Biography

Gary Jensen is a pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  He has been married to his one and only wife and sweetheart, Ann, since 1980.  They have four grown children that include a set of triplets.  And they have two young grandchildren.  Gary and Ann enjoy going for walks locally, and travelling to visit family and friends across the northwestern United States and Hawaii.  For fun Gary also enjoys hiking in the fabulous mountains of the Pacific Northwest, including the North Cascades of Western Washington.  And he enjoys gazing into the night sky through his Newtonian Reflector telescope.

This website is based on Gary’s conviction that the Christian Gospel is verifiably, absolutely, true.  He has recently initiated two public debates, the latest on December 10, 2012 at Everett (Washington) Community College, with self-professed atheist Jim Corbett of the Humanist Association of North Puget Sound, on the question, “Does God Exist: Where Do the Facts of Science and History, and the Insights of Human Experience Point?”  The most recent debate can be viewed from this website.  It is from his deep-seated conviction about the truth of the Gospel that he is urging the Christian Church as a whole to boldly engage with our culture at an intellectual level with the powerful arguments that undergird the Bible’s message.  Holy Scripture is God’s revealed word (2 Timothy 3:16).  This same Word calls its readers to pay attention to a body of facts, namely the same body of facts from nature and history and human experience that every human being shares (Romans 1:18 through 3:20), whatever our race or creed.  The time is long past for Christians to be on the defensive.  Now is the time to embrace the offensive.      

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