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About HometownProphet
I grew up in Franklin, Tennessee, where I attended a charismatic church that actively sought the gifts of the Holy Spirit. After graduating from Pepperdine University, I bounced around for a few years before eventually moving back to Tennessee. Along the way, I began to question some of my longstanding beliefs and attempted to reconcile my political and religious views. Increasingly, I became saddened and angered with how Christianity was so misrepresented for personal and political gain. My book (and blog), Hometown Prophet, was born out of that frustration.
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  • 28 Feb 2013
    Why I’m Giving Up Politics for Lent
    Okay, this is an easy one. I was getting tired of all the polling and endless speculating before the 2012 elections.  Two days after President Obama was re-elected, the Republicans were threatening to run us off the fiscal cliff and were still trying to find a cover-up in Benghazi.  It’s...
    Archived in Politics
  • 21 Dec 2012
    The Miracle of the Season
    I wish I could write a nice piece about the miracle of the season, but the Newtown shooting ripped away any remnants of a Norman Rockwell Christmas.  Because the primary targets were young children, it was a stark reminder of the madness that exists in this world.   Of course, every...
    Archived in Community Featured Now
  • 02 Nov 2012
    Time for Christians to Make a Choice
    I’m ready for this election to be over.   As with most hotly contested campaigns, it’s been full of half-truths and outright lies.   And, while I have my opinion on the source of the vast majority of deception, the casual observer simply sees partisan bickering and endless gamesmanship.   The result can...
    Archived in Featured Politics
  • 19 Oct 2012
    How Mormonism Shaped Mitt
    Say what you will about Mitt Romney; he is a devoted to his religion.   A mutigenerational Mormon, he has held high-ranking leadership positions and donated millions of dollars to the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS).   For many, religion goes to the core of their belief system, so what does...
    Archived in Politics
  • 16 Oct 2012
    Sharia! Coming to a Town Near You
      The new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was finally able to open its doors after a two year feud with a few concerned citizens.   Some of the members of the Islamic Center have lived in Murfreesboro for over thirty years and always felt at home; that is until they needed...
  • 29 Aug 2012
    The Radical Agenda of Ryan and Rand
    I will admit it, when I read Atlas Shrugged several years ago, I got caught up in the scrawling epic with bigger than life characters.  Apparently, Paul Ryan enjoyed it too; so much so that in 2005, at a banquet honoring the author, he said, “The reason I got involved...
    Archived in Featured Now Politics
  • 13 Aug 2012
    Into the Cross Hairs
    High profile shootings occur every year or so; Gabby Giffords, Treyvon Martin, Virginia Tech, and Columbine come to mind.  The latest chapter was played out in Aurora, Colorado where a disturbed young man took his automatic rifle with a 100 round drum of bullets out on as many people as...
    Archived in Now Social Justice
  • 30 Jun 2012
    Turning a Blind Eye to Healthcare
    When the Affordable Healthcare Act was upheld by Chief Justice Roberts and the Supreme Court, it seemed nothing short of miraculous.   As expected, the Republicans immediately began their full-throated outrage of “Obamacare,” promising to repeal it every chance they got.   Fundamentally, this law is about insuring the uninsurable by creating...
    Archived in Featured Now
  • 06 May 2012
    Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
    Did you know that the first Cinco de Mayo celebration was not in Mexico, but in California in 1863?   To this day, the date is still more celebrated in the US than in Mexico.  While that probably has more to do with tequila and beer corporations marketing the holiday, there...
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  • 04 May 2012
    You Say You Want A Christian in the White House
    I should confess right off that I voted for George W. Bush in 2000 because, in part, he was a man of faith.  He called himself a “compassionate conservative,” which was how I liked to think of myself.   After a couple of years, I realized the man I had voted...
    Archived in Featured Politics
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