Hi there! My name is Sam, and I’m glad you’re here. If you’re reading this, you likely have questions, and, luckily for you, I’m more than happy to provide answers. Don’t let my overjoyed expression fool you, I’m quite happy to be here.

“Who are you?” I’m Sam Glover, and I’m a student and arm-chair theologian. I (finally) finished a M.Div, and am planning to start further studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with the goal of completing a Ph.D in Historical Theology. I’m a Christian and proudly belong to a tradition commonly called the American Restoration Movement (or the Stone-Campbell Movement). Christ comes first, but I’ll argue with you for days on end about why taxation is theft too.

“What’s the plan for this blog?” “Turning the Mind Godward” is the crux of what I want to do here. That title is borrowed from a paper I wrote years ago regarding the necessity of intellectual rigor in the Christian life. Frankly, too many Christians (myself included) don’t think through their beliefs with nearly enough precision and the result is often vapid spirituality that hurts the church more than it helps. I want to use my little corner of the internet as a place to think out loud and invite others in on the conversation, with the hope of thinking more seriously about faith and life. What I post here will often deal with faith, doctrine, and the like, but I will also delve into history, culture, and politics as well.

“What if I disagree with you?” Great! Just don’t be a jerk. I know for a fact that I can be wrong, so I welcome fair and genuine disagreement. If you feel particularly incensed by something I post here, then by all means, feel free to shoot me an email. I will read it if you send it, but please understand you and I both have better things to do than argue on the internet, so if you’re itching for a debate, I suggest you look elsewhere. Otherwise, I’ll try to answer questions and address any legitimate concerns brought up as best I can.

“Anything else?” Yes, actually. I have a simple request of all my readers: be patient and gracious. The life of a Christian is characterized by, amongst other things, patience, grace and love. Read what you find here with an open mind and let’s work together to focus on the highest and greatest mind of all, God.

Soli Deo Gloria!