Was Joseph Smith Sr. a weak and failed father? A “Rough Stone Rolling” response

Bradley K. Young Was Joseph Smith Sr. an “unmoored” and “oft-defeated” father who lived a life, “blighted by shame?” This is the picture Richard L....

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...

Moroni and Pahoran: A Modern Hijacking of a Book of Mormon Message

Spreading lies attached to the character of men like Captain Moroni, George Washington and Joseph Smith not only weaken the influence of righteous heroes...

Is there evidence for the transfiguration of Brigham Young?

James F. Stoddard IV and Aaron R. Halsell The day is Thursday, August 8, 1844. Six weeks to the day have passed since the martyrdom...

“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...

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...

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

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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 “unconditional love” a scriptural doctrine?

The phrase “unconditional love” has become so common in our vocabulary and even in gospel discussions that many are shocked to discover the concept...

Is there real evidence Christ visited North America?

You’ve doubtless heard of evidences for Christ in Central and South America. Did you know there are far more evidences for the appearance of...