‘Mormon Land’: Gordon Monson shifts gears, discusses what he likes about the LDS Church

Salt Lake Tribune sports columnist follows up his push for reforms he’d like to see by focusing on aspects in his faith that he cherishes just as they are.

In January, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Gordon Monson stepped away from writing about the WNBA, NBA, NFL, NCAA, MLS, MLB and the alphabet soup of the sports world to comment on another acronym: LDS.

A practicing and believing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he rattled off 20 reforms he’d like to see his faith undertake.

Now, Monson again departs from the Utah Jazz stretch drive, college football spring drills and March Madness matchups to offer, in a sort of journalistic makeup call, 20 things he likes about his church — from its lay clergy and meetinghouse basketball courts to its opportunities for service and its emphasis on Jesus.

On this week’s show, Monson discusses the positives he sees in the church today.

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