Leave Your Echo Chamber Chamber Chamber...

See what I did there? There is a {sort of} secret spot on the campus of the University of Cincinnati that is an echo point. Inconspicuously located behind Braunstein hall and just west of the Geology-Physics building you will find a circular brick plaza uniquely designed so that when you stand in the exact center and face north, your voice will echo back, but no one standing near you will hear the echo. It's a quirky attraction that I love...

I Kissed Ideological Purity Goodbye

In my previous post I gave 6 steps that we can take to cross the divide that separates us all. In the past month since that post it feels as if the division has only grown all the more. But maybe we can reverse the trend, maybe the divide can still be crossed, even if we disagree with one another. But to do that, to have any hope at all to find some common ground we must first give up...

God IS A Libertarian

If you have made it past the title I hope you will consider for a moment what I have to say. I want to take a quick look at libertarian philosophy and the nature of God in seeking a relationship with us. Now when I say libertarian I mean the little "L" and not the actual Libertarian Party. No one party can claim God over another, although I believe some definitely choose to reject Him. God is not a Republican,...

Crossing the Divide

This post has been hard to put together, there is so many divisive actions and words shared everyday that the divide I'm trying to write about isn't easy to describe and the thought of even trying to cross the ever widening divide looks bleaker by the day. Everyone seems to have already dug their trenches and demanding that everyone pick a side. An attempt to picture our divide... I was trying to think of a good example of what it's...