Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Matters of Faith

Praying for our leaders: God commands it!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Praying for our leaders: God commands it!

Before I moved to Tooele, I served a congregation in rural Nebraska. At that time, Barack Obama was President of the United States. A member asked me before the service one Sunday morning if we were going...

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With Christ we can finish the race despite the struggle 

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

With Christ we can finish the race despite the struggle 

If I had a time machine and could go back in time to give myself one piece of advice, what would it be? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Have you ever wished you could go...

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

‘Saviour’ makes our the sacrifices we make in our lives worth it all

Funny how some childhood memories hang around for decades. One Saturday in 1964 while watching the Giants with my dad, Jesus Alou stepped into the batter’s box. As Matty and Felipe’s younger brother approached the plate, “Jesus...

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A joyful perspective will bring you peace in uncertain times

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

A joyful perspective will bring you peace in uncertain times

I recently noticed a political cartoon in which two women were sitting together; the caption read “I keep checking my calendar because 2021 feels a lot like 2020.” It appears as a culture we have nearly run out...

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Eternal freedom comes through Jesus Christ — and it’s free

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

Eternal freedom comes through Jesus Christ — and it’s free

Every year the Cato Institute issues a report called “The Human Freedom Index.” It is a global measurement of personal, civil, and economic freedom. The results might surprise you. The top five freest countries in the world...

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Christian charity brings education, life skills, and hope to orphaned children

A few weeks before Christmas, Janna and I spent an afternoon at a village with 42 children on the western outskirts of Lusaka, Zambia. Few of them have living parents. Some suffer from HIV-Aids. All have heart-breaking stories....

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The temple lives because Jesus lives!

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

The temple lives because Jesus lives!

The King, Jesus, was holding court with His people in the holiest of buildings, the Temple, conversing with the teachers of the Law, answering their questions and asking them questions. These rabbis “were astonished at His understanding...

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God’s disciples meet together in faith and obedience to Him, not in rebellion

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

God’s disciples meet together in faith and obedience to Him, not in rebellion

I have noticed lately that many people assume that if Christians meet in person to worship, they are doing so to be rebellious. I even get that impression (or actual accusation) from other Christians. The truth is we...

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Peace is found in the real reason it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

Peace is found in the real reason it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’

Merry Christmas! Yes, I am a bit early but it is my last opportunity this year to do that, so I hope it is a great holiday season for you.  Right now a lot of people are...

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Season of Advent is a time to slow down, prepare for Christ

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Season of Advent is a time to slow down, prepare for Christ

Many years ago, my wife Bonnie made a very astute observation; and it has become more incisive as the years have passed. She correctly perceived that the days between Halloween and New Year’s Day just seem to...

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