The Mormon Archipelago

Who We Lost: Part 63 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 63

Who We Lost: Part 62 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 62

Who We Lost: Part 61 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 61

Saturday Funnies, 1934 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Another dose of humor from the Church magazines of 1934 — Experience Junior: “Oh,...

MHA Awards 2020 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Congratulations to all the winners! Leonard J. Arrington Award: Richard...

$10 Virtual Tour of the Kirtland Temple @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Don’t overthink this. Spend $10. Help keep the temple open to the public. Learn...

Who We Lost: Part 60 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 60

White temple clothes and not asking obvious questions @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  My mom has been reading Saints, volume 2. And as we are wont, she called me with a fun...

Who We Lost: Part 59 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 59

Who We Lost: Part 58 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 58

Who We Lost: Part 57 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 57

Brigham Young’s Birthday Song, 1876 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   I found this in the Journal of Charles L. Walker. I hope that others will point me to...

Who We Lost: Part 56 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 56

Who We Lost: Part 55 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Who We Lost: 55

Communal Studies Association: Virtual Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Friend of JI Matt Grow passed this on to us. Dr. Grow is the President of the Communal...

MHA’s 2020 Conference Goes Digital, or, Two Reasons to Invest in an MHA Membership @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Members of the Mormon History Association received an email in the past few days about...

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...

First Vision: Memory and Mormon Origin A Review @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   This year members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints commemorate the...

Review: Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 10: May-August 1842 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   There were always a million things going on in the life of Mormonism’s founding...

Job Ad: LDS Church History Library @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Church History Consultant Assistant (Contract Employee)   ORIGINAL...

Socrates and the Afterlife: A Critique of Bart Ehrman’s Time Magazine Blurb @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   This morning while scrolling through Yahoo’s newsfeed I came across the article...

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...

Don’t miss this deal at Education Week @ Faith-Promoting Rumor
  -  Sources confirm that Alonzo Gaskill’s book, The Lost Teachings of Jesus on the...

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

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...