Intelligence requires ideas to act consciously

Nov 24, 2019
1 min read

This is a thought I had today as we were discussing the topic of temptation in church. I was thinking again along the lines of another recent post about the source of ideas. Intelligence alone cannot progress without ideas. Ideas…

Visualizing the Sources of Ideas

Aug 10, 2019
4 min read

As I was meditating upon the various sources of ideas that influence man, my thoughts converged upon a simple model that I have been finding useful. Ultimately, the mind of God is the source of all light, truth, and knowledge….

Is Agency a Negative Concept?

Sep 15, 2016
2 min read

A few days ago I heard someone at church talk about agency as a “gift” but that got me thinking if it really was or not. Perhaps you are thinking, “Well, of course it’s a gift, doesn’t everything good come…

Choice & Continuums

Feb 7, 2016
5 min read

A couple of years ago I wrote a post about something that I dubbed the “Agency Continuum” where the choices that you make are part of a connected cycle. I’d like to take the model I presented in that post, particularly…

2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man

Nov 27, 2014
1 min read

I watched this conference as soon as the videos were published and I enjoyed it quite  bit. However, when I was looking for one of these videos on my site the other day, I couldn’t find it. I thought I…

Room For Doubt Respects Agency

Sep 15, 2014
3 min read

I recently started the Book of Mormon over again in audio form while I’m at work. Chapter 6 of 1 Nephi caught my attention and led to some significant thoughts about agency. And it mattereth not to me that I…