Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:37 pm MDT
For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organizing and creating are often one and the same. We cut and paste, trim and sort. We love to gather, arrange and display. We always have.
Published: Friday, April 24, 2015 5:10 pm MDT
For the first time, many local theater-goers will see the sight gags and hear the song lyrics that, until now, have been masked by euphemisms such as “coarse,” “graphic” and “risqu...
Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 3:34 pm MDT
In some churches, sacred objects are said to have supernatural powers. My church isn’t one of them. But when I touch an object that’s part of religious history, I know why others claim to feel the m...
Published: Friday, April 10, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
In poll after poll, youths today say they feel hamstrung by the do’s and don’ts of organized religion. They prefer to carve out their own spiritual path. They tend to see organized religion as an at...
Published: Sunday, April 5, 2015 5:22 pm MDT
Eric Stamets, a 24-year-old defensive wizard from Dublin, Ohio, has the skills and determination to shake things up. And this summer, he hopes to start by shaking things up at shortstop for the Salt Lake Bees.
Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:40 pm MDT
When you visit places where your ancestors lived, when you read about the world around them, when you touch objects they touched and read books they read, you help them to live again.
Published: Friday, March 27, 2015 4:23 pm MDT
Scholars debate the true holiness of just about every holy site in Israel. Yet there is one place where scholars, scientists and spiritual leaders all agree is a place where Jesus certainly stood — and th...
Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 3:38 pm MDT
I know we live in the “Beehive State.” But the other day I was set on my heels when I realized how much my own life is bound up with bees. I’m a “Bee” from Box Elder High.
Published: Friday, March 13, 2015 5:01 pm MDT
Traditionally, spiritual moments are moments filled with “light.” But as I travel around, I find that many churches — especially Catholic churches — are just the opposite. They offer us ...
Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 4:00 pm MST
I realize the term “edgy LDS writing” sounds like a contradiction to many people. But every group has its limits. And every group has writers who push them. An acquaintance of mine, David Kline, has...