Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:22 pm MDT
Over the weekend, my wife and I caught “Ephraim’s Rescue,” T.C. Christensen’s latest film about miracles on the Mormon Trail.It’s the story of Ephraim Hanks, a pioneer with a hea...
Published: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 1:01 pm MDT
In a tiny town in Eastern Nevada, a group of churchgoers have been rallying since their pastor unexpectedly died.
Published: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:56 pm MDT
More than once I’ve heard a person say that Mormon temples resemble castles. Well, why not? They are, after all, the dwellings of the King of Kings. And they are places where members of the church go to b...
Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 5:34 pm MDT
This new bunch of spiritual thinkers may, indeed, see the world differently, but they don’t undermine what went before. They try to expand on it. They don’t destroy our way of seeing things, they e...
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 5:08 pm MDT
I remember, as a missionary in Bolivia, picking up a newspaper one morning and reading the word “Mormon” on the front page.I was stunned.
Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:06 pm MDT
I was motoring down the freeway through California’s high desert when, from the corner of my eye, I glimpsed a tiny cross in the wasteland, attached to a steeple. The church looked like a matchbox careles...
Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:35 pm MDT
Kids today don’t need more information. They’re awash in it. What they need is a context for the information they already have.
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:50 pm MDT
Years ago I sent John Updike, called "The Mozart of American Letters" by one critic, a novel for him to sign. I got a delightful keepsake for my efforts.
Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:44 pm MDT
I envy David Kraus not just because he’s 18, but because he’s heading off on a Spanish-speaking mission that will be awash in church resources and materials. And he already has a better sense of wha...
Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:36 pm MDT
Church leaders aren’t in charge of the country, they are in charge of God’s Kingdom. And when a soul knocks on the gates and asks to come inside, a Christian leader is going to let them in. A Christ...