The Isles of the Sea

Looking at Spalding & Collaborator Theories (Part 2 of 6) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Ever since the Book of Mormon was first published, critics have tried to figure out its...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 17 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 17: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section H]   by Sarah...

Reviewing Polygamy Criticisms (Part 1 of 6 Brian Hales) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  I’m excited to have Dr. Brian Hales back on the show. It was 8 years ago that Brian...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 16 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 16: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section G]   by Sarah...

Come, Follow Me Week 42 – Doctrine and Covenants 115-120 @ FAIR Blog
  -  A Defense and a Refuge By DeeAnn Cheatham There are two significant examples in the...

LDS Church in Pacific (Part 3 of 3 Devan Jensen) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Micronesia, Guam, Truk. You may have heard of these islands, but what do you really know...

Come, Follow Me Week 41 – Doctrine and Covenants 111-114 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Finances and Faith in the Kirtland Crisis of 1837 by Elizabeth Kuehn (This is from a...

Three Important FAIR Conference Presentations to Help Parents, Leaders, and Other Teachers of Children and Youth @ FAIR Blog
  -   These three presentations are important to families and Church leaders of all faiths....

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 15 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 15: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section F]   by Sarah...

Improving Conversation on Divisive Topics (Part 2 of 3 Devan Jensen) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  It’s incredibly easy to get into arguments on social media on topics like masks,...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 14 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 14: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section E]   by Sarah...

LDS Publishing & Media Assoc (Part 1 of 3 Devan Jensen) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Devan Jensen is the president of the LDS Publishing & Media Association.  What is it...

“A Life Lived in Crescendo”: Selected Punctuation Marks of Joseph Smith’s Final Years @ FAIR Blog
  -  A “Come, Follow Me” YouTube Virtual Fireside Series Sponsored by The Interpreter...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 13 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 13: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section D]   by Sarah...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 12 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 12: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section C]   by Sarah...

Come, Follow Me Week 40 – Doctrine and Covenants 109-110 @ FAIR Blog
  -  by David W. Smith   “A Fulness of the Holy Ghost” From the...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 11 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 11: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section B] By Sarah Allen   Before...

The CES Letter Rebuttal — Part 10 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 10: CES Letter Book of Abraham Questions [Section A] by Sarah Allen   The...

Come, Follow Me Week 39 – Doctrine and Covenants 106–108 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Reading D&C 107 as a Daughter of Eve by V.H. Cassler D&C 107 contains many...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers Documents, Volume 12: March-July 1843 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available in the FAIR bookstore This volume of the Joseph Smith Papers contains 96...

The Church Of Jesus Christ and the BSA Bankruptcy Case @ FAIR Blog
  -  By Cassandra Hedelius Crossposted from Public Square Magazine A few days ago, many...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 9 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 9: CES Letter First Vision Questions by Sarah Allen   Like last week, this...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 8 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 8: CES Letter Book of Mormon Translation Questions by Sarah Allen   This...

Come, Follow Me Week 38 – Doctrine and Covenants 102–105 @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Cassandra Hedelius I very much love “The Chosen,” the dramatization of the...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 7 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 7: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section F] By Sarah Allen   In this...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 6: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section E] by Sarah Allen   I was...

Come, Follow Me Week 37 – Doctrine and Covenants 98–101 @ FAIR Blog
  -  A Letter to my Seminary and Institute Students by Louis Herrey My dear young...

Lessons from Oliver Cowdery for Today @ FAIR Blog
  -  In the summer of 1830, while The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was yet in...

Three Conference Presentations Now Available to Help Parents, Leaders, and Other Teachers of Children and Youth @ FAIR Blog
  -     by Cassandra Hedelius Late last year, I started brainstorming suggestions for...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 5 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 5: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section D] by Sarah Allen   I...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 4 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 4: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section C] by Sarah Allen   Diving...

Come, Follow Me Week 36 – Doctrine and Covenants 94-97 @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Cassandra Hedelius In D&C 88, the Lord instructed Joseph that the School of the...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 3: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section B] by Sarah Allen   Now that...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 2: CES Letter Book of Mormon Questions [Section A] by Sarah Allen   When I...

The CES Letter Rebuttal, Part 1 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 1: Manipulations & Dishonesty in the CES Letter by Sarah...

Come, Follow Me Week 35 – Doctrine and Covenants 93 @ FAIR Blog
  -  “Ye Were Also In The Beginning With The Father” By Kara Dawson D&C 93 teaches...

96% of US physicians have done something to stay healthy. Only 57% of US adults have followed their lead. @ FAIR Blog
  -  What is this “pro tip” that is almost universally practiced by doctors?  Receiving...

Come, Follow Me Week 34 – Doctrine and Covenants 89-92 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Receive the Oracles of God By DeeAnn Cheatham A few months ago I reread President...

Come, Follow Me Week 33 – Doctrine and Covenants 88 @ FAIR Blog
  -  By René Krywult In September 1832 Joseph Smith received D&C 84, which talks about...

“What Would You Do with a Thousand Years To Do Whatever You Wanted?”: Contemplating the “Complete Bibliography of Hugh Nibley” (CBHN) @ FAIR Blog
  -  Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3 | Post 4 | Post 5 | Post 6 | Post 7 | Post 8 | Post...

Recap of 2021 FAIR Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -    Another conference has come and gone! Each year they seem to go by more...

Come, Follow Me Week 31 – Doctrine and Covenants 84 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Priesthood Power by Wendy Ulrich Doctrine and Covenants Section 84 is designated by...

Come, Follow Me Week 29 – Doctrine and Covenants 77-80 @ FAIR Blog
  -  “A Place in the Celestial World” By David W. Smith In the early 1830s, Joseph Smith...

Come, Follow Me Week 28 – Doctrine and Covenants 76 @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Cassandra Hedelius By Joseph Smith’s time, much of Christendom was floundering with...

Come, Follow Me Week 27 – Doctrine and Covenants 71-75 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Repenting is Ascending By Jeff Markham 3 Verily this is a mission for a season, which I...

“A Life Lived in Crescendo”: Selected Punctuation Marks of Joseph Smith’s Final Years – A “Come, Follow Me” Virtual Fireside Series @ FAIR Blog
  -  Sponsored by The Interpreter Foundation Book of Mormon Central FAIR Beginning Sunday,...

Come, Follow Me Week 26 – Doctrine and Covenants 67-70 @ FAIR Blog
  -  D&C 67: Four Steps to Rend the Veil and See God By Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye Doctrine...

What is FAIR? @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Scott Gordon I find that some people are very confused about what FAIR is and what we...

Come, Follow Me Week 25 – Doctrine and Covenants 64-66 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Forgiving  by Wendy Ulrich Think of someone you might need to forgive. It could be...

Come, Follow Me Week 24 – Doctrine and Covenants 63 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Adultery, Agency, and Innocence by Jennifer Roach “The two carried on an affair that...

FAIR Voice #34: Witnesses Pt. 1 with Daniel C. Peterson @ FAIR Blog
  -  Dr. Peterson joins Hanna to talk about the upcoming feature film Witnesses as well as...

FAIR Voice #35: Witnesses pt. 2 with actors for Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please remember to see the film Witnesses! In this episode, Hanna talks with actors Caleb...

Come, Follow Me Week 23 – Doctrine and Covenants 60-62 @ FAIR Blog
  -  These words sunk deep into my heart, “But with some I am not well pleased, for they...

Come, Follow Me Week 22 – Doctrine & Covenants 58-59 @ FAIR Blog
  -  by Amber Rothamer Blessings Come According to God’s Timing and Our...

Defending Agency @ FAIR Blog
  -   Every church leader or parent has been confronted with the same basic...

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...

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 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 |

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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