About A Clay Jar
“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. A Clay Jar 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.
A Clay Jar 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.
Who Am I
Theologically I affirm the Nicene Creed, as well as all other early church creeds. I also hold to the five solas of the Protestant Reformation. And I am conservative, an evangelical, and a Baptist. You can get a more in-depth description of my beliefs by reading my Statement of Faith and its associated links.
Personally I have been a follower of Jesus for 50 years, I have been married for 38 years, have two grown children and three grandchildren. I am a retired computer programmer and am actively involved in a local church. I enjoy backpacking, gardening, and when my body will tolerate it, running. And I also enjoy Bible study, teaching the Bible, friendly theological discussions, and playing with my grandchildren.
Please feel free to leave any comments about the site; suggestions for improving it; or questions/topics you would like to see addressed.
If you have questions about becoming a follower of Jesus please take a look at the page What Must I Do To Be Saved. Or leave a comment below.