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Something New Is On The Way…

I was hoping to have my new site up and running by the end of January 2019…clearly I’m going to have to move that target slightly considering today is the 1st day of February.

So, be on the lookout for something completely new by the end of THIS month. Look for a combination of thoughts, reflections, reviews, videos, and who knows what else. If there is something you’d especially like to see/read, just let me know in the comments.

See you soon!

Symbols & Idols

I was thinking about making this one of my podcast episodes but honestly, those are somewhat “off the cuff” and more freeform in how I do those and I felt like this one needed to be a bit more calculated in my approach. We happen to live in a time when there are countless things an individual could pick to write on or share an opinion about…natural disasters, talk of nuclear war, healthcare, immigration reform, the new iPhones…just to mention a few. Despite all of those important issues, I’d like to share my thoughts on the current reactions over professional athletes’ peaceful protest during the national anthem of The United States of America.

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Hurricane Harvey, Punishment, and How We Can Help

Posted on August 31, 2017


How do Christians react to natural disasters like Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey? Is this an act of God’s punishment? Please share your thoughts. Join the conversation here or connect with Matt on Twitter.

Find ways to help HERE: UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

1st Day of School

Posted on August 3, 2017


Happy 1st Day of School for all those going back today (or soon)! Thanks to all those teachers, administrators, and staff that make our schools such great places to be! We spend some time talking about if Christians should send their kids to public schools or private schools. What do you think? Join the conversation here or connect with Matt on Twitter.

Recap of Indiana Annual Conference

Posted on June 13, 2017


I share some thoughts on the annual meeting of the Indiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church that took place in downtown Indianapolis June 8-10. Resolutions, The Beatles, and tamales. Be sure to join the conversation at

Depression: Don’t Fight It Alone

Posted on May 26, 2017


Depression is in the news again and a growing concern for many. Are you battling depression? Are you seeking treatment? What is helping you win the battle with the medical condition that is depression? Keep the conversation going at

Find more information on depression from the National Institute of Mental Health:

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