Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Friday, August 28, 2015 5:15 pm MDT
Something about seeing special souls stays with a person forever. And I would love to see Pope Francis, the man who, like a spiritual Hercules, is lifting the entire Catholic Church. Perhaps one day I will.
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 2:30 pm MDT
Last weekend, my wife and I went to see “Once I Was a Beehive,” a coming-of-age comedy that’s all the “buzz.” I was expecting a salt-of-the-earth conversion story. What I got was a...
Published: Saturday, August 15, 2015 12:23 am MDT
The ovation went on and on.Michael Ballam had just sung “The Impossible Dream” from Utah Festival Opera’s “Man of La Mancha” and — true to form — he refused to break ...
Published: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 4:41 pm MDT
Pahrump, Nevada, sits in the doorway to Death Valley. And the town has been known to hit 117 degrees in the shade during the summer.But right now I’m in a Pahrump parking lot thinking about Christmas.
Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 5:27 pm MDT
What got me through my latest ordeal were all the people who wouldn’t let me droop. I was determined to feel morose, but they wouldn’t hear of it.
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 3:42 pm MDT
The kids were painting their faces when little Rebecca Kohl emerged with a red, white and blue “peace sign” covering her face. For me, it was like seeing a purple cow. I’d never seen a patriot...
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:24 pm MDT
Salt Lake Bees third baseman Kaleb Cowart doesn't just sign autographs for fans, he gives them a spiritual booster shot. Beneath his name he always jots the reference Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things thro...
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:57 pm MDT
At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, let me say that in the last five years I have probably wrung my hands over the end of the world, hmmm, for three seconds. Personally, I chose to worry about other th...
Published: Friday, June 19, 2015 4:44 pm MDT
I’m not sure when people started talking about “magical thinking.” When I was in college, I don’t remember the term coming up. Now it’s everywhere.
Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2:13 pm MDT
In this day and age, getting a slice of truth for $5 — even truth tossed off by a resourceful, out-of-work liberal arts graduate — has the feel of a real bargain.