Jabari Parker, who is considered the best high school basketball player in the United States, appeared on Good Morning, America recently. Katie Couric was impressed by the young man’s dedication not just to basketball, but to his faith. She followed him into an early morning religion class he attends three days a a week at his church and learned that he considers himself defined not just Read more
Here are a few recently-appearing news stories that involve The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (otherwise known as “the Mormons“), or members of the Church:
Brooke White, a native of Mesa, Arizona, recently spoke with Randy Cordova of The Arizona Republic about her experience as one of the 24 finalists on American Idol – and about her Mormon faith.
It’s that time of year again-the blogs are abuzz with the latest news on American Idol. While all of the semifinalists have caught the media’s attention, two of them-Brooke White and David Archuleta–are Mormons, or members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And they stand out in Hollywood in a different way than many of the other contestants.
Ernie Wallengren died in 2003, but his image lives on in a documentary that will air on public television in Utah later in January. “Rolling,” produced by physician and filmmaker Gretchen Berland, has won multiple awards for showing what daily life is like for individuals in wheelchairs.
High school senior Jerry Bruner excels at football. He’s been a running back at his Vancouver high school this year, but his commitment to excellence doesn’t take place only on the football field. Qualities such as honesty, virtuous living, and respect for others are part of his everyday life.
The death of a loved one can be one of the most difficult trials we may endure in this life. Not only is the separation difficult, but the uncertainty of what has happened to the one who has died adds even more pain to the situation.
Approximately 125 Osmonds flew from Utah to Chicago to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show that aired on November 9, 2007.
This isn’t really the type of news I like to blog about. I mean, we’re usually blogging about weightier matters here at LDSBlogs, like doctrine and testimonies and Mitt Romney. So adding a blog about Marie Osmond passing out on live television doesn’t quite fit. But it’s so prominent in the media right now, I’m choosing to take the leap.
As the current Republican frontrunner in Iowa, Mitt Romney is still anything but yesterday’s news. And Newsweek, in its October 8, 2007 issue, has once again raised the question: Can the United States vote for and support a Mormon President?