Author: Ardis E. Parshall
Ardis loved her time here with Times and Seasons, and invites you to visit her at Keepapitchinin.
That Daguerreotype Again (2 of 2)
Chapters 9 and 10 of Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again deal with purported photographs of Joseph Smith, including the Scannel daguerreotype.
That Daguerreotype Again (part 1 of 2)
Jared T. at Juvenile Instructor is posting a formal, detailed, academic review of S. Michael Tracy, Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again: The Joseph Smith Photograph (Salt Lake City: Eborn Pub., 2008), Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.
Janos Kalapsza “… went out to the Mormons”
1848 was a year of turmoil in Europe, with revolutions in France and Italy and Sicily and Germany and Poland and Romania and Moldavia and … and … and … the list seems nearly endless.
The Dennis Wendt Jr. Post*: Undercover for the Lord
2 August 1888: Elder Alma P. Richards, ten months into his missionary service and working without a companion, stopped at a hotel in Meridian, Mississippi and made arrangements with a porter to keep some books and clothing until the elderâ€™s return, expected to be a few days later. Richards, on foot, left Meridian to visit friends just over the state line in Jasper County, Alabama. He was never heard from again.
One Hundred Thousand – WINNER DECLARED
Within the next few hours, T&S’s spam filter is going to announce that it has spared us from 100,000 offers of recreational pharmaceuticals, links to images of anatomically correct models in morally incorrect situations, promises of guaranteed wealth, solemn pleas from 12,394 persons of good moral character who need your help kindly Christian sir to transfer funds out of war-torn countries for to do the good Lord’s most benificent charitableness, and warnings that we will surely be cast down to the uttermost depths of hell unless we renounce our false Jesus and transfer allegiance to the god of the loving soul who has so blasphemously cursed us to bless us. You know what I mean.
Thank you, Raymond
Thanks to Raymond Takashi Swenson for his slate of intriguing and challenging posts over the past couple of weeks.
The Case of the Missing Pioneer
Most people with even a general sense of the Mormon pioneers are familiar with their “roadometer,” a set of cog wheels fastened to a wagon wheel, which measured and recorded distance traveled without the need for a human observer to count the revolutions of the wheel.
To see ourselves as others see us
A sister in Relief Society told us this morning of having toured Salt Lake’s then-newly renovated Cathedral of the Madeleine
“Well Known Facts”
This week while we’re hearing lurid tales from Tom Green County, Texas, it is worthwhile to remember exactly how ugly were the lies once printed about our own people, some of them told unashamedly by federal appointees and officers of the 19th century court.
Introducing Raymond Takashi Swenson
To help us compensate for the shortage of lawyers at T&S, Raymond Takashi Swenson has agreed to guest blog for a week or two.
Martin Luther King in Deseret
On this 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and in the pre-Conference blogging lull, perhaps there is room in your day to remember Dr. King’s visit to Salt Lake City.
And Yet Another Joseph Smith Photograph
The April 1st posting of this article may tempt you to think this is an April Fool’s prank. I wish it were. It is not.
The CSI Effect and Mormon History
Television police dramas are so popular that they have come to influence the American legal system — or so say believers in the “CSI Effect.”
Rumor-Mongering: Joseph Smith Daguerreotype
The Church History Library/Archives staff have been hit with a wave of telephone calls today from Church members looking for confirmation of the latest rumor to hit the LDS fan rumor mill.
Substituting One Speculation for Another
Our Sunday School class opened this morning with a discussion of the “generals in the war in heaven” nonsense that the Church is trying so hard to quash.
The Missionary at Mass
My father used to point to the ceiling in our living room and claim he could still see a dent made by my head as I jumped up in excitement over discovering that my call was to the Switzerland Geneva Mission.
Forging a Life
Although she had immigrated to Boston, the story of Misha Defonseca didnâ€™t get nearly as much press last week in the U.S. as it did in Europe, when she joined a long line of self-confessed fakes
Living with Another’s Agency
How often do you want to “fix things” for someone you love because you (think you) see so much more clearly than he does?
The Childless Ones
We are reminded again of the importance of families to God’s eternal plan. We are reminded again that the Church teaches to the ideal, to the pattern, to the eternal. Those of us (men as well as women) whose lives do not — will not, cannot, in mortality — reflect the divine pattern are reminded again to turn to God for answers in our personal circumstances. Sometimes it helps to know that the saints, as well as a Heavenly Father, understand what is missing, and that we would mirror the divine pattern if only we could.