“Invisible Wire Pullers”

Eerily familiar to the American left... Prideful of their own higher learning and cultivation, the intellectual classes could not absorb the idea that, thanks to “invisible wire-pullers”—the self-interested groups and individuals who believed they could manipulate the charismatic maverick for their own gain—this uneducated “beer-hall agitator” had already amassed vast support. After all, Germany was … Continue reading “Invisible Wire Pullers”

George Lucas’ Plan for Star Wars Episodes 7-9 (Meet The Midichlorians!)

I take back every negative thing I've said about The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and the treatment of cherished characters. Yikes... midichlorians “[The next three ‘Star Wars’ films] were going to get into a microbiotic world,” he told Cameron. “There’s this world of creatures that operate differently than we do. I call them … Continue reading George Lucas’ Plan for Star Wars Episodes 7-9 (Meet The Midichlorians!)

Romans 13 and American Appeals to Authority of the Government

Good read on the historical uses of Romans 13 in American history to justify obedience to the government in light of our Attorney General's use of that text today to defend the deplorable and immoral and utterly un-Christian internment camps we're setting up along the Mexican border for children that we're forcibly separating children from … Continue reading Romans 13 and American Appeals to Authority of the Government

7 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Don’t Want to Go to Your LGBTQ+ Inclusive Church

Important read: But more profoundly, the very structure of society is changing before our eyes. Churches used to anchor communities, and were a space where people met outside of the routine of daily, commercial life. Parishes were determined by geography; Protestant churches were determined by denominational affiliation. Nowadays, people form their communities through other means. … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why LGBTQ+ People Don’t Want to Go to Your LGBTQ+ Inclusive Church

“Celebrate Valentine’s Day without compromising your Christian faith on Ash Wednesday”

My advice is that American Christians have much bigger issues to concern themselves with than whether or not they can reconcile Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday, so stop taking yourself so seriously... On Feb. 14, many Christians face a dilemma as they try to reconcile their faith with the traditional celebrations of romantic love. How … Continue reading “Celebrate Valentine’s Day without compromising your Christian faith on Ash Wednesday”

Go Update your WordPress version manually today

This has made for a fun morning with our many client sites that are running WordPress... In an unfortunate turn of events, WordPress 4.9.3 was released earlier this week and it included a bug which broke WordPress auto-update. Millions of sites auto-updated from 4.9.2 to WordPress 4.9.3 and it broke their ability to auto-update in … Continue reading Go Update your WordPress version manually today

It’s a 3 Screen Kind of Monday

Working from home with our son this week. He likes to contribute to my setup with various design inspirations. Left to Right: Google Pixelbook, iPad Pro, Samsung Chromebook Pro Why two Chromebooks? I'm using Chrome Remote Desktop on the Pixelbook to run Adobe Illustrator via the Windows desktop in my office and keeping notes on … Continue reading It’s a 3 Screen Kind of Monday

The Way to Successful Teams

I've been a part of successful teams and unsuccessful teams... I think these traits are spot on given my experiences (especially psychological safety): 1. Dependability. 2. Structure and clarity. 3. Meaning. 4. Impact. 5. Psychological Safety. via Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Inc.com