The Mormon Archipelago

Book Review: Hokulani K. Aikau’s A Chosen People, A Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai‘i @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Hokulani K. Aikau’s book, A Chosen People, A Promised Land, published in 2012, is...

June Comes Again @ Keepapitchinin
  -  From the Improvement Era, June 1939 – June Comes Again By Rosa Lee Lloyd “Come home,...

“So easy to prepare” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  So Easy

Guest Post: Behind the Numbers @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Behind the Numbers

Home Makes the Man @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Richard L. Evans The Spoken Word 11 December 1966 HOME MAKES THE MAN It is a common...

“When Jesus Went to Egypt”: A New Hymn @ Keepapitchinin
  -  New Hymn

Saturday Remix, 1920 (6) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1920

The Funny-Bone Route @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Funny-Bone Route

“Our Position Towards the Government” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Government

For All Familiar Things @ Keepapitchinin
  -  For All Familiar Things By Christie Lund Coles May I never again look on the fields of...

Liahona (Mexico), February 1946 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  February 1946

Black, White, and Mormon II Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Black, White, and Mormon II: A Conference on Race in the LDS Church Since the 1978...

7 Takeaways from #MHA2018 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Another MHA has come and gone and it was one of my favorites yet. Lots of colleagues,...

MHA Awards 2018 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Congratulations to all of the winners! JI-ers are in bold. Individual Awards Arrington:...

JSP Jobs: Editorial Assistant and Source Checker @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Editorial Assistant: Church Historian’s Press (Church History Department) (Contract...

Four Tips for Attending MHA as a Non-Mormon @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  MHA is one of my favorite conferences. People are friendly and approachable, there are...

Taves’s Revelatory Events, pt. 6: What Jane Lead Said (pt. 2) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  The passage I cited in my previous post (“The Angelical Key”) contained the...

Taves’s Revelatory Events, pt. 5: What Jane Lead Said (pt. 1) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Part 1, 2, 3, 4 The line about an object being touched and transformed by “the Finger...

Taves’s Revelatory Events, pt. 4: Personal Reflections @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Reading Revelatory Events was curious experience for me. Not only am I Taves’s former...

How I Approach MHA Conferences as a Graduate Student @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Edje and several readers gave some excellent advice for first-time MHA attendees. I...

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...

A Meek Suggestion @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  BYU faculty have been admonished again this week that BYU must be a great university but...

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...

Capitalism and the United Order – Pt. 1 @ New Cool Thang
  -  This will be a new series of relatively short posts that will center around Jerry Z....

The Meaning and Morals of Marriage @ New Cool Thang
  -  Terrence Deacon’s classic work, The Symbolic Species, is a very interesting synthesis...

The Word of Wisdom as a Boycott of the Free Market @ New Cool Thang
  -  A Word of Wisdom … showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of...

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...