A talk given by John L. Hilton III, at BYU Campus Education Week, on August 17, 2009. The talk is entitled, “Why? Gospel Principles Behind the Practices.” Patrick Degn is an assistant professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. Prior to coming to BYU, John worked with Seminary and Institute for eleven years. He has taught seminary or institute in Boise, Boston, Miami and Salt Lake City. He also managed social media and public-facing Internet sites for Seminaries and Institutes. John served a mission in Denver, and got a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. Along the way he met his wife Lani and they have five children. John has a Masters degree from Harvard and a Ph.D from BYU, both in Education.