The Mormon Archipelago

My Third Grandma: Part 4 — Nandi @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Nandi

Career Advice @ Keepapitchinin
  -  From the Juvenile Instructor, January 1918 — . .

Previewing 2019: Looking Ahead to Forthcoming Books in Mormon History/Studies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Every year I look forward to seeing which books will be published (you can read my...

Saturday Remix, 1907 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1907

My Third Grandma: Part 3 — Ants @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Ants

Prayers @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Prayers By Grace Ingles Frost When first my prayer brought unto me no answer, I...

Improvement Era, December 1968 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  December 1968

My Third Grandma: Part 2 — Butcher Knife @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Butcher Knife

From Manger to Mansion @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Manger to Mansion

“Beset with letters of inquiry” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Letters of Inquiry

2019-2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   We invite applications from any whose work bears on American religious history, thought...

My Third Grandma: Part 1 — Sari @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Sari

2018 in Retrospect: An Overview of Recent Books and Articles in Mormon History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   2018 was an exciting year for Mormon history. The Journal of Mormon History and other...

Gettin’ Healthy Phase Two: Fasting Protocols @ New Cool Thang
  -  In the first installment of this series I talked about how the first step I took to...

Bruce Van Orden Q&A @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Kurt Manwaring has interviewed Bruce Van Orden about his new biography of W.W. Phelps....

God’s Blessings and Labor Crises: On Ammon Bundy’s Theology @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Ammon Bundy, the erstwhile hero of the loosely organized anti-government militia...

Free Church History Library Workshop: A Day with Archivists and Other Specialists (January 11, 2019) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Our friends at the Church History Library have asked that we share this forthcoming...

I decided to get less fat this year: Phase One @ New Cool Thang
  -  So I’ve cut like 30 pounds of fat this year. I figured I’d blog about it....

Book of Abraham Manuscripts Event @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Facsimile, Fragment of Book of Breathing for Horos-A, between 238 and ca. 153 BC;...

CfP: WHA 2019 in Vegas UPDATE: Deadline Extended @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   What happens in the West doesn’t stay in the West! The Western History...

MHA Deadline Quickly Approaching @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   The Mormon History Association’s annual conference will be in...

THE ARRINGTON CHAIR: A Reflection on What Could Go into Selecting a Mormon Studies Chair @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   We’re happy to welcome friend of the Juvenile Instructor, Chris...

20 years up and running @ New Cool Thang
  -  20 Years ago today, I was baptised. 20 years on, I still believe.    

Your Help Please: Who Was Surveilling Leonard Arrington While He Worked at BYU? @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Leonard Arrington is known for producing some of the most important scholarly work on...

Faith and scholarship, yet again, and at BYU @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Back in 2012, TT announced a series here on the balance or integration of faith and...

BYU’s Religious Education: A Ticking Time Bomb in the #metoo Era? @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  With the recent revelations of serious and disturbing allegations of a pattern of sexual...

Teaching the Old Testament: An Official Statement About Interpretation @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The course of study for LDS Gospel Doctrine classes for 2018 is the Old Testament, which...

Review of The Formation of the Pentateuch, ed. J. Gertz, B. Levinson, D. Rom-Shiloni, K. Schmid (Mohr Siebeck, 2016) @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  I posted a review of The Formation of the Pentateuch: Bridging the Academic Cultures of...

Fiction and History @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  I'll give you a couple of book discussions after one short paragraph on fiction and...

What the LDS Can Learn From the NFL @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   It has been a tough year for the NFL. Football is a sport; the NFL is a brand. After...

The Brigham Option: Living in a Post-Christian Nation @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   I have heard a lot about Rod Dreher's The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in...

Insulting Utes on Twitter @ New Cool Thang
  -  Hey look! I just noticed I still own this blog… nice. Ok, I knew I still owned NCT....

The Authorship of Isaiah Revisited: A Response to Daniel Ellsworth @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  A few days after my recent post about the Isaiah that Nephi could not have known, Daniel...

The Book of Enoch, the Book of Moses, and the Question of Availability @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  In the second edition of his book,[1] D. Michael Quinn added about fourteen pages to the...

BYU Does the BCE Thing @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  According to an article I was reading in Meridian magazine a couple of weeks ago touting...

Strengthen Your Marriage @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Cute couple, no?  Find out how to strengthen your marriage as they discuss theirs! What...

Review of Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   After a few warm-up posts last month (here, here, and here), it's time to get serious...

The Isaiah Nephi Could Not Have Known: A Response to Dr. Kent Jackson @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  In a recent essay[1] Dr. Kent Jackson has discussed the problem of Isaiah in the Book of...

A Plea to the Writers of Seminary Manuals @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  We’re studying the Book of Mormon again in seminary, and the current manual includes...

Practical Apologetics: What's Wrong With You? @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  How do you talk to an Ex-Mormon? Or a less-active Mormon who you bump into at church or a...

Practical Apologetics: The Doubting Elder @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Time for another installment in this occasional series. As reported in the Deseret News,...

What's Worse, Bad Apologetics or No Apologetics? @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The golden era of Mormon apologetics ran from Nibley to FAIR and Old FARMS. With so many...

Review: A Peculiar People, or How Protestants Viewed Mormons in the Nineteenth Century @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   So I finally got around to reading J. Spencer Fluhman's book "A Peculiar People":...

6 Questions for Tom Kimball on the Kirtland Temple @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The Sunday School curriculum is currently covering the Kirtland period of LDS history,...

Religion and Self-Deception @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  I just finished The Folly of Fools: The Logic of Deceit and Self-Deception in Human Life...

Moving to Seattle @ New Cool Thang
  -  This Summer, My Family will be moving to Seattle. Questions I have: What is church like...

Let's Talk About Sorcery @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Borrowing the title from my good friends at BCC, let's talk about sorcery, another...

Mason on the Professionalization of Mormon History @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Millennial Star posted links to a podcast discussion with Patrick Mason on the...

MormonLeaks Posts Additional Documents @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The MormonLeaks site continues to periodically post documents providing a bit of inside...

The Evolution of Adam @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   That's a book by Christian scholar Peter Enns: The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible...

Mormonism in the (Post)Modern World @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The Wheatley Institution hosted a conference at BYU last month, "Reason for Hope:...

Sunday School 2.0 (sort of) @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Love it or hate it, it's still around: Gospel Doctrine in LDS Sunday School. The SL Trib...

The Misguided Quest for a Common Moral Framework @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The Mormon Newsroom just posted a new think-y piece titled "The Quest for a Common Moral...

Utah election results @ New Cool Thang
  -  Alot of people are bothered that Trump won Utah. A couple things to keep an eye on. In...

The Policy: Year One @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Happy birthday, Policy, you are one year old today. In January I posted "Policy or...

Five Possible Wrong Turns for Religion @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   I've read several books and essays in the science versus religion genre, some by secular...

The Mormon Ross Perot Moment @ New Cool Thang
  -  Ross Perot was the anti-establishment candidate in 1992, who rose to prominence for...

Conditional Love Is Back @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The recently announced LDS doctrine of conditional divine love comes from President...

From Civic to Liberal Republicanism: John Locke and the Dutch @ New Cool Thang
  -  This is the 4th part in my series whereby I roughly follow Jerry Muller’s Thinking...

Future Mormons? @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   This is a review of and a response to Adam Miller's recent book, Future Mormon: Essays...

A Genealogy of Self-Interest: Machiavelli and Hobbes @ New Cool Thang
  -  This is the third post in my series where I appropriate Jerry Muller’s lecture series...

Greek/Christian Condemnations of Profit/Usury @ New Cool Thang
  -  (This is the second in a series of posts dedicated to the relationship between Mormonism...

Classroom Discussion: Productive or Not? @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The LDS Sunday School General President posted this short article at LDS.org (in the...

Korihor the Witch @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. (Ex. 22:18)I recently read Peter Charles Hoffer's...

"Come Back" -- with some thoughts on why they left in the first place @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  A couple of weeks ago I taught Lesson #12 in the Howard W. Hunter manual, titled Come...

Thoughts on Planted: Apologetics in an Age of Doubt @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Patrick Q. Mason's Planted: Belief and Belonging in an Age of Doubt (2015) is the latest...

The New Harmonized First Vision Account @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Sunday night, Elder Richard J. Maynes, of the Presidency of the Seventy, delivered a CES...

Calling All Millennials @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   The most interesting talk at UVU's just-completed Mormonism and the Art of Boundary...

Review of Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   I enjoyed reading Mormon Feminism: Essential Writings (OUP, 2016), a 300-page collection...

Elder Ballard on Building a Better Boat @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  In October 2014, Elder Ballard delivered his "Stay in the Boat" talk at General...