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...

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...
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Why are inverted pentagrams on LDS Mormon Temples?

Latter-day saints are often accused of Satanic worship because the Logan, Salt Lake and Nauvoo temples feature inverted pentagrams on the exterior surface.  There...

Latter-day prophets testify of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s greatness

Currently among Latter-day Saints, there is a great contention about how we should view Joseph Smith.  An increasing number are voicing their feelings that...
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LDS scholars encourage new history, new policy, new Church (Defending Utah...

On October 6, 2016, Hannah Stoddard joined Defending Utah (Ben McClintock, Enoch Moore) and Cherilyn Eager on The Liberty Lineup Radio Show (KTALK 630)...

Where did the Book of Mormon take place? Scriptural prophecy...

Many proposed Book of Mormon geography theories were originated using a method proposed by Dr. John Sorenson and others who taught that the first...

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...

Was Joseph Smith Sr. a weak and failed father? A “Rough...

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....
How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book of Mormon came forth?

How did Joseph Smith translate the plates from which the Book...

Margaret J. Stoddard A New Narrative Progressive LDS historians are trying to change the historical narrative regarding the translation process. They claim: For most of...

Are horses an anachronism in the Book of Mormon? Have pre-Columbian...

In his Letter to a CES Director, Jeremy Runnells asks why horses are mentioned in the Book of Mormon when, supposedly, no horses existed...