Ezra Taft Benson http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Ezra Taft Benson en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 03 Aug 2015 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 03 Aug 2015 01:33:28 MDT Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss New exhibit in Washington D.C. Visitors' Center shows growth of LDS Church in nation's capital http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632724/New-exhibit-in-Washington-DC-Visitors-Center-shows-growth-of-LDS-Church-in-nations-capital.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865632724/New-exhibit-in-Washington-DC-Visitors-Center-shows-growth-of-LDS-Church-in-nations-capital.html A new exhibit at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center celebrates the growth of the LDS Church in the D.C. region. Sun, 19 Jul 2015 23:39:42 MDT Viewpoint: 'Honor thy parents' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631840/Viewpoint-Honor-thy-parents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631840/Viewpoint-Honor-thy-parents.html Blessings come when children of all ages honor their mothers and fathers. Sat, 04 Jul 2015 00:20:00 MDT Fathers of the prophets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630951/Fathers-of-the-prophets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630951/Fathers-of-the-prophets.html Prophets have been some of the most influential men throughout time and are often referred to in scripture as... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:58:29 MDT A Mormon stake president's 'greatest sermon' was taught in the home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631038/A-Mormon-stake-presidents-greatest-sermon-was-taught-in-the-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865631038/A-Mormon-stake-presidents-greatest-sermon-was-taught-in-the-home.html The greatest sermon President Milan D. Smith ever gave was the Sunday after he was released, according to his son, Elder Smith. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 05:00:00 MDT 'Prophecy comes before history' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630962/Prophecy-comes-before-history.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630962/Prophecy-comes-before-history.html Having visited, interviewed and documented the lives of hundreds of individuals and families in Latin America in the past 30... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:32:01 MDT Elder Nelson travels to Eastern Europe, reflects on previous visits, Church milestones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630529/Elder-Nelson-travels-to-Eastern-Europe-reflects-on-previous-visits-Church-milestones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630529/Elder-Nelson-travels-to-Eastern-Europe-reflects-on-previous-visits-Church-milestones.html When Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve retraces Church history in Eastern Europe, he often walks in his own... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:50:30 MDT New musical tells story of prophets' alma mater http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630198/New-musical-tells-story-of-prophets-alma-mater.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865630198/New-musical-tells-story-of-prophets-alma-mater.html A new musical features the alma mater of past LDS Church Presidents Ezra Taft Benson and Harold B. Lee. Sat, 06 Jun 2015 05:00:00 MDT Elder Holland accepts key Scouting assignment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865629586/Elder-Holland-accepts-key-Scouting-assignment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865629586/Elder-Holland-accepts-key-Scouting-assignment.html Elder Jeffrey R. Holland is the latest in a long list of LDS leaders to serve on Scouting's national executive board. Thu, 28 May 2015 13:35:00 MDT Lawmaker emphasizes church, liberty in medical pot video http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672567/Lawmaker-emphasizes-church-liberty-in-medical-pot-video.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765672567/Lawmaker-emphasizes-church-liberty-in-medical-pot-video.html After a failed first attempt to pass a medical marijuana law in conservative Utah, a Republican state senator is renewing his... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:48:43 MDT Sister Linda K. Burton: 'We'll Ascend Together' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625723/Sister-Linda-K-Burton-Well-Ascend-Together.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625723/Sister-Linda-K-Burton-Well-Ascend-Together.html Sister Linda K. Burton, Relief Society general president, spoke in her Saturday morning general conference address.on the... Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:00:00 MDT 2 years after last new LDS temple was announced, construction rolls ahead http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625459/2-years-after-last-new-LDS-temple-was-announced-construction-rolls-ahead.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865625459/2-years-after-last-new-LDS-temple-was-announced-construction-rolls-ahead.html It's been 25 years since the LDS Church last went so long between announcements of new temples, but the moratorium has... Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:00 MDT LDS university president receives national attention for shoveling student's driveway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622844/LDS-university-president-receives-national-attention-for-shoveling-students-driveway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622844/LDS-university-president-receives-national-attention-for-shoveling-students-driveway.html Dr. Michael T. Benson — a BYU graduate, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the president... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:35:00 MST Prophets and presidents: 11 noteworthy connections between the LDS Church and the White House http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622644/Prophets-and-presidents-11-noteworthy-connections-between-the-LDS-Church-and-the-White-House.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622644/Prophets-and-presidents-11-noteworthy-connections-between-the-LDS-Church-and-the-White-House.html Here are 11 interesting connections between leaders of the LDS Church and United States presidents. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 05:00:00 MST The Australian teen, Studio C and finding cousins: Cool stories from RootsTech 2015 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622228/The-Australian-teen-Studio-C-and-finding-cousins-Cool-stories-from-RootsTech-2015.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865622228/The-Australian-teen-Studio-C-and-finding-cousins-Cool-stories-from-RootsTech-2015.html Tasman, a 15-year-old from Australia, played his saxophone near shopping centers for hours each weekend for three months in... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 MST Ezra Taft Benson: Champion of cooperative agriculture http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865621369/Ezra-Taft-Benson-Champion-of-cooperative-agriculture.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865621369/Ezra-Taft-Benson-Champion-of-cooperative-agriculture.html As Ezra Taft Benson made his journey from Idaho farm boy to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Utah colleagues cheered him along... Sat, 07 Feb 2015 05:00:00 MST BYU-Idaho devotional: 'Accomplishing the impossible' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620663/BYU-Idaho-devotional-Accomplishing-the-impossible.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865620663/BYU-Idaho-devotional-Accomplishing-the-impossible.html Elder Russell M. Nelson speaks to Brigham Young University-Idaho students during a campus devotional on Jan. 27. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:29:38 MST Book review: 'Ready Resource for Relief Society’ shares tips, resources for lessons http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618670/Book-review-Ready-Resource-for-Relief-Society7-shares-tips-resources-for-lessons.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618670/Book-review-Ready-Resource-for-Relief-Society7-shares-tips-resources-for-lessons.html In "Ready Resource for Relief Society," Trina Boice shares teaching tips, songs, references, graphics, suggested quotes,... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Christmas I Remember Best: 'All this, and the Gospel, too;' Christmas with Ezra Taft and Flora Benson http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618176/Christmas-I-Remember-Best--All-this-and-the-Gospel-too-Christmas-with-Ezra-Taft-and-Flora.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618176/Christmas-I-Remember-Best--All-this-and-the-Gospel-too-Christmas-with-Ezra-Taft-and-Flora.html Second of seven winners this year in the Deseret News' annual "Christmas I Remember Best" writing contest. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:53:29 MST What can I give Him? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617998/What-can-I-give-Him.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617998/What-can-I-give-Him.html Sister Carol F. McConkie of the Young Women general presidency shares thoughts at Christmastime. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:09:35 MST 'A light on the hill': Las Vegas Nevada Temple reaches 25-year milestone http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617931/A-light-on-the-hill-Las-Vegas-Nevada-Temple-reaches-25-year-milestone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617931/A-light-on-the-hill-Las-Vegas-Nevada-Temple-reaches-25-year-milestone.html It's been 25 years since LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 05:00:00 MST Amy Choate-Nielsen: Christmas clutter causes stress — but sometimes that's a good thing http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617845/Christmas-clutter-causes-stress-2-but-sometimes-thats-a-good-thing.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617845/Christmas-clutter-causes-stress-2-but-sometimes-thats-a-good-thing.html I found something in the mess of my cluttered living room that made my day. Now I'd better get back to cleaning. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:45:00 MST Ezra Taft Benson: 'Serving Church and Country' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616492/Ezra-Taft-Benson-Serving-Church-and-Country.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616492/Ezra-Taft-Benson-Serving-Church-and-Country.html A condensation of the lecture given Nov. 13 by Sheri L. Dew at the Men and Women of Faith Lecture Series. This is in... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:03:11 MST Online resources highlight President Benson http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616493/Online-resources-highlight-President-Benson.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616493/Online-resources-highlight-President-Benson.html A brief notice giving a link to the video recording of Shari Dew's lecture about Ezra Taft Benson and a link to an online... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:56:13 MST Viewpoint: 'He knows the way' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613305/Viewpoint-He-knows-the-way.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613305/Viewpoint-He-knows-the-way.html A bishop’s journal listed Primary sharing time among his most treasured Sunday memories. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:40:11 MDT 10 best emergency preparedness quotes from General Conferences past http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660549/10-best-emergency-preparedness-quotes-from-General-Conferences-past.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660549/10-best-emergency-preparedness-quotes-from-General-Conferences-past.html Exploring 10 emergency preparedness quotes from General Conferences past Sat, 04 Oct 2014 14:00:00 MDT The legacy of home and visiting teaching http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611863/The-legacy-of-home-and-visiting-teaching.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611863/The-legacy-of-home-and-visiting-teaching.html Not only does home and visiting teaching carry a rich legacy in the history of the LDS Church, but it has continued to play... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 05:00:00 MDT Honest effort http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611241/Honest-effort.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611241/Honest-effort.html "In the world today we face difficulties and challenges, some of which can seem truly daunting," said President Thomas S.... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:05:00 MDT LDS apostle Elder Russell M. Nelson turns 90 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610553/LDS-apostle-Elder-Russell-M-Nelson-turns-90.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610553/LDS-apostle-Elder-Russell-M-Nelson-turns-90.html Lessons, principles and habits learned in childhood remain vivid in memory for Elder Russell M. Nelson, who turned 90 on... Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:05:00 MDT 2015 Church curriculum announced http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610203/2015-Church-curriculum-announced.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610203/2015-Church-curriculum-announced.html Beginning January 2015, Church members worldwide will begin studying new curriculum for 2015. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 00:10:00 MDT Embrace gospel basics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609285/Embrace-gospel-basics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609285/Embrace-gospel-basics.html Blessings are assured as we practice gospel basics such as prayer and scripture study. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:05:00 MDT 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