Historians comment on Mormon History Association and Barbara Jones Brown

Barbara Jones Brown began her tenure as the new Executive Director of the Mormon History Association on May 1, 2018. Several of the historians she considers mentors have shared a few thoughts for an upcoming feature in the Deseret News.

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Joe Mallozzi talks ‘Dark Matter’ cliffhanger, ‘Stargate’ revival

I recently interviewed Joe Mallozzi for an article in the Deseret News. Mallozzi was the showrunner of “Dark Matter” and a prolific producer of “Stargate” franchise TV episodes.

Mallozzi shared thoughts on his decision to breakdown what would be (and may yet be) the first episode of a fourth season of “Dark Matter.” He also commented on the status of the effort to revive “Stargate” and shared his thoughts on fan reactions to sci-fi cancellations.

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Companion book to Hallmark’s ‘When Calls the Heart’ aims to edify and inspire

SALT LAKE CITY — The new book, “When God Calls the Heart: Devotions From Hope Valley,” by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox (Broadstreet Publishing Group, 176 pages) offers fans of the Hallmark Channel drama inspirational messages through the fictional characters they love.

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Scholar explores era, events that help shape modern religions in ‘Crucible of Faith’

A recent book by Philip Jenkins looks at a tumultuous time in history that contains lessons for believers trying to navigate today’s religious landscape.

Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World” (Basic Books, $19.99) covers a time period of about two centuries prior to the birth of Christ to a half-century after his death.
So much happened in such a short amount of time such that Jenkins refers to it as a crucible in which different world faiths were shaped.

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