Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that people walk into the Dairy Queen in Perry, Utah, see a man slicing potatoes, and make assumptions about him.
Published: Friday, July 15, 2016 5:27 pm MDT
Earlier this year, at a Dodgers game, I saw all-star catcher Wilson Ramos step into the right field corner long before the game, go to a knee, bow his head and stay that way for a good two minutes. I couldn't h...
Published: Tuesday, July 5, 2016 4:39 pm MDT
In matters of faith, where a pulpit is a witness stand and people constantly share and bear testimony, being a reliable witness is all. Religious souls rise or fall on their authenticity.
Published: Friday, July 1, 2016 6:42 pm MDT
The word on the wire is Donald Trump has found Jesus. James Dobson from “Focus on the Family” leaked the news to the press earlier this week. So far no one in Trumpland is talking. Could it be possi...
Published: Friday, June 17, 2016 3:53 pm MDT
When Pope Francis canonized California’s Junipero Serra last year, making him an official Catholic saint, the pope called the man “one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.” It is true...
Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:46 am MDT
I’ve always liked Joseph Smith’s notion that “creating” and “organizing” amount to the same thing.You take bits and pieces of what exists and organize them into something u...
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:25 pm MDT
For many, the word “refugee” sounds like someone foreign and far away, but the truth is former refugees move among us daily. I’m thinking of "fellowcitizens with the saints" such as Francisco ...
Published: Friday, May 20, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
Bethel Church is all about spiritual signs and wonders. It is, to me, in a way, part of the “new spirituality” being practiced by young people these days. It is religion without borders, belief with...
Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 3:04 pm MDT
During my years on the editorial board at the Deseret News, Sen. Bob Bennett came by many times to clue us in. And seeing his name on our “things to do today” always made me smile.
Published: Friday, May 6, 2016 4:28 pm MDT
In Wyoming, Anthony’s LordLurks just beneath the skin of things;Like water in a blade of grass.Like the color blueHiding in the color green.