I’m John Myer, an evangelical Christian who likes to think as well as pray. I supply the horsepower behind this blog. I write other things—a mixture of hardcopy and e-books all surrounding my favorite subject, biblical truth. Though I love to write, my passion also has a live outlet. I planted and currently pastor a church, Grandview Christian Assembly, in the greater Columbus, Ohio area. I’m a dad, a husband, and an expatriated southern man living up north. And by the way, I have a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
The idea behind this blog is in the title and tagline. I’ll start with the tagline—Loving the truth. There’s always something lovely about truth. Not because it can nail someone you don’t like, or because it can validate your views. It is the character of God Himself. It is light and reality. What’s not to love?
It’s funny how something so beautiful can hurt so much. That’s where the Bareknuckle part begins—where the gloves come off and the fight starts. The problem is we want our own truth. I want a reality of my design where I make the rules. I call the shots. I decide what’s real. When it falls apart (which it always does), I get mad. I blame the mailman, the weather, city traffic, the price of tacos, and the universe.
In other words, I’ve found through rigorous lab testing that the human version of truth doesn’t cut it. In fact, there are no versions of the truth. Ian Malcolm said so in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Check out his famous line in this piece of video).
Malcolm’s quote is kind of cool, but if that doesn’t do it for you, here is one on an infinitely higher level: “Your Word is truth” (John 17:17). Jesus said God’s Word is not just true, but truth. He collapsed everything real into a singularity called the Word of God. I believe that this Word has been captured in an always lovely but sometimes painful book we call the Bible. My aim is to present those same Scriptures for challenge and comfort. I hope you feel both.
I post once a week on Wednesday morning. Typically, my pieces are longer–not the recommended five hundred words or less of most blog posts. I’m aware that some writing is longer because it’s sloppy. I’d like to think my pieces are longer because they’re substantive. I try to wade into some big thoughts with you, and not clusters of bullet points.
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