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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A storyteller often wonders if the people understand what they’re trying to tell them. Jesus didn’t have to wonder. He knew. And he knew that those who did understand would be blessed with a glimpse at the kingdom of heaven. Continue reading
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
I don’t know if you know this, but I like to read a lot, and I like to read a lot about the bible. I like reading about faith, about new and different theories in interpreting scripture. However, one of … Continue reading
It’s not often that I get to be video taped, but this time I did. If you want to watch the video of my sermon “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Annoying, you can watch it here!
This sermon was delivered on June 10 at Wallace UMC. Ahead of His Time Mark 3:20-35 The crowd came together again, so that Jesus and his disciples could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went … Continue reading
The following is a poetic meditation I wrote for a class project in which I had to design a jazz worship service, based on the theme of creation. An Elemental Word In the beginning is the Word, and the … Continue reading