The Mormon Archipelago

Saturday Remix, 1909 (4) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Remix

Canonical Criticism of the Book of Mormon? @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  The following is a brief response to Michael Austin’s post “Canon as Context:...

Out of the Burning: Chapter 6 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Burning: 6

Truth and Falsehood @ Keepapitchinin
  -  This illustrated an article in the Improvement Era of March 1933. I have nothing...

Little White Lab Rat Barbecues a Salad @ Keepapitchinin
  -  LWLR: Barbecued Salad

The Turn @ Keepapitchinin
  -  The Turn By Alice Marie Graves To feel the aching weight of failure deep within; To think...

“I Take Up My Pen”: Florida Mission, 1962 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Florida Mission

What Is Your Problem? 1966-67 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Your Problem?

Out of the Burning: Chapter 5 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Burning: 5

Mail Call, Samoa, 1915 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Elders of the Savaii conference, Samoan Mission, reading their newly delivered mail from...

An Old Pioneer Bears His Final Testimony @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Pioneer's Testimony

History and Presence, Chapter 5: The Dead in the Company of the Living @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Our Tuesdays with Orsi series continues today with a look at the fifth chapter. The...

CfP: 2017 Joseph Smith Papers Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  From our friends at the Joseph Smith Papers Project: Call for Papers Joseph Smith Papers...

The Dance of Discourse @ Juvenile Instructor
  -    Imagine this setting: you are a Mormon attending a talk titled “Sacred Spaces,...

Call for Papers: Book of Mormon Studies @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation Academic study of the Book of Mormon has...

Restriction-ism Unveiled! @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Today’s guest post comes from Keith Erekson. Keith is the Director of the Library...

History and Presence, Chapter Four: Printed Presence @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Our Tuesdays with Orsi series continues today with a look at the fourth chapter. The...

REMINDER: 2017 Summer Seminar on Mormon Culture @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  DEADLINE: 15 February 2017 (two days away!) “Mormonism Confronts the World” How the...

History and Presence, Chapter 3: Holy Intimacies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Our Tuesdays with Orsi series continues today with a look at the third chapter. The...

Fake News, Leaked Documents, and the Book of Mormon: Part I (1829) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Fake news has been in the — well — news. Over the course of the runup to the...

The Friend and a Seer Stone @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Since 1971, The Friend has been the LDS Church’s magazine for children. An article in...

Mormon and Muslim Immigration-A Shared History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  Over the past week, scholars and news outlets have linked the Mormon past to the present...

The Cyclical Nature of BYU’s Religious Education @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  A guest post from Mrs. Silence Dogood One of the most interesting books on Mormon history...

Review of Mark Smith, Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  I’ve put up my review of Mark Smith, Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of...

The death of Book of Mormon antiquity research? @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Book of Mormon antiquity research has changed a lot since since the late 1990s. Not so...

Chaoskampf, the Garden of Eden, and the Mountains of Lebanon @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  I have a new paper up on the Garden of Eden that explores its mythological background...

John Hall and why we can’t have nice, biblical things (part 2) @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  This may become a recurring series. Who knows. There is a mountain of material with more...

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

This is why we can’t have nice, biblical things @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Apparently this advertisement was sent to students and faculty at BYU who are in some way...

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

Review of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion, ed. John Barton @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  I have posted a review of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion, ed. John Barton, on my...

Announcement: Faith and Knowledge 2017 @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Faith Promoting Rumor is happy to learn of the upcoming Faith and Knowledge conference....

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...

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...

Common Consent, Consensus Formation and Habermas @ New Cool Thang
  -  Is there anything that you would be more willing to purchase when your mother is not...

Grace, Faith and “Loyal Opposition” @ New Cool Thang
  -  Grace without hierarchy is meaningless. I wish to unpack this claim using (while at the...

Updated Old Testament Seminary Scriptures @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  A couple of years ago, with no public announcement or explanation that I am aware of, CES...

Bushman on Improving the LDS History Curriculum @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  An interesting AMA exchange with Richard Bushman was recently posted at Reddit. In one of...

Mormons and Race @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Go read Russell Stevenson's review of Paul Reeve's Religion of a Different Color: Race...

Questions and Doubts @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  An article in the March 2015 Ensign is stirring up all kinds of discussion: "When Doubts...

Practical Apologetics: Historicity @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Over the holidays I borrowed a copy of Historicity and the Latter-day Saint Scriptures...

The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  I don't have time to do a proper review of the 490 pages of The Council of Fifty: A...

The Mormon Challenge, Part 1: Creation @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Continuing with my project to actually read the LDS books I buy, I'm now reading The New...

Historians Saying Interesting Things About Mormonism @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Between the new polygamy essays at LDS.org and the new religion curriculum at the BYUs,...

Two Approaches to Isaiah @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  This is going to be a post about Isaiah that does *not* talk about Second Isaiah. After...

Menacing Mormons @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Just finished Patrick Mason's The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the...

The Unwritten Order of Things, Revisited @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  At last night's Stake Leadership Training Meeting, the stake president announced the...

On Not Reading the Book of Mormon @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Having heard nice things about the odd little book by Pierre Bayard How to Talk About...

Practical Apologetics: The First Vision @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  It's not surprising that the First Vision has become one of the faith issues that gets...

Religious Degeneration @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   So I read Niall Ferguson's small book The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and...

Salt Lake City, We Have a Problem @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Artist's rendering of a serious problem. It has always been the case that some...

Floating Through a Billion Years of Mormon History @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Well, a billion years of geological history and a couple hundred years of Mormon history....

Ugrading Our Lay Clergy Model @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  People are still trying to digest the consequences of the Kate Kelly trial. Just today...

Calibrating Apostasy @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  The Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles released a short...

Practical Apologetics: Keeping the Faith @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Another installment in my occasional series (see here and here), this one prompted by a...

Five Things You Didn't Know About Young Joseph Smith @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  This is the second post in a series (see intro post) looking at Matt Bowman's The Mormon...

Stirring Up the Saints: The Mormon Reformation @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  So I read Bigler and Bagley's The Mormon Rebellion: America's First Civil War, 1857-58...

The Rise of Biblical Criticism and the Mormon Response @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  "The rise of biblical criticism" is the title of a section in Jaroslav Pelikan's Whose...

The Book of Mormon as Literature @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  One can read the Book of Mormon as canonized scripture, to guide the Church and its...

The Mormon People: Introduction @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   I bought and read Matthew Bowman's The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith...

Mormonism at the Scopes Trial @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  I read Edward J. Larson's Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing...

Mormon Christianity: A Sympathetic View @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   Stephen H. Webb's Mormon Christianity: What Other Christians Can Learn From the...

Two Churches, Two Gospels @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  As a Mormon, you belong to two churches: your local congregation, be it ward or branch...

Mormon Christianity: A Little Bit Catholic @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -   I'm about a third of the way through Stephen W. Webb's Mormon Christianity: What Other...

The God of Pragmatism @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Here is William James' vision of a pluralistic universe, as expressed in the final...

Facebook Content Comes and Goes, but Blog Content Lasts Forever @ Dave's Mormon Inquiry
  -  Which is why I continue to maintain this solo blog and periodically post new content,...

Negotiating LDS History and Faith Challenges (notes, recap) @ Nine Moons
  -  A few weeks ago, I attended the Negotiating LDS History and Faith Challenges presentation...

What Goes Around @ Nine Moons
  -   Since the time I understood the basic idea of it, I have always believed in the Hindu...

FAQ: Temple Cancellation/Clearance @ Nine Moons
  -  Over at MormonMentality, NewlyHousewife has posted a great list of FAQs for those...

N.T. Wright on Jesus @ Nine Moons
  -  I took the advice of Henry Eyring yesterday – imagining the talk that I needed and...

A Stranger, A Pilgrim: Liveblogging El Camino @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Tithing And Responsibility @ Nine Moons
  -  A court has ruled that paying back taxes is a higher priority than paying tithing –...

Prophets Don’t All Weigh The Same @ Nine Moons
  -  Mormons like to beat themselves up for not giving enough value to the man they call...

Mouths of Babes — Does Can Mean Should? @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

When Women Don’t Want The Priesthood @ Nine Moons
  -  Imagine for a moment a Northeastern urban ward. The average age is 32, a large number of...

Brother Husband @ Nine Moons
  -  If the stars align just so, my first novel will be released this summer. Needless to say,...

Wear Pants To Church Day @ Nine Moons
  -  A group is asking Mormon women to wear pants to church this Sunday as a sign of support...

The Best and Worst of the “Mormon Moment” @ Nine Moons
  -  We’ve been hearing for a while now about the so-called “Mormon Moment,”...

Our Dead V: Memorial Day at St. Paul’s Cathedral @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

God and Science @ Digital Faith
  -   Here's a second and final post on Collins and Giberson's The Language of Science and...

Latent Racism, Orientalism and “Magic Underwear” in American Society and Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Straight Answers to Gospel Questions: Evolution @ Digital Faith
  -   Time to fire up the blog for a few posts on the latest entry in my Now Reading box, The...

Genesis 1: Theories of Creation @ Digital Faith
  -   In the middle part of The Lost World of Genesis One, Walton details his theory of the...

Genesis 1 Is Functional Creation @ Digital Faith
  -   In propositions 2 through 6 of The Lost World of Genesis One author John Walton supports...

Genesis 1 Is Ancient Cosmology @ Digital Faith
  -   That's the first of 18 propositions discussed in John Walton's The Lost World of Genesis...

N. T. Wright on Paul @ Digital Faith
  -   In this last of my series of posts on Paul I will do a short review of N. T. Wright's...

Becoming a Mormon: Thinking about a Brand with Elder Ballard @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Paul at General Conference @ Digital Faith
  -   My recent posts on Paul haven't proven too popular, but I'm still pursuing the topic. I...

A Revolutionary Paul @ Digital Faith
  -   Continuing with this series of posts on Paul, here's what N. T. Wright (in What Saint...

Reading Paul's Letters @ Digital Faith
  -   My last post was titled "A Mormon View of Paul." This post is more about the view of...

Highlights From Hardy @ Digital Faith
  -   Times & Seasons has posted a 12 Questions interview with Grant Hardy. He gives serious...

Like a Trampled Flag on a City Street @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Pluralism and Persecution in the UK @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Where Does It End? The Real Danger in Warren Smith’s Perspective @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Christmas Testimony @ a bird's eye view
  -  A

Our Remembrance Sunday @ a bird's eye view
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