When is a prophet a prophet?

Often critics of the Church will bring up something that a prophet or apostle has done that was wrong (in their opinion) and ask how a man of God could do something like that. Defenders of the Church often then reply with this quote from Joseph Smith: “a prophet [is] a prophet only when he […]

“Debunking that Quote about Brigham Young’s Greatest Fear”

Many of you are familiar with the quote from President Brigham Young that people use where supposedly he said: The greatest fear I have is that the people of this Church will accept what we say as the will of the Lord without first praying about it and getting the witness within their own hearts that […]

This day in history – The transcontinental railroad in the US is completed in Utah

I get an email from the New York Times each day with some top news stories, and also an “On this day” section. For today (Saturday, May 10, 2014), is has the following: On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the […]

No more asking for referrals at Church historical sites?

In the summer I wrote about our trip to Palmyra. You can read about it in the following posts: My report from the Palmyra Pageant Photos from Palmyra New York historical sites and pageant Pamphlets and leaflets from around Palmyra If you’ve been to a Church historical site, you are aware that after sharing the […]

Kirby: Scrutiny of LDS Church history serves up surprises

Robert Kirby is a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribute. I don’t really know anything about him other than the fact that his columns seem to be commentaries with a bit of humour. One of his recent ones is about some of the “surprises” you find when studying Church history. I love reading the stories… […]

George Albert Smith suffered from depression

Once again referring to Elder Holland’s talk from the Saturday afternoon session of General Conference, he mentioned that George Albert Smith suffered from depression. I’m fairly well versed in Church history, but didn’t realize how sever it was until I followed some links online. Apparently while an apostle he had a 3-year battle that at […]

Pamphlets and leaflets from around Palmyra

Note: This should be my last Palmyra relate post for a while. As mentioned before, my family went to see the Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York back in the middle of July. I have previously posted about the protestors as well as some pictures of the sites we visited. I’ve also scanned five […]

Photos from Palmyra New York historical sites and pageant

As I’ve mentioned this week, back in July we went to see the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Here are some pictures. I took a lot more than this, but have selected a variety. We are hoping to go back in the Fall when things aren’t so busy and we can have the regular tours.

My report from the Palmyra Pageant

As mentioned yesterday, this year we went to the Palmyra Pageant as a family. It had been several years since I had last been. Previously, the main parking lot was across the street, so you would have to walk right past the protestors. Some of them were quiet, but others were loud and obnoxious. Since […]

Hill Cumorah Draws Business and Protests To Streets of Palmyra

I’m a little late on posting this, but I still wanted to post it. A few weeks ago we went to see the annual Palmyra Pageant. It is always a fun day, and is pretty much the only time where I get to see any protestors against the Church. This article from YNN in Rochester […]

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