Times and Seasons Welcomes Dave Banack…

June 20, 2007 | 23 comments
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…or, as you likely know of him, DMI Dave.

Let me confess: Dave’s Mormon Inquiry is one of those Bloggernacle blogs that I’ve for too long taken for granted. For nearly three and half years, it’s always been there, collecting and commenting upon just about everything having to do with Mormon scholarship, history, politics, culture, theology and more, week after week, month after month. DMI has given us Bloggernacle and news feed round ups, endless book recommendations, smart and topical reviews, and some of the pithiest blogging around. And now DMI has given Times and Seasons (well, loaned rather, for a few weeks at least)…Dave himself.

David Banack is an attorney who lives and works in Orange County, California. He has a JD from the Chapman University School of Law, a Master’s in economics from UC Davis, and a BA in political science from BYU. He joined the LDS Church at age 15 as the first Mormon in his family, and subsequently served an mission to France and Switzerland. He is happily married with three talented kids. (No suprise there!) Besides running the Mormon Inquiry weblog since 2003, he also spent a little over a year in the trenches at BCC…but we won’t talk about that now.

Anyway, welcome Dave! It’s going to be fun.

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23 Responses to Times and Seasons Welcomes Dave Banack…

  1. Kaimi Wenger on June 21, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Welcome aboard, Dave! I’m looking forward to your posts.

  2. Matt W. on June 21, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Dave, does this spell the end of the last solo blogger? I guess we still have Jeff Lindsay…

  3. Dave on June 21, 2007 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for the kind words, Russell. The longer one blogs, the harder it is to come up with something new to say, but I’ll do my best to be as entertaining as prior T&S guest bloggers.

    Matt W., I plan to fire up the solo blog again in August.

  4. manaen on June 21, 2007 at 1:29 am

    Welcome, Dave! Somehow, I missed until now that you live OC — explains your interest in my comments about the NB Temple’s open house.

  5. john f. on June 21, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Wow! This is very good news. DMI has always been, in my mind, the prime example and standard for excellence in solo Mormon blogging.

  6. Costanza on June 21, 2007 at 8:54 am

    I agree with John F. I look forward to reading your offerings here Dave.

  7. J. Stapley on June 21, 2007 at 9:26 am

    Cheers! Wonderful news.

  8. Nate Oman on June 21, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Welcome Dave! I am looking forward to reading what you have to say, and I have always thought that DMI was one of the best Mormon blogs around….

  9. Frank McIntyre on June 21, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Welcome!

  10. Ben S. on June 21, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Aha! The man behind the curtain revealed at last :)

  11. ECS on June 21, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Great news! Looking forward to reading your posts, Dave.

  12. Adam Greenwood on June 21, 2007 at 2:08 pm

    Welcome.

  13. Greg Call on June 21, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Nice to have you here, Dave.

  14. Anonymous on June 21, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Wow…a lawyer blogger in the Mormon bloggernacle. Go figure!

  15. Jim F. on June 21, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Lawyer blogger or not, it is good to have you here. Thanks.

  16. Dave on June 21, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    Wow … an anonymous commenter in the Mormon bloggernacle. Go figure.

  17. Russell Arben Fox on June 21, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    Isn’t “Mormon bloggernacle” redundant?

  18. Steve Evans on June 21, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    Looking forward to your posts, Dave.

  19. Adam Greenwood on June 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    There’s the Mormon bloggernacle and the LDS bloggernacle, Russell F.

  20. Frank McIntyre on June 21, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    Wait a second, you guys are Mormon?

  21. Adam Greenwood on June 21, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    No, we’re Christians.

  22. Ben H on June 21, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    So glad you’re here, Dave!

  23. Susan M on June 22, 2007 at 8:01 pm

    I didn’t know you were in OC. You’d better come to the bloggersnacker. And drag gst with you.