Mar 2, 2019 8:28 pm MST'You can do this': Elder and Sister Bednar highlight 'gathering' at Family Discovery Day “We are the gatherers” and “You can do this” were the common, repeated themes offered by Elder David A. Bednar and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, during a Saturday keynote address during Family Discovery Day at RootsTech 2019 in Salt Lake City.
On the Deseret News staff since September 1984, Scott Taylor has been managing editor, opinion editor, sports editor, Olympic sports editor and an assistant city editor as well as a reporter/writer covering events and issues for the News, Sports, Olympics, Church News, Faith/Ethics, City and Utah County departments/sections. From 2011 to 2014, he took a leave of absence to serve as an LDS Church mission president in Phoenix. A BYU graduate and Pulliam Fellow/intern at the Arizona Republic, he has reported from five continents with coverage from high school sports to five Olympic Games and from local city government and law enforcement agencies to relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has received numerous local, state, regional and nation journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.
Mar 1, 2019 8:09 am MSTChurch News: New series of videos emphasizes missionary safety From safety on the street to fighting germs and avoiding the criminal intent of others, a new video series released today by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is designed to increase the safety of the 65,000 currently serving full-time missionaries as well as those yet to serve.
Feb 20, 2019 12:26 pm MSTChurch News: Missionary from Utah serving in Dominican Republic dies after fall from apartment building roof An 18-year-old missionary from Utah serving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dominican Republic passed away Wednesday morning after falling from the roof of his apartment building.
Aug 18, 2018 10:15 pm MDT'We're correcting a name,' President Russell M. Nelson tells Latter-day Saints in Canada The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offered his first public comments about the direction given last week to focus Latter-day Saints on Jesus Christ and the correct name of the church.
Jul 28, 2018 8:10 pm MDTElder Holland returns home, rededicates St. George Tabernacle Nearly a century and a half after it was originally planned, constructed and dedicated by 19th century pioneers, a renovated St. George Tabernacle was rededicated Saturday by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve.
Jun 8, 2018 10:00 pm MDTFrom the Church News archives: Responses of joy evoked by 1978 revelation on priesthood In its first reporting of the 1978 revelation on priesthood, the _Church News_ cited the extensive media attention given and a telegram sent by U.S. President Jimmy Carter. But the report’s most powerful words were responses from black members to the news.
May 1, 2018 3:10 pm MDTWhy atheists (and everyone else) should support freedom of religion Freedom of religion or belief should be seen as a foundational freedom that sustains other critical freedoms and human rights and is fundamental to societal well-being, Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in a May 1 address in British Parliament.