Gospel Topic Essay: 001: First Vision Accounts

We begin a tour of the Gospel Topics Essays and start with the First Vision Accounts.  The Goal- To share the LDS Church’s Gospel Topic Essays and help the both the believing member and the non-believer get a sense of the why these essays were written, who the intended audience is, whether these essays resolve […]

Radio Free Mormon: 003: Hiding Church History

Today “Radio Free Mormon” continues its guest hosted series with its 3rd episode.  This 3rd Episode “Hiding Church History” goes into the evidence that the Church intentionally holds back parts of its narrative when sharing its story with its own members.  The focus in this episode is on the 1832 First Vision Account and it having been […]

034: Steven Harper: The First Vision

Steven C Harper until recently was a professor of Church History and Doctrine at BYU. He has written several books and has contributed to the Joseph Smith Papers project. In our interview we focus on his book “Joseph Smith’s First Vision – A Guide to Historical Accounts” and discuss the context, differences, unity, and other […]

012: Multiple First Vision Accounts

Critics like to inform members of the LDS Church that Joseph had multiple accounts of his First Vision and that they contradict each other. They go so far as to say this is evidence that Joseph’s view of the Godhead was an evolving view.There are numerous Apologetic sites to explain the differences and why they […]