Hard Questions about God/Christianity (part 3)

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a pair of posts entitled Hard Questions about God (part 1 & part 2). When I was a Christian, I would have avoided reading something that casts doubt about the Bible. And whenever I was presented with difficult questions, I would have usually either looked away out of fear, or simply…

One of My New Year's Resolutions

In a previous post, I shared about one of my life’s biggest regrets — having to sell a Gibson Les Paul guitar as a young adult. I’m happy to report that some 30 years later, I have finally fixed that regret and bought a 2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar. I think she’s rather perty.…

My Biggest Regret

“How are we gonna come up with this month’s rent?” I think I was 20 years old when I did something that I still deeply regret to this day. I was 17 when I got a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar from a big guitar store (Guitar Center) in Rockville, Maryland. What an amazing place that…

Learning Guitar

“You really should just give up. I don’t think this is for you.” I was in the 4th grade, attempting to learn how to play the trombone when my music school teacher said those words to me. After 4 or 5 weeks of trying, I took his advice and called it quits. I didn’t attempt…

Liberty University – Training Gunslingers for Christ

As a Liberty University alumni, I wanted to avoid writing about this. I really did. But damn. President Jerry Falwell Jr. made the recent announcement that students could carry concealed guns on campus, which will now include the option to have them in the dorms. It’s pending Liberty board review, but as president it’s highly…

I’m Not in a Cult – Am I?

“I think you’re in a cult”, my grandfather said to me one day. It was the 1980’s, and I was attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia during Jerry Falwell’s reign. I enjoyed coming home to my grandparent’s house for holiday breaks. They were both secular but my grandfather was especially so. When asked about his…

Educational Videos on Evolution

What follows are a collection of educational videos on the topic of Evolution that I think are particularly compelling and/or well done. As Bill Nye states in the first video below, “denial of evolution is unique to the United States.” I used to deny it myself while trapped in fundamentalism. But it’s a shameful denial…

Switching from the Samsung Note 4 to Apple iPhone 6s Plus

I’m a mobile device junky. In my technology job, I’m fortunate that I get to work with popular mobile devices including Apple iPads, Android tablets and smartphones and Windows mobile phones. But when it comes to the smartphone I carry around full time, I’ve been a long time Android user, starting with the original Motorola Droid…