Dale Murrish

Dale Murrish


Registered on Saturday the 7th of Jan, 2012

MSN: dale
Dale is a Troy, Michigan resident since 1988 and works in the GMPT Cranktrain Analysis department analyzing piston pins and crankshafts. He has also written occasional auto-related articles for the GM Fastlane blog. Dale has worked in the transportation industry since 1979 at Caterpillar and GM. Since 1984, he’s been a member of SAE, the professional society for mobility engineers. His opinions come from his life and work experiences and are not the official position of General Motors. He holds a BSME and MSME from Purdue University and 17 U.S. patents. Like auto mechanics and most small business owners, engineers solve problems for a living with data, logic, creativity and common sense. His first article about the Northstar engine gave him a new appreciation for how difficult it is to write a good news story. Hours of preparation, checking sources and getting photo permissions went into an article that is read in a few minutes. He enjoys writing about his profession and it feels good to give back to the company that has put bread on his family’s table for almost 35 years. One does not have to be an expert in a particular field to spot wasteful spending. One of Dale's pet peeves is a separate tax for each expense. Another is the wasting of Other People's Money with no accountability (e.g., the Troy Council spending U.S. taxpayer money for the Transit Center when there was a lower cost alternative to fix up what we had in Birmingham) or the mandating of spending from the top with no funding. Private sector people have a profit motive that causes them to want to solve problems. Unfortunately in the public sector, many have no real desire to solve the problem because keeping it open keeps them in power. Raised in the United Methodist Church, Dale helped plant Troy’s Kensington Community Church in 1990. He was ordained an Orthodox Presbyterian Church deacon in 2001 after a year’s training in the Westminster Catechism and church history. Now a member of a church which belongs to The Gospel Coalition, he has an appreciation for all branches of the historic Christian faith (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) and other faiths which share many of the same principles. He supports freedom of religion and defends the open forum for all beliefs that America has long enjoyed. He opposes syncretism, which tends to paper over differences, saying we all believe exactly the same when we don’t.

Posts by Dale Murrish ¬

  1. Feb 7, 2019Bias in the news media
  2. Jan 10, 2019Goals for the New Year 2019
  3. Jan 7, 2019Christmas Traditions Around the World
  4. Nov 5, 2018Michigan Ballot Proposal 3 – Motor Voter and more
  5. Oct 29, 2018Ballot Proposals
  6. Oct 15, 2018Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act part 3
  7. Oct 11, 2018Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act
  8. Oct 6, 2018Michigan Recreational Marijuana Proposal
  9. Jul 31, 2018Michigan Senate Race & Congressional Pensions
  10. May 30, 2018Memorial Day Reflections
  11. May 7, 2018Jackie Fredrickson’s Traverse
  12. Apr 22, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Death and Taxes
  13. Apr 17, 2018Michigan Analogy for Korea
  14. Apr 14, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Brain Tumor and Depression
  15. Mar 12, 2018Columbus, Indiana’s investment in architecture
  16. Feb 15, 2018Lent – Preparation for Easter
  17. Jan 15, 2018Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 1)
  18. Jan 8, 2018Michigan Car Dealer Helps Prevent Suicide
  19. Jan 6, 2018Goals for the New Year 2018
  20. Jan 1, 20182017 Year End Review
  21. Nov 6, 2017Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 7)
  22. Nov 1, 2017Troy Town Center – Boon or Boondoggle?
  23. Oct 30, 2017Reformation 500th Anniversary and Ecumenical Catechism, Part 6
  24. Oct 23, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 5)
  25. Oct 2, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 4)
  26. Sep 11, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 3)
  27. Sep 8, 2017Bad Advice for Colin Kaepernick
  28. Aug 26, 2017Michigan Senators Obstructed Judicial Nominee
  29. Aug 25, 2017Conservative Surge in the States
  30. Aug 24, 2017Fanny Crosby: America’s Hymn Queen
  31. Aug 21, 2017This is My Father’s World
  32. Aug 14, 2017Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  33. Aug 9, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe?
  34. Aug 1, 2017The Michigan Declaration
  35. Jul 27, 2017The Detroit Riots: A Vietnam Vet’s Perspective
  36. Jul 24, 2017The Detroit Riots 50 Year Anniversary
  37. Jul 19, 2017The News Media’s Double Standard
  38. Jul 17, 2017Media Bias – Deliberate and Unintentional
  39. Jul 10, 2017Life is Worth Fighting For
  40. Jun 27, 2017High Court Will Hear Colorado Baker’s Religious Liberty Case
  41. May 20, 2017More on the Christian Trinity
  42. May 15, 2017Is the Christian Trinity a Contradiction?
  43. May 8, 2017Will it Play in Peoria?
  44. Apr 29, 2017Border Wall – Humane or Horrible?
  45. Apr 28, 2017The Battle of Berkeley –Will Freedom Win?
  46. Feb 27, 2017Hawaii Travel Tips – Oahu
  47. Jan 30, 2017President Trump’s Refugee Vetting Order
  48. Jan 23, 2017Women’s March 2017 and March for Life
  49. Jan 7, 2017Goals for the New Year 2017
  50. Jan 6, 2017Epiphany – Wise Men Visited a Toddler
  51. Jan 4, 2017Trump Cabinet Nominees in the Crosshairs of Democrats
  52. Jan 2, 2017Pre and Post-Election Analysis by Prominent Christians
  53. Dec 31, 2016Second Amendment Rights Likely to be Upheld
  54. Dec 30, 2016Ukrainian Stalemate – Across Three Winters… and Counting
  55. Dec 29, 2016Forgotten War in Ukraine
  56. Dec 26, 2016Berlin Terror Suspect Killed in Milano
  57. Dec 22, 2016Christmas Traditions Around the World
  58. Dec 20, 2016Jihadis and Sympathizers vs. Christians and Westerners
  59. Dec 16, 2016Woodward Book Club – Wright Brothers Chapter 4
  60. Dec 5, 2016Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm
  61. Nov 7, 2016Closing Arguments for Presidential Election
  62. Nov 6, 2016Pugh Analysis for Presidential Election
  63. Oct 30, 2016Should Christians Vote?
  64. Oct 24, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 3
  65. Oct 1, 2016Thoughts for a Football Sunday
  66. Sep 28, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 2
  67. Sep 21, 2016A Devotional Post Worth Sharing
  68. Sep 19, 2016Dialogue with Skeptics – Worthwhile or a Waste of Time?
  69. Sep 12, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Second Meeting Notes
  70. Aug 31, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Meeting September 2
  71. Aug 17, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Notes
  72. Aug 12, 2016Walk & Talk with GM & Pontiac Leaders
  73. Aug 1, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Aug 5
  74. Jul 29, 2016Introducing Woodward Breakfast & Book Club
  75. Jul 27, 2016Woodward Breakfast Club First Meeting August 5
  76. May 2, 2016Urban Deer Overpopulation and Road Safety
  77. Apr 10, 2016Worldwide Rallies April 16 to Support Bodnariu Family
  78. Feb 15, 2016Washington’s Birthday Reflections 2016
  79. Feb 8, 2016FIRST LEGO League – Senior Solutions
  80. Feb 1, 2016To Vote or Not to Vote? Presidential Primaries
  81. Jan 25, 2016Girl Without a Name
  82. Jan 11, 2016Goals for the New Year
  83. Jan 4, 2016Epiphany – Wise Men Still Seek Him
  84. Dec 21, 2015Christmas – Secular and Sacred Celebrations
  85. Nov 28, 2015Creative Christmas Marketing
  86. Nov 20, 2015New campaign tactic for Democrats
  87. Oct 4, 2015Oregon Judge Recuses from Gay Weddings, Accused by Panel
  88. Sep 28, 2015Pope Francis Visits the USA
  89. Sep 21, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Wins $25,000 Grant
  90. Sep 7, 2015Prisoner of Conscience
  91. Aug 31, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Nominated for National Award
  92. Aug 20, 2015Masterpiece Cakeshop Update
  93. Jun 25, 2015Brain Tumor and Depression GM Lifesteps talk
  94. Jun 19, 2015Handling Life’s Challenges
  95. May 20, 2015Memorial Day: Remembering those who serve
  96. Apr 28, 2015Gay Marriage Cases Heard by Supreme Court
  97. Apr 27, 2015National Day of Prayer May 7 at GMPT-Pontiac
  98. Apr 13, 2015March Madness
  99. Apr 2, 2015Holy Week – Palm Sunday to Good Friday to Easter
  100. Mar 2, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 3
  101. Feb 25, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 2
  102. Feb 9, 2015USA Melting Pot club introduction
  103. Feb 9, 2015Native American Lunch & Learn Slides
  104. Jan 26, 20152015 March for Life in Washington DC
  105. Jan 12, 2015Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court?
  106. Dec 29, 2014Michigan Analogy for Korean Peninsula
  107. Dec 1, 2014Candy Cane Tree Farm
  108. Nov 17, 2014FIRST LEGO League – a great experience for young people
  109. Nov 10, 2014Idaho Religious Freedom Lawsuit
  110. Nov 8, 2014Commentary on Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Opposite-Sex Marriage
  111. Oct 31, 2014Candy to Quarters for Grace Centers of Hope
  112. Oct 27, 2014Analysis of State Senate and State Rep Races
  113. Oct 20, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Endorses Mike Bosnic
  114. Oct 20, 2014Analysis of 41st District State Rep Race
  115. Sep 29, 2014Analysis of 52-4 District Judge Race
  116. Aug 29, 2014Founders’ Ideas on Freedom of Religion
  117. Jul 28, 2014Chuck Moss Election Survey
  118. Jul 24, 2014Ethan Baker Election Survey
  119. Jul 21, 2014Marty Knollenberg Election Survey
  120. Jul 15, 2014Mike Bosnic for District Judge
  121. Jun 27, 2014Ryan Fishman Election Survey
  122. Jun 26, 2014Al Gui Election Survey
  123. Jun 24, 2014Rocky Raczkowski Election Survey
  124. Jun 20, 2014Mike Bosnic Election Survey
  125. Jun 18, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Election Survey
  126. Jun 16, 2014Maureen McGinnis Election Survey
  127. Jun 9, 2014District Judge Survey
  128. Jun 2, 2014Election Survey
  129. May 22, 2014Elections in Ukraine May 25; highlights of May 19 library meeting
  130. May 21, 2014Bicycling Presentation from May 9 Lunch & Learn
  131. May 9, 2014May 9 Meeting Agenda
  132. May 5, 2014Is God Dead or Alive?
  133. Apr 14, 2014Turning the Light On in Pontiac
  134. Apr 7, 2014Rezoning, Round Two
  135. Mar 10, 2014Lent – Preparation for Easter
  136. Mar 3, 2014Religious Liberty Defended by ADF
  137. Feb 25, 2014Mighty Mac Bridge
  138. Feb 24, 2014Creation – Evolution Debate
  139. Feb 20, 2014Washington’s Birthday Reflections
  140. Jan 27, 2014Watch for Rezoning Signs
  141. Jan 13, 2014Slides for Troy City Council Meeting
  142. Jan 13, 2014USA Melting Pot club update to Troy City Council
  143. Dec 16, 2013Frankenmuth, Michigan – Giving Thanks
  144. Dec 14, 2013Silent Night – Shepherds Made it Known
  145. Dec 2, 2013Candy Cane Tree Farm
  146. Nov 23, 2013Remembering Gettysburg and the Civil War
  147. Nov 6, 2013teamGM Week of Service at Grace Centers of Hope
  148. Sep 3, 2012Loreley poem – German language
  149. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 1
  150. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 2
  151. Jun 28, 2012Canoeing & Kayaking
  152. Jun 28, 2012India Overview
  153. Jun 28, 2012India Food, Dance, USA Immigrants
  154. May 31, 2012American Chinese – Weilou Gao – 31 May 2012
  155. May 31, 2012Bike Trailer Design – Ken Patton – 31 May 2012
  156. May 15, 2012Introducing USA Melting Pot