About Randal S. Chase

Randal S. Chase spent his childhood years in Nephi, Utah, where his father was a dry land wheat farmer and a businessman. In 1959 their family moved to Salt Lake City and settled in the Holladay area. He served a full-time mission in the Central British (England Central) Mission from 1968 to 1970. He returned home and married Deborah Johnsen in 1971. They are the parents of six children—two daughters and four sons—and an ever-expanding number of grandchildren. He was called to serve as a bishop at the age of 27 in the Sandy Crescent South Stake area of the Salt Lake Valley. He served six years in that capacity, and has since served as a high councilor, a stake executive secretary and clerk, and in many other stake and ward callings. Regardless of whatever other callings he has received over the years, one was nearly constant: He has taught Gospel Doctrine classes in every ward he has ever lived in as an adult—a total of 35 years. Dr. Chase was a well-known media personality on Salt Lake City radio stations in the 1970s. He left on-air broadcasting in 1978 to develop and market a computer-based management, sales, and music programming system to radio and television stations in the United States, Canada, South America, and Australia. After the business was sold in 1984, he supported his family as a media and business consultant in the Salt Lake City area. Having a great desire to teach young people of college age, he determined in the late 1980s to pursue his doctorate, and received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah in 1997. He has taught communication courses at that institution as well as at Salt Lake Community College and Dixie State University for 21 years. He served as Communication Department chair and is currently a full-time professor at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. Concurrently with his academic career, Brother Chase has served as a volunteer LDS Institute and Adult Education instructor in the CES system since 1994, both in Salt Lake City and St. George, where he currently teaches a weekly Adult Education class for three stakes in the Washington area. He has also conducted multiple Church History tours and seminars. During these years of gospel teaching, he has developed an extensive library of lesson plans and handouts which are the predecessors to these study guides. Dr. Chase previously published a thirteen-volume series of study guides on the Book of Mormon, Church History, the Old Testament, and the New Testament. The series, titled Making Precious Things Plain, along with four smaller study guides on Isaiah, Jeremiah, the story of the Nativity, and the final week of our Lord’s atoning sacrifice, are designed to assist teachers and students of the gospel, as well as those who simply want to study on their own. Several of these books are also available in the Spanish language.

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Book of Mormon, Lesson 4, Day 6

“Many Plain and Precious Things” 1 Nephi 13:28 28 Wherefore, thou seest that after the book hath gone forth through the hands of the great and abominable church, that there are many plain and precious things taken away from the book, which is the book of the Lamb of God. The Prophet Joseph Smith said: [...]

By |2022-01-22T03:02:53-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Book of Mormon, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – New Testament, Lesson 4, Day 6

Who Is Elias, and Who Is “That Prophet”? Joseph Smith Translation, John 1:20–24 20 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him; Who art thou? 21 And he confessed, and denied not that he was Elias; but confessed, saying; I am not the Christ. [...]

By |2022-01-22T03:09:11-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, New Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Church History, Lesson 4, Day 6

The Lord Commands Joseph Smith to Translate the Small Plates of Nephi Doctrine and Covenants 10:41–43 41 Therefore, you shall translate the engravings which are on the plates of Nephi, down even till you come to the reign of king Benjamin, or until you come to that which you have translated, which you have retained; [...]

By |2022-01-22T03:05:58-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Church History, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 4, Day 6

“Born Again into the Kingdom of Heaven” Moses 6:59 59 That by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be [...]

By |2022-01-22T03:41:13-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Current, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Doctrine and Covenants, Lesson 4, Day 6

“If They Will Not Believe My Words, They Would Not Believe You, My Servant Joseph” Doctrine and Covenants 5:5–10 5 Verily, I say unto you, that woe shall come unto the inhabitants of the earth if they will not hearken unto my words; 6 For hereafter you shall be ordained and go forth and deliver [...]

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