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Hi I'm Lincoln Cannon

I'm irredeemably Mormon.

About Me

I'm a technology and culture consultant, specialized in technological evolution and postsecular religion. My wife, Dorothee, and I first met while we were both serving as representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in France. She's a French national, and we have three bilingual children that we encourage to speak French at home. In my spare time, I enjoy eating out at restaurants with family and friends, watching science fiction and action movies, reading and writing philosophy, debating just about anything controversial, playing board and video games, hiking and backpacking in deserts and mountains, and touring new places around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to and raised by Mormon parents, and was baptized, ordained, missioned, and married at the usual times and places. That's why I'm a Mormon, apparently. Though really, I like to think I'm a Mormon because I want to be a child of God and a disciple of Christ. I trust we can become like God, far more creative than we now are. I suspect we can do that only if we become like Christ, far more compassionate than we now are. I feel a deep attachment to and motivation from the core principles and esthetics of the Gospel of Christ as interpreted in the Mormon religion, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps my family and me better understand, feel and live that Gospel.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I've served as an auxiliary administrator, teacher, financial administrator, scout leader, and representative. I'm also a co-founder and member of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, which promotes integration of science and religion, and awareness of opportunities and risks associated with technology. Experience in each of these roles has strengthened my trust in our ability to reconcile with each other and work together to make a better world, a heaven on Earth like prophets and scriptures have described. I try to live my faith in practical ways, thinking and feeling with whatever wisdom and inspiration I might have, and then acting with whatever tools are at hand.