Mormonism’s Last Colonizer

By: J. Stapley - October 23, 2008

This week, Utah State University Press released a biography of William H. Smart. Smart was a missionary in Turkey, later the Eastern States Mission President from 1899-1900 and a Stake President in Utah. He was integral in the post-reservation settlement of the Uintah Basin. To be frank, I have only skimmed through the biography; more interested was I in the CD-ROM that came with the book – over 2,500 8.5×11 typescript pages of his diaries and letters. (more…)

“knowledge, and power, by revelation”

By: J. Stapley - October 13, 2008

A month ago I came home from teaching seminary and I was met by my wife. She told me to sit down. (more…)