My name is Jerry. I’m learning blogging on the fly so to speak that’s why this blog continues to change and improve. I am a preacher, but I am not typical of my generation of preachers. I’m not into things often associated with the so-called Emergent Church. I am into the Biblical Church. I am not into junk music. I am into David Crowder Band. I’m not into Left Behind books. I am into Jesus coming back to earth. I am not into ‘christian fiction’. I am into the Count of Monte Cristo. I am not into large conventions. I am into the local church. I am anti televangelism (and to a large extent, televangelists). I am into working in our own communities and making Jesus a visible presence for righteousness. I am not into emotional upheaval. I am into repentance from sin. I am not an Arminian. I am not a Calvinist. I am Scriptural. That means, sometimes Calvin is right. Sometimes the other guy is right. It always means God is right: He is the Potter; I am the clay.
I hope what you will find here is a clear, as far as I am able, explanation of Scripture. I am a big fan of Scripture speaking for itself. I don’t happen to think that my understanding is always right. I do happen to think that the Holy Spirit leads us into Truth.
I am a big fan of baseball. And I love NASCAR. Then again, I also really enjoy a good game or horseshoes and occasionally I like to ride my son’s skateboard (very slowly, with two feet). I am a bookophile. This means I love reading books. Among my favorite authors are DA Carson, David F Wells, Eugene Peterson, Annie Dillard, Alexander Dumas, GK Chesterton, CS Lewis, Dostoyevsky, Mark Buchanan, Tolkien, JK Rowling, PT Forsyth, Lemony Snicket, Jack Cottrell, and Thomas Merton and about a million others–especially those with two letters for first names.
I am a preacher, but I don’t think I chose preaching. I think preaching chose me. I find much of what passes itself off as Christian faith to be completely incompatible with the Word of God. I don’t mean that in an arrogant sense as if I have it all worked out in my own life. But, for the most part, I see very little, Scripturally speaking, in the Emerging, Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitive, Mega, Your Best Life Now Church. But who knows where one might discover grace? I am 100% in favor of the Crucifixion Driven Life: Take up your cross, deny yourself, and Follow Jesus.
Thanks for reading. I’ll tell you some more about my journey towards the Cross and His Kingdom as time goes by. In the meantime, trust in the grace of God.