B.U.M.P. Limited is pleased to announce that Starrs Universal has won a first-place 2010 Silver Telly Award for its media production of "The Mormon Tabernacle" for Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys, part of the BYU Virtual Tours series. Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is a co-production of Brigham Young University Religious Education and Starrs Universal. John Starrs, [...]


This is the time, brothers and sisters, to make our voices heard. In the media today, as we would look at it from any vantage point, I think we'd have to say that Lucifer's influence has a far more dominant influence than the Lord's. We are in a war. This war is the same that [...]


I sprinted home to get help and was immediately distracted by my brother eating a Drumstick ice cream cone. I wanted one so I looked for my mom. via The Virtual Couch


I am writing this blog entry at 36,000 feet as my wife and I wing our way back to Utah from a wonderful week in New England.  I am connected by Wi-Fi on a Southwest flight testing internet service. We were able to connect to the live LDS General Conference for the Sunday Morning session, [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs "Pausing to Lift." Tomorrow, it will be exactly one year since we last visited in the paragraphs of The Easy Chair. I had not intended to resume specifically for the anniversary; I simply thought tonight that it’s time to get back to my friends.  I am sorry that [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs "Virtual Reality In Real Life." Lately I have been thinking about real world society and virtual society. Each day I am immersed in visual and aural messaging telling me about people, places and things I have never seen “in real life.” While it has become far more easy [...]


Over six years in the making, Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys is an interactive DVD and book set based on LDS Church Historical sites in downtown Salt Lake City.  With research and hosting by 5 BYU religion professors, and rich interactive media produced by award-winning filmmakers, the project represents an unsurpassed teaching and learning experience. "One [...]


"The most productive farmers in the world would be unsuccessful if they didn’t harvest their crops. Do something about your ideas. Take the initiative to share your thoughts with others and to take action on your own." —Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Read the Entire Talk Here… This and [...]


(Ed. Note… This is a re-post from July, but because the speech dealt in part with 9/11, we are sharing it again.) Giving one of the most moving and important speeches of our times, Glenn Beck rises to the occasion of The Patriotic Service of America's Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah, and teaches all who [...]


During the 149th Annual Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in May, 1979, President Spencer W. Kimball made the following statement: "Now, my brothers and sisters, it seems clear to me, indeed, this impression weighs upon me—that the Church is at a point in its growth and maturity when we are [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs Time is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. We all have the same amount of time each day. It’s what we do with it that makes the difference. Each week as I sit in The Easy Chair to write this column, I am always astounded at how quickly [...]


Giving one of the most moving and important speeches of our times, Glenn Beck rises to the occasion of The Patriotic Service of America's Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah, and teaches all who attended the true meaning of leadership in America. As a part of one of the largest freedom celebrations in the country, "America’s [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs Making a world of difference, with brownies and ice cream. The girl was in a cage. They called her incorrigible. Her parents had abandoned her. She was caged like an animal in an institution because that’s how she acted. She would fly into rages and throw anything she [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs Swords and Moccasins There is an old Native American saying that you cannot know a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins. Jesus taught that we should go the extra mile with our neighbors. So there’s two miles right there.. Those two miles a day [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs I am not sure what it is about taking a shower that stimulates thinking. I used to think that it was a phenomenon unique to myself until a friend mentioned a while back that he also gets all his best thinking done in the shower. I don’t know [...]


 The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs Walk in Beauty When I lived among the Navajo people in the American Southwest, I was introduced to a concept that I find absolutely wonderful. The Navajo have a word, Hózhó. (rhymes with “no go”, except with a zh as in Dr. Zhivago. Well, sort of.) The concept [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs No More Pencils, No More Books… The refrain escaped my lips every summer vacation of my youth. I enjoyed school. Mostly. Except 10th grade. The rest of it was great. I do wish I had paid more attention, read and written more, and played more dodge ball. Never [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs The power of kind words from a stranger… This week has been interesting and I don’t want to do a negative story today. So, while this will start out down, hopefully we will all be lifted before I am done. Life circumstances found me at the local credit [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs We are under attack. I felt that acutely this week as I read three separate articles online. The first is about a church that was vandalized. Apparently someone did donuts on the lawn, around the flagpole, no less, causing tremendous damage. I read the address and was startled. [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs I was recently reading a survey about the rudeness in society principally demonstrated by the youngsters of society. I can relate. I was driving at the mall in that big road around the outside perimeter of the mall property, you know the one. This particular road had two [...]


The Easy Chair Musings by J.P. Starrs "My grandfather wrote a column for his hometown paper back in the 1930’s in Vermont. It was called “The Easy Chair- Musings by A.D. Flower”. As I read his column every now and again throughout my life, (my mother gave me a photo copy from the old newspaper), [...]


My grandfather wrote a column for his hometown paper back in the 1930’s in Vermont. It was called “The Easy Chair- Musings by A.D. Flower”. As I read his column every now and again throughout my life, (my mother gave me a photo copy from the old newspaper), there has always been something in the [...]

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