Tad R. Callister

Tad R. Callister was serving in the Presidency of the Seventy and as a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he was called as Sunday School General President in April 2014. Brother Callister received a BS in accounting from Brigham Young University, a JD from the University of California-Los Angeles, and an MS in tax law from New York University Law School. He spent most of his professional career practicing tax law. He is the author of the best-selling books The Infinite Atonement, The Inevitable Apostasy, and The Blueprint of Christ's Church He and his wife, Kathryn Louise Saporiti, are the parents of six children.

August 05, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
The following excerpt from The Infinite Atonement originally ran on LDS Living in March 2018.
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August 20, 2019 03:57 PM MDT
The story is told of a church that evidently lost some of its parishioners to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In an effort to counterattack, the church put on its marquee the following message: “Don’t read the Book of Mormon—that is how they get you.” And in fact, that is how the Spirit does “get you”: by bearing witness of the truth of that sacred book.
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June 17, 2019 12:06 PM MDT
Force has never been the Savior's governing scepter. Instead, he teaches that power and godly influence come "by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned" (D&C 121:41).
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April 16, 2019 09:04 AM MDT
The Bible is certainly a magnificent witness of Jesus Christ and His divinity, but the crowning witness of the Savior and His Atonement is to be found in the Book of Mormon. Here are some of the ways the Book of Mormon deepens our understanding of Christ's Atonement.
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March 16, 2019 03:27 PM MDT
One might appropriately wonder how the Atonement can be effective in the lives of mortals. Even though we seek to be worthy and to repent of our sins, in the end we are all, in one way or another, unprofitable servants (see Mosiah 2:21). Given our weakness and our recurring failings, how are we able to receive the many blessings of the Atonement in our lives? How are we able to receive of its cleansing powers, or peace, or succor, or freedom? How does the perfection and exaltation of an imperfect being come about?
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