Authentic Theology -- Articles by Steve Gardner

Thoughts on Theology, Public Policy, and Religion

About aims at authentic, honest, and clear discussions about theology.

I am a third-year student at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity, studying for a Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree.  I hope to graduate in May 2019.  I am also a practicing lawyer and clerked for federal judges in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., after law school.  In addition to a law degree, I have graduate and undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering.  I’ve served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher, an adjunct professor at a law school and an engineering school, and on boards of multiple organizations, including ones associated with the arts, education, children, engineering, law, homelessness, and health.

My main ministry work is, teaching, and preaching in a prison.  I am keen on communicating authentically and honestly about theological matters.  My current interest includes speaking up when I notice discrimination against women in the church and noticing instances in which some religious leaders make up rules or views they declare “from God” and “Biblical” when the Bible says the opposite, does not speak directly on the matter, or is ambiguous on the point.

I’m glad to talk with your group (any kind, small or large, of any denomination or none) about any topic addressed in one of my articles.  I can approach the discussion any way you like.  One of my favorite ways is to present both sides of an issue so that your group can have a better understanding of the various views, rather than to advocate a particular conclusion.  I am currently serving in a public-theology internship and this service is free.

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

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

——-Steve Gardner


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