Authentic Theology

Thoughts on Theology, Public Policy, and Religion


Authentic Theology aims at authentic, honest, and clear discussions about theology.

Authentic Theology is owned and operated by Aukenjam LLC.  Aukenjam’s work includes publishing, public theology, prison ministry, teaching, research and writing, and other forms of ministry.

Steve Gardner is the president of Aukenjam LLC.  He is keen on communicating authentically, honestly, and clearly about theological matters.  He received a Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where he served as a writer for The Tablet and in a public-theology internship.  He is trained in Biblical Hebrew and Greek and has basic proficiency and reading competency in both.

Separate from Aukenjam, he has practiced law for over 25 years and continues to do so.  He clerked for federal judges in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., after law school.  In addition to a law degree, he has graduate and undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering.

Steve has served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher, an adjunct professor at a law school and a graduate school, the chief editor of two quarterly publications, and on boards of multiple organizations, including ones associated with the arts, education, children, engineering, law, homelessness, and health.

All articles and other  works published at are copyright, owned, and published by Aukenjam LLC, all rights reserved.  Aukenjam also owns, publishes at, and operates the Authentic Theology Facebook page, the Church of Christ at Blogs and Conversation Facebook group, and TheologySteve Twitter.  Aukenjam publishes articles and other works published at at those sites and other places.    

You can contact Aukenjam LLC through the Contact page of this website or at steve.gardner @ gmail . com.

The picture icon for the site is a picture Steve took from a small boat on the Sea of Galilee—get out of the boat and walk?

——-Steve Gardner

President, Aukenjam LLC


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