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...

Why did Joseph Smith marry women who were already married to other living men...

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...

Is the Book of Mormon the answer for apathy among the youth?

Our youth want something to sink their teeth into. They want truth that applies to the “real world.” There I was, 1996 and fresh out...

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

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“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...

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...

10 books for studying Joseph Smith

Are you searching for reliable sources to enrich your study of the Prophet Joseph Smith? Do you feel a desire to become better acquainted with...

How can you answer the question, “Are Mormons Christian?”

In response to what Mormons believe please permit me to add my thoughts. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

Lessons learned from the MTC President Sex Abuse Scandal

L. Hannah Stoddard and James F. Stoddard III, Republished from Joseph Smith Foundation Papers. Please read this first: Dealing with real Church history and issues that...