New painting celebrates the Book of Mormon translation! December 9, 2022 - “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 […]
New book! A Christ-Centered Home: Hope & Healing for Every Family in Every Situation April 17, 2022 - 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 […]
Book release! Joseph Smith’s Plural Wives, Volume 1: Helen Mar Kimball February 9, 2022 - 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, […]
Passing of James F. Stoddard III September 7, 2021 - 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 […]
Lesson #32 Come Follow Me Vidcast with Hannah Stoddard—D&C 85-87 Stand in Holy Places August 1, 2021 - 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!
Lesson #30 Come Follow Me Vidcast with Hannah Stoddard—D&C 81-83 Where “Much is Given, Much is Required” July 23, 2021 - 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!
Debunking Rough Stone Rolling’s Treasure Digging Sources with REAL Data (Vidcast) May 3, 2021 - 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?
Upcoming Speaking Events April 7, 2021 - 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 […]
Joseph Smith Foundation billboard in Nauvoo—Fortify Faith with REAL history! March 17, 2021 - 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 Vidcast – Hannah Stoddard with Rod Meldrum February 7, 2021 - 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 […]
New book! Faith Crisis 2: Behind Closed Doors October 12, 2020 - 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 September 28, 2020 - 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 […]
Four presentations at the FIRM Foundation Virtual Expo! April 10, 2020 - 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, […]
New Book! Faith Crisis, Volume 1: We Were NOT Betrayed! March 31, 2020 - 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 […]
Presentation at Word of Wisdom Conference 2020 March 23, 2020 - 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.
“Nephites in Europe” Wins 2nd Place – Feature Documentary Films March 1, 2020 - Nephites in Europe won 2nd Place for Feature Documentary Films during the LDS Film Festival 2020 from February 24-29, 2020.
Raising the Bar launch! November 24, 2019 - Are you striving to raise your standards? Are you looking for like-minded friends who are also “raising the bar”? Then you have come to the right place! We are excited to introduce to you a new standards group providing a safe place for Latter-day Saint individuals who are striving to live higher standards to meet […]
New DVD release! “Nephites in Europe” September 28, 2019 - 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 […]
New Book! Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial April 29, 2019 - Answered in the book: No one was betrayed! Seer Stone v. Urim and Thummim places the Book of Mormon translation on trial, presenting the latest research in one of the most comprehensive treatments of the translation process to date providing encouragement for Latter-day Saints who fear they have been “betrayed” by the translation history taught […]
Seven presentations during Book of Mormon Evidence Conference! April 14, 2019 - James and Hannah Stoddard of the Joseph Smith Foundation delivered four presentations at the 23rd International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference on April 11-13th. The rooms were filled to overflowing, requiring them to offer three repeat presentations to packed rooms again during the lunch and dinner breaks. The Joseph Smith Foundation released a new book, […]
Urim & Thummim or the Seer Stone & Hat? October 1, 2018 - During the 22nd International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference, the Joseph Smith Foundation released new research regarding the origins of the seer stone narrative and the Prophet Joseph Smith’s method of translation for the Book of Mormon. Friday’s presentation, “Urim & Thummim or the Seer Stone & Hat?” debunked a popular source for progressive historians […]
Keynote speaker for Called to Learn Conference August 26, 2018 - 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 […]
Pioneer Day Event — July 24th 2018 July 15, 2018 - Join us in celebrating the Restoration and our faithful forefathers and foremothers on July 24th! If you are striving to live higher standards and forsake the “Babylonian” culture of our time, this event is for you. Enjoy pioneer dances, a potluck breakfast, activities, discussion groups on Gospel topics and more! When: July 24th, 2018 – […]
American Covenant (Hannah Stoddard Latter-day Radio Interview, June 29, 2018) June 29, 2018 - On June 29, 2018, Hannah Stoddard joined Greg Jarrard on “Latter-day Radio” to discuss the American covenant, miracles from the lives of the Founding Fathers, Freemasonry and the legacy of the Pilgrim and Puritan forefathers. Listen to the interview!
The CES Letter & Faith Crisis (Hannah Stoddard Latter-day Radio Interview: Polygamy, the translation of the Book of Mormon & more!) June 22, 2018 - Are you or someone you know experiencing a faith crisis? Are you struggling with LDS Church History? On June 22, 2018, Hannah Stoddard joined Greg Jarrard on Latter-day Radio to discuss the CES Letter, Joseph Smith’s polygamy, the translation of the Book of Mormon and more!
9 presentations at the 21st International FIRM Foundation Expo April 12, 2018 - The Joseph Smith Foundation delivered nine presentations to packed audiences at the 21st International FIRM Foundation Expo (April 5th-7th, 2018) in Layton, Utah. Topics included: Nephites in Europe New Zealand & Japan The Last Days & Isaiah in Joseph Smith’s Patriarchal Blessings Isaiah’s Latter-day Servant The martyrdom of the Two Witnesses in Revelation 11 Joseph […]
Deseret News features “Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets” at LDS Film Festival February 22, 2018 - Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets will be screening Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Read more at the Deseret News.
Documentary Showtimes – 2018 LDS Film Festival February 9, 2018 - The LDS Film Festival schedule has been released! Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets will be played February 28th at 3:30pm and Hidden Bloodlines will be played February 28th at 5:30pm. Learn more at ldsfilmfest.com
Speaking at FIRM Foundation Conference in Las Vegas, NV January 29, 2018 - On February 3rd, the Joseph Smith Foundation will be presenting at 1:30pm on recent archaeological, linguistic, DNA and historical evidence supporting statements from Presidents of the Church identifying Nephite and Lamanite descendants in North & South America, New Zealand, Hawaii and even Japan! Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/2008032596152704/
“Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets” selected for LDS Film Festival January 19, 2018 - We are excited to announce that Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets will be presented at the 17th Annual LDS Film Festival. The schedule will be released soon! To learn more, visit http://ldsfilmfest.com/
“Hidden Bloodlines” selected for LDS Film Festival January 19, 2018 - We are excited to announce that Hidden Bloodlines will be presented at the 17th Annual LDS Film Festival. The schedule will be released soon! To learn more, visit http://ldsfilmfest.com/
NEW documentary! Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & the Lost Tribes in the Lands of the North (DVD) January 1, 2018 - The legendary search for the Holy Grail has resonated with millions for centuries! What is the Holy Grail, and why is this legendary symbol important to the lives of Joseph Smith and the Son of God? Was Jesus Christ married and did He have children? Discover your own heritage in a way you may have […]
Restoration Day July 20, 2017 - Join us in celebrating the Restoration on July 24th! If you are striving to live higher standards and forsake the “Babylonian” culture of our time, this event is for you. This “Restoration Day” will feature classes and discussions on a variety of Zion related topics, opportunities to mingle and network with like-minded families and even a […]
Quest for Nephite remnant fireside July 20, 2017 - Did a Nephite colony exist outside the American continent whose descendants left an unforgettable mark on the world we know today? What if an ancient governmental system with surprisingly similar characteristics to that of the Nephite government was discovered? What if ancient tribes were identified with names possibly meaning “Josephites” and even “the descendants of […]
Presentations at the 19th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference April 11, 2017 - The Joseph Smith Foundation presented at the 19th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference (April 6th-8th, 2017) in Orem, Utah. Friday’s presentation, “Unlocking Isaiah: The Latter-day Servant and Sons”, analyzed blessings given to the Prophet Joseph Smith (including his patriarchal blessing) and the servant in Isaiah. Over 200+ attributes of the servant, as defined by […]
LDS scholars encourage new history, new policy, new Church (Hannah Stoddard Interview KTALK 630) October 8, 2016 -
Presentations at the 18th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference September 20, 2016 - The Joseph Smith Foundation presented at the 18th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference (September 15th-17th, 2016) in Sandy, Utah. Friday’s presentation, “Parallel Problems, Parallel Answers from the Book of Mormon”, discussed whether the history of the Latter-day Church of Jesus Christ is laid out and foreshadowed in the narrative of the Nephite Church. Saturday’s presentation focused on […]
Interactive Music Class/Discussion April 10, 2016 - Free class to be held at the Kimber Academy in American Fork, Utah Sunday, April 10th at 3pm. Every feeling, every emotion that can be felt by man, can be expressed through music. Can it be that while we have been immersed in this medium, we have been seduced and distracted to forget it’s power […]
Solutions for Apathetic Youth (Hannah Stoddard Interview KTALK 630) January 13, 2016 -
Presentations at the International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference April 5, 2015 - The Joseph Smith Foundation will be speaking at the International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference (UVU Events Center–Orem) April 10-11. Friday, April 10, 2:45 p.m.: “Solutions that Work for Apathetic Youth”. Saturday, April. 11, 2:45 p.m.: “Joseph Smith: More than you knew.” Learn proven time-tested principles for motivating youth that actually WORK and discover the […]
Release of The Prophet Joseph: More than we know April 5, 2015 - Ground-breaking research on latter-day prophecy! Is the Prophet Joseph the Angel in Revelation 14:6, the designator of Zion inheritances, the Messenger in Malachi, the Servant in Isaiah, the passport to Celestial glory, the Voice crying in the wilderness? Discover the Prophet Joseph Smith in a way you have never imagined! For the first time, the […]
Statesmen and Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration April 5, 2015 - The documentary Statesmen and Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration was screened at the 2015 LDS Film Festival March 4-7, 2015.
For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments April 4, 2015 - The documentary For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments was screened at the 2015 LDS Film Festival March 4-7, 2015.
Journal of Discourses Online released November 18, 2014 - The Joseph Smith Foundation is pleased to share with you our latest addition to our collection of resources: Journal of Discourses Online. It includes an indexed search and listings by volume, speakers, pages and reporters.
Presentations at the Do It Now Expo October 5, 2014 - James F. Stoddard and L. Hannah Stoddard from the Joseph Smith Foundation will be speaking at the Do It Now Expo (UVU Events Center–Orem) next Friday and Saturday, October 9-11. Friday, Oct. 10, 9:00 a.m.: “Prophetically Foretelling Latter-day Events: Unraveling the Latter-day Signs of the Times with Types and Shadows from the Book of Mormon”. […]
Mormon Chronicle articles July 27, 2014 - The Mormon Chronicle has re-posted several Joseph Smith Foundation articles. These articles include: Did Dinosaurs Die Before the Fall of Adam?” “Do Church Leaders Contradict on Book of Mormon Location?” and “Belief in Evolution = No Belief in Jesus Christ.” View these articles and more at www.mormonchronicle.com.
Cries of Freedom and Walk of Freedom event July 27, 2014 - The Joseph Smith Foundation helped hundreds of people discover the connection between the Book of Mormon and our American liberties at the Cries of Freedom and Walk of Freedom event held over the 4th of July. Learn more about these patriotic events at www.CriesofFreedom.com and learn about the Book of Mormon tie to America at […]
Release and Screening of Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration April 20, 2014 - Screening of Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration at Scera Theater during the 13th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference, Friday, April 25th, 2014 8:00pm. See the conference schedule here.
FREE Screenings of For Our Day DVDs April 20, 2014 - Free screenings are taking place for the DVDs For Our Day: Covenant on the Land and For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments. If you would like more information on these events, contact Rod Meldrum at the FIRM Foundation for more information, http://bookofmormonevidence.org.
Free For Our Day Movie Screenings, Saturday March 1st February 28, 2014 - The feature-length documentaries For Our Day: Covenant on the Land and For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments will be screened with free admission multiple times on Saturday, March 1st at the South Towne Expo Center. Showings will begin at 10:00 am and continue throughout the day until about 9:00 pm. https://josephsmithfoundation.org/newsletters/2014_2_21_free_screening.html
Deseret Book carries For Our Day: Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon DVDs! February 21, 2014 - Deseret Book is now carrying For Our Day: Covenant on the Land and For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments! If you have seen either of the DVDs, please go online and write a review.
LDS Film Festival Screening Feb. 2014 January 16, 2014 - The documentary For Our Day: Covenant on the Land has been selected to screen at the 2014 LDS Film Festival February 6-8, 2014.
Vernal, Utah Regional Book of Mormon Evidence Conference January 16, 2014 - The Joseph Smith Foundation screened the documentary For Our Day: Covenant on the Land at the Vernal, Utah Regional Book of Mormon Evidence Conference November 22-23, 2013. Background research was also presented for the newly released documentary, For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments.
NEW DVD! For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments is now on DVD October 16, 2013 - For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments is now available on DVD. Watch the trailer and get your own copy today! For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments compares the Nephite and Latter-day governments of liberty.
12th Semi-Annual International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference October 3, 2013 - The Joseph Smith Foundation presented the newly released, For Our Day: Divinely Sanctioned Governments at the 12th Semi-Annual International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference on October 3rd. The presentation slides are available here for those interested.
Timothy Ballard & Rod Meldrum review For Our Day: Covenant on the Land July 17, 2013 - We appreciate Timothy Ballard and Rod Meldrum for reviewing the recently released DVD, For Our Day: Covenant on the Land. “Simply put, For Our Day is scripture in action. Too many people believe all they need to do is read the word of God then just go about their lives. This film goes much deeper. […]
Interview with the Mormon Chronicle May 3, 2013 - We appreciate Ezra Taylor and the Mormon Chronicle for the recent interview and discussion concerning the DVD, For Our Day: Covenant on the Land and the work of the Joseph Smith Foundation.
New Release! For Our Day: Covenant on the Land April 6, 2013 - For Our Day: Covenant on the Land is now available on DVD! Order online here.
For Our Day: Covenant on the Land Premiere April 5, 2013 - For Our Day: Covenant on the Land was premiered at the 11th International Book of Mormon Evidence Conference on April 5.
LDS101 video “Lessons From Zelph” released March 28, 2013 - According to modern LDS culture the entire Book of Mormon account transpired over a small region in central America. However, a great body of evidence indicates that these events more likely occurred in North America. The following series presents some of this evidence, beginning with what is known as the Zelph account.
For Our Day: Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon trailer August 7, 2012 - The pre-release teaser trailer has been released for the new documentary series “For Our Day: Prophetic Parallels in the Book of Mormon”. This new production details the foreshadowing events in the Book of Mormon relating to our day using research from latter-day prophets of God and the Standard Works.
NEW InspiraMapz version 2 released March 23, 2012 - Never before has it been possible to tour the globe and move to any location in the world with a few simple clicks. This site employs the Google Maps API to bring you images of the surface of the entire earth. Joseph Smith Academy takes you to the most important historical sites in the world […]
NEW ZionTube released March 15, 2012 - ZionTube is a collection of the best known videos from YouTube and Vimeo, organized by category and made searchable from one site. Visit ZionTube!