Stephen Garrett

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Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Retired Real Estate Broker and Developer
Location Monroe, North Carolina, United States
Introduction I am a sixty three year old former Hardshell Baptist Pastor. I pastored three churches for the Hardshells till the early 80's. Since then I have been involved with various churches and missions. I have a B.S. degree from Wingate University with majors in Sociology and Speech Communication and minors in Philosophy and Religion. I also was on my college debate team, and president one year. We were nationally ranked. I have a Masters in Divinity degree from Emmanuel Theological Seminary, Monroe, NC. under the guidance of Dr. Mac Griffin. I am presently working on several books and use this blog to post chapters as they are published and to write on topics of interest to Christians everywhere. I have also had several debates with Arminians and have standing challenges to others to debate, to the Hardshells and to those who promote the false Calvinistic view that avers that one is born again before and apart from faith. I believe in the Old Baptist Confessions of faith respecting creedal Calvinism and the essentials of the gospel faith. I want to be a soul winner and a balanced Calvinist as was Spurgeon.
Interests Christian Apologetics, Theology, Philosophy, Sociology, Theodicy, Baptist History, Ancient History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Astronomy, gardening, porch sitting.
Favorite Movies Phenomenon, Inception, The Lost Battallion, The Longest Day, Patton, Saving Private Ryan, Legend of Bagger Vance, Kelly's Heroes, Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Crossroads.
Favorite Music Gospel, Sacred Harp, Blue Grass, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Light Rock n Roll.
Favorite Books Paradise Lost, The Pickwick Papers (most of Dicken's novels), Don Quixote, The Divine Comedy, Cheaper By The Dozen.