Grant Barnes, aka Grantimus Maximus, aka The Nerdcore Theologian. He is a graduate of Perkins School of Theology with a Masters Degree in Divinity. He is also a commissioned elder in the United Methodist Church, and Senior Pastor at Hemphill First United Methodist Church and Pineland United Methodist Church. 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.
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When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus gave two disciples a task. 2 He said to them, “Go into the village over there. As soon as you enter, you will find a donkey tied … Continue reading
Luke 21:5-19 Some people were talking about the temple, how it was decorated with beautiful stones and ornaments dedicated to God. Jesus said, 6 “As for the things you are admiring, the time is coming when not even one stone will … Continue reading
Brothers and sisters, we have a request for you concerning our Lord Jesus Christ’s coming and when we are gathered together to be with him. 2 We don’t want you to be easily confused in your mind or upset if you … Continue reading
When I look upon my list of sufferings personal and individual they always seem so daunting and imposing to my eyes. They are mine, and so the scars they bring are so much more raw and wounding searing with pain … Continue reading
This Kingdom that I seek is here and not here, a paradox that plagues my dreams like a hologram that fizzles and fades as soon as my hand reaches for it. Is this kingdom real? I hope it’s real. I … Continue reading
“Who do you work for?!” the man in black shouts at the hapless flunkie on my television screen hoping that in the end of his work Justice is done. He might be shouting at me too. I have no evil … Continue reading
I, like many of you, made a special pilgrimage to the movie cinema this season to witness something that only has occurred 6 times in history so far. That’s right, I watched the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise. … Continue reading