*where available

Forging the mormon identity

Keynote at the recent Mormon Arts Center Festival in New York City in late June 2017 


Joseph Smith and Translation: Notes Toward a Theoretical Framework

The Mormon Translation Conference, Logan Utah, 16 March 2017

An American Journey Across the Landscape of Mormon Theology

Mormon History Association, New York, 8 September 2015


Mormonism as a Global Religion

BYU Church History Symposium, 6 March 2014


The Woman in the Wilderness: Mormonism, Catholicism, and Inspired Syncretism

Conference on Mormonism and Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 5 December 2013


By Study and Also by Faith 

LDS Convocation, Stanford University, 16 October 2012


Letter to a Doubter 

YSA Fireside, Palo Alto, 14 October 2012 (Revised: 3 September 2014)


The Prophecy of Enoch as Restoration Blueprint 

Arrington Mormon History Lecture, 20 September 2012


"'We have only the Old Thing': Rethinking Mormon Restoration"

Apostasy and Restoration Conference, Brigham Young University, 3 March 2012


Straining at Particles of Light: Preexistence and the Mansions of Memory

Truman G. Madsen Lecture, Wheatley Institution, 13 October 2011


Joseph Smith, Romanticism, and Tragic Creation 

Richard Bushman Mormon Studies Symposium, Springville, Utah, 18 June 2011


Fraud, Philandery, and Football

BYU Media Studies Conference, Brigham Young University, November 2010


“Moral, Responsible, and Free” Mormon Conceptions of Divine Justice

J. Reuben Clark Law Society Meeting, Phoenix Ariz., 7 March 2010


Finding the Divine in The Human: Romantic Angst and the Collapse of Transcendence

Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology Conference, Utah Valley University, 25 March 2010


Rainbows over the Rain: The Gospel of Superabundance

University Devotional, BYU Hawaii, 3 November 2009


Latter-day Saint Temples in Context: Restoration, Romanticism, Anthropology and Passibility

Sacred Space Conference, Brigham Young University, 3 June 2009


No Small and Cramped Eternities

Transhumanist Mormon Conference, Provo, Utah, 6 March 2009

Joseph Smith's American Bible: Radicalizing the familiar

The 2009 Laura F. Willes Book of Mormon Studies lecture, 8 October 2009


Paradox and Discipleship

LDS Ivy League Student Assoc. Conference, Harvard University, 28 October 2006


Lightning Out of Heaven

University Forum, Brigham Young University, 29 November 2005