Alex Jensen

Alex Jensen

Alex Jensen, a native of Bountiful, Utah, was born on 16 May 1976 to parents Kathy and Jerry Jensen. He was a finance major at the University of Utah. While at the University, he proved himself to be an exceptionally good player. Playing under the tutelage of Coach...
Gladys Knight: Conversion to the Mormon Faith

Gladys Knight: Conversion to the Mormon Faith

Gladys Knight is an American singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman, humanitarian, and author. When most people hear the name Gladys Knight they perhaps think of the soulful musical combination of Gladys Knight & the Pips. The group consisted of Gladys, her...
Trick Shot Titus

Trick Shot Titus

A catch phrase that is often used of young people who exhibit extraordinary talents and abilities is “And a little child shall lead them.” Albeit the phrase is taken out of its Biblical context, it is still perhaps fitting in some ways when describing youngsters such...
Ezekiel Ansah’s Conversion to Mormonism

Ezekiel Ansah’s Conversion to Mormonism

Ezekiel Nana Ansah, perhaps better known to many as “Ziggy”, is a recent graduate of Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, where he played the position of defensive end for the BYU Cougars. He graduated with a degree in Actuarial Science and a minor in...
Utah Valley Music Scene

Utah Valley Music Scene

The concept behind The Voice, an American reality television singing competition broadcast on NBC, is to discover new singing talent (solo or duets) among ambitious singers, 15 years of age and over, who are chosen from public auditions. The idea for the American...
David James Archuleta – Prepares for Return from Mormon Mission

David James Archuleta – Prepares for Return from Mormon Mission

David James Archuleta, born 28 December 1990, is well known as a successful recording artist, and young singing sensation. Many people will recall that in 2007, at the age of sixteen, he became one the youngest contestants on season seven of the popular television...
Mormon Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah and the 2013 NFL Draft

Mormon Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah and the 2013 NFL Draft

The NFL Draft begins Thursday, 25 April 2013, in New York. With that, Kenneth Arthur reporting for SB Nation states that there is a lot to think about, including a question about the birth certificate of Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, a member of The Church of...
Mormon Mia Love: Re-Entering the Congressional Race in 2014?

Mormon Mia Love: Re-Entering the Congressional Race in 2014?

A recent article in The Washington Times by Valerie Richardson titled “Rising GOP star ponders another run in Utah” suggests that Mia Love, the current Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, may be considering running for congress again. Love, who is a member of...
John Zamudio

John Zamudio

The three main questions of life are: Where did I come from?, Why am I here?, and Where am I going? Though many people take the time to ponder all three questions, the one that perhaps most people spend a considerable amount of time contemplating is the question,...
Mormon David Archuleta Releases New Album

Mormon David Archuleta Releases New Album

David James Archuleta (born 28 December 1990) is an American singer-songwriter and actor from Murray, Utah. At ten years old, he won the children’s division of the Utah Talent Competition which led to other television singing appearances. When he was twelve...
Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald

Brian McDonald from Buena Vista, California, is the son of George Ashford and Juanita McDonald. He has an older brother who played receiver at Illinois State University. Brian, himself, was a running back for the BYU Cougars from 2000 until 2001. He was recruited by...
Matteo

Matteo

Matteo is a music group made up of four members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who served their missions in Taiwan, China. While on their missions they discovered a passion for Chinese music. That passion led them to learn new instruments that have...
Mormon Jabari Parker’s High School Jersey Retired

Mormon Jabari Parker’s High School Jersey Retired

To say that Chicago’s Simeon High senior, Jabari Parker, is a phenomenal basketball player, should come as no surprise to anyone. Jabari’s superb athletic abilities kept him ranked as the top recruit in the Class of 2013, right up until Huntington, West...
Mormon Manti Te’o – Keeping His Head in the Game

Mormon Manti Te’o – Keeping His Head in the Game

After a recent major upset in his life caused by a hoax that purported that he had a girlfriend,  Lennay Kekua, who had supposedly died of leukemia on the same day as his beloved grandmother, Manti Te’o, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...
Mormon Beliefs and Attitudes on Immigration

Mormon Beliefs and Attitudes on Immigration

The Pew Foundation survey of Mormons released this past week confirms that U.S. Mormons are more conservative (66 percent) compared to the general public (37 percent), and on most issues, they closely track white evangelicals. But immigration is one issue that sets...
LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds

LDS religious commitment high, Pew survey finds

Of all the numbers in the Pew Research Center’s recently released survey of “Mormons in America,” the highest, most overwhelming numbers are these: 98 percent of respondents said they believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and 97 percent say...
Mormons’ Focus on Marriage & Family Highlighted in Pew Survey

Mormons’ Focus on Marriage & Family Highlighted in Pew Survey

SMITHFIELD — After dinner, three baths, four bedtime stories and a half-a-dozen goodnight kisses for 2-year-old twins Brock and Isaac and 6-year-old Ellie, Erin and Brian Thompson finally sink into the couch with weary smiles. Being parents is just what they always...
Pew Study on Mormons in America

Pew Study on Mormons in America

As the “Mormon moment” extends into 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life today released a groundbreaking new survey, the first ever published by a non-LDS research organization to focus exclusively on members of The Church of Jesus...

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