John S. Oliver an Online Pioneer Part of My Online Multimedia Autobiography version 1.0
Basic Statistics  <ul><li>Born April 23, 1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, Texas USA </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasian  </li></ul>...
Family <ul><li>Father and step mother  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>live in Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brother and nephew </li...
Marital Status <ul><li>I am single and was never married </li></ul><ul><li>I have been engaged three times </li></ul><ul><...
Formal Education  <ul><li>High School  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>graduated 1971 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech  </li></ul...
I Enjoy Videos  <ul><li>I rent DVDs from Netflix www.netflix.com  </li></ul><ul><li>I borrow videos from libraries. </li><...
My Main Passions <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Missions </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>More about these h...
My Core Values <ul><li>Education  </li></ul><ul><li>Love  </li></ul><ul><li>Righteousness  </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship  ...
Email Addresses and  Online Aliases  <ul><li>ResourceGuy </li></ul><ul><li>BridgeBuilder </li></ul><ul><li>OnlinePioneer <...
How I Identify Myself to Me <ul><li>Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Execu...
I Enjoy These Activities  <ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Creating blogs </li></ul><ul><li...
My Influences <ul><li>asking myself tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>rejecting the shallow answers that satisfied most pe...
My Personal Philosophy <ul><li>I am an idealist, realist and pragmatist. </li></ul><ul><li>These do not always have perfec...
Rebirth <ul><li>Born again at 23 years old </li></ul><ul><li>January 16, 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus delivered me from </...
Paths I Have Explored <ul><li>Christian denominations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>liberal  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>charismati...
My Education and Calling <ul><li>Self Taught </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cassette tap...
Core of My Theology <ul><li>Salvation is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by grace alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through faith alo...
My Purpose <ul><li>Create effective systems  for making reproducing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
Researched <ul><li>Biblical Christianity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ministry online  </li></ul>...
Experiences <ul><li>Web publishing since 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></...
Online Articles www.simple-lessons.org   <ul><li>I have dedicated the lessons on this Simple Lessons website to the Public...
<ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Squidoo Lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Online Articles  www.Simple-Lessons.org   </li></ul><u...
My Life Coaching Site <ul><li>Fellow Pilgrim Coaching to help people grow a ministry and/or business online. </li></ul><ul...
My Fields of Interest <ul><li>Apologetics  </li></ul><ul><li>Church planting </li></ul><ul><li>Christian counseling  </li>...
How I See Myself – 1 of 2 <ul><li>kind and tenderhearted </li></ul><ul><li>sensitive and loving </li></ul><ul><li>thoughtf...
How I See Myself – 2 of 2 <ul><li>fascinated by all the newest cool tools online and I what others to use them </li></ul><...
My Obsession <ul><li>Most of my waking hours invested in planning and preparing to launch an innovative web based ministry...
My Personal Priorities 1 of 3 <ul><li>#1 Take good care of my health and safety. </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Pay all of my bills ...
My Personal Priorities 2 of 3 <ul><li>#7 Work on projects that I enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>#8 Work with people that I enjoy...
My Personal Priorities 3 of 3 <ul><li>#A Develop and enjoy my personal relationship with God. </li></ul><ul><li>#B Practic...
How I Want to be Remembered <ul><li>Approachable </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate </li></ul><ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Car...
Leave Lasting Legacy <ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Article on le...
Current Employment <ul><li>Seminary student computer lab help desk  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>since 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
My Future Marriage ??? <ul><li>I am single. </li></ul><ul><li>I have never been married. </li></ul><ul><li>I have been eng...
Find More Here <ul><li>Fellow Pilgrim is my online autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/ ...
Your Next Step <ul><li>Ongoing prayer requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enroll intercessors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work w...
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This is a part of my online multimedia autobiography. During the coming months and years I will be reaching out to many new contacts. Here is one place to find a simple summary of my biography with links to more details. This will be especially useful for the Launch Team of the innovative Christian ministry named Our Stewardship Community.

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  1. 1. John S. Oliver an Online Pioneer Part of My Online Multimedia Autobiography version 1.0
  2. 2. Basic Statistics <ul><li>Born April 23, 1953 </li></ul><ul><li>Houston, Texas USA </li></ul><ul><li>Caucasian </li></ul><ul><li>6 feet 1 inch </li></ul><ul><li>155 pounds </li></ul><ul><li>Auburn hair </li></ul><ul><li>Hazel eyes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Family <ul><li>Father and step mother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>live in Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brother and nephew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>live in Colorado </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>deceased </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Marital Status <ul><li>I am single and was never married </li></ul><ul><li>I have been engaged three times </li></ul><ul><li>I am celibate and content </li></ul><ul><li>Not dating and not seeking to date </li></ul><ul><li>Thankfully God has blessed me with plenty of friends both male and female </li></ul>
  5. 5. Formal Education <ul><li>High School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>graduated 1971 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Georgia Tech </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1971 to 1974 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>did not graduate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Houston Baptist University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1977 to 1978 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education major </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>did not graduate </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. I Enjoy Videos <ul><li>I rent DVDs from Netflix www.netflix.com </li></ul><ul><li>I borrow videos from libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>I watch many online at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube www.youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hulu www.hulu.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other hosts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I enjoy videos of the following categories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>documentary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>science fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drama </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>animation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. My Main Passions <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Missions </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>More about these here </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/mypassions.htm </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. My Core Values <ul><li>Education  </li></ul><ul><li>Love  </li></ul><ul><li>Righteousness  </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship  </li></ul><ul><li>Truth </li></ul><ul><li>Wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>Insights </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding </li></ul>
  9. 9. Email Addresses and Online Aliases <ul><li>ResourceGuy </li></ul><ul><li>BridgeBuilder </li></ul><ul><li>OnlinePioneer </li></ul><ul><li>FellowPilgrim </li></ul><ul><li>TeachingLearner </li></ul><ul><li>EquippingLeaders </li></ul><ul><li>BeautySeeker </li></ul><ul><li>TruthTeller </li></ul>
  10. 10. How I Identify Myself to Me <ul><li>Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Experimenter </li></ul><ul><li>Encourager </li></ul><ul><li>Exhorter </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>Equipper </li></ul><ul><li>Researcher </li></ul><ul><li>Planner </li></ul><ul><li>Organizer </li></ul><ul><li>Systems Designer </li></ul><ul><li>Writer </li></ul><ul><li>Geek </li></ul><ul><li>Life Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneer </li></ul>
  11. 11. I Enjoy These Activities <ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Creating blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Creating websites </li></ul><ul><li>Designing systems </li></ul><ul><li>Digital photography </li></ul><ul><li>Eating home cooked food </li></ul><ul><li>Equipping </li></ul><ul><li>Giving </li></ul><ul><li>Helping </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Preaching </li></ul><ul><li>Sailing </li></ul><ul><li>Sowing </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><li>Watching history videos </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul>
  12. 12. My Influences <ul><li>asking myself tough questions </li></ul><ul><li>rejecting the shallow answers that satisfied most people </li></ul><ul><li>seeking, researching and experimenting until I found my answers </li></ul><ul><li>noticing how wisdom has a simplicity that transcends the noise of life </li></ul><ul><li>becoming a friend of the truth </li></ul><ul><li>blending truth with love as the core of my communications with others </li></ul><ul><li>viewing life on all levels as interconnected systems </li></ul><ul><li>embracing and enjoying interdisciplinary thinking </li></ul><ul><li>investing much of my time and energy in libraries and researching online </li></ul><ul><li>nurturing friendships with those I admire </li></ul><ul><li>seeking and following the best teachers I could find both alive and dead </li></ul><ul><li>studying what I want to as much as I want to until I am fully satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>    or until I got distracted by a more attractive matte </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Personal Philosophy <ul><li>I am an idealist, realist and pragmatist. </li></ul><ul><li>These do not always have perfect harmony inside of me. </li></ul><ul><li>But together they have led me into wider and deeper thinking. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Rebirth <ul><li>Born again at 23 years old </li></ul><ul><li>January 16, 1977 </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus delivered me from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alcoholism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drug addiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promiscuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cult – named Arica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberal Christianity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They deny the deity of Christ, reliability of the Bible and need for rebirth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Salvation testimony </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/My_Salvation_Testimony_2008-07-05.pdf </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/user/JsoTestifies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Paths I Have Explored <ul><li>Christian denominations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>liberal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>charismatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conservative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agnosticism in high school and college </li></ul><ul><li>New age workshops and friends </li></ul><ul><li>Cult named Arica  www.Arica.org </li></ul><ul><li>Independent churches </li></ul><ul><li>Been unchurched for long periods </li></ul>
  16. 16. My Education and Calling <ul><li>Self Taught </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christian radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cassette tapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Bible study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prayers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercessions by others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Article on my education and calling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/My_Educaton_and_Calling_2008-07-07.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Core of My Theology <ul><li>Salvation is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by grace alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through faith alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in Christ alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Scriptures alone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to the glory of God alone. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This is relevant for both </li></ul><ul><ul><li>justification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sanctification </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some hear that and assume I am a Calvinist. </li></ul><ul><li>There are parts of Calvinism and reform theology that are not directly and only rooted in the scriptures. </li></ul><ul><li>And that is where we differ. </li></ul>
  18. 18. My Purpose <ul><li>Create effective systems for making reproducing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Researched <ul><li>Biblical Christianity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>32 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ministry online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet marketing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 years </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Experiences <ul><li>Web publishing since 1995 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube screencast videos </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Online Articles www.simple-lessons.org <ul><li>I have dedicated the lessons on this Simple Lessons website to the Public Domain. </li></ul><ul><li>You have my permission to copy, translate and/or change these articles to culturally suit the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>You could translate all of it into any language </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Squidoo Lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Online Articles www.Simple-Lessons.org </li></ul><ul><li>Colorful Verses </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Mind Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Power Point Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Misc </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>My Sermons Online </li></ul><ul><li>Sermon dot net </li></ul>
  23. 23. My Life Coaching Site <ul><li>Fellow Pilgrim Coaching to help people grow a ministry and/or business online. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrimcoaching/ </li></ul>
  24. 24. My Fields of Interest <ul><li>Apologetics  </li></ul><ul><li>Church planting </li></ul><ul><li>Christian counseling  </li></ul><ul><li>Cross cultural ministries  </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship  </li></ul><ul><li>Education  </li></ul><ul><li>Evangelism  </li></ul><ul><li>Media Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership development  </li></ul><ul><li>Missions  </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy  </li></ul><ul><li>Systematic theology </li></ul>
  25. 25. How I See Myself – 1 of 2 <ul><li>kind and tenderhearted </li></ul><ul><li>sensitive and loving </li></ul><ul><li>thoughtful and analytical </li></ul><ul><li>desire to provide effective systems so people will be liberated from the Rat Race </li></ul><ul><li>teacher of lessons and insights that are simple summaries of complex concepts </li></ul><ul><li>57 years old yet young at heart - many think I am at least 10 to 15 years younger </li></ul><ul><li>writer that must write some daily or explode </li></ul>
  26. 26. How I See Myself – 2 of 2 <ul><li>fascinated by all the newest cool tools online and I what others to use them </li></ul><ul><li>deeply driven to leave a lasting legacy for posterity </li></ul><ul><li>seeking those with leadership potential that I can serve to achieve their full potential </li></ul><ul><li>constantly excited about what potential there is for passive business income online </li></ul><ul><li>compliant and defiant as needed </li></ul><ul><li>independent thinker that hopes many will wake up to think independently too </li></ul>
  27. 27. My Obsession <ul><li>Most of my waking hours invested in planning and preparing to launch an innovative web based ministry named Our Stewardship Community www.osclaunch.org </li></ul>
  28. 28. My Personal Priorities 1 of 3 <ul><li>#1 Take good care of my health and safety. </li></ul><ul><li>#2 Pay all of my bills in full and on time. </li></ul><ul><li>#3 Make my home office (and later offices) into an effective and efficient productivity center. </li></ul><ul><li>#4 Stay on a personal and professional budget. </li></ul><ul><li>#5 Make consistent progress toward fulfilling the call of God on my life. </li></ul><ul><li>#6 Gain the skills, resources, knowledge, assistance, etc. that can assist in achieving these priorities. </li></ul>
  29. 29. My Personal Priorities 2 of 3 <ul><li>#7 Work on projects that I enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>#8 Work with people that I enjoy. </li></ul><ul><li>#9 Nurture a few close friendships. </li></ul><ul><li>#10 Save an appropriate amount of money. </li></ul><ul><li>#11 Become and remain debt free. </li></ul><ul><li>#12 Acquire a balanced and growing investment portfolio. </li></ul>
  30. 30. My Personal Priorities 3 of 3 <ul><li>#A Develop and enjoy my personal relationship with God. </li></ul><ul><li>#B Practice charity in thoughtful and gracious ways. </li></ul><ul><li>To read a short paragraph on each of these priorities click on the following link. </li></ul><ul><li>  http:// www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/MyPersonalPriorities.pdf </li></ul>
  31. 31. How I Want to be Remembered <ul><li>Approachable </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate </li></ul><ul><li>Bold </li></ul><ul><li>Caring </li></ul><ul><li>Courageous </li></ul><ul><li>Courteous </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Generous  </li></ul><ul><li>Gentle </li></ul><ul><li>Gracious </li></ul><ul><li>Hospitable   </li></ul><ul><li>Humble </li></ul><ul><li>Insightful  </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent </li></ul><ul><li>Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Loving </li></ul><ul><li>Optimistic  </li></ul><ul><li>Patient  </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive </li></ul><ul><li>Thoughtful  </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding  </li></ul><ul><li>Wise </li></ul><ul><li>Zealous  </li></ul>
  32. 32. Leave Lasting Legacy <ul><li>Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Article on legacy I want to leave </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/Living_to_Leave_this_Legacy.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Current Employment <ul><li>Seminary student computer lab help desk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>since 1999 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I know hundreds of seminary students and graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I understand their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Problems </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dreams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obstacles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. My Future Marriage ??? <ul><li>I am single. </li></ul><ul><li>I have never been married. </li></ul><ul><li>I have been engaged three times.  (I broke the engagement one time and the woman did the other two times.) </li></ul><ul><li>I am celibate and content. </li></ul><ul><li>I do not burn with lust. </li></ul><ul><li>I have zero plans to ever marry. But God might lead me into marriage much later. </li></ul><ul><li>Over the years I have given marriage much prayer and thought. I wrote the following as a summary.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Future Marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://myfuturemarriage.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Find More Here <ul><li>Fellow Pilgrim is my online autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.freewebs.com/fellowpilgrim/ </li></ul>
  36. 36. Your Next Step <ul><li>Ongoing prayer requests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>enroll intercessors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>work with advisers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>favor with donors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>send this link to your friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post this video on your Facebook page </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>subscribe to quarterly email newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>subscribe to weekly prayer requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>donate money </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.OSClaunch.org </li></ul>

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