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Techno-Social Despotism in China vs Decentralized Credentials, Reputation, and Trust

What they are doing in China using technology to modify and mold social behavior is both ingenious and amazing, but also terrifying. This article from Wired is long, but worth the read: INSIDE CHINA’S VAST NEW EXPERIMENT IN SOCIAL RANKING … Continue reading

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Disagreeing with LDS Prophets and Apostles vs Losing Confidence in Them

Among some members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it has become increasingly common to openly and publicly criticize teachings, directions, decisions, and policies of the prophets and apostles of the church. I recognize that this trend is … Continue reading

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God’s Human Delivery System – Sustaining Living Prophets, Seers, and Revelators

  The following is a slightly edited copy of remarks I gave in the sacrament meeting service of my LDS congregation today. Long time readers will recognize some parts that were adapted from previous essays.   Regarding personal testimony in … Continue reading

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My Thoughts are Not Your Tharts

The 11-year-old children I teach at church will not soon forget today’s Sunday School lesson. We accidentally coined a new word: Thart. The lesson was on Faith and the early Mormon pioneers. We were talking about how God often has … Continue reading

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Watchmen on the Tower – On the Limits of Prophetic Fallibility

Some of the responses to my recent post about rejecting living prophets by following future prophets have predictably raised the issue of prophetic fallibility. Among those members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have decided to … Continue reading

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