For Mormons, a Cautious Step Toward Mainstream Acceptance

The New York Times has a good article about how the election has helped Mormons become more mainstream: On Tuesday, Dr. Peterson, 59, did something that seemed wondrous and nearly unthinkable: he entered a voting booth and cast his ballot for a Mormon, Mitt Romney, for president. “I have to say that when he first […]

October 2012 World Report of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

One of my favourite things about General Conference weekend is seeing The World Report. This is a “news” program that the Church puts together highlighting what has happened in the last 6 months. Normally I watch the broadcast between sessions of conference, but didn’t have a chance to. I just watched it earlier this week. […]

Blast from the past… Mitt Romney in 1958

Wow, time flies! 4 years ago when Mitt Romney was making his first run at being President of the United States, I posted parts of an article I found in an old magazine. Here we are 4 years later and he’s at it again, but this time has made it further in the race. Anyway, we […]

Scripture, Song and Six Grandchildren: Romneys Open Church Doors to Press

It’s always kind of funny to read descriptions of our services. This past Sunday Mitt Romney allowed reports to come with him to Church. There is a good description of it in the New York Times.  

Play ball! ‘Mormon Night’ is big in the big leagues

About a month ago Mormon Times had a nice article about “Mormon Night” at various Major League Baseball ball parks. I’m a huge baseball fan, and live close to Toronto, so it’d be great if the Blue Jays did that. A couple of years ago the missionaries sang the national anthems, and members could get […]

Donny Osmond was dropped off at Church a few weeks ago

No, not THAT Donny Osmond. On second thought, it was that Donny Osmond, but it wasn’t him in person. You see, a few weeks ago the Ward Mission Leader came up to me with a wet plastic grocery bag in his hands (it was raining) and said that someone had left this out front of […]

“When choosing where to play, Mormon recruits face unique issues”

Andy Staples, a writer for Sports Illustrated (and one whom I’m not familiar with) posted an excellent article last week about the challenges that active LDS athletes face in choosing a school and the possibility that they may leave for 2 years for a mission. I was an average athlete in high scho0l, and never […]

The Busy George Romneys – Juvenile Instructor May 1958

Note: Clicking any of the pictures in this post will bring up a larger version The first in my series of postings is from the May 1958 issue of the Juvenile Instructor. As I was flipping through the magazine, I came across an article called “The Busy George Romneys” by Melba M. Ferguson. Given the […]

LDS Newsroom – Faith Matters to NBA Champions’ General Manager

I’m a big basketball fan. I don’t really have a favourite team, but I love playing, and I regularly listen to the Toronto Raptors games on the radio during the season. If you can combine basketball and Church, that’s even better 🙂 Well, it is fairly well known that Danny Ainge is a Mormon. He […]

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