I have to say, I don’t think I’ve watched a Senate race more than I have with Alabama’s recent special election between Roy Moore and Doug Jones. You could not have had two more polar-opposite candidates, and sickeningly, Roy Moore survived politically, with party support, and got a considerable number of votes despite the horrendousContinue reading “Alabama Proves It: We Can (And Need To) Make Change Happen Anywhere”
You’ll never have to hear the word “no” If you keep all your friends on the payroll —Death Cab for Cutie, “Good Help (Is So Hard To Find)” I start with this lyric from a Death Cab for Cutie song because if you ask me, it perfectly captures the current state of politics in our country.Continue reading “You Can Never Pay Too Much Attention To The Facts”
Regnat Populus: the people rule. E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one. This past week, I have had the amazing opportunity to be a part of a group of young adults from the Arkansas Conference who went to Washington, DC to participate in the United Methodist Seminar program sponsored by the General Board of ChurchContinue reading “Where Regnat Populus Meets E Pluribus Unum”
NOTE: This post originally appeared on KHDX.fm in March of 2017. To call “TWENTY ØNE PILØTS” musicians would be very appropriate, but nowhere near accurate. However, calling it the “Emøtiønal Røadshøw” tour was certainly completely accurate.
As you may know, I have had quite the wild ride these past eight months. I went from a Computer Science student not sure of his career path to a Religious Studies student with a plan to become an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church as a communicator and technological advocate and educator, andContinue reading “View from the Mountain Sky: An Odyssey Experience”
For Americans, and truly anyone around the world, it’s been…quite a week, to put it nicely. Donald Trump has officially been President for a week and a day, and in that timespan, he has managed to: focus a considerable amount of attention on his inaugural crowd size, prevent several US government agencies from posting onContinue reading “One Week In”
Back in June of 2016, I made a little spreadsheet that I titled “UMC in the US – Social Media Presence“. It was a simple little spreadsheet that tracked every United Methodist annual conference and their social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, arguably the three most popular social networks in the United StatesContinue reading “Some Thoughts On UMC Annual Conferences and Their Usage of Social Media”
I finally woke up at 10:30am this morning, November 9th. I had ignored my normal alarms that I have set for Wednesdays, because I just wasn’t sure how to face the world, the challenges, the heartache, and the overwhelming sense of fear that so many of the American people face. Now, to make this clear, myContinue reading “Stand”
For those of you who have read my “Interning With The ARUMC” blog/category (click here if you haven’t, it’s a really good read, or so I’ve been told), you know that this summer was a very influential one for me: I had the opportunity to discover how I could use my passion for technology inContinue reading “Q: What’s Going On In My Life? (A: I’m Not Completely Sure Yet, But It’s Definitely The Right Thing)”
I’d like to talk today about a subject that has gotten a lot of discussion recently: the millage increase for the Sheridan (Arkansas) School District. But before I begin, I’d like to introduce myself and why I have any interest in this subject.