Adam DJ Brett

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Jul 16, 2024

Louisiana’s Ten Commandment Truthiness

HB71 continues Christian nationalists’ terraforming of the United States, conflating “American” with “Christian” to refashion the country in their image. To make this equivocation successful, they must profess fealty to their trinity of sacred texts: the Bible, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

At its core, the bill directly attacks the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment, which ensures the constitutional right to religious freedom. But for and from whom does religious freedom exist?

Jun 26, 2024

Will you be my Premier Lacrosse League buddy?

Growing up I played sports but I did not really love sports. However that all changed when I moved to study at Syracuse University and I feell in love with Deyhontsigwa’ehs (lacrosse). In many ways lacrosse chose me. What I love about lacrosse is its deep roots in the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, its role as a Medicine Game, a way to bring healing and how it is used diplomatically. The athletes playing for the Haudenosuanee Nationals travel on the Haudenosaunee passport. I love that lacrosse provides a reminder and chance to affirm Haudenosaunee Confederacy sovereignty and tell the story of the Great Law of Peace. The past, present, and future of lacrosee are inspiring to me. My first lacrosse stick is a wooden lacrosse stick made by the late great Onondaga Nation stickmaker Alfie Jacques. My favorite types of lacrosse to watching collegiate lacrosse, box lacrosse, field lacrosse, and Olympic sixes. Of course the Syracuse University :orange: are my favorite team. Professionally I love the National Lacrosse League (NLL) which is box lacrosse and the Premier Lacrosse League which is field.

Jun 17, 2024

Why I switched from to Namecheap

I have used numerous domain name registrars including some of the most popular ones 1&1,, Google Domains (🪦), hover,, and My all-time favorite was I started using in June of 2010 when I setup and Back in 2011 was still a young Denver based startup with incredible customer service, engaging social media, and most importantly was 1) affordable 2) high quality and 3) easy to use. I appreciated their stance against as being anti-SOPA, pro-net neutrality, and how the ceased DNS wildcarding. Now is part of Identity Digital. The biggest change I have seen from 2011 to today has been the rise in prices, and fewer customer first initiatives, the fun is gone. I miss the bearglecorn mascot.

Jun 12, 2024

Using Github Actions to Convert File Formats

This post is all about learning and coding in public. We learn from each others mistakes and we get better by building together.

May 19, 2024

New Religious Studies Aggregators

I love the open web. I believe that knoweldge and information should be as free and open source as possible. In college when I really started becoming a geek, I fell in love with open sources software (Linux I love you), websites without paywalls, and nominal walled gardens. As time has passed the web has become more and more less open. RSS readers like Google Reader have been killed off. Now social media platforms lock us viewers into to their ecosystems, only feeding news to us algorithmically not syncronously. These platforms frequently have PR crisies, close down, get bought out, or the data goes missing. This is once again a plea for everyone to have a domain of ones own. You should own your information and be the one keeping that information online, transpporting your data from one style of website to another seamlessly.

Feb 26, 2024

Volunteer V8 Wins Second Place

It was an honor to colloboare with Mickey Holton and the Volunteer V8 Ford Club on their website. Using their comments and feedback I built them an image driven, easy to use and maintain WordPress website. Our hardwork was honored by the national V8 car club organization which gave our website a second place ribbon for our sites layout, event information, and photo galleries. I am honored to have designed and built an award winning site.

Mar 10, 2023

200 Years of Johnson v. M’Intosh: Law, Religion, and Native American Lands, A Canopy Forum Thematic Series

Produced through a partnership between Canopy Forum, the Indigenous Values Initiative (IVI), and Syracuse University, this series of essays brings together religion scholars, legal scholars, and Indigenous activists to explore the problematic legacy of Johnson v. M’Intosh (1823) and the 15th century Doctrine of (Christian) Discovery – a legal and religious rationale by which European powers claimed the right to discover and claim lands inhabited by non-Christian peoples.

Jun 30, 2020

Mother Earth's Pandemic: The Doctrine of Discovery

This conference will connect the dots between our current pandemic, environmental devastation, the Doctrine of Discovery, and a way forward.

Apr 18, 2020

Embracing #nocode & creating a website

Learn how to build a website without having to learn to code.

Mar 17, 2020

Referral Links and Discount Codes

Discount codes for,, UpCloud, BunnyCDN and more.

Mar 17, 2020

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion

The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion is a community of teaching scholars.

Feb 20, 2020

Gloria Steinem

Featuring Gloria Steinem, Sally Roesch Wagner, Jeanne Shenandoah, & Betty Lyons

Nov 17, 2017

CFP: Flourish and Decay

The Religion Graduate Organization at Syracuse University announces the 2018 Graduate Student Conference Flourish and Decay: Exploring Religion in Process.

Aug 16, 2017

Syllabus Design Resources at Syracuse University

Selected syllabus design resources at Syracuse University.

Aug 16, 2017

Selected Syracuse University Policy Statements

Selected Syracuse University policy statements to help facilitate TA Orientation small group Discussion.

Aug 16, 2017

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Integrating Technology in the Classroom and utilizing technology to enhance teaching.

Oct 24, 2016


The World Conference of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI) serves as a support network for global theological education.

Oct 24, 2016

Stephanie M. Wyatt

Rev. Stephanie Wyatt, Ph.D. studied Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) at Brite Divinity School. Her dissertation is Widows in the Memories of Biblical Israel.

Oct 20, 2016

Warner Southern College

Warner Southern College, now Warner University is located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida in the heart of central Florida.

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