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 – Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Lesson 45, Day 2

1 Corinthians 11:11 Marriage is necessary in God's plan. 11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. Elder Dallin H. Oaks said: "We are taught that marriage is necessary for the accomplishment of God's plan, to provide the approved setting for mortal birth, and to [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:40:14+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Church History, Current, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Book of Mormon, Lesson 45, Day 2

Ether 2:7–12 The Jaredites are going to a "land of promise, which [is] choice above all other lands." 7 And the Lord would not suffer that they should stop beyond the sea in the wilderness, but he would that they should come forth even unto the land of promise, which was choice above all other [...]

By | 2017-11-20T14:43:43+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Book of Mormon, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Old Testament, Lesson 45, Day 2

Daniel 3:1–30 Nebuchadnezzar creates a golden image and commands all men to worship it. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refuse and are cast into the fiery furnace. They are preserved and come out unharmed. (See Daniel 3:1–30.) President Howard W. Hunter said: "Let me recall briefly just one of those magnificent examples from scripture where three [...]

By | 2017-11-20T15:07:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Old Testament, Post Type|

Daily Gospel Doctrine Scripture and Quote – Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, Lesson 45, Day 1

Doctrine and Covenants 131:1–4 The new and everlasting covenant of marriage. 1 In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; 2 And in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the priesthood [meaning the new and everlasting covenant of marriage]; 3 And if he does not, he [...]

By | 2017-11-19T22:57:12+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Church History, Current, Daily Posting, Gospel Doctrine, Post Type|

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