IN A FEW WORDS

Hi! I'm Jeremy, a twenty-something writer, thinker, and husband. With one foot in a political world and another in seminary, this is a place where I work through life.
Who I am: Born and raised in Southern California. Christ-follower. Political junkie. History lover. Book enthusiast. Writer extraordinaire. Stand-up desk guy.
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  • MOVIES

    WHAT I WATCH

    Gladiator, Braveheart, Glory, Patton, LOTR, Star Wars. You know, the usual suspects. If I need to feel inspired: Amazing Grace. If I need to cry like a baby during Christmas: It’s a Wonderful Life. Give me a solid story with good overcoming evil and I’m sold!

  • MUSIC

    WHAT I LISTEN

    I’m all over the map when it comes to music. Jazz, Classic Rock, Classical, Swing, and Electronic are all my genres of choice. Music from Tchaikovsky to Duke Ellington, Zeppelin to U2, Glenn Miller to Daft Punk.

  • TEXT

    WHAT I READ

    I came up with a list of 10 books that I have shaped who I am from both contemporary and classic literature. Please Understand Me, Surprised by Hope, Mere Christianity, Happiness is a Serious Problem, Four Love Languages, The Post American World, Blue Like Jazz, Team of Rivals, Farenheit 451, and Decision Making and The Will of God

Skills // Writing, Editing, Social Media. In addition to Nunchaku skills, Bowhunting skills, and Computer hacking skills.

**Articles and Essays- Coming Soon!**

About this Blog // Theology is more than just a stale ivory tower experience. Theology is the application of the Bible to all areas of life. My musings will be broad, touching everything from leadership to doctrinal issues to church dynamics to life issues. This is where seminary education hits the road and where the ivory tower is left vacant for the open public square.

  • THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD AND THE KINGDOM OF THE MESSIAH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Liturgy

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    “and He shall reign for ever and ever…King of Kings…and Lord of Lords…Hallelujah!”

    It wouldn’t be quite the Christmas season if we didn’t hear a rendition of Handel’s famous “Hallelujah” chorus.  Perhaps you heard it on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation recently or from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, this tune is pretty familiar within the Western world (and rightly so!).

    But do you know where these lyrics come from?  They don’t come from Handel’s mind. They actually come from the Book of Revelation.

    Wait, that book?  Yes, that one.

    It comes in the middle of the judgments associated with the Trumpets in Revelation 11.  We read that the 7th Angel blows his trumpet at the beginning of the 3rd woe and the loud of voice of heaven exclaims,

    “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of his Messiah, and he will reign forever and ever.”

    Why, you may wonder, would this glorious exclamation be categorized under a woe?  After all, this is the same tune that helps Clark Griswold christen his home!

    This can be considered a woe because the kingdom of this world (read: all our corporate and personal kingdoms of power, prestige, reputation, and wealth) is overshadowed by the kingdom of the Messiah.  Those who want to be kings and queens of their own “castle” will one day have their false reign overthrown, as the rightful reign of the King of Kings is made fully known.

    Yes, my friends, the kingdom of this world and all the injustice therein will be removed and the Kingdom of our Lord will be completely known.  And he shall reign forever and ever.  Hallelujah!

     

    (This post was originally seen on December 23, 2014)

    Photo Credit: spbpda via Compfight cc

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 12.7.15

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Liturgy

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    My God, I wish to give myself to thee.  Give me the courage to do so.

    -François Fenelon

  • MONDAY MORNING PRAYER 11.16.15

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Liturgy

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    Every Monday, I run a series on this blog that bring written prayers that I have found encouraging.  It is my hope these written prayers will help encourage you at the start of each week and they might draw you closer to Jesus.  You can find the whole collection here.

    Lord, it is my chief complaint

    That my love is weak and faint;

    Yet I love thee, and adore;

    O for grace to love thee more!

    -William Cowper


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