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9 Accounts Give Insights to What It Might Have Been Like for Joseph to First See Heavenly Light

by Kerry Muhlestein, adapted from "I Saw the Lord" | Makes You Think

Editor’s note: Most of us are familiar with the story of the First Vision. Some might even have the account...


Should I Let My Teenagers Struggle with Their Testimony?

by Don N. Markland, Contributor | Makes You Think

On the first of every month, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all over the world ...


Watch: How Would You Defend the Book of Mormon in a Court of Law?

by Greyson Gurley | From the Church Makes You Think

A Case for the Book of Mormon by Brother Tad R. Callister hit shelves almost a year ago. In the book, Broth...


What You Can Learn From the Church's New First Vision Podcast

by Lindsey Williams | From the Church Lesson Helps

Many Church members are familiar with the account of the First Vision contained in the Pearl of Great Price...


Watch: New Church Video Outlines the Differences, Similarities Between Masonry and Temple Worship

by Danielle Christensen | From the Church

A new video released by the Church answers questions as to whether the Prophet Joseph Smith was a mason and...


How the Brother of Jesus Led Joseph Smith to the Sacred Grove

by Dr. Taylor Halverson | Makes You Think Mormon Life

The following has been republished with permission from and complements this week's Com...


What Joseph's Final Moments Before Being Taken to Carthage Jail Taught Me About His Character

by Danielle B. Wagner | Makes You Think Mormon Life

At many times in my life, I have had to grapple with the humanity in our Church's history—the flaws and wea...


Watch: President Ballard Speaks About the Last Sermon His Grandfather Gave as an Apostle

by LDS Living Staff | Videos Mormon Life

President M. Russell Ballard shares his first name with his grandfather, Elder Melvin J. Ballard. Elder Bal...


President Ballard Shares the Message He Feels Joseph Smith Is Sharing with Him Today

by Church News | Videos Makes You Think Mormon Life

About statues of Joseph and Hyrum Smith that President M. Russell Ballard keeps in his office, President Ba...


Marvel Comics Artist Helping to Create the First Graphic Novel of the First Vision + See What It Will Look Like

by Danielle B. Wagner | Fun Mormon Life

Captain America, the Silver Surfer, Black Panther, Flash, Batman, Aquaman—and now Joseph Smith. These are s...