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|Title||On Being a Tool|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Peterson, Daniel C.|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Type of Article||Editor's Introduction|
|Keywords||Alma the Elder; Apologetics; Baptismal Covenant; Covenant; Gospel; Witness|
Members, missionaries, and apologists must never lose sight of the fact that the gospel isn’t merely about abstractions and theoretical principles. It’s also, and most importantly, about people, about people with their own life stories, fears, hopes, and questions. Thus, if we want to be optimally effective, we must listen to people, understand them, and craft our message to reach them individually, where they are. The Interpreter Foundation is committed to helping with this task, but it cannot replace personalized instruction and caring.
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