Posts from the Larger Community


  • AI for Scholarship: How Machine Learning can Transform the Humanities

     In a previous blog, I explored how AI will speed up scientific research. In this blog, I will examine the overlooked  potential that AI has to transform the Humanities. This connection may not be clear at first since most of these fields do not i...


  • The Seventh Story | Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren

    The following is an excerpt from The Seventh Story, a brand-new release from Gareth Higgins and Brian McLaren about the six stories that divide us and the Seventh Story that unites. It’s paired with a unique, beautifully-illustrated children...


  • Liberation Through Obedience

    You might find yourself scoffing at the title of this post, but hear me out. For me, obedience in my religion is quite liberating, especially as a woman. Here’s why.God gave us the greatest commandment through Jesus Christ. The greatest commandmen...


  • That Time the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO Stopped Science

    Last year, former Nevada Senator Harry Reid gave George Knapp an exclusive interview regarding a secret US government study of UFOs from 2007 to 2012. “One aim of the study was to find out the origin of the craft. Intelligence officials ruled out ...


  • Miracles vs Magic

    In 1600, during Giordano Bruno’s heresy trial, the inquisitors asked a question: Did he believe Jesus’ miracles were performed by magic? It’s hard for us to understand the significance of this question. In our post-Enlightenment world, this seems...


  • All Creation Radiant: My Conversation with Matthew Fox

    As part of our ongoing Cosmic Campfire Book Club with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity and ‘Science’ Mike McHargue of The Liturgists, I got to sit down with one of my all-time heroes, Matthew Fox: In our conversation, Matthew and I di...


  • You Have a Future

    *Below is a copy of a workshop I led at Encircle’s Ignite LGBTQ+ Youth Summit. Feel free to use, change, adapt, or copy for any queer youth projects/presentations.One of the things I love most about the queer community is that we are writing our o...


  • Capturing Love

    I got my first Digital SLR camera 10 years ago, just a few months after our first child was born. I didn’t know such happiness existed until I became a mother. The reality of impermanence became strikingly evident as I watched my child change befo...


  • Technological Valley Of Dry Bones

    The post Technological Valley Of Dry Bones appeared first on The Singularity.


  • Is It Okay To Be a Mormon?

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  • The Turing oracle: Creative randomness from the beyond


  • Light

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  • Fight Oppression, Not Oranges

    Of all the controversial topics I write about, the topic I get the most resistance to is not queer issues, but plural marriage. Generally, Mormon feminists don’t like plural marriage. That might be a bit of an understatement. There have been blog ...


  • UFO International Project’s Plagiarized Claim That Aliens Invented Religion

    The anonymous authors of UFO International Project (who nonetheless are advocates of Disclosure, just not for themselves, obviously) claim in a November 19, 2015 article that “Aliens Are Coming Back To Retrieve ‘Their’ Religion.” In fact, they cla...


  • What's in a Name?

    I recently attended the “What’s in a Name?” panel discussion hosted by Utah Valley University’s Mormon Studies Department. During the Q&A section, I asked a question concerning the risk of queer Mormon identity labels being erased after Presid...


  • Harold L Armstrong’s Argument Against Corporal Living Beings Living Outside Earth

    The June 1970 edition (Vol. 7 No. 1) of the Creation Research Society Quarterly stressed cosmology. One of journal’s contributors was Harold L. Armstrong (1921-1985). Armstrong was an early member of the Creation Research Society and a Professor o...


  • The Realities of Social Construction: Interview by Micah Redding, Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Society

    Joint project with the Christian Transhumanist Podcast! https://www.christiantranshumanism.org/podcastLots of interesting questions. How can we love religion when so many are hurt? How do we describe the reality of social construction? Does Jesus ...


  • God: Ever-New And Ancient (Naming the Unnamable) | Matthew Fox

    How many names for Divinity are there? Do the names for God change? Ought they change as humans evolve and as circumstances of life evolve around us? Matthew Fox reveals the urgent need for ancient-future names of God.


  • God as a Mother

    Dear Heavenly Mother, Today, two of my children fought. As one physically injured the other, my primitive instincts kicked in to protect the injured child with any force necessary. However, before I could even move, I saw the face of the offender....


  • McLean v Arkansas and the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO

    I was reminded recently that the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO played a role during 1981’s McLean v Arkansas Board of Education court case when it was used by evolutionists to discredit Dr. Norman Geisler’s testimony. On March 1, 1982, fellow creation...