5 scripture sections that focus on the atonement for Easter

The week prior to Easter is known as Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the last days of the Savior’s earthly ministry that culminated in His sacrifice for all mankind. A careful study of the scriptures and the significance of the Savior’s atonement can enhance your observance of this important week. Here’s a list of passages that will […]

5 things to know before you get your patriarchal blessing

A patriarchal blessing is available to every worthy, baptized member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blessing includes personal counsel from the Lord and declaration of a person’s lineage in the house of Israel. But before someone receives a patriarchal blessing, it’s helpful to prepare properly and to understand a few things about what […]

Sundance film ‘Don Verdean’ pokes fun at faith and fraud

BYU alumni Jared and Jerusha Hess returned to Sundance Film Festival’s center stage Wednesday with the premiere of “Don Verdean,” a film that’s every bit as outrageous as one would expect from the husband-and-wife creative team whose debut film, “Napoleon Dynamite,” stole the show at Sundance in 2004. “Don Verdean” takes a humorous look at […]

’16 Stones’ takes viewers on journey of faith

Action, adventure … and an examination of faith? The upcoming film “16 Stones,” which opens locally today, has all this and more. “16 Stones” tells the tale of three friends in 1830s Missouri who, in the face of severe religious persecution, go in search of tangible evidence to back up the Book of Mormon’s validity: […]