This is fascinating indeed. It raises a number of interesting and provocative questions. Let me address a few different things here:
The Nehor wrote:
However DCP is not writing the piece. Was it solicited?
Virtually 100% of the publications in the FARMS Review
are "solicited." The publication has---shall we say---a very unique and peculiar method of gathering its articles.
Volunteered? If the work was volunteered that would suggest that Meldrum might still not be on their radar.
There is no question that Meldrum et al. have been "on [the] radar" of the Powers-that-Be at FARMS. I'm guessing that Greg "The Fly" Smith was "anointed" with the responsibility of writing a hit-piece on Meldrum after Midgley failed to have Meldrum's book yanked from the shelves of Deseret Book. We know, thanks to one of my "informants" and Dr. Shades, that Midgley was on a hate-fueled campaign to discredit and attack Meldrum---going so far as to physically confront Meldrum at a conference, and of course, trying to have the book pulled. (I have strong reason to believe that Midgley used his connections in the Twelve to try and get Prophesies and Promises
out of DesBook.)
So, in a sense, the timing *is* very, very interesting. It's very intriguing that this attack comes in the wake of the FAIR Conference, with Will Schryver's much-hyped (but now discredited) Book of Abraham presentation. I sense somewhat that the behind-the-scenes tides have shifted slightly in favor of the apologists. Is President Packer ill, perhaps? In any event, it will be extremely interesting to see whether the apologists wind up getting scolded for this.