Last week mental_floss blog posted about 10 Religious Holidays Not Yet Exploited by Hallmark. Coming in at #4 was Pioneer Day. After a brief history of the Church, it describes the day as follows: And what better reason to set aside Pioneer Day every July 24 for some fireworks, picnics, Mormon folk music, and, of […]
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 […]
The Ottawa Citizen has a nice article about Gladys Knight and her faith: Between each line of pain and glory in a long musical career, Gladys Knight has always found time for God. Even in her darkest hours after personal tragedies, fighting racism or battling addictions, Knight has looked to God for consolation. This closeness […]
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 […]
ESPN.com has a great article by Gene Wojciechowski about Larry Miller, the owner of the Utah Jazz. Larry Miller is also Brother Miller, an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Miller is LDS — a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You can’t swing a Q-tip […]
Newsweek has an interesting article about the success of Mormons on reality TV shows: Wholesome, likable Mormon competitors are now so plentiful that some viewers have taken to playing Spot the Mormon… In reality TV terms, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in a sweet spot demographically: still small enough that members […]
Times and Seasons has an interesting post about Don Lind, a Mormon astronaut, who went up into space in 1985. The post quotes from a book where Don describes the challenge of kneeling in weightlessness, and also the challenge of getting NASA to allow him to wear his garments. Good stuff!
MyFox Utah has a short, but nice, interview clip with Sheri Dew about her work with President Hinckley.
The Director of the Internet Coordination Group for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Larry Richman, runs a blog called ldsWebGuy. Yesterday he posted that according to BlogPulse, Gordon B. Hinckley was the 3rd most referenced person in the blogosphere on Monday. As you can see from the screenshot, almost all of the […]
Compared to Stephen Colbert’s “conspiracy theory” bit, Glenn Beck of Headline News and the self-titled radio show, had a much more compassionate tribute to President Hinckley.