Hebrews: A Biblical Study Guide on the Book of Hebrews

Hebrews Chapter 11 Great Cloud of witnesses

Author: The author of the book does not identify himself, but he was obviously well known to the believers he was writing to.  From 400 AD to 1600 AD, it was thought that Paul had written the letter.  However, scholars have never found evidence to support that people from the time it was written thought the letter was authored by Paul.  Consequently, people today generally think Paul isn’t the author.   The writer in 2:3 says, “This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.”  So this would lead us to believe that the writer was a strong Christian in the early church, who was saved by…

Wise Economic Decisions (Importance of Personally Avoiding Recessions) Part 1

avioding terrible recession

This is the 1st part in a 4 part series which discusses the ideas of recessions and there devastating effects.  It points out that well most peopleare destroyed in  these terrible recessions some people actually thrive and become exceedingly wealthy.  This paper tries to look at similarities between these entrepreneurs and hope to gain some insight from the past.  My hope is that the reader will find this series interesting and helpful.  If you have question, comments, or even suggestions on future topics please feel free to comment on the blog or email me on my Contact Me page. The works cited page will be included on the 4th part in this series: It is estimated that the current recession has caused $45 trillion dollars globally in…

Kiva: Micro-Financing on Steroids!


Kiva is an incredible place where by the click of a button you can help someone across the world get access to money they never could have gotten before. Kiva is a micro financing site that connects you to people in need. Kiva users can look a thousands of micro-finance loans across the world. These are people who are applying for loans that conventional banks would never grant them because they are to poor and don’t have the collateral to back up the loans.  Most of these loans are for small amount of money for us like 500 dollars, but it allows these people to repair their homes, send their kids to school, buy farming supply’s, or upgrade their equipment….

I Tied the Knot “I am a Married Man!”


The Big Announcement: In Generally Ford Jordan.com is not really a personal blog.  I would like and always envisioned the website to have more of a professional feel to it.  The topics on Ford Jordan.com are topics that I care deeply about, but the site has  never been just a personal diary.  This is something I have tried to stay away from, not that it would be the worst thing, just not what I wanted for my site.  I wanted Ford Jordan.com to plenty of information that would be very useful to all sorts of people.  There are, however, a few exceptions,  events in a person’s life that are so important it is essential that they have…

Jonah (and the Whale): A Biblical Study Guide

jonah mable image

Author: The book does not mention who the author was, but tradition says that it was the prophet himself, Jonah. He was from Gath Hepher in Zebulun.   People think this because it is very similar in style to that of the narratives about Elijah and Elisha.  It is also possible that it just came from the same circle of prophetic writers that made accounts of those prophets (Barker 1387).   Another theory is that the author lived long after this actually happened since the author use “was a” to refers to Nineveh in 3:3 so he has written this after Nineveh’s destruction by the Babylonians in 612 BC (Metzger 431-432). Audience: The book was originally written…

American Imperialism vs. European Imperialism part 3

People believed America was destined to be from sea to shining sea

The main reason why U.S. imperialism differed so much from European imperialism is in the way the countries were formed.  European countries had been around for close to a thousand years, and even newly formed nations like Germany believed that it was unifying a race established before Rome.  This was not the case with the U.S.  The U.S. had only been a nation for about 150 years, and, unlike any of the European nations, it was a colony before it became an independent nation.  The U.S. was made up in part by almost every country in Europe.  U.S. citizens rebelled and formed a nation, because they felt mistreated and oppressed.  These oppressions were put on…