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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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
A song is drifting in my heart One of light and grace A song that tells me to bear my sister’s burden My brother’s burden For in the bearing there is grace. It breaks my heart For I have many … Continue reading
What is forgiveness if it doesn’t cost anything? If it doesn’t demand anything? If grace is offered without change demanded it is of no more substance than a swag bag distributed at a weekend gathering a souvenir of a good … Continue reading
This sermon was delivered on January 6, 2012, at Wallace UMC. Matthew 2:1-12 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is … Continue reading
Ephesians 1:3-23 English Standard Version (ESV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, … Continue reading
John 5:16-29 Common English Bible (CEB) 16 As a result, the Jewish leaders were harassing Jesus, since he had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 Jesus replied, “My Father is still working and I am working too.” 18 For this reason the Jewish leaders wanted … Continue reading