Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Matters of Faith

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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Trinity is a ‘heavenly mystery’ the world cannot understand

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Trinity is a ‘heavenly mystery’ the world cannot understand

A rather unusual festival in the Christian year falls on June 16 and it doesn’t celebrate the events in the life of Jesus or commemorate the saints of old. Instead, it celebrates a doctrine unique to and essential...

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Receive God’s gift and celebrate Pentecost in a whole new way

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Receive God’s gift and celebrate Pentecost in a whole new way

Virtually all of us receive gifts at various times in our lives. Maybe it is on your birthday, or at Christmas. Although many people receive gifts on special days, others are fortunate to receive gifts “just because.”...

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The concept of ‘fake news’ has been around for a long time

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

The concept of ‘fake news’ has been around for a long time

Someone said history begins with us, because we pass all information through our own experience filters to arrive at a method to define what is being said.  So if I begin with a phrase like “fake news,”...

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‘He offers us forgiveness… and immortality beyond the veil’

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

‘He offers us forgiveness… and immortality beyond the veil’

With the joys of the Easter season starting to fade in the rear view mirror, here are some quotes by church leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference about our Savior and...

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Christ has opened to us the way of everlasting life

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Christ has opened to us the way of everlasting life

The women stood at the cross and watched their beloved Lord die, and there wasn’t anything they could do about it. He’s dead! Now what? They loved Jesus! They learned from him! They saw him perform miracles! ...

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