Entries by rawsglen

Gerrit Dirkmaat Interview

Friday October 2, 2015 we interviewed Dr. Gerrit Dirmaat on the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. He explained that the saints of Joseph Smith’s day prized the revelations greatly–that they were printed because the saints had such an earnest desire to read them.

Michael MacKay Interview

October 2, 2015 we interviewed Dr. Michael Hubbard MacKay on the 1835 Doctrine and Covenants. He said that this first edition of the Doctrine and Covenants becomes the first and seminal volume of Mormon history. All of early Latter-day Saint history is understood and constructed around this volume. Brother MacKay said with great emphasis that […]

Steven Harper Interview

October 2, 2015.  Interviewed Dr. Steven Harper on the subject of the Kirtland Temple dedication today. Among many other things, he said that the events of January 21, 1836 visions of Joseph Smith were some of the most momentous events of the entirety of the Restoration because of the doctrines revealed. This interview will be […]

The Cyclone of 78

The Cyclone of ‘78 June 1878, all was quiet and peaceful until suddenly from nowhere a tornado swept down on the unsuspecting village of Richmond, Missouri. It ripped through the community with a devastating swathe destroying one-third of the City. The Ray County Chronicle reported the news as follows, ‘Language is too poor to adequately […]

John Hawley 1839

John Hawley 1839 One cold February day, Wandle Mace and others discovered a group of people stranded on the west bank of the Mississippi River. They were exiles running for their lives. They had to get out of the state as soon as possible, but large floes of ice coming down the River made any […]

The Visiting Teacher

The Visiting Teacher In commemoration of the organization of the Relief Society March 17, 1842, I would like to share a story. The year was 1973 and Susan was living in a cabin on a dirt road in the San Bernadino National Forest with three small sons and no visible means of support. She had […]

The Traitor and the Lady

The Traitor and the Lady All other sins are not to be compared to sinning against the  Holy Ghost. & proving a traitor to  thy brethren. So said the Prophet Joseph Smith in July of 1839…and he would know. George M. Hinkle joined the Church in Kentucky in 1832. By 1838 he was among the […]

Martin Harris and the Three Wise Men of the East

Dr. Samuel Latham Mitchill February 1828, Martin Harris set out from Palmyra, New York carrying a copy of hieroglyphic characters from the gold plates. He was going east to present the characters and Joseph’s translation to the learned linguists of the day. Was he going to satisfy his own doubts or mollify his wife’s insistent […]

The School of the Prophets

The School of the Prophets Who could have known that out of such small beginnings would come forth such great things. It began in December 1832. A revelation was received by the Prophet Joseph Smith that commanded, “I give unto you, who are the first laborers in this last kingdom, a commandment that you assemble […]

Quincy: City of Refuge

Quincy: City of Refuge October 27, 1838, Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an executive order decreeing that all Mormons in the State of Missouri must either leave the state or be exterminated. Thousands of State militiamen descended on the Mormons and forced them from their homes, raping, burning and pillaging. 10-15,000 Mormons, robbed of […]