About Mark

About Me:
I’m a student at ACTS Seminary at Trinity Western University, studying for my Master’s in Theological Studies, with a focus in Contemporary Apologetics. My undergrad is a B.Ed. in Mathematics, minoring in Physical Sciences. I am also a certified Journeyman Electrician, so, I often feel like either a scholar wearing a tool-belt, or a like a tradesman trying to fit in to academia.

Happy Mark

I would describe myself as Conservative by default, but decidedly “Liberal” on certain matters. At bottom, I believe that following the truth wherever it goes is inseparable from following Jesus; we have nothing to fear from the Truth on any matter. I am a Protestant Evangelical, but I protest nothing more than undue divisions in the Body of Christ. I am non-denominational (which usually means “trendy Baptist,”) but I find myself with an affinity for the intellectual rigour of the Reformed and Presbyterian churches; the passion and boldness of the charismatic and Pentecostal groups; the great faith in the truth that the Anglican church has; the seriousness with which the Baptists, Nazarenes, Methodists, and others take the holiness of God; the seriousness with which the Salvation Army et al. take service of the poor and destitute; the stability and longevity of the Catholic church; the community and sense of awe among the Orthodox; and others. The Rule of Faith is the key. (I am not saying that doctrinal differences are unimportant, of course; there is a line, and Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims, and others are clearly on the other side of it.)

I am married to a wonderful woman of good character. Her name is Krystal. 🙂

Beyond that, I’ve decided to stop describing myself because it so easily becomes a parade of paragraphs listing the things for which I am proud. If you want to know what my long term plans are, read 1 John 3:2.

Purpose of this Blog:
Apologetics – Giving a defence of the Christian faith.
Christian Living – Giving sermons on matters that I think are important and largely unaddressed or ignored by Christians.
Biblical Interpretation – Zeroing in on hermeneutical matters that are often overlooked, or are at least interesting 🙂
Poetry – At times, to express myself in poetry.
Theological Critique of Politics and Current Issues – Politics is not my field, so I will try to avoid speaking of things I do not really understand. However, when I believe that a theological critique can be made of a certain issue, I will bring it up.
Editorials – Sometimes I’ll just talk about something.
Soli Deo Gloria

The more I read and hear and grow,
I come to learn and truly know,
These molehills aren’t enough for me,
For the hill to die, is Calvary.

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