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Celebration at the Seville

“I think we ended up exactly where we were meant to be,” AdventureMan said as we drove away, and I love him for thinking that, and saying that. 1,479 more words

ExPat Life

Mark D. Jones - Video Blog #55 - On Civility

Mark D. Jones – Video Blog #55 – On Civility ~ Mark discusses taking a positive approach towards creating a Culture of Civility in the world around us, through our responsibility to Ourselves, to Others and to Society as a whole! ☼ :)

Mark D. Jones

Raw Video, Hatemongers Protest Sheriff Arpaio in Oregon, Fail to Intimidate

June 27, 2015, Sheriff Joe Arpaio spoke in Salem, Oregon on behalf of the Oregon Republican Party. Throughout his speech, hecklers and Liberal hatemongers tried to drown him out so those that came to hear him could not. 53 more words

National Politics

Charleston AME Church is Awesome

  Within a few hours after hearing about the tragedy in Charleston, S.C. some were asking, “Pastor will you be making a comment in your blog?”  Replying in the affirmative I said that it would be a couple of days so that we would be able to learn the real facts first.   480 more words

An Addendum to John Wilson’s Post on Provocative Comedy and Campus Culture

John Wilson’s post on comedians who have been critical of college audiences is a terrific essay–one of the most incisively perceptive pieces on any topic that I have read this year. 615 more words

Academic Freedom

SCOTUS Ruling: A need for compassionate and convicted clarity

I strive to be a peacemaker. That means I often seek ways to resolve a conflict from an option beyond an “either/or” approach. I even teach principles of polarity management to churches, organizations, and in relationship counseling (pre-marital, marital, and family). 1,031 more words


What is a straw man?

Another piece I wrote about 4 years ago- just resurrecting it here as I have a forum to do so

What is a straw man? I once outlined what a person taught about a certain principle, and then I had explained why this argument was wrong. 732 more words