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If you are interested in having me write a guest post for your blog or an article for your online or print publication, feel free to email me at jeff@jeffkclarke.com. I will respond as quickly as I can.

Focus Areas

  • a Jesus-looking God
  • a Jesus-sounding story
  • a Jesus-shaping life
  • a Jesus-living community
  • a Jesus-infusing world

Purpose Statement

Jesus reveals what God is really like, what the church should look like, and what every person can be like.

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Writing Memberships

I am a professional member of Jeff Goins’ Tribe Writers program and an associate member of The Word Guild. I am also the 2012 winner of the Canadian Christian Writing Award in the category of article-review for my piece, What’s the Plan? The Adjustment Bureau and the Question of Free Will.

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Education

Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) – Master’s College & Seminary, Peterborough, Ontario

Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S) – McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Freelance Work

onfaith

Walking in the Darkness with Jesus

Why We Shouldn’t Keep Christ in Christmas

ChristianWeek Column – Jesus (Re)Centered (Column Page)

Forgiveness in a Climate of Retaliation

True Holiness Looks Like Jesus

What do “Unchurched” People Think of Christians? Embracing a Christianity that Looks and Sounds Like Jesus

Discipleship in the Darkness

The Pangea Blog – Kurt Willems

Moving Beyond Pentecost: Embracing a More Inclusive Charismatic Theology and Life

God is Waiting on the Outside: Moving Beyond Our Theological Boundaries in Pursuit of Jesus

We Can Be So Right and Still Be So Wrong: My Theological Journey from Certainty to Discovery

2 Reasons NOT to “Keep Christ in Christmas”

There are No God Moments: Rethinking Divine Omnipresence

The Significance of Christmas – The Divine-Human Event

Faith and the Challenge of Suffering: Is God to Blame?

Embracing the Humanity of the Bible: Listening for the Divine through Human Words

Evangelicalism: A Boundless-Centered Theology

Living in the Reign – Mac Dumcum

People of the Future

Capturing the Kingdom Ethic of Jesus by Pulling the Future into the Present

Extending the Kingdom of God – Brandon Andress

Learning to Embrace the Mundacity of Everyday Life: A Revival Within the Ordinary

Sermon Central

There is No ‘Us’ or ‘Them,’ There’s Just ‘Us’

Biblical Preaching is More Than Quoting the Bible

Finding Fresh Ways to Tell the Story of Jesus

Preaching That Connects the Dots: The Cross, the Sermon and Discipleship

Should Your Next Altar Call Be Focused on Private Prayer or Public Confession? (Part 2)

Why We Need to Seriously Reconsider the Idea Behind the Altar Call (Part 1)

Church Leaders

When Christians Engage in a Battle Over Words: Letting Go of the Defend and Conquer Mentality

Inspired-but NOT Equal: The Bible is the Witness-NOT the Word

Entertainment Fatigue-Are People Tired of the Church’s Glitzy Stage?

7 Things to Remember About God and the Problem of Pain

Perhaps We Need to Relearn the Story of Jesus From the Ground Up?

Does Your Preaching Connect the Dots Between the Cross and Discipleship?

This World IS My Home and I’m NOT Just Passing Through

The Danger of Veneered Christianity

Put Away Your Swords, Stop Fighting and Embrace the Other

Liturgy, Who Needs it?

Other Blog Mentions

Divine Drama – Reknew with Greg Boyd

When the Gospel is Reduced to a Sinner’s Prayer – Reknew with Greg Boyd

Jesus Creed – Scot McKnight – Weekly Meanderings for my post The Gospel of Sin Management and the Loss of Discipleship

Rachel Held Evans – Sunday Superlatives – Best Conversation Starter and Best Metaphor

Many of my other posts have also been featured on a variety of other blogs and online publications.

Articles (print)

Clarke, Jeffery K. “The Holy Spirit as a Catalyst for a Jesus-Shaped Life.” Good Tidings. Volume 71 No. 3 (May-June 2015) 15.

——-. “The Witness of the Spirit: Developing a Pentecostal Approach to World Religions.” Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics. Vol. 2. No. 1. (2011) 25-38.

——-. “What’s the Plan? The Adjustment Bureau and the Question of Free Will.” Testimony Volume 92 No. 6 (June/July 2011) 25.

——-. “Exploring the ‘Hereafter.’” Testimony Volume 92 No. 2 (February 2011) 17.

——-. “The Significance of Christmas.” Good Tidings Volume 66 No. 6 (November-December 2010) 5.

——-. “Saying Goodbye.” Good Tidings Volume 64 No. 2 (March-April 2008) 7.

——-. “This Book Changed My Life.” Good Tidings Volume 63 No. 2 (March 2007) 7.

——-. “The Holy Spirit Through Pentecostal Lenses.” Good Tidings Volume 62 No. 5 (June 2006) 2,9.

——-. “Walking in the Truth.” Good Tidings Volume LXI No. 6 (July-August 2005) 2,15.

——-. “Denominationalism: The Basis of Evangelical Unity.” Good Tidings Volume LX No. 3 (April 2004) 2,11.

——-. “Pentecostal Christianity: A Faith Worth Seeking.” Good Tidings Volume LX No. 9 (November 2004) 2,4.

——-. “Let Freedom Ring!” Good Tidings Volume LIX No. 2 (March 2003) 7.

——-. “Protest or Proclamation? Affecting Change in Contemporary Canadian Society.” Good Tidings Volume LIX No. 9 (November 2003) 4,19.

——-. “Consider the Cost.” Good Tidings Volume LVIII No. 7 (September 2002) 10-11.

——-. “The Travel Guide.” Good Tidings Volume LVII No. 3 (March 2001) 8.

——-. “Isolation or Insulation? Christian Witness Revisited.” Good Tidings Volume LVII No. 4 (April 2001) 2,4.

——-. “The Power and Purpose of Ecclesiastical Accountability.” Good Tidings Volume LVII No. 9 (November 2001) 2,4.

——-. “Amazing Love.” Good Tidings Volume LVI No. 2 (February 2000) 5.

——-. “Simeon’s Epitaph: Christ has Come! Christ will Come Again!” Good Tidings Volume LVI No. 10 (December 2000) 10-11.

——-. “Grace and Forgiveness: Cardinal Virtues in a Hostile World.” Good Tidings Volume LV No. 7 (August-September 1999) 9.

Book Reviews

Clarke, Jeffery K. “Why God Won’t Go Away by Alister McGrath.” Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics. Vol. 2. No. 2 (2012) 23-25.

Clarke, Jeffery K. “Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Faith and How to Bring Them Back by Drew Dyck.” Hope’s Reason: A Journal of Apologetics. Vol. 2. No. 1 (2011) 45-48.

——-. “Most Moved Mover: A Theology of God’s Openness by Clark Pinnock.” Enrich, July 2008.

Chapter(s)

Clarke, Jeffery K. “My Story.” In The Jug in the Window: The History of the Pentecostal Church, Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, by Burton K. Janes, 353-9. St. John’s, NL: Print Atlantic, 2003.

Internet Publications

Clarke, Jeffery K. “Saying Goodbye.” christianity.ca

——-. “Grace and Forgiveness: Cardinal Virtues in a Hostile World.” christianity.ca

——-. “The Power and Purpose of Ecclesiastical Accountability.” christianity.ca

——-. “Walking in the Truth.” christianity.ca

——-. “Isolation or Insulation: Christian Witness Revisited.” christianity.ca

——-. “Proclamation or Protest? Affecting Change in Contemporary Canadian Society.” christianity.ca

Proofreading/Editing

Gabriel, Andrew K. The Lord is the Spirit: The Holy Spirit and the Divine Attributes. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011.

Academic Conferences

Co-organized two academic conferences (Pentecostal Forum) at McMaster Divinity College that resulted in two publications.

Defining Issues in Pentecostalism: Classical and Emergent, edited by Steven M. Studebaker. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2008. 207 pages.

Pentecostalism and Globalization: The Impact of Globalization on Pentecostal Theology and Ministry, edited by Steven M. Studebaker. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2010. 258 pages.

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