. How Did Elijah Turn the Hearts of Fathers and Children Toward Each Other?

    Questions About Moses

  91. Who Is the “Prophet” that Moses Promised Would Come?
  92. What Can We Learn from the Brass Serpent?
  93. Why Did the Nephites Keep the Law of Moses?
  94. What Can We Learn from the Crossing of the Red Sea?

    Questions About Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel)

  95. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Abraham?
  96. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Jacob (Israel)?
  97. Why Were the Children of Israel Scattered?
  98. What Is the Gathering of Israel?
  99. Who Is the House of Israel?
  100. Who Are the Lost Tribes of Israel?

    Questions About the Writings of Micah

  101. How Will the Remnant of Jacob Be Like a Lion Among Sheep?

    Questions About the Writings of Isaiah

  102. Why Is Isaiah Quoted So Much in the Book of Mormon?
  103. Why Is Isaiah So Difficult to Understand?
  104. How Can Recognizing Parallelisms Help Me Understand Isaiah?
  105. What Is the Historical Context for the Book of Isaiah?
  106. Which of Isaiah’s Writings Are Quoted in the Book of Mormon?
  107. How Does Isaiah Point Us Toward Christ?
  108. What Is the Role of Isaiah’s “Servant Songs” in the Book of Mormon?

    Questions About Charity

  109. What Does It Mean to “Succor” Someone?
  110. What Are “Bowels of Mercy?”
  111. What Does It Mean to Be “Long-Suffering?”
  112. What Are the “Tender Mercies of the Lord?”
  113. What Does It Mean to Believe, Hope, and Endure All Things?

    Questions About Ministering

  114. What Does It Mean to Minister?
  115. What Is the Ministering of Angels?
  116. What Can I Learn from Jesus Christ’s Ministry on the American Continent?
  117. What Can I Learn About Ministering from Alma?

    Questions About Names and Titles of the Savior

  118. What Is the Significance of the Names and Titles of Jesus in the Book of Mormon?
  119. What Is the Meaning of the Title “Lord of Hosts?”
  120. Why Is Jesus Called “Alpha and Omega?”
  121. Why Is Jesus Called “the Author and the Finisher of Our Faith?”
  122. What Is the Significance of the Title “the Lamb of God?”
  123. Why Is Jesus Called “the Holy One of Israel?”
  124. What Is the Significance of the Name “Jehovah?”
  125. What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Our “Redeemer?”
  126. How Do Book of Mormon Prophets Use the Title “Savior?”
  127. What Is the Significance of the Title “the Mighty One of Jacob?”
  128. What Is the Significance of the Title “the Lord Omnipotent?”
  129. Why Is Jesus Called “the Good Shepherd?”
  130. What Is the Significance of the Name “Immanuel?”
  131. What Is the Significance of the Name “Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace?”
  132. How Is Jesus Christ “the Light and the Life of the World?”
  133. How Is Jesus Both “the Father and the Son?”
  134. How Is Christ the “Messenger of the Covenant?”
  135. Why Is Jesus Called the Great Mediator?

    Questions About the Sacrament

  136. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About the Sacrament?
  137. What Does It Mean to Eat and Drink the Bread and Water to Our Souls?
  138. What Can We Learn from the Sacrament Prayers?
  139. What Can We Learn from the Differences Between the Sacrament Prayers?
  140. How Do I Know If I’m Worthy to Take the Sacrament?
  141. How Can I Participate More Meaningfully in the Sacrament?
  142. Where Did the Sacrament Prayers Come From?

    Questions About Prayer

  143. Why Did the Disciples Pray to Jesus in 3 Nephi 19?
  144. What Can We Learn About Prayer From Nephi?
  145. What Does It Mean to Pray in Your Closet?
  146. What Can We Learn from the Prayers Recorded in the Book of Mormon?
  147. What Lessons Can We Learn from the Prayer on the Rameumptom?
  148. What Should I Do When My Prayers Aren’t Answered?
  149. What Does It Mean to “Counsel with the Lord?”
  150. Why Are Some Prayers Fixed (the Sacrament Prayers, for Example) in Contrast to Our Normal Prayers?
  151. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Family Prayer?
  152. What Does It Mean to “Watch and Pray?”
  153. What Are “Vain Repetitions,” and Why Should We Avoid Them?
  154. What Can We Learn from the Lord’s Prayer?

    Questions About Money

  155. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Finances?
  156. What’s Wrong with “Costly Apparel?”
  157. Should We Always Give to Beggars?
  158. What Should I Do About Economic Inequality?
  159. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Taxes?

    Questions About Revelation

  160. How Can I Prepare to Hear the Words of Prophets?
  161. Why Is Firsthand Spiritual Knowledge Important?
  162. Why Do We Need Prophets?
  163. How Does God Communicate with Us?
  164. What Guidance Does the Book of Mormon Provide About Recognizing the Holy Ghost?
  165. Why Is It Important to Record the Fulfillment of Prophecies?
  166. What Is the Spirit of Prophecy?

    Questions About Christlike Attributes

  167. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Kindness?
  168. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Patience?
  169. What Does It Mean to Be “Easy to Be Entreated?”
  170. Why Is It Good to Be Submissive?
  171. What Does It Mean to Do Something with “Real Intent?”
  172. What Does It Mean to Be Sober?
  173. What Is a Saint?
  174. What Does It Mean to Be Steadfast?
  175. How Can We Be Open to Change While Being “Steadfast and Immovable?”
  176. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Serving Others?
  177. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Forgiving Others?
  178. How Can I Be a Better Listener?
  179. How Can I Be More Humble?
  180. What Does It Mean to Be “Temperate in All Things?”
  181. What Is the Appropriate Balance Between Hard Work and Faith?
  182. How Can I Be More Patient with Myself?
  183. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Inclusiveness?
  184. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Forgiving Others?

    Questions About Specific Sins

  185. What Is the Relationship Between “Idolatry” and “Idleness?”
  186. What Is Priestcraft?
  187. Why Are “Envyings” Associated with “Strife?”
  188. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Racism?
  189. Is It Wrong to Complain?
  190. What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Complacency?
  191. What Is the Meaning of the Phrase “Vengeance Is Mine?”

    Questions About Emotions

  192. What Does It Mean to “Bridle All Your Passions?”
  193. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Happiness?
  194. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Sadness?
  195. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Fear?
  196. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Anger?
  197. What Does It Mean to Be “Past Feeling?”
  198. How Can I Avoid Overzealousness?
  199. How Should I Deal with Anxiety?
  200. What Should I Do When I’m Worn Out?
  201. What Should I Do When I Feel Inadequate?
  202. What Should I Do When I Have Doubts?
  203. Why Were Laman and Lemuel Unable to Overcome Their Negativity?
  204. How Can I Find Peace?

    Questions About Relationships

  205. What Does the Book of Mormon Teach About Being an Effective Parent?
  206. How Should We Respond When Others Threaten or Attack Us?
  207. Was Captain Moroni Right to Chastise Pahoran so Harshly?
  208. How Should I Respond to an Emotional Outburst?
  209. How Can I Heal a Broken Relationship?
  210. How Can I Heal a Relationship with Someone Who Doesn’t Want the Relationship Healed?
  211. How Can I Be a Better Father?
  212. What Does the Book of Mormon Say About Teaching the Gospel in Families?
  213. Why Is Family History Important?

    Other Questions

  214. What Does It Mean to Harden Your Heart?
  215. What Does It Mean to Consecrate Something?
  216. Why Do We “Bear” Witness?
  217. What Is the Liahona?
  218. What Should I Do When I Feel Guilty?
  219. What Are Secret Combinations?
  220. Why Does God Command Us to Pay Tithing?
  221. How Can I Have More Experiences with God?
  222. What Does It Mean to Endure to the End?
  223. What Are the Two “Provocations” Discussed by Alma?
  224. What Does It Mean to Seek the Kingdom of God?
  225. What Is Zion?
  226. What Is the New Jerusalem?
  227. How Can I Recognize the Temptations of the Devil?