“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” – 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 NIV
I am a clay jar, a fragile, fallible, follower of Jesus. And this blog is a reflection of who I am and what God is doing in me. My hope and prayer is that God will use this site to his glory, and that it will be a useful resource to the body of Christ. AClayJar focuses mostly on theology, the study of God and all that he is doing in his creation. I do not pretend to have all of the answers to life’s big questions, or even to most of the little ones. And there is no guarantee that the answers I do have are right. But I love the opportunity to share with you the fruit of my reflections on the Bible and on life. And I hope you will be willing to politely correct me when you perceive that I am wrong.
AClayJar will also occasionally have a post about a backpacking trip or other vacation, a review on something that I have tried and liked, or just act as a soapbox when I have an opinion about something that I feel the need to get off my chest.
Theologically I affirm the Nicene Creed as well as all other early church creeds. I hold to Arminian soteriology, rejecting predestination as defined by the reformed tradition. I do believe that the Bible is inspired and that it is inerrant in regards to all matters of faith and practice. I also subscribe to some form of old earth creationism, amillennialism, and annihilationism.
Personally, I have been married for 34 years, have two grown children and one grandchild. I am a retired computer programmer and am actively involved in a local church. I enjoy backpacking, gardening, and when when my body will tolerate it, running. I also enjoy Bible study, friendly theological discussions, and playing with my granddaughter.