The Isles of the Sea

Happiness @ Millennial Star
  -  How do we best care for ourselves? Apparently the secret is to care for others. This...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Volume 11: September 1842 – February 1843 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore This volume of the Documents series of the...

*Bear River Massacre (Part 9 of 9) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  The Mountain Meadows Massacre killed around 100 immigrants from Arkansas in the Utah...

FAIR Voice Podcast #21: Introduction to the Bible @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the coming weeks, Hanna will interview Biblical scholars about their thoughts on how...

Book Review: Miracles Among the Rubble @ Millennial Star
  -   Book Review: Miracles Among the Rubble – Bringing Convoys of Humanitarian...

Come Follow Me: 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog post for Come Follow Me: 3 Nephi 27-4 Nephi. Excerpt: “just because a...

Kingdom of the West (Part 8 of 9) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Historian Will Bagley has contributed to several volumes of western History called...

FairMormon Questions: How should we respond when we feel men and women are unequal at church? @ FAIR Blog
  -   FairMormon has a service where questions can be submitted and they are answered by...

Trials of Lee/Forgery @ Gospel Tangents
  -  John D. Lee was convicted in the second trial for his role in the Mountain Meadows...

FAIR Voice Podcast #20: General Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  Join Hanna for an uplifting General Conference recap before the series of interviews on...

The Phoenix: New Growth after Tragedy @ Millennial Star
  -  With apologies to King Arthur, England was a fringe nation of little importance before...

Come Follow Me: 3 Nephi 20-25 @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog post on Come Follow Me: 3 Nephi 20-25 Excerpt:”Jesus provides the bread and...

MMM Cover Up @ Gospel Tangents
  -  It took 18 years to start the first trial of John D. Lee for the atrocities at Mountain...

John D. Lee’s Role in Massacre (Part 5 of 9) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  John D. Lee was the only person convicted in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.  Historian...

Epidemiologists and public health scientists release petition against lockdowns for COVID-19 @ Millennial Star
  -  The Great Barrington Declaration, written by scientists from Harvard, Oxford and...

Why Monogamy Isn’t Sufficient @ Millennial Star
  -  I adore monogamy. But because of my writings, from time to time I am contacted by someone...

Let God Prevail! @ Millennial Star
  -  It is always a pleasure to hear from our prophet, and that general truth has been...

What I learned from Pres Oaks @ Millennial Star
  -  Amazed at the talks so far. President Oaks’ talk on loving one another touched me...

General Conference! @ Millennial Star
  -  It’s time for October General Conference! With the evolution of technology, we refer...

FAIR Voice Podcast #19: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  In a preview to the next episode on the Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, Hanna provides...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #61 – Mark Ashurst-McGee, “Joseph Smith’s ‘New Translation’ of the Bible, His Use of Adam Clarke’s Bible Commentary, and the Question of Plagiarism” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FAIR Voice Podcast #18: Sunday Special on Historicity of Book of Mormon, cont. @ FAIR Blog
  -  In today’s episode of FAIR Voice, Hanna talks about the imperative for historicity...

Watch the 2020 Interpreter Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses Live Streaming of the Conference September...

FAIR Voice Podcast #17: Jasmin and Neal Rappleye @ FAIR Blog
  -  Jasmin and Neal Rappleye of Book of Mormon Central join Hanna for an exciting...

FAIR Voice Podcast #16: Sunday Special on Catholicism and Hanna’s Conversion @ FAIR Blog
  -  On this episode, Hanna talks about her own conversion, her views on Catholicism, and...

FAIR Voice Podcast #15: Worldview Apologetics with Joseph Lawal @ FAIR Blog
  -  Joseph Lawal, a Classics and Philosophy student, as well as the creator of LDSPhilosophy...

I Own My Testimony! @ FAIR Blog
  -  by John Lynch I own my testimony! I wasn’t raised in the Church. I had no family...

Interpreter Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Jeffrey Bradshaw Beginning in the 1970s, a few scholars, most notably Hugh W....

FAIR Voice Podcast #14: Interfaith Relationships and Missionary Work @ FAIR Blog
  -  Emily and Andrew Jordan, hosts of Outpost of Heaven: the podcast, focus on building...

Update from Kerry Muhlestein re: Raising the Abrahamic Discourse @ FAIR Blog
  -  [This is an update to a post from August 25, Raising the Abrahamic Discourse: An Essay on...

FAIR Voice Podcast #13: Sunday Special on Scripture Study @ FAIR Blog
  -  The early day saints worshiped in their homes due to a variety of reasons such as ongoing...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #60 – John Gee, “By the Numbers: Saving Faith” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FAIR Voice Podcast #12: Interview with Tarik D. LaCour @ FAIR Blog
  -  Tarik D. LaCour is a Ph.D student in philosophy and MA student in psychology at Texas...

Raising the Abrahamic Discourse: An Essay on the Nature of Dialogues About the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Kerry Muhlestein Cross-posted from The Interpreter Foundation See also: Scholarly...

Scholarly Support for the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  Cross-posted from The Interpreter Foundation See also: Raising the Abrahamic Discourse:...

FAIR Voice Podcast #11: Sunday Special with Robert Boylan @ FAIR Blog
  -  Robert Boylan, a LDS theologian, comes on the show to discuss Mariology. Robert discusses...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #59 – Elder Kim B. Clark, “Seek the Lord Jesus Christ” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FAIR Voice Podcast #10: Polygamy and 1 Corinthians 13 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Polygamy is a difficult concept for many to grasp, but Hanna dives into the Hebrew Bible...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 15 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 15: Jacob – Words of Mormon and conclusion The introduction to this series on...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 14 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 14: 1 Nephi 10 – 2 Nephi 31 The introduction to this series on internal...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 13 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 13: Ether 11 – 1 Nephi 3 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #9: Interview with Chris Blythe on the Terrible Revolution @ FAIR Blog
  -  Christopher Blythe, a research associate at the Maxwell Institute and co-editor of...

2020 Interpreter Foundation Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -   Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses September 18-19, 2020 Due to the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 12 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 12: Ether 1-7 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the Book...

FAIR Voice Podcast #8: Sunday Special on Clarke Commentary, Doctrine, and the Sacrament @ FAIR Blog
  -  Perhaps the mostly highly anticipated article in Producing Ancient Scripture came from...

FAIR Voice Podcast #7 (Short): How to be an Apologist pt. 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

FAIR Voice Podcast #6: How to be an Apologist @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

FAIR Voice Podcast #5: Interview with John Gee on the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Historicity: Not By Scholarship Alone @ FAIR Blog
  -  As I reflected upon the relationship between faith and scholarship, I have come to...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 11 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 11: 3 Nephi 19 – 4 Nephi The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #4- Sunday Special: CES Letter, and Come Follow Me @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Chiasmus in the News @ FAIR Blog
  -  by John W. Welch Strong interest in the study of chiasmus, especially in biblical texts...

Q&A with editors of Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore This book includes a mixture of scholarship...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 10 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 10: 3 Nephi 1 – 3 Nephi 18 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #3 – Defending the Family Proclamation: Interview with Tristan Mourier @ FAIR Blog
  -  One of the more difficult doctrines to defend is that of the family. I sat down with...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 9 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 9: Helaman 8 – Helaman 16 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #2 – Sunday Special: Overview of Historicity, and Come Follow Me with Alicia Settle @ FAIR Blog
  -  On this first Sunday segment, we begin with a discussion of what historicity is as a...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 8 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 8: Alma 61 – Helaman 6 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #1 – Introduction and Interview with Spencer Marsh @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to the FAIR Voice podcast! On this podcast, we have a variety of segments. We...

Enduring in Faith to the End: “Take Heed That No Man Deceive You” @ FAIR Blog
  -  What is Enduring to the End?  Once we have entered into the covenant path that leads to...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 7 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 7: Alma 43 – Alma 56 The introduction to this series on internal consistency...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 6: Alma 26-Alma 38 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 5 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 5: Alma 9 – Alma 25 The introduction to this series on internal consistency...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 4 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 4: Mosiah 25-Alma 8 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part Three: Mosiah 11-24 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

Exceptions to Dress Standards Announced for Young Male Missionaries @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 12 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Reassigned Missionaries Travel to New Missions @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 11 June 2020 | Thousands of reassigned missionaries of The...

Tabernacle Choir to Launch Streamed Organ Recitals @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will...

As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Here's How the Church Is Reintegrating @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 08 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Prophet Joins NAACP Leaders in Call for Racial Harmony in America @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 08 June 2020 | In a joint op-ed published Friday in the Deseret...

Groundbreaking Date Announced for Salta Argentina Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 05 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 04 June 2020 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

Deseret Industries Begins Phased Reopening @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 02 June 2020 | Deseret Industries, a nonprofit business...

Church Participates in Sheep Donation on Navajo Reservation  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Monument Valley, Utah | Monday, 01 June 2020 | Food and supplies from the Bishops’...

President Nelson Shares Social Post about Racism and Calls for Respect for Human Dignity  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 01 June 2020 |

News of the Church Is Now Merged at Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 01 June 2020 | Official announcements, news and events of The...

Church Breaks Ground for Layton Utah Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 30 May 2020 | A small handful of members of The Church of...

President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson Share a Message about the Sacrament @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 28 May 2020 | On President Russell M. Nelson’s social media...

Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | The Young Women organization of The Church of...

See What the New Temples in Guatemala and Japan Will Look Like @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 25 May 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Small-Scale Groundbreaking Held for Layton Utah Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 23 May 2020 | Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the...

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, May 22, 2020 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 22 May 2020 |

Global Sacred Clothing Production Facilities Temporarily Produce Masks and Gowns @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | Hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks and...

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve...

Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 18 May 2020 | Crews on Temple Square began the process of...

Young Missionary Passes Away in Georgia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Sunday, 17 May 2020 | A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus...

Church Service Missionaries and Employees Work on Family History During Pandemic @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 15 May 2020 | More than 1,500 employees and service missionaries...

Sister Bingham Shares How She Hears Christ in #HearHim Video Series @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham...

Church Names Native Hawaiian as New President of Brigham Young University–Hawaii @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young...

Art in Meetinghouse Foyers and Entryways to Reflect a Deeper Reverence for Jesus Christ @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 11 May 2020 | The First Presidency is asking local leaders to...

New Content at Joseph Smith Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The JSP has announced some new content at their web site. All annotation for Documents...

Conference Notice: John Whitmer Historical Association 2019 Annual Conference @ BOAP.org Blog
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Kindle Version of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants for cheap @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  If you purchased your hard copy of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants: The...

Job Announcement: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, Editorial Assistant @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Editorial Assistant Vacancy — Closes Feb. 8, 2019 The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)...

Job Announcement: Associate Editor, Publications Department, Massachusetts Historical Society @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a full-time Associate Editor to work in its...

Here it is: Greg Kofford Ebook Sale. Plural Marriage Revelation Book @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  TSDC:PMR ebook along with ALL 2018 Kofford ebook titles is on sale until the end of the...

The Church History Library Goes Viral! @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  See for yourself.

Job Announcement: Einstein Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Einstein Papers Project is engaged in one of the most ambitious scholarly publishing...

Book sale. 30% off. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I know you’ve all be waiting to buy my book on D&C 132 because you believe...

New Joseph Smith Papers Bulletin @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Latest from the Joseph Smith Papers here:...

Book of Abraham Manuscripts. Revelations and Translations Vol. 4 of the Joseph Smith Papers on the shelf. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  [Cross-posted at By Common Consent] A permanent identical “I” is a...

A Short History of D&C 132 @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I composed this short reception/textual history of D&C 132 when my book Textual...

Featherston Family, Erstwhile Emigrants @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  One of the frustrating things about tracking emigrating members is the increasing...

Papers of Jonathan Edwards flyer @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  JEC Call for Support

Papers of Martin Van Buren, Series 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Association for Documentary Editing has posted a note on the Cumberland University Martin...

John & Rebecca Denton: Repeated Returnees @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   John & Rebecca Denton Family: Back - L to R: Ezekiel, Robert, Sam, Alma From - L to R:...

Katherine Alexander and Her Return from Gathering @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  There were a number of people who joined the LDS Church that decided to go west....

The Returnees: A Project to Identify Why Some Converts Wanted to Return Home @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Sometimes when a convert moves west to join the saints, something changes their mind and...

Weller’s Book Works April 14, 2018 Conversation about “The Plural Marriage Revelation” (D&C 132) @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I’ll be at Weller’s Book Works at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City tonight at 7pm...

Middle Tennessee Baptismal Record - Lessons Learned @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Nestled in the family search catalog is something called the Record of Members. It is a...

Baptisms in 1918 by County @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   It may not look like a lot, but baptisms in Tennessee were picking up. Yes, there was...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 5 Leaving Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 4 Seeds of Misunderstanding @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 3 Raised from the Dead @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, summarized from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 2 Evil Spirits @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 1 Conversion @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [This is an excerpt from the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

On the Problem and Promise of Alex Caldiero’s Sonosophy @ A Motley Vision
  -  In January of 2011, I shared my dissertation proposal on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy...

George W Brandon writes a Letter. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On July 6, 1842, George wrote the following letter in Nauvoo. George was an early...

You’re looking for a book @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Two Sundays ago, a member of my ward engaged me on the old question of the Great Mormon...

An conversation with Melissa Leilani Larson about Third Wheel and the writer’s life @ A Motley Vision
  -  William Morris and Melissa Leilani Larson discuss her two peculiar plays of women in...

“An Open Palm and a Consecrated Life” @ A Motley Vision
  -  When I don’t have other things occupying my mind (and often when I do), I think a...

Mother’s Milk @ A Motley Vision
  -  . The first impression Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s Mother’s Milk gave...

Claire Åkebrand’s What Was Left of the Stars @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You likely remember Claire Åkebrand from your studious rerereading of Fire in the...

Names You Can't Read: The Badam Family @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I can't say I found the Badam family. As far as the Church is concerned, that happened...

Sundry Moldy Solecisms #5 The Drown’ed Book by Mahonri Stewart, (play review) @ A Motley Vision
  -  A few weeks ago our son told us one of his co-workers was performing in Annie at the...

The Lost Records of Mary E Dukes @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While transcribing an old baptismal record I happened across a cryptic entry...

Slate Springs Tennessee Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I won't go into a full history of the Slate Springs branch here, but I came across some...

Speedwell Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Speedwell Tennessee entered Mormon history in 1908 with the baptism of Josiah & Harriet...

Artists and Doctrine & Covenants section 58 @ A Motley Vision
  -  What D&C 58 means in relation to Mormon artists when it chastises Martin Harris and...

Short Creek Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Short Creek is a unassuming place along the east side of the Tennessee river in south...

Remembering Jonathan Langford the critic @ A Motley Vision
  -  It’s been almost three months since Jonathan died. I miss him very much. This is...

News from Tennessee Conferences 19 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 12 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Nashville Chapel circa 1959 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1959 the Nashville branch of the LDS Church met in this building. For those who know...

A Place for the Un-Gathered: The Home of Abraham and Mary Church of Hickman County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Below is an abridged version of my presentation at the 2017 Mormon History Association...

States of Deseret is now available @ A Motley Vision
  -  Peculiar Pages in collaboration with A Motley Vision is pleased to announce the release...

News from Tennessee Conferences 29 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 22 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 15 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 1 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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