Of Hobbits and Church History

By academic training, and personal inclination, I am an historian. Growing up, my favorite book was H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine. At university, I got my bachelor of arts in history. By nature (or by second nature) I think along historical lines. That is why I am so...
On our own two feet

On our own two feet

I have to laugh at times when I read about how some people characterize Joseph Smith. Sometimes he is a hick and buffoon, other times he is a power-mad profligate. The funny thing is that his critics can never quite agree on who he was: How can he be the laziest man...

“Lo here, Lo there”

Whenever we discuss the life of Joseph Smith—the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the Mormon church, we usually start with the First Vision. We begin with a brief retelling of the religious tumult, then focus on the...

Happy Birthday Joseph Smith!

On this day, 202 years ago, a baby was born into the world. Joseph Smith came into the world to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety, but on that day, he was simply Joseph and Lucy Smith’s baby boy. One who loved to laugh, jump, run and play, but...
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