The JI Wecomes Matt Bowman as a New Perma

By April 16, 2008

It is my pleasure to announce another big addition to the Juvenile Instructor…Matt Bowman. Matt joins Heidi, Stan, and myself as Bushman Summer Seminar alumni that blog at the JI. He joins us after a successful tenure at Mormon Mentality. Here’s what he has to say about himself.

Matt Bowman is a doctoral candidate in American religious history at Georgetown, and holds a master’s in American history from the University of Utah.  He’s interested in Christian theology, evangelicalism, fundamentalism, and, occasionally dabbles in Mormon history, noir, and the movies.  He’s published in Religion and American Culture: a Journal of Interpretation, The Journal of Mormon History, the John Whitmer Journal, and the Utah Historical Quarterly.

Let’s welcome Matt.

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  1. Great to see another new perm at the JI. Seems like JI is picking up a new perm every week. Must be the drawing power of that Best New Blog award.

    Comment by Dave — April 16, 2008 @ 9:00 am

  2. Great to have you on board Matt.

    Comment by SC Taysom — April 16, 2008 @ 9:02 am

  3. Congratulations on Matt and JI.

    Comment by Edje — April 16, 2008 @ 9:11 am

  4. Cheers!

    Comment by J. Stapley — April 16, 2008 @ 9:21 am

  5. Welcome, Matt. I’m excited to have you at the JI, and look forward to your contributions.

    Comment by Christopher — April 16, 2008 @ 10:16 am

  6. Mazel tov! The mighty JI empire continues to fill the Earth.

    Comment by Steve Evans — April 16, 2008 @ 10:37 am

  7. Excellent! Welcome aboard, Matt! It’s good to have a U alum join us.

    Comment by Jared T — April 16, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  8. Seems like we’re getting a good presence east of the Mississippi. Welcome Matt!. We need to figure out if we’re related. My mother is a Bowman.

    Comment by Joel — April 16, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

  9. Thanks, folks.

    Joel – there are two branches of Bowmans – the supermarket magnates and the ranchers who fled to the colonies. Which vine is yours?

    Comment by matt b. — April 16, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

  10. The ranchers. You?

    Comment by Joel — April 16, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

  11. Hey, me too. Freaky. Colonia Dublan?

    Comment by matt b. — April 16, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  12. “We’re not worthy…”

    Great acquisition for the JI, such a mega-blogger guru as the illimitable Bow-man!

    Cheers, Matt.

    Comment by Stan — April 16, 2008 @ 12:33 pm

  13. This man is pretty much crazily smart…

    and he knows good lunch places in D.C.

    and smart people in pretty much every major city anywhere.

    Welcome Matt!

    (and I will take this time to confess my sin of not posting for like…months… Curse the end of semester freak out. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.)

    Comment by Heidi — April 16, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

  14. Welcome, Matt. I am jealous of both your massive intelligence as well as your living in DC (I served my mission out there).

    Comment by Ben — April 16, 2008 @ 1:08 pm

  15. Welcome, welcome, it looks like our session at MHA will include three JI permabloggers (Stan, Matt, and myself).

    Comment by Jordan W. — April 16, 2008 @ 1:55 pm

  16. Matt b.,

    I went back to the family histories to figure out the connection. I remembered having relatives in the Mexican colonies who were descended from Henry Eyring Bowman, but my ancestor was actually his younger brother–Hyrum Eyring Bowman who settled in Southeast Idaho. Which would make us something like fourth cousins?

    And to everyone else sorry for the very personal digression. Thanks for indulging me.

    Comment by Joel — April 16, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

  17. Aha – Henry’s son Claudius is my great grandfather. Ah, being Mormon.

    Hey, Heidi, Jordan, Ben, Stan.

    Comment by matt b. — April 16, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  18. nice move for both Matt and JI.
    best to all.

    Comment by smb — April 16, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

  19. Excellent addition; cheers!

    Comment by BHodges — April 16, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  20. Wecome.

    Comment by Justin — April 16, 2008 @ 2:53 pm

  21. Matt:

    I love you.


    P.S. Platonically.

    Comment by Jacob B. — April 16, 2008 @ 3:54 pm

  22. Cool! It’s fun to see so many members of our seminar in the same place.

    Comment by Lynnette — April 17, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

  23. Hmm?? Lynnette?? I’m not sure I follow you. We didn’t have a Lynnette in the seminar 😉

    Comment by David G. — April 17, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  24. Ah, the pitfalls of secret identities . . . ;))

    (Lynnette is actually my middle name.)

    Comment by Lynnette — April 17, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

  25. Haha, that’s what I figured just as I was writing that.

    Comment by David G. — April 17, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

  26. Codenames? This whole Bushman Seminar thing smacks of secret combinations to me. Just like The Pentaverate.

    Comment by SC Taysom — April 17, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

  27. Great news — Excited to see Matt join the JI!

    Comment by kris — April 17, 2008 @ 8:43 pm


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