— Poetry is code.™ —
Jesse Steele was born and raised in west-central Michigan. After graduating from Reed City High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from the Moody Bible Institute.
He favors informative and provocative authors like C. S. Lewis, Robert Kiyosaki, and Malcolm Gladwell. He enjoys golf, fishing, swimming, aggressive skating, free running, Kung Fu, reading, writing, music, art, language, Bible study, traveling, and occasionally attending conferences.
He enjoys time with friends over coffee and often banters about trends in music composition, business, politics, culture, web programming, online gaming, art, and the Church.
He blogs at JesseSteele.com, occasionally teaches writing and piano, and owns various brands.
Where to find Jesse Steele online
The End: A Bible Translation of John’s Revelation (with Translation Notes)
"The End" Bible Translation of John's Revelation, with each verse starting on a new line, extra space between lines, and with links to translation notes that explain some of the considerations behind the translation. This is intended for a more intense study of the translation and is organized for printing and study. For a normal translation, see the original, simple edition of "The End".
Monkeys in the Jungle: Why Some Trees Just Won't Grow
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.
21: The Last Night with Taiwan's Sunflower Movement
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.
Game On: A Christian Strategy Guide for Noobs
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.
The Four Planes: Biblical Metaphysics
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.
The People's Party: A Blueprint for American Political Revival
Solve America's political issues. We agree on so much. Let's not lose our nation over our few differences. 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!
95 Theses of the Clerical System
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.
Clergy Don't Shepherd: God 101
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.
Memoirs of Ophannin
It began with the Ophannin—Holy Angels covered with eyes who sleep not. Trek through history from before Creation, to the remaking of Heaven and earth. Based on Scripture, this story seamlessly weaves a Fantasy "Biblical Fiction" from the perspective of Angels. In a blurb, Tolkien's The Silmarillion encounters Aslan in an eleven-thousand year Angel epic.
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 the voice of the past.
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, 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.
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