In honor of Mother’s Day, we share the following excerpt from the biography on the life of Helen Mar Kimball, Joseph Smith’s Plural Wives, Volume 1: Helen Mar Kimball. The Son of God taught, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” For a parent, this […]
“By the Gift & Power of God“ Artist David Lindsley has released a beautiful new painting of the translation of the Book of Mormon! The original was unveiled at the Spring 2022 Book of Mormon Evidence Conference as a tribute to James Stoddard and his trailblazing work in defending and restoring appreciation for the Urim […]
What does the history of the early Latter-day Saint women have to offer? Why is Helen Mar Kimball’s testimony and experience relevant? In this recent interview with Hannah Stoddard, she shares behind-the-scenes experiences while writing Joseph Smith’s Plural Wives, Volume 1: Helen Mar Kimball, as well as a discussion on the importance of women in […]
Upcoming free speaking events in May with Hannah Stoddard in Utah, Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois—come and see us near you! ⭐️ Kansas City Fireside—Enoch’s Tie to Joseph Smith: What IS the Covenant? (Friday, May 13, 2022 @ 6:30pm)(with Russ Barlow/TruthSeekers Foundation, “What is the Covenant? What Joseph Smith and the Universal Model teach us about […]
At the Book of Mormon Evidence Conference last week, Stoddard siblings Hannah, Leah, and Isaiah Stoddard released a new family biography titled, A Christ-Centered Home: A Story of Hope & Healing for Every Family in Every Situation. Behind the founding of the Joseph Smith Foundation is an untold, inspirational story of a software engineer father who felt called […]
Do you know someone who is struggling with questions and doubts regarding Joseph Smith’s practice of plural marriage? We have a new book just for you! Tackling the “tough” questions! One of the most controversial facets of Latter-day Saint history is Joseph Smith’s practice of Celestial plural marriage. However, behind the controversy lies the oft-untold, […]
James Franklin Stoddard III—beloved father of 10 children and the founder of the Joseph Smith Foundation—passed away with faith and peace after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer on the morning of September 6, 2021 in Provo, Utah. This video was filmed by the Truthseekers Foundation during the recent Restoration Days event, only […]
James Franklin Stoddard III—beloved father of 10 children and the founder of the Joseph Smith Foundation—passed away with faith and peace after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer on the morning of September 6, 2021 in Provo, Utah. Last Testimony (Restoration Days, July 24, 2021) Legacy of James Stoddard (As shared by his […]
James F. Stoddard IIIL. Hannah Stoddard 1. What about President Ezra Taft Benson’s 14 Fundamentals Devotional Talk? Should we follow the President of the Church without question? On February 26, 1980, at the Brigham Young University Marriott Center, President Ezra Taft Benson, who was then serving as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, […]
James F. Stoddard IIIL. Hannah Stoddard The Prophet Joseph Smith taught that there is no error in the revelations that he received as they were revealed. Therefore, in our day, when it seems that nearly every man or woman has a different understanding of good leadership and how leaders should be sustained, we believe it […]
Prep for this week’s Come Follow Me with this vidcast by Hannah Stoddard & Rod Meldrum! They tackle everything from the “One Mighty and Strong,” the royal bloodline of Israel, Joseph Smith as the latter-day prince, future last days prophecy, and what the final stand to save worldwide liberty will look like!
Enjoy this vidcast discussion of Come Follow Me Lesson #30 with Rod Meldrum and Hannah Stoddard! Rod and Hannah discuss D&C 81-83, along with a conversation on keys, good leadership qualities, the scriptural roles of men and women in providing economically for a family, becoming a Zion people and more!
Was Joseph Smith a treasure digger? Did he dabble in magical and occultic practices? In Rough Stone Rolling, Richard Bushman advocated a new progressive interpretation of Joseph Smith, depicting him as being involved in ritual magic and using peep stones to find treasure. What if we fact-checked Bushman’s sources against verifiable and quantifiable data?
Are you interested in attending a presentation by the Joseph Smith Foundation? See two upcoming events below! Book of Mormon Doctrine – A Virtual Conference Series #4 – April 10, 2021 Hosted and sponsored by: 4MEvents, Paul SchweenTime: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM MST, Saturday, April 10, 2021Address: Online virtual subscription ($15) Mormon history is […]
This billboard just went up in Nauvoo, sponsored by a Joseph Smith Foundation supporter Alexander Speed and his family! Fortify faith with REAL history! Special thanks to David Lindsley for permission to use his painting of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Visit www.davidlindsley.com to order prints.
Come Follow Me Lesson #7 Vidcast Hannah Stoddard joined Rod Meldrum for a vidcast discussion on the Come Follow Me lesson this week, “Upon You My Fellow Servants.” Watch now! Part 1 – “Upon You My Fellow Servants” Part 2 – Faith Crisis by Deception Answers for Faith Crisis Bundle Do you know someone who is struggling […]
During the 20th century, an organized objective to rewrite Latter-day Saint history from within, unbeknownst to the general Church membership, went head to head behind the scenes with traditional leaders of the Church. Meet the main players of this conflict: Leonard Arrington—progressive “Father of New Mormon History,” Ezra Taft Benson—traditionalist defender, and many other advocates […]
Presentations from Book of Mormon Evidence Virtual Expo: Ezra Taft Benson & Leonard J. Arrington: Battling Over the New History Is the ‘Miracle of the Gulls’ Story Reliable History? Faith Crisis 2: Behind Closed Doors Latter-day Nephites in Scripture: The Scriptures Say You Are Likely a Nephite! Reliable Primary Sources & the Seer ‘Stone in […]
The Joseph Smith Foundation gave four presentations for the FIRM Foundation Virtual Expo this April, including the release of a new book and two announced books available for pre-order! Faith Crisis: We Were Not Betrayed! Mark Hofmann & Church History Faith Crisis: New Mormon History Exiled From Church Headquarters Seer Stone: Icon and Battleground of New Mormon History, […]
After working with thousands of struggling members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over many years, the authors decided to write a book offering hope and answers for those struggling with faith crisis. Unbeknownst to the general Church membership, the 20th century would witness an organized effort to rewrite Latter-day Saint history […]