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--Pastor Gary Jensen
Gary Jensen is a pastor in the NALC (North American Lutheran Church). He received his M.Divinity degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN in August 1982, and a MA. degree in “Science and Religion” from Biola University in La Mirada, California in December 2016. Gary 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 both in the fabulous mountains of the Pacific Northwest, including the North Cascades of western Washington, and the national parks of the American southwest, including California. In addition he enjoys both gazing into the night sky through his Newtonian Reflector telescope, and digging through rocks in search of fossils. This past Summer he thoroughly enjoyed tandem skydiving out of the Snohomish airfield.
This website is based on Gary’s conviction that the Christian Gospel is verifiably, absolutely, true. He has recently participated in 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?” He also debated atheist Jersey Flight, representing the Socratic Forum for Life, which meets at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. It is from his deep-seated conviction about the truth of the Gospel that Gary 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.
Time for Christians to move from the defensive mode to the offensive!