Category: christian

  • I Am Healed

    I am healed, I know who I am, and I know the work God has called me to do. This is a big deal. I have spent the past three decades as a largely broken and wounded human being. I have been a person who was seeking healing, and finding healing, but just taking baby…

  • Putin and Christian Nationalism

    Whether or not you are a follower of Jesus and publicly profess “Christianity” as your faith, it’s important to pay attention what many “Conservative Christians” have been saying and continue to say about Vladimir Putin and his cultural / political agenda. I want to recommend two recent articles and OpEds on these topics. First, check…

  • “PlanDemic” Disinformation Teachable Moment During COVID-19

    All of us using the Internet today, regardless of age or past education credentials, need additional media literacy skills in our present age of “information pollution” and the neo-coronavirus pandemic. This past week, large numbers of people on social media shared video links to a purported “documentary” titled “Plandemic” which allegedly reveals “the hidden agenda…

  • Synchronizing Lecture Audio to Slides for YouTube

    Today I taught a 50 minute lesson on BioEthics and recorded the audio from my presentation using my wife’s iPhone and the free app, “Voice Record Pro.” I wanted to slightly edit the audio to remove 3 minutes of “empty” turn / pair / share time in the lesson, improve the quality of my audio…

  • Reflections on Postmodern Cultural Conflict

    I’m genuinely confused and troubled by the political polarization we see and experience in different ways in our culture, and I’m trying to better understand these dynamics. There are multiple reasons for the fear, anger, and frustration which individuals and different groups feel today. Some of these factors include the emergence of “identity politics,” changing…

  • In Praise of Golden Retrievers

    In the past year, I’ve become even more aware of how incredibly important and powerful the unconditional love of golden retrievers can be for health, wellness, and family happiness. "Family with Scarlet and Willow" (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer Thanks in large part to my uncle’s family, Ron and Kathy Henley, I’ve had contact and been familiar…

  • Pocket Share Jesus (May 2017)

    This weekend was the annual MoRanch Men’s Conference near Hunt, Texas, and I prepared an updated version of the workshop, “Pocket Share Jesus,” which I shared last year. Tonight I recorded a 43 minute narrated slideshow and video demo of the session. Here’s the video and my slides. To make this video, I used my…

  • Batting 1-1 With Three More Pitches Coming

    I’ve been wanting (and perhaps even NEEDING, as other bloggers might be able to understand) to write about our son’s college application journey for a long time. This isn’t just his journey, although it certainly is principally his decision to make and entirely HIS life to live. It’s also a journey for our family, and…

  • Help Ricky Wyatt’s Family on Tues Dec 30th: Eat at S&B Burger in Norman, OK

    Update 12/29/2014: Ricky passed away this weekend. This fundraiser is still going forward to support the family. If you live in or near Norman, Oklahoma, help the family of Ricky Wyatt with their overwhelming medical expenses following his diagnosis of ALS in March 2012 by eating lunch or dinner at S&B Burger at 102 Main on Tuesday,…

  • Come See “One Incredible Moment” in Edmond This Weekend

    This weekend, if you live anywhere near Oklahoma City or Edmond, Oklahoma, I strongly encourage you to come see the FREE and amazing musical, “One Incredible Moment.” This is a production and outreach ministry of our church, First Presbyterian of Edmond. The musical will be performed again tonight (Saturday) and Sunday nights. Yesterday’s article in the…