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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

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
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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
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
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…"
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John S. Oliver's Blog

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…
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Posted on September 24, 2018 at 2:08am

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

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. …

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Posted on July 23, 2018 at 1:27pm

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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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Amos Akinwumi Alikama posted a video

I Am Called To Be A Missionary- What should I do?

Some of us have the feeling, we sense the leading of God to be a missionary and you ask: how will I go about it. Find out in the Video, to know what you shou...
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