In my frustration in conversing with my fellow Christians who fear standing on Biblical truths in matters of homosexuality, tattoos, the Trinity, and which Bible translation is the inspired word of God (if any), I decided to see how our brothers and sisters in Christ were treated as the Church was first formed. I turned … Continue reading Are You Willing to Die for Christ?
"Ignorance is bliss" Americans used to get 30 minutes of local news and 60 minutes of national news each day. If you missed the broadcast, you had to read a newspaper in the morning. That's it. That is all the news media consumption that was available. Now we have a 24 hour cable news cycle … Continue reading We Are Victims of Moral Panic
As I watch some of the "highlights" (which is a questionable description) of the Democrat debate last night, I weep as presidential candidates aggressively fight for the destruction of both the history and future of the United States. Sentiment 1: "The country was and is racist, and we are the wealthiest nation on the planet … Continue reading Democrats Will Destroy the U.S.
About 10 years ago, I predicted a simultaneous civil war, world war, and economic collapse. At that time, we were in the midst of the “Great Recession” and escalating conflict overseas between Middle Eastern nations including our own “war on terror” that continues to solider on. Right now, it seems that those last two issues … Continue reading The Coming Civil Conflict
I have been working on a theory for a few years now, though I did not realize it at the time. It will hopefully shed some light on some of the more interesting and controversial topics of our day. I’m working on a much larger version of it, but I would like to gauge interest … Continue reading Gods of the New Age
I am usually not one to speak of my health. As a guy who spend over a decade earning money based on strength and toughness in the roofing industry, hiding my pain has been something that I have become accustomed to. However, as I get older, I realize more and more that many of us … Continue reading My Weakness. My Strength.
ABSTRACT The supernatural has been a topic of sociological study for over a century, and belief in the existence of paranormal phenomena is permeating into various aspects of the media. Although publicly labeled as a deviant group, paranormal believers comprise a majority in the United States. When different supernatural belief systems are combined under … Continue reading Religious Difference in Supernatural Beliefs (My Master’s Thesis)
Most of us feel compelled to post only the "best" aspects of our lives on social media. Others post mostly the "worst". Those of us who present the "best" parts of ourselves on social media are not only seeking validation and praise, but are inadvertently harming others. Those of us who present the "worst" are … Continue reading Social Media Responsibility
In sociology, mental health has long been viewed as a “social construction” like gender, race, etc. It is absolutely true in this case. Autism is new a “spectrum” that can be as wide as the mental health community wishes it to be. Homosexuality and transgenderism used to be afflictions that no longer appear in the … Continue reading Exposing the “Mental Health Crisis”
A Brief History of Ohio Juvenile Institutions Prior to the institution of the Ohio Reform School in 1857, male juvenile offenders were sent to adult penitentiaries. The ORS housed boys between 8 and 18 years old. It adopted the cottage style “open system” rather than a large structure to house inmates. Boys entered the ORS … Continue reading Ohio State Juvenile Reforms