I am Jordan Steffaniak, a disciple of Christ. I graduated from Liberty University in 2012 with a B.A. in Pastoral Leadership and Biblical Exposition, including a minor in New Testament Greek. I then graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with an M.Div. in 2016. I have most recently done post-graduate course work at the University of Louisville on Aristotle. I intend to pursue further studies at the Reformed Baptist Seminary this Fall (2017). I am a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and a student member of the Evangelical Theological Society. I am on staff at Cedar Creek Baptist Church as a Pastoral Assistant and Preschool Director. I am a confessional Reformed Baptist.
The Core: Lover of the Triune God. Lover of his Written Word.
Also lover of my wonderful wife who is far more talented at blogging than I am… see for yourself. (Hint: She has lots of pictures)
The Other Stuff: Like the STL Cards, Blues, and Jacksonville Jags. Like weightlifting (the kind you see in the Olympics). Like reading and writing. Like *attempting to* fix things like my car. Like hefty discussions about things that matter. Like board games. Like ice cream, popcorn, skittles, and all things sour or spicy.
When it comes to theology, philosophical theology is my main wheelhouse. Especially religious epistemology. But I have an interest in all things related to the Reformed tradition. Lord willing I will complete my doctoral work in this area.
I write in order to better know God and *hopefully* help others do the same. Writing is a form of knowing for me.
What do I mean by “ruled knowing” (the title of my blog)? I believe the Reformed tradition articulates a position on knowledge that binds it to God’s revelation–beyond him we are unable to know. I, therefore, intend to work from revealed premises and their doctrinal steward, tradition, alone.
As an FYI, I will fail to post consistently at times (aka most of the time). Sorry for that. Also, notice, my views have changed over the years on certain things. So if you are to look at posts in years past, I now disagree with some of them. Potentially many of them. Thank God for his continued work in an incomplete former rebel like me!
What do I believe about Christianity? Go here.
*All views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect anyone else*
Want to Contact Me? Want to have me teach at your church? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — I am always more than happy to correspond via email. Seriously. Don’t hesitate or be shy.