Announcing a New Permablogger: J. Stapley

By July 17, 2012

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that Jonathan Stapley has agreed to join the Juvenile Instructor on a more permanent basis. He likely needs no introduction to regular readers, but for anyone unfamiliar, Jonathan is an independent researcher in Mormon history who has authored and co-authored prize-winning articles on Mormon women, ritual healing, and baptism. He is also widely known for his stellar blogging at By Common Consent, and has been an invaluable friend and reader of JI from the beginning (he designed and currently hosts the site, and regularly handles IT issues for us). Recently, J. has very graciously participated in two of the initial three entries in our “Responses” series.

J. will continue doing his thing at BCC, but will also begin posting here on a regular basis. Please join us in officially welcoming J. Stapley to the Juvenile Instructor.

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  1. Awesome. Look forward to hearing more from J! His work is always insightful, and fascinating.

    Comment by David T — July 17, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Another long-promised day!

    Comment by Jared T — July 17, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  3. Congratulations to both JI and Jonathan! It’s difficult to think of a better pairing that promises to bring out the best in each.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — July 17, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

  4. Fabulous news! J is a gentleman, a gentle man, and a scholar.

    Comment by Tod Robbins — July 17, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

  5. This is great news, and yes, long awaited.

    Comment by David G. — July 17, 2012 @ 3:57 pm

  6. Excellent! Welcome, J!

    Comment by Christopher — July 17, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

  7. Anything that gets J. to blog more is a good thing!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 17, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

  8. Great. Are you doing both BCC & JI or just JI now?

    Comment by Clark — July 17, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

  9. Next to last sentence there: “J. will continue doing his thing at BCC, but will also begin posting here on a regular basis.”

    Comment by Jared T — July 17, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

  10. Hoorah. Welcome, J.

    Comment by Ryan T. — July 17, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

  11. We must be getting closer to the millennium. Yay for getting more J.!

    Comment by Tona H — July 17, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

  12. Thanks all!

    Comment by J. Stapley — July 17, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

  13. Wonderful! Glad to hear the news!

    Comment by Amy T — July 17, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

  14. That’s terrific news.

    Comment by Jana — July 18, 2012 @ 3:22 am

  15. Whoops. Don’t know how I missed that sentence. Sorry.

    Comment by Clark — July 18, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

  16. You guys have all the fun!

    Comment by WVS — July 18, 2012 @ 4:52 pm


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