Was Joseph Smith involved in witchcraft, magic and the occult?

James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard . . . the fact that there were superstitions among the people in the days of Joseph Smith...

How could Joseph Smith’s polyandrous marriages be explained?

L. Hannah Stoddard and James F. Stoddard III Note: LDS Answers encourages civil, constructive, online discussion examining the important issues involving the life of the...

Did Joseph Smith marry a 14-year-old girl?

To many Latter-day Saints, Joseph Smith’s sealing to fourteen-year-old Helen Mar Kimball in 1843 is one of the most "troublesome" aspects of early LDS...

“The dominant [Church history] narrative is not true . . .” LDS scholars encourage...

if (location.hash) { location.hash = location.hash.split('?'); } James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard Read this first! Some have been confused regarding the position of LDS...

A Response to the Erroneously Attributed “1910 First Presidency Message”

In response to the recent article, "Why have the Presidents of the Church consistently taught against Darwinism?" a reader suggested that a supposed 1910 First...

Is the movie rating system undermining the values in your home?

James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard Our Friend's Tutor Have you ever wondered where movie ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17) come from?   We have...

How should Latter-day Saints view Creationism? Should Latter-Day Saints understand the Creation account literally?

Creationism holds that true scientific principles will never contradict correct interpretations of scripture and revelation. READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT JOSEPHSMITHFORUM.ORG. Darwinian Evolution, Creationism and the...

Carbon Dating: How old is it really?

(This is a variation of an article first published in “Chronology & Catastrophism Review” 2013. It also comprises the bulk of Chapter 3 in...

Is music the cause of your teen’s rebellion?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE AT JOSEPHSMITHFORUM.ORG. My story with music begins when I was very young.  This was the age long before CDs or MP3...

Did the Lord provide a way to avoid addiction problems over 180 years ago?

Jayson S. Kunzler I stumbled across something in my studies that increased my understanding of the Lord’s warning against “hot drinks” in the Word of...
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