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Bob Mims

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Robert E.:

Most Mormons remain against gay marriage, new poll shows, but that opposition is fading fast; younger LDS support it

While most Mormons and other conservative Christian groups still eschew same-sex marriage, a new study shows dramatic erosion in that opposition. → Read More

Mormon church ‘is better because of Monson,’ says his likely successor, Russell Nelson; funeral procession to begin in streets of Salt Lake City

Top LDS authorities and rank-and-file Mormons, along with civic, business, religious and political leaders, united at the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Friday for the funeral of President Thomas S. Monson. → Read More

What to expect at viewing, funeral for Mormon leader Thomas S. Monson

Thousands of mourners will pay their last respects to LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson on Thursday, solemnly filing past the 90-year-old Mormon leader’s casket. → Read More

Russell M. Nelson, 93, a heart-surgeon-turned-apostle, poised to become next Mormon prophet

For most of his life, Russell M. Nelson has been touching people’s hearts. → Read More

Mormon missionaries begin returning to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

A small contingent of Mormon missionaries is returning to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, LDS Church officials said Friday, but it remained uncertain when the faith’s missionary operations will fully resume there. → Read More

Smartphones in Utah churches: Are they a heavenly help or a devilish distraction?

Christian clergy may be irretrievably divided on doctrine, but whether priest, pastor, bishop or apostle, they agree on this: Smartphones can be a pain in the pulpit. → Read More

Returned Mormon missionary details his three close encounters with terrorism and how he and his faith survived

But, on the morning of March 22, 2016, bloodied and stumbling out of the Islamic State group-directed carnage inside the Zaventem airport and collapsing onto a sidewalk, the 19-year-old Mormon missionary from Sandy found himself being cared for by a young Middle Eastern woman. → Read More

50 years later, Friendship Manor remains a monument to how faith groups can work together to serve Utah’s elderly

It was a 1961 chat between a Unitarian minister and a Westminster College professor that proved the genesis for Salt Lake City’s Friendship Manor retirement community. → Read More

Mapleton cops find family of 4, and dog, dead in suspected murder-suicide

Mapleton Police Chief John Jackson said Friday that the bodies of 45-year-old Timothy Griffith, 42-year-old Jessica Griffith, 16-year-old Samantha Badel and 5-year-old Alexendre Griffith were discovered by officers conducting a welfare check at the family’s home, 1502 N. State Route 89, at about 9:40 p.m. Thursday. → Read More

Utah forecast: A brief goodbye to the chill this weekend

Northern Utahns say goodbye, however briefly, to chillier days this Veterans Day weekend. → Read More

Acclaimed artist’s social commentary now adorns walls of Mormon museum

But there is something more that transcends that initial, visceral vision. There is, triumphantly, hope born of a subtly displayed faith in God and his fellow humans. → Read More

From Bible study to meaningful Masses, Utah Catholic scholar credits Protestant Reformation for positive Vatican reforms

Some Roman Catholics may blanch at the idea that the Protestant Reformation did Christendom any lasting good. → Read More

SWAT in standoff with knife-wielding shoplifting suspect who fled to Riverton home

Unified Police officers and a SWAT team were in a standoff early Monday afternoon with a knife-wielding shoplifting suspect who was barricaded inside a Riverton home. → Read More

Police on hunt for gunman suspected in Utah County motel robberies

Police were looking for a gun-toting man suspected in possibly three motel holdups in Utah County this weekend. → Read More

Utahns split on desire for more church transparency, but most active Mormons say it isn’t needed, poll shows

Utahns overwhelmingly want government and businesses to be more open, but they are less sure about whether churches need to lift veils of secrecy. → Read More

Utah forecast: The times, and weather, are a changing this weekend

The times, they are a changing this weekend. And so is Utah’s weather. → Read More

Mormon church donates $10 million to help house Salt Lake City's homeless, needy

The LDS Church is donating $10 million toward building and developing additional housing in the Salt Lake Valley for those in need, the Utah-based faith announced Thursday. → Read More

As manhunt continues in fatal University of Utah carjacking, officials announce suspect is also wanted for a Colorado homicide

As police searched Tuesday for an armed suspect in connection with a fatal shooting and carjacking, University of Utah officials announced that the suspect and his wife are wanted for a recent homicide in Colorado. → Read More

Utah forecast: On a chilly Halloween, even that witches cauldron might be alluring

Northern Utah’s Halloween will provide more than witches, goblins, devils and zombies to raise goose pimples and bring shivers to trick-or-treaters. → Read More

USU rape has campus on 'Code Blue' alert

Utah State University police have issued a “Code Blue” alert for the Logan campus after a female student reported being raped over the weekend. → Read More