Welcome to Blogabers. The title of the blog is nothing more than the word Blog and my name Gabe smashed together with a resulting RS thrown in for good measure. So that is what all that is about. It works.
The man Gabriel Ponce is a local Pastor in Tucson Arizona who is passionate about developing people’s relationship with Christ. I am concerned about graciously living and helping others to walk with Christ balancing the truth of the Word with the very real problem of living in a world that has gone terribly wrong from the fall. The more I listen the more I want the song “Christ be all around me” to define and inform my way of life.
This blog is intended for all audiences but the focus is primarily on the Christian experience and how he/she lives and navigates a world that does not know God. The aim is to discuss church, theology, life and culture from a Biblical perspective and since we all have a bias to decidedly make the Bible’s perspective this blogs bent. This means if the Bible speaks to an issue then the Bible has a perspective that we as Christians should submit to, if not there may be principles to garner, if not than we fall to the realm of wisdom for help. In all things to give God glory.
I enjoy writing, music, drawing, and apologetics, which is probably why I am left-handed. I am married 13 years to Kimberly Ponce and we have one son Raphael and now a newborn Augustin! I have lived in many cities and seen a lot of different church experiences. I completed my undergrad in Theology at Moody Bible Institute Chicago, and completed Grand Rapids Theological Seminary as well. I have many fictions in progress that perhaps one day I will publish, in the meantime I think the bigger call for me is to just write and continue to stand for the faith while the world continually hopes that more of us will simply not. I post once a week usually around Wednesday as I have other duties to attend to, and Wednesday is just a great day for it.
Here some old entries that should give you a bit of my flavor.
Raging Against the Machine much? On our departing church culture
Do you believe in Magic? On magic
Christopher Hitchens and Metallica On Atheism and Forgiveness
A Lack of Clarity (all those versions part two) On the Bible (response to relevant magazine)
A man meets a Ghost (a short story) A story about ghosts and Theology