Brent D. Slife
The phrase family values has come to occupy a central role in political and religious discourse in America. Politicians endeavor to associate themselves with this expression, and some religious communities advocate family values as the cure to many of our nation's ills. Many Americans relate these values to a Judeo-Christian tradition, where there is supposedly a clear moral compass for raising children and distinguishing right from wrong. However, . . . Read More
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Ordinary Kentucky man Todd Walker, self-proclaimed "discoverer," "protector," "guardian," and "witness" . . .
The first endowments for the dead in Latter-day Saint history were performed on January 11, 1877 in the St. George Temple. Surprisingly, in the modern temple-building and temple-conscious era, little, if anything, has been said or written about the . . .More
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Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 46, a revelation concerning the gifts of the Spirit, and Doctrine and Covenants 47, a revelation calling John Whitmer to be the Church historian and recorder.
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith began his translation work on the Gospel of Matthew.
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith ordained Sidney Rigdon and Jesse Gause as counselors in the presidency of the High Priesthood.
Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 90, a revelation stating that his counselors in the presidency, Sidney Rigdon and Frederick G. Williams, were to have increased authority and be "accounted as equal with thee in holding the keys of this last kingdom." They were ordained to their new responsibilities on March 18.
Farmersville, New York. Joseph Smith, Parley P. Pratt, and Freeman Nickerson traveled to Farmersville, New York, where they spent the evening in the home of an Esquire Walker.