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Researcher says Brigham, not Joseph, put Mormonism on path to success

by Salt Lake Tribune | What They're Saying About "Us"

Mormonism owes its continual rise much more to Brigham Young, the man who led the incipient movement across...


Christmas 1847 in Salt Lake Valley was full of warmth, gratitude

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

It was a warm Christmas, made even warmer by the day's activities. The Mormon pioneers spent their first Ch...

Sugar Creek tested saints in Feb. 1846 during Nauvoo exodus

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

On his way to Carthage, Ill., Joseph Smith described the Saints as "the best people under the heavens." The...

Rules for Congregational Singing

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

In the days of John Wesley (1703-1791) the people had hymn books with words only. The music notation, usual...

Random Reasons Why I Like Brigham Young: Three

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

My father was 86 when he passed away a few years ago. It breaks my heart to remember how, in the years befo...

“How Many Wives Have You Got?”

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

George D. Pyper (1860-1943) – member of the Tabernacle Choir, manager of the Salt Lake Theater, and General...

Some Mormons may not understand Joseph's translation process

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

As we continue our discussion about the Book of Mormon translation, some members may be troubled that the p...

The Kanes Have a Mormon Thanksgiving

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

Thomas L. Kane, the 19th century Philadelphia lawyer for whom Utah’s Kane County was named, was moved by hi...

Reflecting on The Origin of Man

by By Common Consent | Best of LDS Blogs

One hundred years ago this month, Presidents Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund published ...

How a seer stone helped in the Book of Mormon translation

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

As we've discussed in past articles, Joseph -- like any other prophet -- was a fallible human with preconce...