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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He came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, which was near the land Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there. Jesus was tired from his journey, so he sat down at the well. It was … Continue reading
4 Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him. 2 After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was starving. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “Since you are God’s … Continue reading
It’s sometimes hard to describe something that is overwhelming, powerful, and glorious. Sometimes, it’s so hard that people won’t ever believe you until they experience it themselves. One of my favorite science fiction movies is the movie “Contact.” Based on … 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
Being a wanderer of sorts, being rooted in one place has always been sort of a fantasy for me. I’ve never stayed in one place for very long. The longest I’ve ever lived in one place was for six years. … Continue reading
Perhaps you just listened to this particular bit of scripture that was read and you are wondering to yourself: “Why in God’s name is Pastor Grant reading to us a scripture about Israel demanding a king?” A couple of answers … Continue reading