Before the Beginning, there were the Ophannim. They saw the creation of Creation. They saw the choices and tears of Angels and Men before either came into being.
Through time, the Angels awoke, some rebelled, and then came Man. Through 10,000 years, Angel struggled against Angel behind the scenes as Mankind came to know why things happened as they were meant from the Beginning.
Written over the course of 15 years, Jesse's doctrinal statement, Mere Theology, addresses topics from homosexuality to prayer, why God lets "bad" things happen, who Jesus was, what about the people who "never learn about Jesus", the Church and Christian fellowship today, the important role of Israel, and the End Times. The tone is both conversational and theological, with many Scripture references. SysTheo topics include God, the Bible, Jesus, the Cross, Man, the Holy Spirit, the Church, Prayer, and End Times.
Learn the story behind the Jesse Yonge tea and coffee collection.
Enjoy a personal look at Asian kung fu tea tea parties.
Get a fresh perspective on the health benefits of tea, organic growing, and how different breeds of Asian tea can help you throughout the day.
Look at the difference between Asia and the West through the eyes of an innovater and rethink innovation itself, creativity, and long-lasting products.
How do businesses need to prepare for the coming changes of the next ten years? Answer many questions and learn to ask many more while we branding and what the tablet ought to be.
Review the story and philosophy behind the Pacific Daily Times.
Enjoy a brief treatise on many issues, spanning from the future of digital media business, to freemium strategies, to non-profit organizations, to politics, to Asia, to the Church.
Consider our generation, and why we are no longer in the Postmodern Era, by looking through the eyes of a writer and editor in chief in the digital age.
What better way to study the Book of Revelation than with a fresh translation. Both literal and poetic, this translation cross-checked every non-average word for consistency, poetry, rhyme, syllable, and yet ensure a literal, word-for-word translation at the same time, using "cliché-for-cliché via word-for-word" as the model.
Contemporary English mixed with older prose makes this a timeless standard with a fresh and readable look at one of the most mysterious books in the Bible.
Why do problems seem to continue forever? How come no answer ever seems to be good enough? Why do people fight when, in principle, they actually agree? And why do these sorts of problems plague every sect of society, from business to government to religion?
Based on the Steele Theorem of Decline, this parable explains why problems always persist in any society or organization and what every ordinary person can do to stop the Monkeys in the jungle.
On March 18, 2014, Taiwanese students known as the "Sunflower Movement" peacefully occupied their nation's legislature. Three weeks later, after their peaceful demonstration raised national and global awareness of the dangers of secret negotiations with China, they withdrew.
This inside story tells the last 21 hours of the non-violent occupancy and includes background, politics, peace, and love.
Are Angels real? What is the difference between a soul and a spirit? What "is" prayer? Is is scientifically sound to claim the existence of God? If God is good, then why does He allow bad things to happen, especially if God knows the future?
Look at answers to these questions through a basic view of our physical and non-physical universe. Reexamine choice, free will, sin, and the spiritual realm.
Do Christians stand a chance of succeeding in the marketplace? Why don't Christian-directed movies dominate block buster lists? What is a "marketplace apostle"... and is the term even appropriate?
Explore these topics and others, relating to every industry from politics to programming. Consider a few basic and universal principles that might give you the breakthrough you've been praying for.
We're all in this together. We agree on so much. Let's not lose our nation over our few differences.
End the bipolar shifting between partisan politics. Think outside the box.
Here is an outline of the situation and a few good word pictures to help us move forward, including seashells and pizza parties.
Let's have at it. It's time for The People's Party!
These 95 theses summarize the problem of institutionalized Christianity as we have known it for the last millennium and a half.
The article largely speaks for itself. It's not a novel. It's not a history lesson. It's not a narrative.
It's a dish of 95 Theses served cold.
This is the eBook version of the original article, 95 Theses of the Clerical System, available here, at JesseSteele.com.
What holds the Church back? What is the "clerical system"? How does it affect the Church? Are "clergy" and "shepherds" the same? If we remove the "clerical system" from the way we "do" Church, does that mean we no longer have pastors?
Explore these and many other questions in a reconsideration of Western Church Administration from the eyes of the Church in both the New Testament and in China.
I have a Facebook page dedicated to this two-part series: @CrossroadsBapticost.
These are forever free via ebook!
"Crossroads: At the Day of Bapticost" was the first ebook I wrote. "Crossroads: At the Way and Churchianity" soon followed. They are playwright style scripts and, if each actor owns a copy (including the free ebook version), then they may be performed as a play, royalty free, and without any further permission. You may even charge money for the event and owe me nothing.
For Amazon Kindle readers, download the .mobi version from Smashwords.
Crossroads At the Day of Bapticost
In the style of classic British banter, Evangelical Seminary Student meets Captain Charismatic... Jesus mediates. Trek through nearly every topic of debate in the American Protestant Church today. Easy-to-read, pure scripted format, and with limited playwright permissions included with purchase.
You might just read what you’ve always wanted to say and learn how to make a friend you have always wanted to make. Finding unity with each other means finding unity with our one Savior, Jesus Christ.
Crossroads At the Way and Churchianity
A young pastor explores the best path for his future ministry. His worldview is shattered by conversations with the Apostles John and Paul, as well as Christian leaders, from businessmen to pastors, from America to China. Restoring the "strategery" of the corporate Church to God's original plan in Scripture is never easy, but it's encouraging to hear from those who have faced similar questions in their own times. The biggest, hardest to swallow, and most helpful truth he found was where the business world and the Church in China found agreement: the difference between pastors and clergy.