Posts from the Larger Community


  • Dear Millennials

    Dear Millennials,Our generation is technologically connected in ways our parents never imagined. Social media allows us to hear what’s happening around the world in a matter of seconds. We watch videos of cops shooting black men only moments after...


  • Are Cell Phones and Drones Foiling Satan’s Nefarious UFO Deception?

    Christian UFO experts espousing the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO assure us that UFOs are a Satanic deception, yet, if this is the case, why are UFO reports in such a steep decline? The fact that they are statistically in decline is undeniable at this...


  • The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

    Originally posted on Hapgood: Opening keynote for dLRN 2015. Delivered October 16th @ Stanford. Actual keynote may have gone on significant tangents… 1 | a year in the garden A week or so ago, I was reading about the Oregon shooting. I’m a pretty ...


  • Queer, Mormon, and Transhuman: Part IV

    I’ve received a bit of feedback from peers about my work not being relevant enough to transhumanism and that I focus more on the “queer” and “Mormon” than “transhumanism.” A casual reading of my work might understandably lead someone to this concl...


  • Tales of the Turing Church: Public draft


  • Is Transhumanism a Challenge or an Opportunity for the Christian Faith?

    This week, Ravi Zachariah’s Institute here in Atlanta hosted an event entitled: “Should we fear Artificial Intelligence?” In it, British Mathematician and Christian Apologist John Lennox gave a lecture on the challenge of AI and Transhumanism to t...


  • Response to Dr John Lennox at RZIM on AI and the church #TrendingQuestions

    A response of Hope to dr. John Lennox's sermon at Ravi Zacharias Ministries, asking the question if we should fear artificial intelligence. The post Response to Dr John Lennox at RZIM on AI and the church #TrendingQuestions appeared first on The ...


  • This is Heaven

    William: You know how I was dead when I was a baby and then the doctors brought me back to life?Me: Yes. It was very scary. William: Well, if I died and now I’m alive this is heaven right now.Me: Huh. I never thought of it that way.William: But wh...


  • Gratitude and Reality

    “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Richest Blessings to all of my readers. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the long weekend was a fruitful one...


  • 49 Thoughts on October 2018 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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  • No Gospel for Aliens? Creation.com’s Interpretive Overreach Reveals a Major Misunderstanding of the Fall

    Shaun Doyle recently fielded an alleged letter to Creation Ministries International which cautioned against interpretive overreach on the subject of extraterrestrial life, lest we repeat the historical embarrassment of hitching our star to geocent...


  • The Valley of Dry Bones in light of Artificial Intelligence.

    In my Christian walk, the valley of dry bones has always been one of those stories that didn’t make a lot of sense. Yesterday I was able to see that story in a completely new perspective that I would like to share. However, before we go there, I h...


  • Thinspace

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  • Isaac Watts, Extraterrestrials and Isaiah 45:18

    Dr. Danny Faulkner has written a post in which he takes issue with the pro-extraterrestrial opinion of Isaac Watts, the “Godfather of English Hymnody.” In his lifetime, Watts composed around 750 hymns, including “Joy to the World,” “Alas! and Did ...


  • Why Do You Hate Men?

    He asked me, “Why do you hate men?”The question took me off guard. I scanned through my mental rolodex of people I love. Many of the closest people in my life are men. My best friend is a man. I am raising two men whom I would live and die for. I’...


  • Stay Safe Out There

    I compiled a list of 20 preventative measures for men who have expressed their concerns about being falsely accused of rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual misconduct.1. Don’t put yourself in compromising situations.2. Stay alert and...


  • The Fermi Paradox: Looking for Smoke Signals in a Cell Phone Universe

    The Fermi Paradox has plagued folks who ponder the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life ever since Enrico Fermi asked the question, “Where is everybody?” I think it’s time we admit how presumptuous his question is. Recently, I read ano...


  • The 45th Parallel: What Alien Abductions and Satanic Ritual Abuse Have In Common

    Some proponents of the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO have made a big deal about a study presented on the third night of an MIT (yes, THAT MIT) alien abduction conference held June 13-17, 1992. During that conference, California therapist Gwen Dean not...


  • Making All Things Whole through Love | Ryan Kuja (From the Inside Out)

    The following is an excerpt of From The Inside Out: Reimagining Mission, Recreating the World, Ryan Kuja’s potent critique of missionary colonialism envisions a hope-filled future. It’s a Speakeasy selection, and there are still a few review...


  • Concerning God

    *This post is an extension of a previous post, Concerning Theism. I will begin by acknowledging that the God I will describe to you is not an esthetic of God regularly discussed in common LDS settings. We tote around these ideas without fully embr...