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The Printing

The Printing is a family film produced by Unusual Films that tells the story of faithful Christians that continue printing and smuggling Bibles even when they know they are being hunted down by the Soviet Russian government.

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Raising the Bar Coordinator Resources

Thank you for interest in supporting Raising the Bar and supporting Latter-day Saint families who are striving to live higher standards! We are grateful for your help and excited to work with you more. The modules below have been designed with resources that will equip potential coordinators of Raising the Bar with a foundation in […]

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Affidavits of Apostles Thomas B. Marsh and Orson Hyde (1838)

Source: “Document showing the Testimony Given Before the Judge of the Fifth Judicial District of the State of Missouri, on the Trial of Joseph Smith, Jr., and others, for High Treason and Other Crimes Against that State” (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1841), p. 147. Affidavit of Thomas B. March (or Marsh) At the […]

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Doctrinal Fortifications against Darwinian Evolution

Lee H. Pearson, PhD Introduction The theory that all life in this world can be traced to a single-celled organism through a series of evolutionary steps is often referred to as “Darwinism” or “Darwinian Evolution”, named after the primary originator of this theory, Charles Darwin.  “Organic evolution” or just “evolution” are more common terms.  Before […]

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Happy birthday to the Prophet Joseph Smith!

“I should like to see introduced among the Latter-day Saints…the practice of celebrating or commemorating the birthday of the Prophet Joseph Smith. . . . in my judgment the next birthday celebration to that of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ should be that of Joseph Smith.” (Joseph F. Smith) On this day, we celebrate the birth […]

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Questioning the Comma in Verse 13 of the Word of Wisdom

Published with permission from the author, originally published by The Interpreter Foundation and MormonInterpreter.com A. Jane Birch Abstract: The 1921 edition of the Doctrine and Covenants included an additional comma, which was inserted after the word “used” in D&C 89:13: “And it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of […]

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Autobiography of Mary E. Lightner (1818-1913)

“Mary Elizabeth Rollins Lightner,” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 17 (July 1926):193-205, 250-AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARY E. LIGHTNERI was born in the town of Lima, Livingston County, state of New York, April 9, 1818. My father, John D. Rollins, came from one of the New England States; I think it was Vermont. My mother, Keziah […]

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Emily Partridge Young (1824-1899) Autobiography

Source: Emily Dow Partridge Smith Young, Autobiography, typescript, HBLL. REMINISCENCESalt Lake City, Utah; April 7, 1884 What I remember, I have been requested to write a short sketch of my life, and as I have kept no journal of my early days, I will have to depend mostly upon my memory. I was born on […]

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Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (1828-1896) Autobiography

Autobiography (c. 1839-1846)“Life Incidents,” Woman’s Exponent 9-10 (1880-1882) and “Scenes and Incidents in Nauvoo,” Woman’s Exponent 11 (1882-83)LIFE INCIDENTSBy Helen Mar Kimball WhitneyThe scenes which are familiar to the Latter-day Saints of an earlier day, are but little known to those who have since been gathered from the different nations, nor to those who have […]

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Lyman Omer Littlefield, 1819-c1890

Autobiography (1819-1848)Lyman Omer Littlefield, Reminiscences of Latter-day Saints (Logan, Utah: The Utah Journal Co., 1888)REMINISCENCES OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Note: included in this autiobiography is a short autobiography of Lucy Walker Smith Chapter II Lyman Omer Littlefield, who has undertaken in this little volume to give publicity to many incidents connected with the experience of the […]

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The Book of Mormon in the “Real World”: An Answer for Apathy in the Church

by James F. Stoddard III There I was, 1996 and fresh out of BYU, teaching high school history, government and PE in Northern Arizona to students who couldn’t care less about the subject material.  It was culture shock after years at BYU and teaching motivated new missionaries at the Missionary Training Center.  How could I […]

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Joseph Smith – Death

Diary of Joseph Fielding Source: Joseph Fielding, Diary (1843-1846), Church Archives in “They Might Have Known That He Was Not a Fallen Prophet”–The Nauvoo Journal of Joseph Fielding,” transcribed and edited by Andrew F. Ehat, BYU Studies 19 (Winter 1979). On Monday morning, Joseph, his brother Hyrum, Willard Richards, John Taylor, the only two of […]

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Delcena Johnson (Sherman)

Delcena Johnson (Sherman) was a plural wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Return to Plural Wives of Joseph Smith Born: November 19, 1806, Westfield, Vermont Died: October 21, 1854, Salt Lake City, Utah Sealed (Joseph Smith): Prior to July 1842 Married (Lyman Royal Sherman): January 16, 1829 Full Name: Delcena Johnson (Sherman) Wilford Woodruff “Elder Sherman sung in the gift of […]

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Christ in North America

The following is a chapter from the book, THIS LAND: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation Wayne N. May 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 Christ in North America? [captionpix imgsrc=”/research/papers/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PAGE1_edit1.png” imglink=”/research/papers/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/PAGE1_edit1.png” width=”300″ align=”left” captiontext=”Burrows Cave artifact, southern […]

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Autobiography (1801-1844) in Manuscript History of Brigham Young

Autobiography (1801-1844) in Manuscript History of Brigham Young    Source: Manuscript History of Brigham Young, 1801-1844, ed. Elden Jay Watson (Salt Lake City: Smith Secretarial Service, 1968).  MANUSCRIPT HISTORYofBRIGHAM YOUNGI was born in Whitingham, Windham County, Vermont, June 1, 1801. At an early age I labored with my father, assisting him to clear off new […]

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Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record 1836-1841

Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record 1836-1841   Edited by Lyndon W. Cook and Milton V. Backman, Jr. Provo, Utah: Grandin Book Co., 1985 Source: Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record, RLDS Archives CONTENTS Preface 1836 Minutes 1837 Minutes 1838 Minutes 1840 Minutes 1841 Minutes Biographical Appendix References   Preface The Kirtland Elders’ Quorum Record is an official Church […]

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