“They Call Me the Working Man”: Hints of a Mormon Theology of Work

Our fearless leader Christopher Smith recently shared an insightful bit from his forthcoming dissertation on his Facebook wall. The paragraph in part describes the use of Edenic imagery by Mormon settlers of the Salt Lake Valley and the need to restore the creation … Continue reading

JWHA Conference Call for Papers

Do you love church history? Visit the annual John Whitmer Historical Association meeting at Independence, Missouri, September 24–27, 2015. Listen to presentations and discuss historical events with knowledgeable authors like Erin Metcalfe, Newell Bringhurst, Joseph Johnstun, and many more.  Even better, … Continue reading

Denial and Deniability: The Church’s PR Strategy on Female Priesthood Denial

The Mormon feminist “Ordain Women” (OW) movement made headlines last year with its effort to secure female access to the males-only Priesthood session of the LDS Church’s General Conference. Ahead of the event, the group made a formal written request for … Continue reading