WELCOME

To those of you who are coming over from The Road to Concord, welcome, you have found my new home.  For anyone else who happens to stumble across my humble little blog here, I welcome you, as well.  I will be putting up my first posts very soon.  Until then, please sign up to follow … Continue reading WELCOME

MATTERS OF MORALITY: The Slippery Slope of Compromise

In my last post, I wrote about the dangers of the slippery slope.  In this post, I propose to address a specific practice that leads to the slippery slope of moral decay.  As with my last post, I would like to start by referencing Glenn Beck.  Once again, I would like to stress that, while … Continue reading MATTERS OF MORALITY: The Slippery Slope of Compromise

PERSONAL ANECDOTES: Why Do Most Journalism and Education Majors Chose Their Fields?

This may not be worth anything to anyone who reads it, but it is worth a great deal to me.  What's more, the following story is true: not only did it happen, but I have faithfully related it the way it happened.  In fact, at the time, it made such an impression on me that … Continue reading PERSONAL ANECDOTES: Why Do Most Journalism and Education Majors Chose Their Fields?

THOUGHTS ON CULTURE AND POLITICS: Corporate Participation in Political Movements

Nike's recent deal with Colin Kaepernick is just the latest in a series of corporations openly taking sides in the cultural and political civil war currently raging in this country, and Nike did so at the expense of its stock holders.  This move seems to have cost Nike some $3 BILLION in stock value in … Continue reading THOUGHTS ON CULTURE AND POLITICS: Corporate Participation in Political Movements

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: The ‘Middle Ground’ Of The New Covenant

In my first post of this three-part series, I discussed my belief that Scripture does not condemn, but neither does it advocate for society which bases its focus on the individual.  In both the New and Old Testaments, Scripture stresses relationships and community -- even to the point of treating large groups corporately.  However, in … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: The ‘Middle Ground’ Of The New Covenant

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Collectivism’

In my last post, I shared my discovery of the fact that -- contrary to what I had always believed -- Scripture does not support the idea of individualism.  For those of us raised in the West, this might be difficult to accept, but it is true.  Most of us don't see it because we've … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Collectivism’

UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Individualism’

As I have sought to better understand Scripture (so I can better live according to the teachings of my faith), I have encountered many startling revelations.  Some of them have been easier to accept than others, and some have been very, very difficult to accept.  One of the most difficult revelations I've had challenged my … Continue reading UNDERSTANDING SCRIPTURE: Scripture Does Not Endorse ‘Individualism’