This isn’t an easy question. It’s probably one of the most difficult questions we’ll ever ask ourselves.
Who am I?
Is this an esoteric avoidance of the question? Am I rambling on to delay having to write about myself? How can people who like pineapple on their pizza sleep at night?
My name’s Jordan, but most people call me names.
I’ve for the longest time had a fascination with words; and when I was young, I was informally christened a lawyer, Sir Talk-Back-Pants. For reasons too lengthy, I forwent law school and started working in marketing–the most humble, upright career in the world.
But along the way, my passion for Christian Apologetics was at the surface. In 2015 I graduated from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies, cumma sum laude, from Biola University. I co-led a club called Apologia (pronounced with a hard Greek ‘g’) with a buddy of mine.
I was kind of the “hard question handler,” as it were, while I let him lead the teaching lessons. But my role was serious; truly, unanswered questions in Christianity is serious. We evangelized in person a few times at a nearby college campus, but mostly recited the theology of famous, American theologians, unfortunately.
Fast forward to what people woefully call “life after college,” I began to hone in on why I pursued my major in the first place.
- I had questions, and I wanted answers.
- Others had questions, and I could help give them the answer.
But as I began attending local church, as I was enjoined to rightly by my professors as I graduated, I realized that the Old Testament was almost entirely ignored. When people had questions about some of the questionable stuff in the OT, they were directed elsewhere or the questions were snuffed.
Then I joined an Anglican Church–about which I’d rather not parley–and the reverence for the ancient church was clear… but there was still, sometimes, as lapse in Hebrew/OT knowledge.
Cue this blog, and cue my raison d’etre: to talk about the Old Testament and Hebrew with boldness, love, and encouragement.