In making a precisely defined, personal Theo-metric assessment, we should:
1 Adhere to a set of properties for a particular communication path,
2 Construct a definite abstract for the notion of distance in a metric space, and
3 Measure the dynamics acting on our soulsattributed to God, Satan, and earthly factors related to decisions, activities, and performance.
Jesse W. “Bill” Addison is a hospital chaplain; he was ordained and commissioned by the Southern Baptist Convention and the North American Mission Board, respectively.
Bill graduated with a degree in business management from Texas State University in 1968. Following graduation, he volunteered for service as a United States Marine. Bill completed Officer Candidate School in 1969 and went on to perform duties as a logistics and data systems officer. He retired from active duty in 1991 as a lieutenant colonel. Bill distinguished himself during his military service with a United States Navy commendation medal and two United States meritorious service medals.
Bill served the State of Texas for a total of thirteen years in Austin, conducting multiple audits of agency-wide programs and performing managerial duties within state agencies. Along the way, he also completed an accounting degree from Park University and a master’s in business management and accounting from National University. He earned five professional managerial, accounting, and auditing certifications before answering God’s long-standing call to ministry.
Following the loss of his first wife, Judy, to breast cancer in 2003, Bill attended Memphis Theological Seminary, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2007 with a master of divinity. He then served as a chaplain in two VA hospitals. Now retired, he serves as a part-time volunteer hospital chaplain in the Houston area and fulfills pulpit supply opportunities for churches in the greater Houston area. He teaches an in-depth weekly men’s Bible study in a large Harris-Montgomery County neighborhood community, and he also serves as a guest lecturer for colleges, organizations, and churches. Bill has two married daughters and three grandchildren. His second wife, Christi, has two children and three grandchildren.
In February 2005, more than ten thousand people in Bakersfield, California, watched as Brian "Head" Welch—the former lead guitarist of the controversial rock band Korn—was saved by Jesus Christ. The event set off a media frenzy as observers from around the world sought to understand what led this rock star out of the darkness and into the light.
Now, in this courageous memoir, Head talks for the first time about his shocking embrace of God and the tumultuous decade that led him into the arms of Jesus Christ. Offering a backstage pass to his time with Korn, Head tells the inside story of his years in the band and explains how his rock star lifestyle resulted in an all-consuming addiction to methamphetamines. Writing openly about the tour bus mayhem of Ozzfest and The Family Values tour, he provides a candid look at how the routine of recording, traveling, and partying placed him in a cycle of addiction that he could not break on his own.
Speaking honestly about his addiction, Head details his struggles with the drug that ultimately led him to seek a higher power. Despite his numerous attempts to free himself from meth, nothing—not even the birth of his daughter—could spur him to kick it for good. Here Head addresses how, with the help of God, he emerged from his dangerous lifestyle and found a path that was not only right for his daughter, it was right for him.
Discussing the chaotic end to his time in Korn and how his newfound faith has influenced his relationship with his daughter, his life, and his music, Head describes the challenging but rewarding events of the last two years, exposing the truth about how his moments of doubt and his hardships have only deepened his faith.
Candid, compelling, and inspirational, Save Me from Myself is a rock 'n' roll journey unlike any other.
Norman Geisler and Frank Turek argue, however, that Christianity is not only more reasonable than all other belief systems, but is indeed more rational than unbelief itself. With conviction and clear thinking, Geisler and Turek guide readers through some of the traditional, tested arguments for the existence of a creator God. They move into an examination of the source of morality and the reliability of the New Testament accounts concerning Jesus. The final section of the book deals with a detailed investigation of the claims of Christ. This volume will be an interesting read for those skeptical about Christianity, as well as a helpful resource for Christians seeking to articulate a more sophisticated defense of their faith.
The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition includes:
Out of the Silent Planet
Dr. Ransom, a Cambridge academic, is abducted and taken on a spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra, which he knows as Mars. His captors are plotting to plunder the planet's treasures and offer Ransom as a sacrifice to the creatures who live there.
Having escaped from Mars, Dr. Ransom is called to the paradise planet of Perelandra, or Venus. When his old enemy also arrives and is taken over by the forces of evil, Ransom finds himself in a desperate struggle to save the innocence of this Eden-like world.
That Hideous Strength
Investigating the truth about her prophetic dreams, Jane Studdock encounters the fabled Dr. Ransom, who is in great pain after his travels. A sinister society run by his old adversaries intends to harness the ancient powers of a resurrected Merlin in their ambition to subjugate the people of Earth.