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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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Clyde Taber commented on John S. Oliver's blog post I feel conflicted about this emphasis on storytelling. Is there a slippery slope to biblical error? What do you think?
"John, I actually change my mind. I realize that Scripture is two thirds narrative. So there is a ton of theology that we derive from the narrative portion of Scripture. Story can be for theology just as well as engaging an indifferent audience."
Jul 5
Clyde Taber commented on John S. Oliver's blog post I feel conflicted about this emphasis on storytelling. Is there a slippery slope to biblical error? What do you think?
"John, I think your questions are thoughtful and useful. There is a great deal of thinking that has gone into chronological Bible story being with an emphasis on faithfulness to the text. Outside of that, I think that storytelling serves its biggest…"
Jul 2
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

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 matter. I understand and appreciate that storytelling is used on the…See More
Jun 29
John S. Oliver posted videos
Jun 4
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

Help Me Help Others --- PLEASE !

This message is the start of an online ministry that is dedicated to helping Christians pray better.The name of this new ministry is Let's Pray Better.There is a link to the survey at the end of this message and your opportunity to subscribe to a new weekly newsletter at the end of the survey.Please pray for God to bless this and future surveys so that I will best use my time and talents for the glory of God.Your prayers are greatly needed during this early season.My intentions in making these…See More
Jun 1
John S. Oliver posted a video

Millennials vs Generation Z - How Do They Compare & What's the Difference?

Whatever you need a website for, create yours today with Wix: https://www.wix.com/go/infographics How do millennials compare to those of generation Z? What a...
May 23
John S. Oliver posted a blog post

What do you think about this kind of wedding ceremony?

It is not biblical or Christ-centered.YET there is much to be said about how realism and idealism are blended.Surely parts of this could be adapted into future wedding ceremonies and or brief sermons during such an event. I like how those gathered participated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAa9BIGNpUSee More
May 23
John S. Oliver commented on Clyde Taber's blog post Do All Cultures Share the Same Story Structure?
"I appreciate the depth and width of this blog post. Consider that what does cross cultures is emotions. As these are understood inside each character in a story then they can we be woven into the plot, tension, dialogue, internal thoughts,…"
May 20

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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

Help Me Help Others --- PLEASE !

This message is the start of an online ministry that is dedicated to helping Christians pray better.

The name of this new ministry is Let's Pray Better.

There is a link to the survey at the end of this message and your opportunity to subscribe to a new weekly newsletter at the end of the survey.…

Continue

Posted on June 1, 2018 at 7:41pm

What do you think about this kind of wedding ceremony?

It is not biblical or Christ-centered.

YET there is much to be said about how realism and idealism are blended.

Surely parts of this could be adapted into future wedding ceremonies and or brief sermons during such an event. 

I like how those gathered participated. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hAa9BIGNpU

Posted on May 23, 2018 at 5:45pm

Volvo Ocean Race is the only sport I follow

A few teams of men and women race around the world.

They encounter all kinds of weather and sea conditions.

This year one man went overboard and died.

It is the ultimate test of the individuals, teams, and technology.

This is raw as humans…

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Posted on April 21, 2018 at 10:00pm

Please beta test this ebook for business owners

What follows began as a collection of a few links to online resources that might help some friends. Then as I did that I recalled more and more resources. This has become an initial draft of an ebook. For a very long time I have planned to make short videos of each such resources with keyword tags.

There is more I will add to this soon. But at this interval I am requesting your assistance. I can use your comments, suggestions and…

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Posted on April 2, 2018 at 6:53pm

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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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