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 […]
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?
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 […]
On February 22, 2020, the Joseph Smith Foundation presented at the Word of Wisdom Conference, featuring speakers from Latter-Day Health, Discovering the Word of Wisdom and others. A recording of the presentation can be seen below.
For over a century and a half, we assumed the Nephites struggled to extinction. What if remnants escaped to Europe, Japan, New Zealand, Burma, etc.–to become nations, kindreds, tongues and people? An ancient Icelandic text records a royal family in Northern Europe descending from a prince by the name of Nefi or Nephi. Another Northern […]
Answered in the book: Did Joseph Smith study and master the Nephite language? Did the Prophet tutor some of the early Brethren in ancient Nephite characters? Did Joseph Smith translate the Book of Mormon using a dark seer stone in a hat? Why are progressive historians creating a new history using sources from a man […]
Hannah Stoddard was invited to give the keynote presentation for the Called to Learn of Christ Curriculum Conference (August 25-September 1, 2018): “Two of Joseph Smith’s Principles for a Successful Education for the Whole Family” Keynote Description: Joseph Smith has been called “America’s greatest educator” and yet the Prophet’s principles for successful education have largely […]
The Joseph Smith Foundation will be presenting at the 20th International Book of Mormon Evidence conference in Sandy, Utah on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. James F. Stoddard III and L. Hannah Stoddard will be speaking on Saturday, at 1:30 pm. View complete conference schedule | Register! Join us as we release new ground-breaking research that is soon to […]