Category: Art and Literature

2017 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest Winners

This has been an especially fruitful year for the England Personal Essay Contest. Normally the judges give out 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes, but this year they gave out three 1st places and three honorable mentions. It’s the first time in the history of the contest that six prizes have been given out. Congratulations to the winners! Sunstone subscribers …

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“The Dead Are All Around Us”

By Luisa Perkins   He came in through the bathroom window, just like that stupid Beatles song her mother loved. That’s how she knew he was a ghost. That and his teeth. Two years ago, he’d knocked his two front ones out when he tripped on some concrete at a cross-country meet. He’d had to …

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Review of Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt

by Patrick Q. Mason Reviewed by Stephen Carter   Doubt has two unique definitions in Mormon culture. In church meetings, we’re most likely to use the word in a negative sense to describe the state of someone who is breaking themselves against—or ignoring—an obvious gospel truth. (Except when we are talking about someone who is …

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2016 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest

Sunstone is pleased to announce the 2016 Eugene England Memorial Personal Essay Contest. In the spirit of Gene’s writings, entries should relate to Latter-day Saint experience, theology, or worldview. Essays, without author identification, will be judged by noted Mormon authors and professors of literature. Winners will be announced by 1 May 2016 on Sunstone’s website, …

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