The Mormon Archipelago

Saturday Funnies, 1934 (2) @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Funnies

The historiography of adoptive sealing practice @ Juvenile Instructor
  -  In Nauvoo, Joseph Smith revealed a new temple liturgy and cosmology that incorporated the...

“Make the Lord Your Friend”: Advice to a Soldier in Wartime @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Advice to a Soldier

Digital News: The Woman’s Exponent Project @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Hello JI readers! Please join us in welcoming The Woman’s Exponent Project, a...

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

Saturday Funnies, 1923 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Your weekly dose of funny from the old church magazines — In the Restaurant Diner...

Mormon Studies’ Growth in the Past Ten Years: Institution Building @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   I didn’t know what Mormon Studies was in December 2009. Sure, I had just taken a...

New Year’s Greetings, 1927 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  New Year

An Archival Discovery—or a Mark on History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Archival research is sometimes compared to the effort of putting together a...

Edith Russell: “No Room at the Inn” @ Keepapitchinin
  -  "No Room"

Paid Internship: Audiovisual Cataloging Intern @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   LINK Posting Dates: 12/10/2019 – 12/24/2019 Job...

Previewing 2020: Looking Ahead to Forthcoming Books in Mormon History/Studies @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Every year I look forward to seeing which books will be published (you can read my...

Saturday Funnies (British edition), 1944 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Funnies, 1944

What’s in a name? Putting “Jack Mormon” in the Timeline of History @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Historians exist in a world of naming (Mormon Historians doubly so!).1 But,...

CfP: Joseph Smith Papers Conference, 2020 @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   From our friends at the Joseph Smith Papers project: To commemorate the 2020...

CFP: 2020 MHA Poster Session @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Visions, Restoration, and Movements Mormon History Association 55th Annual...

The Original Keepapitchinin @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Vol. 2 of the original Keepapitchinin is now available on Newspapers.com, which will make...

Saturday Funnies, 1918 @ Keepapitchinin
  -  Welcome back for more humor from the church magazines of the past: A Problem Boy: “Can...

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

Better Days 2020: Call for Volunteer Ambassadors @ Juvenile Instructor
  -   Better Days 2020 is looking for volunteer ambassadors to help share suffrage history at...

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...

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

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

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...

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...