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About grantimusmax

Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. Currently, he is a PhD Candidate at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, California. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He graduated from Texas State University Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in History. He watches way too many movies, reads too many books, listens to too much music, and plays too many video games to ever join the mundane reality people claim is the "Real World." He rejects your reality, and replaces it with a vision of what could be, a better one, shaped by his love for God.

An Amputation

I’m struggling with my beliefs on the church. Don’t get me wrong of course. I’m still very faithful to my God. That has never been in question, to be honest. My general systematic framework of belief is still there. But … Continue reading

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The Choice is Yours, Mark 16: 1-8

The following sermon was delivered Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Enjoy! –Grant, the Nerdcore Theologian 16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they could go and anoint Jesus’ dead … Continue reading

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When God Died, John 18-19

This sermon was delivered on Good Friday of 2018, March 30th. –Grant, the Nerdcore Theologian On Good Friday, God died. Out loud, that’s kind of strange to say I’ll admit. I mean, the definition of a God is that they … Continue reading

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One Last Time, John 13:1-35

There’s something very powerful about he Last Supper. Particularly the part about it being “the Last.”
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In the Name of the Lord, Mark 11:1-11

Often, I get to come to the pulpit with multiple choices to preach about on a Sunday. The usual choices come often from the lectionary, but today some additional choices are available.
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We Are What He Made Us, Ephesians 2:1-10

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On Wisdom, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

“God works in hilarious ways, His blunders to perform.”
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