The Mormon Archipelago

A Few Minutes in Dickinson County, Kansas, 1882 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Dickinson County, Kansas

Saturday Remix, 1938 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1938

Save the Date: Dedication of Monument to William and Marie Graves, May 25 at 11 am @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Dedication of Monument

10 Questions with Ignacio Garcia @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Kurt Manwaring has published an interview with historian Ignacio Garcia over on his...

“Teleiono” @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  For a while now, President Nelson has been including (ostensible) references to ancient...

Saturday Remix, 1924 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1924

Editor Search: Journal of Mormon History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   The Mormon History Association is conducting a search for editor of the Journal of...

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s mentorship in Mormon History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From http://www.hilobrow.com/2015/07/11/laurel-thatcher-ulrich/ On...

Definitive Thoughts on Reversing the 2015 Policy @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   The policy was wrong. They were wrong. There is no defense. No apologetics can...

So Great a Cloud of Witness @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Cloud of Witness

Saturday Remix, 1926 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1926

The Debt of Honor @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Debt of Honor

CFP: Book of Mormon Studies Association Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   The Third Annual Meeting of The Book of Mormon Studies AssociationOctober 11–12, 2019...

Alonzo Gaskill and BYU: In the Headlines Again @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Last week an article appeared that claimed Alonzo Gaskill, (full) Professor of Church...

Saturday Remix, 1940 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  1940

No Greater Love @ Keepapitchinin
  -  From the Improvement Era, January 1958 – No Greater Love By Jack Mahoney As we climb...

Bit o’ California History @ Keepapitchinin
  -  California

Reminder: Third Annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From our friends at the Joseph Smith Papers Project: Call for...

Q&A with Sara Georgini @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Kurt Manwaring has published an interview with historian Sara Georgini over on his...

Call for Applicants: Mormon Studies Publication Workshop @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   On Thursday, June 6, 2019 the Fourth Annual Mormon Studies Publication Workshop will...

What’s in a name? @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   I’ve spent a bit of time in the last...

New Articles on Mormon History and Mormon Studies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Several articles on Mormon history or Mormon Studies have been published in non-Mormon...

Applications Now Open for MWHIT Research Grants @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From our friends at the Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team: ...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...