Jesse Steele


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I'm an American writer in Asia who wears many hats.

I learned piano as a kid, studied Bible in college, and currently do podcasting, web contenting, cloud control, and brand design. I like golf, water, speed, music, kung fu, art, and stories.

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At the Crossroads
Bapticost & Churchianity are at a crossroads. The dialog is starting, but who knows where all it will lead except that it must lead somewhere more wonderful than we've yet to see.


Tantrumps & Stone Potatoes: A Book of Rants on When Trump Rants Are Right
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2019 . Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management
We all need to throw "tantrumps" at times, whatever our political, religious, or social ideology. This isn't a book about Donald Trump, it's a book about his so-called tantrumps. Tantrumps aren't always right, but sometimes they are so brilliant that few ever know why.
Watch Stand Pray 365: Moral Motivation
Price: Free! Words: 140,360. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Three hundred sixty-five positive, pithy, practical, heart-probing, moral-focused reads, three hundred sixty-five words each, ranging from topics of normal life smarts to Christian teaching, every read is built on a Bible-centered worldview and sometimes even says so.
Ophannim Eye
Price: Free! Words: 88,320. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
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.
Mere Theology
Price: Free! Words: 95,140. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Systematic
Christian Bible Doctrine for Beginners, Refreshers for Experts, and Study for Third-Millennium Saints in Diaspora; topics from homosexuality to prayer, why God lets "bad" things happen, who Jesus was, what about the people who "never learn about Jesus", Christian fellowship today, the significance of Israel, and the End Times. The tone is both conversational and theological.
Wash, Enjoy: A Story about Tea and Friendship
Price: Free! Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
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.
Innovate: Branding New Tablets
Price: Free! Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015 . Categories: Essay » Business, Essay » Technology
Having grown up in Reed City, Michigan, home of Nartron, inventor of touchscreens, the author spent a decade in Asia surrounded by manufacturing technologies. Take that perspective for a new look at one good innovation idea. Look at the difference between Asia and the West through the eyes of an innovator and rethink innovation itself, creativity, and long-lasting products.
Know Each Other: The Pacific Daily Times and Information Age
Price: Free! Words: 46,010. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 . Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » E-commerce / internet marketing
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.
The End: A Bible Translation of John’s Revelation (with Translation Notes)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Bibles » Other Translations / New Testament & Portions
"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".
The End: A Bible Translation of John's Revelation
Price: Free! Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Bibles » Other Translations / New Testament & Portions
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What better way to study the Book of Revelation than with a fresh translation. Both literal and poetic, this translation was done by a Moody grad with a Geek interest in languages, 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.
Monkeys in the Jungle: A Parable of Trees that Just Won't Grow
Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Sociology
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
Price: Free! Words: 19,720. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014 . Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy
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
Price: Free! Words: 20,320. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
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
Price: Free! Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Physics / Quantum Theory
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: Third Party Politics
Price: Free! Words: 14,330. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » US Constitution, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
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! @Peoples3Party
95 Theses of the Clerical System
Price: Free! Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Ecclesiology
(3.00 from 1 review)
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
Price: Free! Words: 22,960. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Administration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / New Testament
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.
Churchianity: At the Crossroads
Series: At the Crossroads, Act II. Price: Free! Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 . Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
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.
Bapticost: At the Crossroads
Series: At the Crossroads, Act I. Price: Free! Words: 32,410. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 . Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Fiction » Christian » General
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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