Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
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...
Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:19 pm MDT
The CD for Michael McLean’s new stage production “Threads” proves that, as with most things McLean, hearing — not seeing — is believing. "Threads" is McLean's love letter to women ...
Published: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 3:05 pm MDT
I have been thinking today of Luacine Clark Fox. The reason, I think, is a few nights ago I stumbled across the sheet music of her wonderful hymn, “Love One Another.” She gave me that music, sweetly...
Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:17 am MDT
When people hear the words “Irish” and “saint,” their minds think “Patrick.”St. Patrick tints all things Irish. His prayers and exploits even have other nations painting th...
Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 3:13 pm MST
The old Catholic missions along the California coast are as lovely as a string of pearls. Early Franciscan missionaries purposefully built them “one day’s walk apart” from each other.