The Mormon Archipelago

Saturday Funnies, 1915 (5) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Obedience “Oh, Georgie, Georgie!” exclaimed a fond mother when she saw her small boy...

JWHA One Day Digital Conference @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Thanks to friend of JI K. Pollock for putting this...

Who We Lost: Part 173 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 172 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 171 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 170 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 169 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 168 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 167 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Milestone 2000 @ Keepapitchinin
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Who We Lost: Part 166 @ Keepapitchinin
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2021 MHA CFP: Visions, Restorations, and Movements @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   You can read the original announcement HERE. If you were accepted for the 2020 program,...

Online Lecture: “Going to Work with a Will”: Emmeline B. Wells and the Road to Suffrage @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   This news comes from our friends at the Church Historian’s Press. If you’d...

JSP Conference 2020: “Joseph Smith’s Connections and Networks” @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From our friends at the Joseph Smith Papers: On Friday, September 18, 2020, the...

Review: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon (UNC Press, 2020) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Many thanks to friend of JI, WVS, for his thoughtful review! You can purchase the book...

Discourses of Eliza R. Snow @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Mabel Knell, age five, joined the Primary in her small southern Utah town when it was...

Job Ad: 12-Month Contract Research Historian, Church History Department (LDS) @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Research Historian, Publications Division, (Contract worker)–Church History...

Guestpost–Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Mark Ashurst-McGee is a friend of the JI and the Senior Research and Review Editor with...

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

Review: MacKay’s Prophetic Authority @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   I’ve known Michael MacKay for a while now. Sometimes our research interests have...

University of Utah Press MHA Code @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From the editors of Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation...

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...

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...

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...