BYU professor George Handley reflects on his faith in new book ‘If Truth Were a Child’

In the Old Testament, King Solomon settles a debate between two women who both claim to be a child’s mother by proposing to cut the child in half. In his latest book, “If Truth Were a Child” (Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 253 pages), BYU professor of humanities George Handley uses the story as a metaphor for the way people treat truth. Continue reading “BYU professor George Handley reflects on his faith in new book ‘If Truth Were a Child’”

There’s no shortage of ‘Stargate’ nostalgia on the spinoff’s 15th anniversary

SALT LAKE CITY — “As a family we always had pizza night with the kids when ‘Atlantis’ was on,” said Lisa Denoncourt. “The show was a perfect balance of sci-fi, humor and lots of sarcasm. But most of all, we were bonding as a family over one of our favorite shows.” Continue reading “There’s no shortage of ‘Stargate’ nostalgia on the spinoff’s 15th anniversary”

‘The Tragedy and the Triumph’ compiles speeches from BYU Easter Conferences

THE TRAGEDY AND THE TRIUMPH,” edited by Charles Swift, BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, $17.99, 160 pages (nf)

Each year, scholars gather at Brigham Young University to give presentations on the life and mission of Jesus Christ. A new book published in partnership with BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book draws from the 2018 and 2019 Easter Conferences. Continue reading “‘The Tragedy and the Triumph’ compiles speeches from BYU Easter Conferences”

From a Utah woman who built her own ambulance in WWI to one who ran against her husband for Senate, this podcast wants you to know their stories – and their names

Sometimes the greatest stories are found in the most unlikely places. Thanks to a lonely grave in a Colorado cemetery, scores of women largely lost to history are having their stories shared with thousands. Continue reading “From a Utah woman who built her own ambulance in WWI to one who ran against her husband for Senate, this podcast wants you to know their stories – and their names”

Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ showrunner Alfonso Moreno preparing for Season 6 creative retooling

SALT LAKE CITY — Fans of the popular Hallmark Channel show “When Calls the Heart” have been on pins and needles ever since co-creator Brian Bird announced the show would be taking a “creative hiatus” following the abrupt exit of actress Lori Loughlin. Continue reading “Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ showrunner Alfonso Moreno preparing for Season 6 creative retooling”

Maxwell Institute creates a study edition of the Book of Mormon that might change how you read the scriptures

Reading the scriptures can be an incredible experience, but sometimes small things like reading a certain number of verses per day or repeatedly seeing the same layout get in the way. A new book from the Neal A. Maxwell Institute of Religious Studies at BYU hopes to eliminate any obstacles posed by the layout of the text. Continue reading “Maxwell Institute creates a study edition of the Book of Mormon that might change how you read the scriptures”

‘‘When Calls the Heart’ continues to be a show that your whole family can genuinely enjoy’ — cast prepares for Season 6

SALT LAKE CITY — On the surface, “When Calls the Heart” is a show about simple romance in simpler times. Dive a little deeper, however, and the popular Hallmark Channel series reveals rich layers of redemption and forgiveness — along with day-to-day struggles that tug on the heartstrings. Continue reading “‘‘When Calls the Heart’ continues to be a show that your whole family can genuinely enjoy’ — cast prepares for Season 6”