As We, in Turn, Become the Limits of Humanity

10 October 2021
Our living ancestors are shelter from the limits of humanity. Within their walls, much is well lit. Much is visible. Much is familiar. But there’s an outside. Beyond their lives, none of us has yet ventured. But we know it’s there, if “there” is the right word to describe it. It’s at least “there” relative to us. We tell each other stories about light and darkness beyond. Some of us k ... (More)

The Apotheosis of Pity

20 September 2021
Pulled from the crowd into the light, I stumbled blindly. But my friends supported me by both arms. They guided me some distance, whispering comfort to my ears. And they lowered me carefully to the ground. As soon as they had released my left arm and before I could thank them, some of my friends turned and rushed away. “We will avenge you!” With eyes adjusting to the light, I finally saw them. ... (More)

Book Club Discussion Questions

12 September 2021
I am flattered and honored to hear that people are reading Queer Mormon Theology at various book clubs and that folks are reaching out for a list of discussion questions. I’m thrilled to share this short list of questions to spur discussion at book clubs. Thank you everyone for your interest, support and love!How have your perceptions of the word “queer” changed if at all? (Ch 1)As a Latter-d ... (More)

General Conference Changes, the False Belief that Everything is God’s Will, and How it Contributes to Mass Faith Crises

10 September 2021
As members of the church, we are often forced into cognitive dissonance. We hit that place again this year. Much of it seems to come from the untenable deification of leadership that seems widespread in our ranks. Catholics claim that the pope is infallible But no one believes is. Mormons claim the prophet is fallible […] ... (More)

Only Truth

25 August 2021
Real kindness is our closest approximation of truth. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 Some people choose a word to inspire them in the New Year. Last year, as I pondered that idea, I instead chose a word to direct my entire life. My foundational life goal is to find truth. The […] ... (More)

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)
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