The Mormon Archipelago

Who We Lost: Part 209 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost; 209

Who We Lost: Part 208 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 208

Saturday Funnies, 1923 (3) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Whew! “Where is the onion counter?” “Three sniffs to the right.” Stung! Jackie...

2021 Awards and Funding from the BYU Charles Redd Center for Western Studies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Applications are due March 15, 2021.The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is...

Joseph Smith Papers Conference Call for Papers 2021 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   See original post HERE To commemorate the upcoming completion of the...

Saturday Funnies, 1860 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  A young rogue accidentally broke a pane in a window, and attempted as fast as he could to...

Who We Lost: Part 207 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 207

Call for Submissions: Special Issue of *RELIGIONS* on Latter-day Saint Theology and the Environment @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   George Handley, Kristen Blair, and Anna Thurston are guest editing a special issue of...

Call for Nominations: John Whitmer Historical Association 2021 Awards @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Thanks to friend-of-JI Katherine Pollock for passing this on! This is a call for...

Who We Lost: Part 206 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 206

Saturday Funnies, 1937 (5) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  No Answer to This “H’m,” the publisher murmured. “Your handwriting’s so...

Who We Lost: Part 205 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost; 205

You have been listening to the Tabernacle Choir and Organ Broadcast, 4 October 1970 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Choir and Organ

Saturday Funnies, 1906 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Today’s jokes come from the pages of the Millennial Star, where they were tucked into...

The Deseret News took a cheap shot at a Latter-day Saint Historian. Here’s what it got wrong. @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Writing in the Deseret News this morning, my BYU colleague Hal Boyd offered his...

Job Ad: Internship with LDS Church History Department @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   UNITED STATES |  UT-Salt Lake City ID 277158, Type: Temporary...

Searching for sources in digitized archives @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  First off, I think that it is extremely important to grind through primary sources. You...

Review: Anthony Sweat, Repicturing the Restoration (BYU Religious Studies Center, 2020) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Because Repicturing the Restoration is primarily aimed at Latter-day Saint students,...

2021: Forthcoming Books in Mormon history and Mormon studies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   2021 looks to be a bumper year for Mormon history and Mormon studies! Start your...

Call for Submissions: Restoration Studies Journal @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Thanks to friend-of-JI Katherine Pollock for sending this to us! Call for...

John Gee’s Book is only a Symptom of Serious Intellectual Disease at BYU @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   A few recent posts have called attention to a deeply problematic, unethical, and even...

Sensationalism? Nauvoo and the Angst of Tradition @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Book reviews, especially as done back and forth among the academic community, are not...

The Problem of Claiming Liberal Bias in Biblical and Mormon Scholarship @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Blake Ostler’s 1987 essay on the Book of Mormon as a modern expansion, by Joseph...

The Curious Announcement of Donald Parry’s Editorship for Biblia Hebraica Quinta @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Back in 2009 BYU University Communications announced that Donald W. Parry, professor of...

Rel Ed Faculty Who Fail to Launch @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   There is a curious rash of legitimate PhD holding, BYU Rel Ed faculty whose professional...

BYU Religious Education’s Investment in Its Students @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   A major theme over the years at the Faith Promoting Rumor blog has been the department...

Take 2: Blumell, New Testament History, Culture and Society @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Review of Lincoln H. Blumell, ed., New Testament History, Culture, and Society (Provo...

The BYU Honor Code Office and the Idea of Reasonableness @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Those aware of the similarities and differences between Brigham Young University-Provo...

The Interpreter Stumbles over the JSPP @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   Since it’s inception (at Olive Garden ;>) in 2012 the Interpreter has published an...

Early Anglo-American and British Descriptions of Native American Skin Color: Updating a Recent Paper @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -   The Book of Mormon Studies Association is soon going to host its third annual...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...