CHURCH OWNED WEBSITES

  • Official Church Topic Essays – “Recognizing that today so much information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be obtained from questionable and often inaccurate sources, officials of the Church began in 2013 to publish straightforward, in-depth essays on a number of topics. The purpose of these essays has been to gather accurate information from many different sources and publications and place it in the Gospel Topics section of LDS.org, where the material can more easily be accessed and studied by Church members and other interested parties.”
    lds.org/topics/essays
  • Joseph Smith Papers – The project is staffed by scholars, archivists, and editors employed by the Church History Library of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. The publisher of the project’s print and web publications is The Church Historian’s Press, an imprint of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    josephsmithpapers.org

INDEPENDENT WEBSITES

  • A Brief Chronology of Joseph Smith
    utlm.org
  • Answers To Apologetic Claims About DNA And The Book Of Mormon – Simon G. Southerton – Responds to some of the most frequently advanced arguments from the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) and the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research (FAIR) related to DNA and the Book of Mormon.
    signaturebooks.com/2010/06/answers-to-apologetic-claims-about-dna-and-the-book-of-mormon
  • CES Letter – A website where Jeremy Runnells shares the letter he wrote to a CES Director and his concerns and questions about the LDS church origins, history and current practices.
    cesletter.com
  • Dialogue – A Journal of Mormon Thought – An Independent quarterly established to express Mormon culture and to examine the relevance of religion to secular life.
    dialoguejournal.com
  • Family First Weddings – Our mission is to raise awareness of a current policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that discourages couples from having a civil marriage prior to a temple sealing. This policy makes a temple sealing unavailable for one year to any couple that decides to have a civil wedding first. We want to see this policy changed so that couples can avoid heartache from excluding family and friends from their temple sealings or wait the required year to be sealed if they chose a civil marriage.
    familyfirstweddings.com
  • Interpreter – A Journal of Mormon Scripture – a nonprofit, independent, peer-reviewed educational journal focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Its publications are available free of charge, with our goal to increase understanding of scripture.
    mormoninterpreter.com
  • Latter-Day Perspective – Recognizing Patterns In Mormonism
    latterdayperspective.com
  • LDS Church History – Perry L. Porter
    ldshistory.us
  • Mormon Central – Michael Marquardt – Site created for persons who wish to discover and explore Mormon topics.
    user.xmission.com/~research/central/index.htm
  • Mormon Essays – Unofficial church site for recent church essays.
    mormonessays.com
  • Mormon Open Letter – An open letter addressing concerns to the church.
    mormonopenletter.com
  • Mormonism in Context – The purpose of this site is not defend or criticize The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the claims of Mormonism; rather, it is a historical exploration of a religious tradition that emerged during a particularly vibrant period of religious activity in America.
    mormonismincontext.com
  • MormonThink – Website that attempts to correct misinformation about the LDS Church made by critics and defenders of the faith (including the Church itself). They present a range of perspectives and viewpoints, privileging those they believe are the most accurate, consistent and empirically valid.
    mormonthink.com
  • Rethinking Mormonism
    i4m.com/think/intro
  • Richard Packham
    packham.n4m.org
  • Signature Books – Founded in 1980 (incorporated the next year) to promote the study of Mormonism and related issues pertaining to the Rocky Mountain area.
    signaturebookslibrary.org
  • Sunstone – Sunstone serves Latter-day Saints and many others for whom life and faith is a wonderful but unique adventure. Sunstone brings together traditional and non-traditional Latter-day Saints, promoting an atmosphere that values faith, intellectual and experiential integrity.
    sunstonemagazine.com
  • Sunstone – Mapping Mormon Issues
    sunstonemagazine.com/category/mapping-mormon-issues
  • 20 Truths about Mormonism
    20truths.info
  • WeExist.LGBT – A non-profit organization whose mission is “to make schools safe for LGBTQ+ students and end the practice of conversion therapy.” They provide links to multiple resources and a blog.
    weexist.lgbt
  • Wives of Joseph Smith – A website dedicated to acknowledge and remember Joseph Smith’s wives.
    wivesofjosephsmith.org

MORMON APOLOGETIC WEBSITES

  • Book of Mormon Evidence – Purpose is to demonstrate Book of Mormon historicity and Heartland theory.
    bookofmormonevidence.org
  • BYU Studies
    byustudies.byu.edu
  • BYU Religious Studies Center – It exists to seek out, encourage, and publish faithful gospel scholarship through sponsoring symposia and seminars; awarding research grants; and producing and disseminating high quality, peer-reviewed works.
    rsc.byu.edu
  • FairMormon – Critical Questions. Faithful Answers.
    fairmormon.org
  • Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism (FIRM) – Dedicated to showing forth evidences for the Book of Mormon.
    firmlds.org
  • History Of Mormonism – More Good Foundation – This Mormon history website aims to share that history with the world, so that their stories of faith in God, dedication to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to one another can inspire others. This Mormon history site includes a detailed history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormon Church is properly known, from its founding by the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1830 up to the current time. Biographies of important Mormon leaders and prominent members will show the human side of Mormon history and the ways in which the Lord works among people today to spread the good news of the Gospel to the whole world. Other articles will help those who are new to the history of Mormonism in understanding the teachings and practices of the Mormon Church.

    We invite you to read the Mormon history stories of the faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to ponder the faith and belief which inspired them to give up everything they had to follow God, even at the risk of losing their own lives. We invite to read their stories and draw inspiration from their courage and dedication in building up the Kingdom of God here on earth.
    historyofmormonism.com

  • John L. Sorenson – Proponent of the Limited Geography Theory
    publications.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/people/john-l-sorenson
  • Joseph Smith Polygamy – Brian & Laura Hales – This website represents an extension of Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: History and Theology and the accompanying research. While only a small portion of the discussion found in the books is included here, the most important highlights and controversies are presented and examined.
    josephsmithspolygamy.org
  • Letter to a CES Director : A Closer Look – FairMormon – The Letter to a CES Director purports to expose errors in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, on closer examination, what do we find?
    debunking-cesletter.com
  • Neil A. Maxwell Institute – An organized research unit on the BYU Provo campus that focuses their study on a select number of sacred and religious texts and the traditions within which they are situated
    maxwellinstitute.byu.edu
  • The Mormon Theology Seminar – An independent, scholarly forum committed to organizing short-term, seminar-style collaborations that consider specific questions about Mormon theology through close readings of foundational Mormon texts. As a part of this work, the Seminar also publicly archives the findings of these study groups.
    mormontheologyseminar.org/mission
  • Mormon Scholars Testify – Messages of faith from scholars that belong to the LDS Church.
    mormonscholarstestify.org

CHRISTIAN/EVANGELICAL WEBSITES

  • Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry
    carm.org/mormonism
  • Latter-day Seekers – Community of Christ – Community of Christ does not proselyte faithful, active Latter-day Saints. Instead, we seek fellowship and dialogue with all members of the Restoration.

    But, in the model of our Master, we do invite all who are heavy laden, disenchanted, frustrated, or lost to come and see what God can do for their lives in Community of Christ. If you are a disaffected Latter-day Saint, we invite you to consider the Restoration anew. Before you leave the Restoration, or Christianity altogether, please consider our offer of sanctuary. We invite you to experience the peace of God in Community of Christ.
    www.latter-dayseekers.org

  • Mormonism Research Ministry – An Evangelical Christian organization
    mrm.org
  • Mormons in Transition – The Institute for Religious Research (IRR) is a nondenominational, evangelical Christian ministry of apologetics and discernment.
    mit.irr.org
  • Utah Lighthouse Ministry – Jerald & Sandra Tanner – The purpose of this site is to document problems with the claims of Mormonism and compare LDS doctrines with Christianity.
    utlm.org