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MormonThink is concerned with truth. As such, we attempt to correct misinformation about the LDS Church made by critics and defenders of the faith (including the Church itself). We present a range of perspectives and viewpoints, privileging those we believe are the most accurate, consistent and empirically valid.

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“Well, we have nothing to hide. Our history is an open book. They may find what they are looking for, but the fact is the history of the church is clear and open and leads to faith and strength and virtues.”

President Gordon B. Hinckley
(Prophet, Seer & Revelator)

~ Dec. 25, 2005 interview with The Associated Press



Top Current Stories


Sacrament talk given citing issues in Church history - 4/23/14

A church member gave a rather enlightening talk in a sacrament meeting dealing with disturbing issues in LDS history and advocated the members learn more about them. Please read the talk along with MormonThink's commentary: Sacrament talk on church history - Midway 5th ward


Truth Is Restored Again - website - 4/16/14

"When the truth regarding our church is discovered, many people experience a degree of shock, internal turmoil, or pain." The purpose of the website is to help lessen these emotions by providing what it says is "a gentle awakening for the sincere seeker of truth." Besides the section labelled "Gentle Awakening" that covers many aspects which trouble members, the section "How to Validate Sources" is something every truth seeker should read. Link to Truth Is Restored Again.


New Managing Editor - 3/27/14

MormonThink is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Managing Editor, Scott Carles. Tom Phillips, who served as M.E. for the last 15 months has decided to pass the baton as he enjoys retirement in Algarve, Portugal. We thank Tom for his help, especially with sharing the truly, fascinating story of his Second Anointing which few members are aware still exists.

You can read about Scott and his plans for MormonThink.com here.


Dan Vogel video on Joseph Smith - 3/26/14

Award-winning author Dan Vogel updated his original video "The Prophet Puzzle". This video is based on a paper delivered at the Mormon History Association in Snowbird, Utah, 18 May 1996.

Watch “Joseph Smith’s Motives – The Prophet Puzzle”


Response to the Church essay on plural marriage - 3/21/14

MormonThink has posted its response to the Church essay on LDS.org called 'Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah'. Our response is here: Plural Marriage - Response to LDS.org


In Defense of the Prophet Noah and the Great Flood - 3/13/14

The LDS Meridian Magazine defends the story of Noah and the Great Flood as a true, historic event as the LDS Church has always taught. Please read their enlightening explanations for why this story appears to contradict science. http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/14059


Dan Vogel videos on the Anthon Manuscript - 2/28/14

Award-winning author Dan Vogel made a 3-part set of youtube videos on the Anthon manuscript. The Anthon Manuscript is said to contain actual characters from the book of Mormon. If they could be verified as ancient writings as Professor Charles Anthon reportedly did in 1828, then this could give enormous scientific evidence for the historical claims of the Book of Mormon. Watching the videos really helps the viewer understand what the issues are and what likely happened. It is by far the most comprehensive video set on the subject.

Link to: Dan Vogel videos on the Anthon Manuscript



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