About Scott Fillmer

Hi, I’m Scott. Welcome to my site.

My personal detailed biography is below, but just for fun, I thought I would give you a few quick things you might not know about me:

  • Number one in my life is my faith in Jesus as the Christ.
  • I’ve been a practicing photographer for 20+ years.
  • My wife and I use to live in a Greyhound Bus (really).
  • I received an FAA Pilot and FCC Ham Radio License.
  • I have an Undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters in Theology.
  • My son, has two sons, William and Luke, making me a granddad at 35.
  • I have 10 nieces and nephews (but only one sibling).

The short of it is this: I have been on staff with Cornerstone Church in Auburn since 2008 and am currently serving as their Business Administrator. I received my undergraduate degree in Accounting from UAB and a Masters in Theology from Liberty University. My wife Deborah and I have been married for almost 20 years now, and we now reside among the Loveliest Village on the PlainsAuburn, AL. In addition to being the Business Administrator at Cornerstone, I’m also a YouVersion.com support rep, a student of theology, poetry, writing, photography, and all around Internet junkie. Most days you can find me online around Twitter and Facebook.

Personal Biography

Our stories are all different, made up of experiences, trials, failures, and victories. This is my story, in part, about my life in Auburn, AL or where ever else God leads me. My passion is for my faith, Deb and my family, the continual process of learning, and my photography (see my Gallery or Stories page, or FlickrInstagr.am, and sometimes 500px). I have spent time working in the Airline industry, for Southwest Airlines, the software and technology industry, and owned my own business for almost 15 years.

Right now I am (disclaimer), among other things, the Business Administrator at Cornerstone Church in Auburn, AL, and I’m on the YouVersion.com Bible app Web & Mobile Support Team. After receiving my first M.A. in Theology, I continued my seminary work at Liberty University studying theology, philosophy, and apologetics in their M.Div program, though I’m now taking a much needed break.

I enjoy the art of knowledge, music, poetry, reading, sports, photography, social networking, and all aspects of the tech world. It’s hard to put into words what God has done in and with my life, what all I have done and have yet to do, but collectively this site is my honest look at life over the past 10 years or so. As much as anything else here on this site, I hope it is an honest look at what I call life from my vantage point.

About This Site and Contact Info

If you would like to contact me for any reason you can start with sending me an email at scott.fillmer [at] gmail but you can also find my contact information at the top of my resume. As far as this, my Internet home goes, I have broken the content up into four categorical parts, Faith, Photography, a Journal, and Technology because they represent the four areas of my life. I then have other areas, such as my “Asides,” an area to post non-related articles, and section called Sidenotes, which are short clips and quotes. You can always see a full sitemap as well for more details.

I have spent about 10 years developing these 6 category areas above into specific and unique content, and in the process have created a set of almost 5,000 unique tags, thousands of images, and countless links to other sites. Along with these categories, I have also developed an organized set of about 20 static pages, into several page categories like this “About” section below, the Miscellanies section, and a new Lists section with. One of these unique pages is a writing section, which is my more academic writing with slightly less formal writing under the lbts tag. [see also about.me for social networking sites.]

Other Interesting Aspects About My Site

  • About my Photography
    I’ve been a photographer for twenty years now. I Studied at UAB from 1994-96 and started shooting with actual film. My love for photography comes from our ability to capture tiny slices of daily life, frozen forever in time.
  • About my Project 365 for 2012
    Project 365 has been a goal of mine for years and years, probably long before anyone ever started calling it Project 365 (366 days this year). Starting this year I am going to make the greatest attempt to actually complete this project, starting on November 29 2011 and ending a year later.
  • Read My Personal Testimony
    This is my personal testimony of my faith in Jesus Christ, and how it has progressed through my life from beginning to current day. Every believer in Jesus Christ has this personal testimony, I just realized that few of us ever write it down.
  • My Formal Resume (also available on PDF)
    Here it is, my formal resume or CV if you like. I’ve never loved the thought of a formal resume, mainly because it’s a narrow view of a person. I believe a person is more than what is presented on their resume, not less, unless of course they weren’t truthful when they wrote the resume.
  • My Miscellanies As I have tried to organize my site into coherent sections, and then the various pieces of information that belong in their own group, some things just don’t have a proper spot, they are Miscellanies.
  • My List of Lists I love lists, of all different kids. Over time, I have created enough lists, to have a list of my lists, that’s what this is. I know it sounds a little crazy, maybe it is.
  • A Note on the Meaning of Faith and Truth
    A short manifesto of sorts on absolute truth and the troubles of faith in our world today. This section of my blog deals with those truths that I hold as self evident in Jesus Christ by nature of my own existence on this earth, by observation of a created being.

If you have a blog, send it over my way in the comment below, I would love to check it out as well. Besides, who knows, it might end up on my Blogroll List.


-updated July 2012

27 thoughts on “About Scott Fillmer

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  3. David Norris

    Scott,

    I am also a seminary student at Liberty University Online and in the midst of a ministry plant in Bedford, IN. The reason I am contacting you is that I have found some of your DSMN 500 WA essays to be a good guide in helping me get an outline and direction for my papers. I am working on my “Discipleship Ministry Project” and I could use any advice or direction that you may have. I know what my ministry project will be, however, I am a visual learner “what should my finished project look like” FYI “you do awesome blog work” I have a blog but I am not a blogger. I keep ministry updates on it and that is about it, however, when time allows I would love to be more involved

    We have a professionally published video on the home page that tells all about our ministry, we have secured the building and location just this week. Praise God.

    Thank You and I look forward to your reply

    David Norris

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      David, thanks so much for your comments… I haven’t taken the ministry project class so not sure how well i could help you there with that, but, i am still working on adding my Discipleship essays to my site, so maybe that will help.

      i checked out your blog and your ministry site, great work, looks like you have your hands full :)

      Reply
  4. Chad Helfenbein

    Hello Scott,

    I would like to inquire about an image of yours, known to me only by the image file title of “great-horned-owl1.jpg”. The image in question was posted to your blog on May 02, 2008. The reason for my inquiry is as follows:

    As an artist, I have been selected to donate a selected work for a silent-auction fund-raising event. All proceeds from said auction are to be allocated to the construction of a skateboard and bicycle park in our community. As such, the medium that we, the artists, have been provided with, is that of a skateboard deck. After weeks of conjuring up various ideas for this platform, I have now narrowed my selections down to two options. One of these options, is that of an owl. After searching Google Images for various reference images, I became quite intrigued by the aforementioned photograph, and would possibly like to pursue a painted rendition for my donation.

    If you could please contact me with regards to this image, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for your time.

    Reply
  5. Natural True Beauty

    Amen! Thank You for Being YOU Scott! I’m Really thankful to have checked out your Blog. Your Pictures are AMAZING! You’re a Breath of Fresh Air! LOVE! ♥

    Hosanna in the Highest!!

    For His Glory,
    ♥ Linda M

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  6. Trey

    I stumbled upon your site via the “Life, Leadership & Faith” blog. I really enjoy it. I was completely surprised when I started seeing all these Auburn pictures being that I graduated from there in 1991. I was already liking your posts but that sold me. :-)

    I also have a blog called “The Third Thoughts” which is at thethirdthoughts.com. I’m new to this whole blog thing and would love to get your opinion on mine. If you’re busy, no worries. I enjoy your blog, keep it up!

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  7. Nasir Shakeel

    Hello!
    Greetings!
    I have visited your website and praise the Lord that you are working for the Kingdom of God in all nations of the World. I am Nasir Shakeel Christian from Pakistan working with Faith Ministry. So if possible keep in touch with us, and if possible work with us or become a partner and help the Christian Children with Education here in Pakistan So that these children may free from poverty, violence, crime, divorce, alcoholism, prostitution, and drug abuse and work in promotion of peace and reconciliation, care of God’s environmental creation, and community responses to social, political, and religious fragmentation. I shall be great full to you. We provide our Translation Services into Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic & Sindhi Languages. We wish to translate your material like Bible studies, Tracts, Sermons Newsletters, Books, etc into these languages so that true teachings may reach to every true believer in all nations of the World. It will be little costly but will be great in the Kingdom of God. For further information please write us. Looking forward your reply.

    In Him

    Nasir Shakeel
    Executive Director,
    Anaveem Faith Ministries
    Toba Tek Singh, Pakistan
    http://acmpak.webs.com
    Phone: +923006565989

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  8. Alexander M. Jordan

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for liking my post about Rob Bell over at my blog. I hope you’ll keep reading the series. I like the look of your blog (clean and colorful- via your photos). Like you, I’m also a seminary student (part-time). I have strong interests in music and writing and want to do more with this. I also like to take advantage of all the cool things techies like yourself come up.

    Best wishes to you on all your endeavors, and blessings in Christ,

    Alex

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      thanks for the comments, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to your future posts… always nice to meet another seminarian, several guys on staff at our church are currently enrolled at RTS, great school. Scott

      Reply
  9. fecanton

    Wow…wonderful photo! You are very good (sorry for my english).

    Can you help me? I try to use the Twenty Twelve template (I’d like to have as similar of you). Please help me. Thank’s

    Reply
  10. Lisa Wheeler

    I came across your blog looking up pictures of Jordan Hare and am so impressed with your photography. I am looking for some Auburn photos (converted to black and white) that I could turn into posters for my son’s room. I am wondering if I could purchase a few of your photos to do this. Please email me below. Really, really impressive work you have!!

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  11. Jeff

    Now, is that a Boston Red Sox hat you are wearing in that photo at the top of this page? Seems we both may be members of another “nation.”

    Reply
    1. Scott Fillmer Post author

      yeah, moment of weakness, didn’t want my head to get sunburned and my auburn hat wore out… i’m actually more of a Yankees fan anyway, so wearing a boston hat was bad bad lol

      Reply

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