Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Matters of Faith

Paul knew in the war for the soul, truth required diligent protection

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Paul knew in the war for the soul, truth required diligent protection

In reading the closing thoughts of Paul’s first letter to Timothy, I paused at this statement: “Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is...

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Recognition that evil exists is missing from larger discussion

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Recognition that evil exists is missing from larger discussion

A lot of what we have seen or heard in the news has been nothing short of appalling. It seems as if we can’t go a week without yet another story of a mass shooting in our country....

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Truly loving your neighbor is not about turning away when they sin

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Truly loving your neighbor is not about turning away when they sin

Of all the emotions it would seem that love is the most written about. You find it in poems, in songs, in movies and in plays. You even find it carved into wooden benches and trees. (That’s...

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The law is not about to qualify for His love; it’s about His love for us

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The law is not about to qualify for His love; it’s about His love for us

One of my granddaughters just finished her classroom work for driver’s education, which leads to one of those significant life events — the driver’s test.  The fruit of successful completion of that test leads to the often...

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Churches often do a poor job making visitors feel welcome

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Churches often do a poor job making visitors feel welcome

We had a visitor to our church last week. That is not unusual. We get a fair number of them. But what was unusual was the complete candor this person had.  Let’s call him, “Bob.” Before the...

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President Nelson may be known as the ‘policy buster’ to history buffs

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

President Nelson may be known as the ‘policy buster’ to history buffs

Political pundits slapped the nickname “Trust Buster” on President Theodore Roosevelt when he went nose-to-nose with previously untouchable men and corporations of wealth in the early 1900s. With the Sherman Antitrust Act in his hip pocket and...

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To trust and obey God is the only way a Christian should live

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

To trust and obey God is the only way a Christian should live

I became a Christian in 1973 during what is commonly referred to as the “Jesus Movement.” Many of the people who were saved through faith in Christ during that time came out of the “hippie” movement.  Whether or...

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Pray that I will continue to trust in the eternal words ‘Thy will be done’

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Pray that I will continue to trust in the eternal words ‘Thy will be done’

“Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” is an old Yiddish adage that means, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Despite our most careful planning, the Road of Life is unpredictable. We might have driving and destination strategies, but scenic,...

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We cannot control or manage what other people think or say

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

We cannot control or manage what other people think or say

Mirrors can be fascinating things. They allow us to see ourselves or at least provide a reflection. What we see in great measure depends on us.  When I first moved to Tooele to pastor the church that...

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‘Diverse people working as one’ transformed and united a nation

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

‘Diverse people working as one’ transformed and united a nation

Thanks to my fourth-grade teacher Rowe Harrison, I fell in love with Utah history and geography at a tender age. Dinosaurs, Colorado plateau, Lake Bonneville, Goshutes, handcarts, hole-in-the-rock, and memorizing counties and county seats all fascinated my...

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