Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Friday, October 10, 2014 4:36 pm MDT
Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Nobel 1970) said a country with a great writer is a country with a second government. That may sound self-serving; but it holds a morsel of truth.
Published: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 3:07 pm MDT
The baseball playoffs are upon us. And, as you’d expect, Joseph Smith is on the side of the Angels.He knows he shares a name with the Mormon prophet. He just doesn’t know how many other people kno...
Rocket ride: Salt Lake Bees infielder Shawn O'Malley living out his dream after enduring tumultuous year
Published: Saturday, September 27, 2014 1:16 pm MDT
Shawn O'Malley went from considering quitting baseball altogether to earning a spot on the Los Angeles Angels' roster.
Published: Friday, September 26, 2014 4:23 pm MDT
Sam Harris, you may know, is one of the “new atheists.” Along with Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and others, they form a band of firebrands that bombarded bookstores a few years back with bo...
Published: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:50 pm MDT
Something inside of all of us wants to get close to special people. And if we can't touch them, we want to touch — or just see — things their hands have touched.
Published: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 2:38 pm MDT
Some 30 LDS missionaries, led by William Bringhurst, arrived first and went to work building the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort. It was the first structure in the region. Today, the residents of Las Vegas celebrate ...
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 3:31 pm MDT
I was in Oakland when the recent earthquake hit northern California. I awoke at 3 a.m. in an undulating bed.My first thought, in my mental fog, was “I don’t remember asking for a water bed.”
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:46 pm MDT
There will always be differences among people — different cultures, different countries, different colors, different character traits. But in the kingdom, you don’t define people by their difference...
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 3:48 pm MDT
There are two ways to read the expression “taken in.” One is positive. It refers to a poor wayfarer being “taken in” and given shelter. The other is not. There, being taken in means gett...
Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:16 pm MDT
Sister Osuna has been the core — a word with the same root as “coronary.” She has been a constant source of caring. One translation of her name, “Altamira,” is “lifted gaze.&...