Lorien Johnson

Strategic communications specialist.

Strategizing web, social, print, video, & mobile channels to articulate unified stories.

Crafting branding & messaging for maximum clarity & public awareness.

Training teams & communities to present tangible, influential messages.

Digital Marketing Manager for a global non-profit.

Based in Austin, Texas.

All views expressed by me are my own and are not the responsibility of my past or present employers or clients.

Especially since I’ve been publishing online since my ’90s childhood. Imagine the cringe.

Rational anarchist, reluctant libertarian.

Advocate for fundamental human rights of conscience, speech, and defense.

Guided by biblical principles of human dignity and personhood.

Tenth Amendment ftw.

Petitionary prayer is rebellion against the status quo, the state of the world in its sin and fallenness. It is the absolute and undying refusal to accept as normal what is completely abnormal. It is the rejection of every opinion that clashes with the norms God originally established. Our petitionary prayers are an expression of the unbridgeable chasm that separates Good from Evil, a declaration that Evil is not a variation on Good but its very opposite.

We too easily accept the unjust and fallen world around us – even when it intrudes into Christian institutions. It is not always that we are unaware of what is happening, but simply that we feel completely powerless to change anything. That sense of impotence leads us, however unwillingly, to strike a truce with what is wrong. In other words, we have lost our anger, both as witnesses in society as well as before God in prayer.” —David Wells

“Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” —Barry Goldwater

“A rational anarchist believes that concepts such as ‘state’ and ‘society’ and ‘government’ have no existence save as physically exemplified in the acts of self-responsible individuals. He believes that it is impossible to shift blame, share blame, distribute blame . . . as blame, guilt, responsibility are matters taking place inside human beings singly and nowhere else.

But being rational, he knows that not all individuals hold his evaluations, so he tries to live perfectly in an imperfect world . . . aware that his effort will be less than perfect yet undismayed by self-knowledge of self-failure.” —Bernardo de la Paz (Robert Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress)