NFT Memorial to Mormon Transhumanist Leaders

13 July 2021
In April of this year, I completed my fifth and final term as a board member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. During those fifteen years, it was my privilege and pleasure to share in service on the board with 24 of the finest people that I know personally: Andrew West, Ben Blair, Blaire Ostler, Brad Carmack, Brent Allsop, Bryant Smith, Caleb Jones, Carl Youngblood, Christopher Bradford, Con ... (More)

Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction

23 June 2021
“Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction” is officially available on Amazon and I have been overwhelmed with the interest, support, and enthusiasm for my work. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but the responses have exceeded my wildest expectations. It is comforting to know that people are reading my book in classrooms, public libraries, and chapels across the country by bishops, stake presi ... (More)

Redeeming (Most of) the Seven Deadly Heresies

19 April 2021
On 1 June 1980, Bruce R. McConkie delivered a sermon entitled “The Seven Deadly Heresies.” For a long time, I’ve been meaning to share my thoughts about this sermon. And recently, while writing another article, I found myself bumping up against this sermon again. So now is probably a good time. McConkie was an apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s by far the large ... (More)

Spring 2021 General Conference Open Thread

03 April 2021
I will live blog as I…feel like it. Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments about any talk or topic addressed. ... (More)

The Sweet Scent of Failure

20 March 2021
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Groundhog's Day and the Meaning of Life

03 February 2021
Yesterday was Groundhog's Day, the holiday where everyone waits with baited breath for a rodent to decide if it saw its shadow, and therefore, whether there will be a long winter, or an early spring. I don't actually know what happened this year.But to celebrate the auspicious occasion, we went to my in law's house, and we watched the movie "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray. I had forgotte ... (More)

Why Decentralization Is Essential to Human Thriving

31 January 2021
Decentralization of power, whether we characterize that power as technological or otherwise, is essential to increasing the probability of a thriving human (or superhuman) future. There’s a line of reasoning that persuaded me of this conclusion. It consists of three steps. Before I share the three steps, I should explain some concepts: Power. Understand “power” in the broadest sense. It’s n ... (More)
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