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Combining Cultures

This past week, Fiserv announced that it is acquiring CheckFree Corporation, the company I have worked for over the last few years. The news came as quite a shock to everyone I spoke to, though that doesn’t necessarily mean people fear the worst. It’s split pretty evenly between pessimists and…Continue Reading

The Philosophy of Creative Energy

I heard an interesting perspective from a devout Christian man the other day and have come around to finally closing my thoughts on the matter. The discussion began as a consequence of a friend’s comment, “my brother is a Christian and a musician, but not a Christian musician.” Just so…Continue Reading

The Church Wants to Shut Me Down

A while back I wrote about an engagement with one of the larger churches in town. I wrote truthfully, though I didn’t get into much of my personal and irrelevant opinions. Now, a month later, they’re threatening my manager – who hired me for the job – with litigation and…Continue Reading

Christmas Adam

Yesterday the family celebrated Christmas Adam with my mom. It’s a traditional ceremony for us – one that I invented when I was very young, so a long-standing one at that. Christmas Adam is the day before Christmas Eve. Christian mythology teaches us that Adam came before Eve, though there…Continue Reading

Loathed Sermons

Last night’s sermon after the Christmas play was not a favorite of mine. The pastor said that anything done in your life without Jesus Christ was a waste. There were countless additional versions of that to support the discussion, and they were all equally as displeasing. It’s one thing to…Continue Reading

Kingdom of Heaven

The Kingdom of Heaven was described as a place where Muslims and Christians lived side-by-side as friends and all were allowed to worship as they wish. This dream was never seen, though the closest ever realized was a time prior to the Crusades when the Jewish and Muslim worshiped together…Continue Reading

Creation Museum

I have mixed feelings about this one. The Answers in Genesis group is working to put together the funds for the “Creation Museum” in Cincinnati. On the one hand, it seems really cool that a creationists natural history museum includes such things as dinosaurs in their perspective. I may not…Continue Reading

Same-Sex Marriage (Speaking of Faith)

I listened to “Speaking of Faith” this evening on NPR. The program was about same-sex marriages and the opinions of two Evangelical Christians. I was able to hear the first, Richard Mouw, before I retired from my car in the driveway. It was probably one of the best discussions I’ve…Continue Reading