(RNS) — A new history of the Mormons' brief residency in Illinois in the 1840s shows how democracy has been neither assured nor safe for minority groups in America.
Joseph drank coffee and fought with his brother William, and Emma angrily kicked Joseph's plural wives out of their house. The Church's new Mormon history "Saints" manages to be faith promoting while also keeping it real.
The LDS Church should revamp its system of allowing bishops to be alone with teenagers -- especially when it comes to asking questions about their sexual activity, says guest blogger Mette Harrison.
Did Joseph Smith have a child with a woman who was married to another man? Why did Winston Churchill launch an investigation of the LDS Church in England? And other highlights from this year's Mormon History Association conference.
Denver Snuffer claims Joseph Smith never practiced polygamy, but later Mormon leaders attributed the practice to him to sanction their own plural marriages.
Liberal Mormons: This is not the time for us to enjoy a nice cup of schadenfreude. This is the time to be pastors.