Dr. Steve

Ardent Christ-follower, passionate teacher of God's Word, merciless slaughterer of sacred cows, equal opportunity offender of religious pomposity, counselor for the hurting, loving husband, punster extraordinaire, fanatical cat lover, proud grandfather, cancer survivor, raconteur, and all-round great guy (well, that last one is somewhat debatable!)

Author Archives: Dr. Steve

Double-Minded

By | 31 Dec 2021

My wife and I enjoy watching period movies and TV series. Recently, we stumbled across another British-clergy-as-crime-fighter TV series on PBS called Grantchester. The series takes place during the 1950s and 60s in the eponymous real-life village close to Cambridge University. Its protagonists are an Anglican parish vicar and a hardened police inspector. They develop an unlikely mystery-solving… Read More »

Welcome, John!

By | 16 Nov 2021

I am ecstatic to announce yet another new addition to our family of contributors here at Miscellaneous Ramblings: one of my closest and dearest friends, John Foster! John is someone I have always admired and looked up to; first as a mighty man of God closely followed by his amazing talents as a graphic designer, sign painter, pin-striper,… Read More »

Welcome, Pastor Bill!

By | 12 Oct 2021

You are in for a real treat! One of my closest friends, a former pastor and mentor of mine from back in the day, has accepted my invitation to become a contributor here at Miscellaneous Ramblings. You will see his name as William Burgess in his bylines here, but to those of us who have experienced the joy… Read More »

Reflections on Being a Theologue

By | 8 Sep 2021

After reading some of my articles here, the retired founding pastor of the church we once attended labelled me a “theologue.” As we discussed what he meant by the term, he made the following points: Theologues are “watchmen on a wall” called to warn those whom he protects or encounters of the impending dangers of false doctrines and… Read More »

Critical Thinking #5:
My Analysis of That Conversation

By | 7 Jun 2021

After releasing my previous article, I felt the Holy Spirit leading me to write an analysis of Jake’s assertions using the principles I listed and discussed in in the first three parts of this series on Critical Thinking. In obedience, we will now analyze that encounter so you can take that knowledge into any future discussions with Christianity’s… Read More »

Critical Thinking #4:
My Conversation With an Atheist

By | 2 Jun 2021

One could easily assume after almost 50 years of my being a Christ-follower — and having earned advanced degrees in theology to boot! — I would have had more than a few opportunities to interact with dyed-in-the-wool atheists. The truth of the matter is I have had only one such encounter I can remember; it occurred back in… Read More »