I guess I consider myself a "student" of the Gospel. Although I'm a big fan of sports and entertainment, I often find myself wanting to study instead of watch, for example, Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The feeling I get is quite addictive, and always more satisfying than watching the Jazz lose yet another chance at a title.
As Hans explained, we attended law school together and are now both practicing attorneys - in two quite different legal fields. My legal practice is focused mostly on intellectual property matters, like patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. I have a Mechanical Engineering degree from BYU which, suprisingly to some, springboards quite well into drafting patents that are based on engineering principles.
Through our posts, Hans and I are looking to explore Gospel topics that have fascinated us in the short time that we've known each other, and hope that others will join our quest for further light and knowledge.
For those of you who do not share our religious beliefs, our intent and the intent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not to persuade you through arguments and reasoning from scripture that we can read the Bible better than you, or that we have the best reading of scripture based on the most recent biblical scholarship - though we will definitely share our scripture with you and do our best to get you to read scripture, and I believe Hans and I have a persuasive reading of the texts.
Instead, I hope these discussions will entice "honest" seekers of truth to enter into an interpersonal relationship directly with God so He can tell you personally what truth is. I did not convert because someone reasoned the scriptures with me. Rather, many hours have been spent personally reading, pondering and, most importantly, talking with my Father in Heaven. On countless occasions He has confirmed to me many plain and precious truths; the receipt of which is promised to all who will seek after these things with honest intent.