The Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith once said, “It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.”
This blog is devoted to my own “overflowing surge” of ideas, meditations, thoughts (all of them rough) relating to Mormon thought as they bounce and careen off the concepts and religious thinkers I am encountering in a graduate program in philosophy and religion. I started this blog sometime ago (writing presently in January 2010) but have done little with it. This is partly because of the extreme busyness of life and partly because when I couldn’t write posts the way I wrote essays (well-thought out and footnoted) I simply wouldn’t write. That was a mistake. Now, when I post something it really will be pre-natal and raw, (and, painfully, usually undocumented) but I will at least be putting my thoughts down for discussion. I stand in awe of other graduate student-run blogs, like the excellent Juvenile Instructor, with well-thought out and thoroughly documented (and frequent!) posts, some of which could be published in academic journals. Alas, I don’t have the time or the wherewithal to do that on anything even approaching a regular basis. But hopefully some of my thoughts will prompt vigorous discussion. I have come to realize that Mormon thought, because of its breadth and depth (not to mention its relative bizarreness) is truly inexhaustible. This is my meager attempt to try and account for that inexhaustibleness.