Important Update

To all of the faithful readers of AC180, we have a very important programing update. The short story is that we need anyone using an RSS Reader to read the site to change your feed to the following:

If you’ve got us bookmarked, you can also change the url to The AC180 domain will continue to be automatically forwarded to the wordpress site so if you don’t switch it, it will still get you here.

The longer version of the story is that charges for domain mapping. As you have probably seen the posting at AC180 has dropped off significantly which would not justify the need to pay for the domain mapping. We’re still here and posting, but we lose our one year domain mapping on June 6th. Bottom line…

Change your bookmarks to

Change your feeds to

We now return you to our regularly scheduled blogging….


PodCamp Ohio – 06.28.08

I’ve been in touch with a national organization called PodCamp, who is hosting a free “UnConference” here in Columbus (ITT Institute in Hilliard) in a few weeks. I helped them design the event guide (photo), and I will actually be speaking to other bloggers, podcasters, and media professionals in a session that day. I really want to share the message of Christ through technology, and this will be a great opportunity for just that.

An “UnConference” allows for the visitors to jump into a session and leave if they want to go check something else out. There’s always a new fad for everything I guess. In my opinion, it’s just a result of our generations losing our patience and having more trouble with our attention span. Pray that the Spirit grabs a few people’s attention! Below is an overview of my session.

Technology often seems impersonal, but it is actually one of the best ways to share who you really are and what is most important to you. Our faith is just as much a part of our life’s story as anything else, so why miss out on some of the best opportunities to share it with others.

Creating revenue through your media is great, but by focusing so much on that we might be missing out on rewards that are eternal. Come and hear examples of how you can make this happen through podcasting and other new media.

If you’re interested at all, feel free to visit

A Call To Prayer

Patty Farmer, My Mother-in-Law

My mother-in-law, Patty Farmer(shown in picture holding baby) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about two months ago. She went in for surgery last Thursday, and suddenly took a turn for the worse, this afternoon. That is all I know. My wife called me from work to tell me an hour ago. I could hear the fear in her voice. It really bothered me. I turned to prayer, and immediately thought of my brothers here. It has been awhile since I have been around these parts, posting or otherwise. I didn’t hesitate in the least.

 Join me in prayer for my family, and most importantly, my mother-in-law, Patty.  

Congrats to Kansas

Hey Everyone

Long time no post! (sorry) … but wanted to be the 1st to say “congrats” to Kansas on their win tonight!  I’d picked UNC, but loved the excitement and passion that Kansas put into the game Saturday night, so they were my pick tonight, even though I’m a Southern Boy, and would’ve normally pulled for a TN team.

Congrats, Kansas!

Role Model

No matter what you do for a living, there’s one job that all fathers share. Dads of all ages have at least one thing in common – they’re role models for their children. Even if you don’t want to be – you are.

For example, when you get angry in traffic, you have the opportunity to model self-restraint. When you get too much change back at the grocery store, there’s your chance to model honesty. And when you wrongly accuse your son or daughter of something, that’s the perfect time to admit your mistake and teach them about humility.

It all boils down to the fact that children may not always listen to what we say, but they almost always do what we do.

For a great game plan click here.

From the All Pro Dad Play of the Day

Lessons From Gandhi (Part 2)

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony” -Mohandas Gandhi

This is another quote that was on the paper that I got. I like this quote as well because many times I have thought that I should do something and then not done it. I have thought about saying one thing and then say nothing.  I have wanted to stand up for what I believe in and then I did nothing because I feared what other people would say if I did. If those three things, what you think, speak and act aren’t in harmony it is hard to have happiness.