John Turner Explains Why He Thinks Brigham Young Had Followers Despite His Flaws

Posted by in Religion on 10. Jul, 2014 | No Comments Yet

Historian John Turner, author of a recent biography on Brigham Young, answers the question, “With all his flaws, why was this Brigham Young revered and/or looked up to as a prophet?”

Finding Solace in Poetry

Posted by in Religion on 23. Jun, 2014 | No Comments Yet

Could it be that I, of all people, have acquired an appreciation for poetry? Maybe. Maybe a little. Not for impenetrable poetry perhaps, but for poetry that’s nothing but words artfully arranged and meaningful. Lately, I’ve encountered two poems that really help me feel better about life.

Appreciation for Uchtdorf

Appreciation for Uchtdorf

Posted by in Religion on 18. Feb, 2012 | No Comments Yet

In the LDS Worldwide Leadership Training Meeting held earlier this month, a statement made by President Uchtdorf of the First Presidency drew a lot of attention in my religious circles. Thank God for men like him who remind us that our whole faith tradition is based on questioning, and that the scriptures and history are replete with examples of people who only got answers and growth because they refused to be content with what was already known.