Creative Dry Dock

Jenna Cartin © Ed Selby
Jenna Cartin ©Ed Selby

During my day and week I earn a living as the manager of interactive marketing for a large carpet company. I like my job. But on my weekends, I am a photographer. At least I used to be. I have gone from three or four photo shoots a month to less than one a month. This post was written near the end of October 2014, and I have had five shoots all year.  Continue reading Creative Dry Dock

This Is Why We Are Not A Christian Nation

Many Christians operate under the assumption that America is a Christian nation, and the more to the conservative right a person leans, the more strongly that person believes it. There is a large body of the voting right that thinks the US was founded by Christians, for Christians, and based on Christian beliefs and practices. While this is partially true, it isn’t the whole truth. Continue reading This Is Why We Are Not A Christian Nation

How being an atheist has affected my family values. The answer may shock you!

It hasn’t. At least – in my eyes, and in my experience it hasn’t.

Maybe some members of my family look on me differently, or treat me differently. I haven’t noticed, however. I love my family as much as before. I enjoy our family gatherings and rituals (yes, even Christmas) as much as before.

I do live an un-Biblical life. I do not hate my father and mother, my wife and my son, my brothers and sister and their spouses. I adore my nieces and nephews, and love being an uncle almost as much as being a Dad.

Being an atheist does not mean not loving family.