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.
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Though the scriptures speak of tongues of flame resting on the heads of the faithful, blowing open the doors of faith to people of every nationality and background, I have to wonder: where has that Pentecost power gone? And will we ever see it again? Rather… will I see it again? Continue reading
Rather than preparing ourselves for the end of the world with stockpiles and shelters, what if we prepared for the end as if it was a party?
What if we got excited for it, because it will be a joyous occasion? What if we made preparations for something not disastrous, but something magical? And what if our preparations were joyous in the process? Continue reading
3 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs … 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
Over the season of Lent, we did a series on the Renegade Gospel. But Lent is over now. Jesus is Risen, and risen indeed… so what next? What next is definitely a big question to tackle in the Easter season. … Continue reading
Praying for your enemy is the ultimate weapon, Because it is a weapon that only heals. What enemy can exist if one prays for the other? If one loves their enemy, they cease to be an enemy At least in … Continue reading
Is God there when you do not feel him? Is Jesus real even if you didn’t meet him in person? Is the Spirit available when she does not seem there? To a believer, these questions seem silly on the surface. … Continue reading
If Jesus saw us today, I bet he would have good chuckle to himself. Reading this passage from the Sermon on the Mount, and from Joel, and from the other scriptures, it all seems a bit of a paradox. Over … Continue reading
In April of this year, I looked at the lectionary and planned out which scriptures I would use for the rest of the year. When I did so, and planned for this day to read about Jesus’s “little apocalypse” in … Continue reading