Ezra Taft Benson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Ezra Taft Benson en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:00:01 MDT Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:02:02 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss My view: The most famous person born in Utah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606694/The-most-famous-person-born-in-Utah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606694/The-most-famous-person-born-in-Utah.html As you can see, it is a tough call to name the most famous person in Utah, but if I had to choose “the most... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:49:45 MDT Youth leaders receive national Scouting award http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605049/Youth-leaders-receive-national-Scouting-award.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605049/Youth-leaders-receive-national-Scouting-award.html LDS youth leaders Sister Rosemary M. Wixom and Brother David L. Beck receive Scouting's highest national honor, the Silver... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:05:00 MDT Apostle Ezra Taft Benson’s testimony in the Soviet Union http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604870/Apostle-Ezra-Taft-Benson7s-testimony-in-the-Soviet-Union.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604870/Apostle-Ezra-Taft-Benson7s-testimony-in-the-Soviet-Union.html On October 1, 1959, LDS Church apostle Ezra Taft Benson stepped into a 150-year-old historic Baptist church near Red Square,... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:40:00 MDT General auxiliary presidents speak at Women's Conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602314/General-auxiliary-presidents-speak-at-Womens-Conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602314/General-auxiliary-presidents-speak-at-Womens-Conference.html The Church’s Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidents spoke to Latter-day Saint women about the... Fri, 02 May 2014 16:20:00 MDT Temples, including Rome Italy Temple, reflect growth of the Church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600154/Temples-including-Rome-Italy-Temple-reflect-growth-of-the-Church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600154/Temples-including-Rome-Italy-Temple-reflect-growth-of-the-Church.html As Executive Director of the Temple Department, Elder William R. Walker of the Seventy is asked a lot of questions about the... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:15:00 MDT New Harmony: When studying the prophets, look beyond the labels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598965/When-studying-the-prophets-look-beyond-the-labels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598965/When-studying-the-prophets-look-beyond-the-labels.html I am a Sunday School teacher. And as the old hymn says, that means I try to “labor with care.” Right now, we... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 05:00:00 MDT Book of Mormon challenge: Mormons share 2-minute testimonies on YouTube (+video) http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590974/Book-of-Mormon-challenge-Mormons-share-2-minute-testimonies-on-YouTube-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590974/Book-of-Mormon-challenge-Mormons-share-2-minute-testimonies-on-YouTube-video.html If you were to search "The Book of Mormon" on YouTube, the first page of results would return a limited variety of videos:... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:20:00 MST Prominent Mormons in politics and government http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639568/Prominent-Mormons-in-politics-and-government.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765639568/Prominent-Mormons-in-politics-and-government.html Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT President Thomas S. Monson: 'True Shepherds' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587788/President-Thomas-S-Monson-True-Shepherds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587788/President-Thomas-S-Monson-True-Shepherds.html President Thomas S. Monson, in his priesthood session address, recalled summers as a boy when, riding in a car on the way to... Sat, 05 Oct 2013 19:55:00 MDT In Our Lovely Deseret: See the joy within me shine in someone else's eyes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584800/See-the-joy-within-me-shine-in-someone-elses-eyes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584800/See-the-joy-within-me-shine-in-someone-elses-eyes.html With the flourishing of missionaries in the field, the light of truth will dispel darkness, many will be led to the truth and... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 05:00:00 MDT New Harmony: 'A Year of Powerful Prayer' offers 365 insights into the world of prayer http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582853/A-Year-of-Powerful-Prayer-offers-365-insights-into-the-world-of-prayer.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582853/A-Year-of-Powerful-Prayer-offers-365-insights-into-the-world-of-prayer.html Spiritually minded souls who pray will see the new book “A Year of Powerful Prayer” as something of a godsend. It... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT Founding of America and LDS gospel Restoration are divinely connected http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700043925/Founding-of-America-and-LDS-gospel-Restoration-are-divinely-connected.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700043925/Founding-of-America-and-LDS-gospel-Restoration-are-divinely-connected.html Even with religious freedom and the birth of a new nation, the Restoration of the gospel was still an uphill battle. Only... Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:00:00 MDT In Our Lovely Deseret: The ideal is the greatest reality http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578160/The-ideal-is-the-greatest-reality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578160/The-ideal-is-the-greatest-reality.html As mortals we need ideals to follow, something greater than ourselves to seek after. The world offers us nothing. Truth is... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.: 'The Father and the Son' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626348/Elder-Christoffel-Golden-Jr-The-Father-and-the-Son.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626348/Elder-Christoffel-Golden-Jr-The-Father-and-the-Son.html "Our quest for eternal life is nothing other than a quest to understand who God is, and for us to return to live with Him,"... Sun, 07 Apr 2013 15:00:00 MDT Values in the Media: A look at General Conference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577346/Values-in-the-Media-A-look-at-General-Conference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577346/Values-in-the-Media-A-look-at-General-Conference.html One particular topic of discussion that continues to evolve and grow increasingly prominent in discussion at each LDS General... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:15:00 MDT Tim Johnson: The conference I remember best http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577406/Tim-Johnson-The-conference-I-remember-best.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577406/Tim-Johnson-The-conference-I-remember-best.html Most people remember the October 1988 general conference for President Benson's talk on flooding the earth with the Book of... Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:00:00 MDT LDS Church designates representatives for presidential inauguration http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570368/LDS-Church-designates-representatives-for-presidential-inauguration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865570368/LDS-Church-designates-representatives-for-presidential-inauguration.html When Barack Obama takes the oath of the office of the president of the United States for his second term on Jan. 21, two... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:00 MST Revised book an invaluable resource for student of the Doctrine and Covenants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569711/Revised-book-an-invaluable-resource-for-student-of-the-Doctrine-and-Covenants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569711/Revised-book-an-invaluable-resource-for-student-of-the-Doctrine-and-Covenants.html Hoyt W. Brewster Jr.'s "Doctrine and Covenants Encyclopedia" is an invaluable resource for the study of the Doctrine and... Tue, 01 Jan 2013 05:15:00 MST BYU basketball: Looking back at the Cougars' two NIT championship games in the Big Apple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615745/BYU-basketball-Looking-back-at-the-Cougars-two-NIT-championship-games-in-the-Big-Apple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765615745/BYU-basketball-Looking-back-at-the-Cougars-two-NIT-championship-games-in-the-Big-Apple.html BROOKLYN, N.Y. — BYU meets Florida State tonight at the Barclays Center in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals,... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:00:00 MST Book review: 'River Notes' takes one on a beautiful, sobering journey http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565734/Book-review-River-Notes-takes-one-on-a-beautiful-sobering-journey.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865565734/Book-review-River-Notes-takes-one-on-a-beautiful-sobering-journey.html The Colorado is the world's most regulated river, a river plugged by 25 dams. Explorer-in-Residence at the National... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:09:12 MDT Heaven? Some see a place, others a state of being http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612605/Heaven-Some-see-a-place-others-a-state-of-being.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765612605/Heaven-Some-see-a-place-others-a-state-of-being.html The Hubble space telescope has spotted many wonderful things, but none that can be identified as yet as heaven. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:00:00 MDT Researching Family History: Gathering the genealogy records in Germany that survived World War II http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564558/Gathering-the-genealogy-records-in-Germany-that-survived-World-War-II.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564558/Gathering-the-genealogy-records-in-Germany-that-survived-World-War-II.html The account of Elders Paul Langheinrich, Rudolph K. Poecker and others who protected genealogy records in Germany. How they... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:00:00 MDT Utah was opposed to gambling long before statehood http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765601035/Utah-was-opposed-to-gambling-long-before-statehood.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765601035/Utah-was-opposed-to-gambling-long-before-statehood.html Even before Utah became a state, early leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made it clear that gambling... Sat, 01 Sep 2012 15:39:06 MDT Late LDS President Gordon B. Hinckley's voice a boon to research study http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765594445/Late-LDS-President-Gordon-B-Hinckleys-voice-a-boon-to-research-study.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765594445/Late-LDS-President-Gordon-B-Hinckleys-voice-a-boon-to-research-study.html Late LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley received 10 honorary doctorate degrees, spoke at multiple college graduations... Sat, 04 Aug 2012 05:00:00 MDT Looking back on the rich history of the Jordan River Temple http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558354/Looking-back-on-the-rich-history-of-the-Jordan-River-Temple.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865558354/Looking-back-on-the-rich-history-of-the-Jordan-River-Temple.html The Jordan River Temple, one of the busiest in the LDS Church, has been in operation for 30 years. This is a look back at its... Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:00:00 MDT New booklet targets LDS families of homosexual youth http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557584/New-booklet-targets-LDS-families-of-homosexual-youth.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865557584/New-booklet-targets-LDS-families-of-homosexual-youth.html A new booklet published by a California university project is aimed specifically at "Helping Latter-day Saint Families with... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:25:08 MDT Defending the Faith: We can learn from history and the sins of Nephites http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765581231/We-can-learn-from-history-and-the-sins-of-Nephites.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765581231/We-can-learn-from-history-and-the-sins-of-Nephites.html By the end of the second century before Christ, during the generation or so following the abdication of King Benjamin,... Thu, 07 Jun 2012 05:00:00 MDT The Benson Grist Mill is a rugged monument to a dynamic pioneer past http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576771/The-Benson-Grist-Mill-is-a-rugged-monument-to-a-dynamic-pioneer-past.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765576771/The-Benson-Grist-Mill-is-a-rugged-monument-to-a-dynamic-pioneer-past.html Curiosity has no age limit, and for children and former children interested in Utah's agricultural and mechanical past... Thu, 17 May 2012 17:33:39 MDT http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553864/Missionary-preparation--unleashing-your-potential.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865553864/Missionary-preparation--unleashing-your-potential.html Studying Book of Mormon prophets Nephi and his younger brother Jacob helps young men and women prepare for full-time... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 05:00:00 MDT Friday Minute: Becoming as a child is the door to heaven http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552669/Becoming-as-a-child-is-the-door-to-heaven.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865552669/Becoming-as-a-child-is-the-door-to-heaven.html Humility is not weakness, submissiveness is not surrender — at least not in the worldly sense. Childlike virtues are... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:00:00 MDT Gardens teach children important life lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551732/Gardens-teach-children-important-life-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865551732/Gardens-teach-children-important-life-lessons.html Young children love gardening, and it's a great activity to help them learn important lessons. It's also an activity... Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 MST President Monson's biography available in Spanish http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564615/President-Monsons-biography-available-in-Spanish.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865564615/President-Monsons-biography-available-in-Spanish.html Thanks to a team of English-to-Spanish translators, President Thomas S. Monson’s biography "To the Rescue" is about to... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 13:00:00 MST Book of Mormon translation: Italian http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550831/Book-of-Mormon-translation-Italian.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550831/Book-of-Mormon-translation-Italian.html Elder Lorenzo Snow organized the Italian mission in 1850 and supervised the translation of the Book of Mormon into the... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:00:00 MST The translators of the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550384/The-translators-of-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865550384/The-translators-of-the-Book-of-Mormon.html Since Joseph Smith published the first English edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830, several individuals have assisted in... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 05:00:00 MST Landmark talk by President J. Reuben Clark set standard for church education http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398988/Landmark-talk-by-President-J-Reuben-Clark-set-standard-for-church-education.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398988/Landmark-talk-by-President-J-Reuben-Clark-set-standard-for-church-education.html While the LDS Church commemorates the seminary centennial, it’s been almost 75 years since President J. Reuben Clark,... Thu, 09 Feb 2012 05:00:00 MST Food storage important to more than Mormons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398350/Food-storage-important-to-more-than-Mormons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705398350/Food-storage-important-to-more-than-Mormons.html While Mormons have been counseled by their church leaders for years to have food storage, many people who are not members of... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 05:00:00 MST Embracing the power of the Book of Mormon http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700212348/Embracing-the-power-of-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700212348/Embracing-the-power-of-the-Book-of-Mormon.html Among the hallmarks of Ezra Taft Benson's tenure as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was his... Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:00:00 MST Setting goals: Advice from Elder John A. Widtsoe still relevant more than a century later http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211307/Setting-goals-Advice-from-Elder-John-A-Widtsoe-still-relevant-more-than-a-century-later.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211307/Setting-goals-Advice-from-Elder-John-A-Widtsoe-still-relevant-more-than-a-century-later.html These regulations are still relevant today as we plan our lives and use our time wisely. Mon, 02 Jan 2012 05:00:00 MST Book remembers BYU's forgotten 1951 NIT champions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207138/Book-remembers-BYUs-forgotten-1951-NIT-champions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700207138/Book-remembers-BYUs-forgotten-1951-NIT-champions.html "The Forgotten Champions." It is a book title that fits the tale of the late Stan Watts' squad and its glorious 1951 National... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:21:13 MST Erin Stewart: Why I am a stay-at-home mom http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394195/Why-I-am-a-stay-at-home-mom.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705394195/Why-I-am-a-stay-at-home-mom.html Being a stay-at-home mom was not a haphazard choice. It was something I wanted for me and for my children, not something I... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 15:00:00 MST Oldest native Utahn celebrates her 106th birthday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700194913/Oldest-native-Utahn-celebrates-her-106th-birthday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700194913/Oldest-native-Utahn-celebrates-her-106th-birthday.html Virginia Lewis said she heard rumors that her grandchildren were planning a party. Even if she doesn't think it's an... Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:07:36 MDT Globe columnist: An 'epochal' moment for Mormons in public life http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700174669/Globe-columnist-An-epochal-moment-for-Mormons-in-public-life.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700174669/Globe-columnist-An-epochal-moment-for-Mormons-in-public-life.html Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:12:11 MDT Perception of Mitt Romney election to presidency would be similar to that of John F. Kennedy, scholar says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388906/Perception-of-Mitt-Romney-election-to-presidency-would-be-similar-to-that-of-John-F-Kennedy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705388906/Perception-of-Mitt-Romney-election-to-presidency-would-be-similar-to-that-of-John-F-Kennedy.html If Mitt Romney were to be elected president of the United States in 2012, the concern that some voters now have with his... Mon, 08 Aug 2011 23:47:02 MDT Author uses humor, scriptures in 'Bad Guys in the Book of Mormon' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376320/Author-uses-humor-scriptures-in-Bad-Guys-in-the-Book-of-Mormon.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376320/Author-uses-humor-scriptures-in-Bad-Guys-in-the-Book-of-Mormon.html Dennis Gaunt, author of "Bad Guys in the Book of Mormon," uses humor, scriptures and quotes from LDS Church leaders to write... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT Behind the music: 'I Hope They Call Me on a Mission' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376317/Behind-the-music-I-Hope-They-Call-Me-on-a-Mission.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705376317/Behind-the-music-I-Hope-They-Call-Me-on-a-Mission.html Newel K. Brown's song "I Hope They Call Me On a Mission" has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT Historic Idaho building to be restored http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700151809/Historic-Idaho-building-to-be-restored.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700151809/Historic-Idaho-building-to-be-restored.html PRESTON, Idaho — A preservation group says a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor will allow restoration to begin on... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:10:41 MDT Defending the Faith: Defending the Faith: Keeping our eye on the president of the church http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375835/Defending-the-Faith-Keeping-our-eye-on-the-president-of-the-church.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705375835/Defending-the-Faith-Keeping-our-eye-on-the-president-of-the-church.html There's little challenge in having modern prophets, and very little point to it, if they're only allowed to ratify our... Thu, 07 Jul 2011 05:00:00 MDT