Introduction to the Academic Papers

Studying at Starbucks with my Moleskine Notebook and Pelikan M200 Fountain PenBeginning tomorrow the first “academic” paper is going to be published (read this post if you are clueless). This is not the first ever written, or the first that I wrote, but the first here (just to be clear). Before it publishes I want to let you know about a few things that you may want to take advantage of.

First, most of my papers are filled with references to Scripture. Lots and lots of references, in an effort to demonstrate that what I write is not based solely on my words, but God’s. That being said, not every verse is going to be explained, in the context of the paper or the verse it-self, so you will want to make sure to have a Bible nearby so that you can reference it easily. If you are a geek like me I recommend the YouVersion app (available in your browser and on your mobile device). I use the ESV most of the time, so keep that in mind as-well.

Second, in addition to having the papers published here I will also include a PDF of each article available for download. Use this as you see fit. You will have the option of downloading the file directly from the article, or from the corresponding “Downloads” page of the category of the article (i.e. ‘Theology’, or ‘Church History’). Feel free to share these with friends and anyone who you feel would benefit from, or appreciate, the article. This is also an easy way to print the article if you need a hard copy.

Third, below each article will be the standard comment box. I invite you to use this after you have read the article to do one of several things, or all of them: tell me that you read it, tell me that you did or did not enjoy it, give me your view of the topic at hand, etc. These articles are not complete, per se, and I know that we will all benefit from starting a discussion based on them.

Finally, every article (and the respective PDFs) are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (follow the link for more information). Basically this means that you are free to copy and use these works, but under certain guidelines. If you need permission to use these beyond the scope of this license, you can get more information here.

As I have stated previously, I look forward to sharing my work with you. Please take advantage of the email subscription available so that you will receive the latest posts in your inbox (sign-up on the homepage), or subscribe via RSS.


2 Timothy 3:16-17


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