This post revolves around Huntington University’s theme for the 2007–08 academic year. For information regarding it see: their theme website, coverage on a United Brethren news site (hideous site by the way), and, for more discussion, the Assistant Director of Campus Ministries’ blog. For those on Facebook and/or at Huntington, this post was duplicated for […]
I have been solving problems on the web for a decade. I’ve designed and built websites using front end code, and expanded functionality by writing plugins and contributing to the WordPress codebase. In the last three years I’ve been focused on user experience practices, usability research, and data, and how together they lead to better websites. Skills […]
You might know me from Aboite Lutheran Church, where I worked for some time, Huntington University where I went to school, or just from reading my thoughts about the church on this blog. I don’t write about Christianity or the church that much anymore. But if you’re looking to read my thoughts on it (many […]
Every year I have a really tough time managing to write any sort of self reflective post here. I’m not sure if it’s that I don’t like to get too personal here, or that part of me wonders how interesting it all actually is. But here it goes.
Some time ago, two years or so, I wrote a column for the Huntington University paper (called The Huntingtonian) that picked up a little interest. Turns out my thoughts on the US Pledge of Allegiance are not too common, and stirred up some discussion. But I love that, don’t I?
According to the HU website, chapels exist for the purpose of “spiritual formation.” Unfortunately, in practice, this doesn’t seem to be their true purpose. The true purpose of chapels is to coerce students to certain events which they wouldn’t otherwise be interested in going to. Consider some of the events you receive chapel credit for. […]
It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything – blame the business. As far as projects go, I currently have two weddings in the pipeline, a church website, a political website, my own to redesign, a few redesigns for friends, not to mention my day job and (oh, yeah) class. But I’m not one to […]
They are dorks. What’s wrong with them? These people grab onto the idea of God and come to church because they want to be accepted. Great. Good. But why, then, do they become the loudest, most obnoxious, scariest ones? They turn me off, and I’m already in the “club.”
The more I hear so called qualified Christian organizations talk about homosexuality and its place in the Bible, the more I doubt that many are equipped to make statements concerning the issue. On the one hand, there are plenty of “Christians” (more than I like to think about) who decide that homosexuals are damned by […]
Interesting philosophical idea presented to me (and others) today by a very smart man: institutions, no matter what goal(s) they are founded on, will ultimately turn and make self preservation their primary goal.