Was the Prophet Joseph Smith commanded to practice plural marriage?

Note: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not currently practice plural marriage. Please see the revelation on this subject. Margaret J. Stoddard Plural marriage...

Joseph Smith Jr. – America’s Greatest Educator?

Joseph Smith Jr., the American prophet, and education are a natural fit. Like a hand in a glove, the two combined become an instrument...

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

James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard The following includes excerpts from the book, Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation...

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...

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...

Where did the Book of Mormon take place? Scriptural prophecy settles the debate!

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

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 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...

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...

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...