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

Consider these visual resources for Christianity and this warning by Tim Challies

VISUAL THEOLOGYThese can be used on Sundays and at home with kids.The kids are in a very visual generation. This summarizes complex biblical lessons. The annual membership could be a bargain. https://visualtheology.church/collections/best-sellersROSE PUBLISHINGRose Publishing that has posters, pamphlets, and slides shows.…See More
Oct 14
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

Ready to have your understanding of the Bible greatly expanded?

Sunday afternoons and evenings is my time for rest like a nap as well as online Bible study.I have watched many Christian video biographies then.That is when I heard the Tozer audiobookToday I encountered this video that opened my eyes to understand the Bible from a very different and totally Scriptural perspective.A Bible teacher who has been teaching for many years and is the brains behind Bible Project works with his partner to examine the spiritual dimensions of the Bible that he had been…See More
Oct 7
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

I have been enjoying this other work by Tozer - The Knowledge of the Holy

I deeply appreciate how God used Tozer to weave together deep devotion, biblical theology, and some mysticism. Ultimately when a Christian prays or worships they are operating as a mere mortal and communicating with a divine being. That is a metaphysical event. Yet our western rational minds do not let us recognize it as a spiritual incident. When this is full embraced then the mystical arises. In our current culture, there is an understandable desire for spirituality and a distaste for…See More
Sep 30
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

Ready for a Massive Artistic Challenge?

I dare you to dig deep inside and boldly share the truths you find. If you want a creative challenge then consider a series on the 7 deadly sins. During these times the word sin is rarely used inside or outside the church. Yet sin is real The gospel message addresses how Jesus Christ forgave our sins. But if we do not recognize our sins then there is no platform for conviction and motivation to repent. We are in a very visual age. By using images, icons, colors, symbols, archetypes,…See More
Sep 24
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Sep 20
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
Aug 15
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

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Consider these visual resources for Christianity and this warning by Tim Challies

VISUAL THEOLOGY

These can be used on Sundays and at home with kids.
The kids are in a very visual generation. This summarizes complex biblical lessons. 
The annual membership could be a bargain. …
Continue

Posted on October 14, 2018 at 5:53pm

Ready to have your understanding of the Bible greatly expanded?

Sunday afternoons and evenings is my time for rest like a nap as well as online Bible study.

I have watched many Christian video biographies then.

That is when I heard the Tozer audiobook

Today I encountered this video that opened my eyes to understand the Bible from a very different and totally Scriptural perspective.

A Bible teacher who has been teaching for many years and is the brains behind Bible Project works with his partner…

Continue

Posted on October 7, 2018 at 8:13pm

I have been enjoying this other work by Tozer - The Knowledge of the Holy

I deeply appreciate how God used Tozer to weave together deep devotion, biblical theology, and some mysticism. 
Ultimately when a Christian prays or worships they are operating as a mere mortal and communicating with a divine being. That is a metaphysical event. Yet our western rational minds do not let us recognize it as a spiritual incident. When this is full embraced then the mystical arises. …
Continue

Posted on September 30, 2018 at 9:55pm

Ready for a Massive Artistic Challenge?

I dare you to dig deep inside and boldly share the truths you find. 
If you want a creative challenge then consider a series on the 7 deadly sins. 
During these times the word sin is rarely used inside or outside the church. Yet sin is real 
The gospel message addresses how Jesus Christ forgave our sins. But if we do not recognize our sins then there is no platform for conviction and motivation to repent. 
We are in a very visual age. By using…
Continue

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 2:00am

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…

Continue

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 2:30pm

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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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