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John S. Oliver
  • 65, Male
  • Ennis, Texas USA
  • United States
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Profile Information

Job Title
Founder and Executive Director
Organization / Company
Our Stewardship Community
Projects Worked On
I have dozens of blogs and many websites. They are linked from a hub with my initials JSO http://www.freewebs.com/jsohub/

I have online articles here http://simplelessons.webs.com/portfolio.htm

I have online slideshows here
https://www.slideshare.net/BrownBagHub/presentations

I have preached for many dozens of times and I have the recordings but I have not yet put them online.
Roles / Skill Sets
I have retired and I live alone in a peaceful apartment in a small town named Ennis, Texas that is south of Dallas.

I have done an abundance of online research over the years. I have hundreds of curated links for Christian and secular subjects.

I have a desire to offer online webinars, ebooks, ecourses, MOOCs (Massive Ongoing Online Course) and membership communities.

Also, I want to publish interviews of believers to let others gain the inspirations and insights I have gained by talking with a wide range of people over the decades.

I am in the start-up phase of an innovative online educational nonprofit with many parts and phases that God has put on my heart. The name is Our Stewardship Community.

Currently, I am enrolling much prayer so that I can gain clarity about the mission, vision, and values to shape the goals and projects.
Looking for Partners who could...
Pray fervently.



Provide constructive inputs as advisers.



Donate generously.



Consult and coach me as a startup.



Make network connections as needed along this journey.
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John S. Oliver posted a blog post

Progress Not Perfection

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you. I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied. INTRODUCTIONThere are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection. I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it seems that I am moving like a snail.However, as I wrote this I have been able to notice that there has been significant…See More
Wednesday
John S. Oliver posted a video

The Laws of Nature by C.S. Lewis Doodle

A live action animation of a C.S. Lewis essay in the 1920-1940's style of 'Art Deco'. Best viewed in HD and in the large sized player (the rectangle button)....
Aug 10
John S. Oliver posted a video

How Planet Earth Tells a Story, Part 1

Cute animals, thrilling conflict, romantic comedy, oh my! Planet Earth is one of the most popular TV shows ever -- and that's because it knows how to tell a ...
Aug 6
John S. Oliver commented on John S. Oliver's blog post Tea Made Me Think
"Tea, coffee, and spices (think Silk Road caravans) have historically motivated many communities to trade. Without the endless demand for these, as well as tobacco, there would be far more isolation internationally. What if people could only…"
Aug 1
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Aug 1
John S. Oliver posted a video

Draw My Life – Joy Lewis, Jewish Author (Part 1)

The story of the Joy Lewis, C.S. Lewis’ wife, in her own words, from childhood to age 22 (1937). This doodle focuses on her early life; born into a Jewish an...
Jul 29
John S. Oliver posted a video

The Two Types of Disney Villains

Did you know that almost all Disney villains can fit into 2 types? Watch to find out what they are, what they say about our heroes, and what we can take away...
Jul 26
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

Please view these video lessons about church history

During Sunday afternoons I normally go online to learn more about Christian education. This is like my substitute adult Sunday school class.Recently I came to this 2 part video series that shows church history. I offer this to you for your edification. I have read books on the subject and seen many videos. This is the best overview I have seen. It gives the historical context for our current conditions.Generally, church history is messy, bloody, and ignored.  The time invested in the following…See More
Jul 23

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John S. Oliver's Blog

Progress Not Perfection

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you.

 

I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied.

 

INTRODUCTION

There are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.

The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection.

 

I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it…

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Posted on August 15, 2018 at 2:30pm

Tea Made Me Think



Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.

As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.

How many people and processes were involved?

The packaging took talented and smart…

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Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Tea Made Me Think



Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.

As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.

How many people and processes were involved?

The packaging took talented and smart…

Continue

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:59am

Please view these video lessons about church history

During Sunday afternoons I normally go online to learn more about Christian education. This is like my substitute adult Sunday school class.

Recently I came to this 2 part video series that shows church history. I offer this to you for your edification. I have read books on the subject and seen many videos. This is the best overview I have seen. It gives the historical context for our current conditions.

Generally, church history is messy, bloody, and ignored. …

Continue

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:27pm

I feel conflicted about this emphasis on storytelling. Is there a slippery slope to biblical error? What do you think?

Please comment if you understand what I am saying here.

Let me know how you have navigated the old adage the methods change but the message stays the same. 

It seems like a slippery slope of majoring on the container of the message without great care to the biblical soundness of the content. 

Kindly follow me as I ramble some about these matters I am processing.

Please pray earnestly that God will grant me His wisdom about this…

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Posted on June 29, 2018 at 11:58pm — 2 Comments

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At 2:38am on August 1, 2012, Biju Mathew said…

Hi John this is Biju Mathew from India. I am into TV Production and Media Training. Looking for partners to involve in raising an ARMY of Media Missionaries in India & Other countries. Since it is the end times I surely believe Media has a big role to play; moreover as Media Missionaries we are having a very big task ahead of us. If we can join together to impart the knowledge in raising Media Missionaries around the globe the evangelism will be more effective. Let us prayerfully work for it

At 11:36am on November 28, 2009, George Thomas Buttle said…
I've been trying to find out how to change the thumbnail, but have not received an answer.
At 1:56pm on October 19, 2009, John Schimke said…
Thanks for all the comments!
At 10:03am on December 20, 2008, Travis mendel said…
nice to see a face to all those blogs!
At 9:37pm on December 16, 2008, Clyde Taber said…
John,

Welcome aboard.
Do you have a web link to your work?

Clyde
 
 
 

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John S. Oliver posted a video

The Laws of Nature by C.S. Lewis Doodle

A live action animation of a C.S. Lewis essay in the 1920-1940's style of 'Art Deco'. Best viewed in HD and in the large sized player (the rectangle button)....
Aug 10
John S. Oliver posted a video

How Planet Earth Tells a Story, Part 1

Cute animals, thrilling conflict, romantic comedy, oh my! Planet Earth is one of the most popular TV shows ever -- and that's because it knows how to tell a ...
Aug 6

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