‘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”

Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ cast and crew tease possible baby, spinoff storyline in Christmas special

SALT LAKE CITY — Considering the series of dramatic surprises that ended season five of the family-friendly Hallmark Channel program “When Calls the Heart,” this year’s Christmas special has fans especially curious. But don’t think that means the cast is giving anything away. Continue reading “Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ cast and crew tease possible baby, spinoff storyline in Christmas special”

‘This show is loved’: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ fan base wants to deliver message to Hallmark

SALT LAKE CITY — Find a popular, recently cancelled TV show and you can set your watch by how long it takes fans to make a pitch for its revival. Some efforts are more successful than others, but few are truly newsworthy. A petition by a group of fans for Hallmark’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” may be an exception. Continue reading “‘This show is loved’: ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’ fan base wants to deliver message to Hallmark”

25 years later, the surprising parallels between ‘Rigoletto’s’ writer and its main character

SALT LAKE CITY — Leo Paur grew up fighting. Every time a challenge would come his way, he felt obligated to respond. None of his siblings reacted the same way, but for Paur, fighting was second-nature. “It was just the way (I) did things,” he said. Continue reading “25 years later, the surprising parallels between ‘Rigoletto’s’ writer and its main character”