A Place Set Apart

  1. The verb, to glean, means:
  2. to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit.
  3. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
  4. to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
A chapel is a room or small building set apart for worship, like an oratory.
In the Bible, gleaners were “the poor and the stranger” who were allowed into the vineyards and orchards, the wheat and barley fields, once the harvest was completed. By divine command they were allowed to take what fruit remained or had fallen, along with uncut grain along the edges and in the corners of the fields. (Lev. 19:9)
Here then is a spot where neglected, overlooked, and abandoned ideas hidden in the Bible and the depths of history are to be searched for again for all those who have been likewise neglected, overlooked, and abandoned.
This is for serious seekers dissatisfied with the false and outdated paradigms propping up religion, science, and society that rule the world today, who know there must be something more. While I take the Bible as the revealed Word of God full of secrets, I recognize that it has been written by human beings, expressed through the lenses of their own time, place, and culture. But it also has been messed with by editors and interpreters throughout the ages.
Here, I take a deeper look at the mysteries of history, the inner workings of faith, and in the depths of Scripture and scholarship, undeterred by traditional explanations. I may not come up with definitive answers, but I sure have some interesting questions:
  • Inquiries into the nature of God, man, angels, sin, and salvation, the interpretation of the Bible, and the kinds of truth it contains.
  • Speculations about prehistory, prophecy, eternity, life after death, aliens, and the End Times.
  • Plus an ongoing critique of the Roman Catholic Church, and how it grew from “Jesus fandom” to corporate monstrosity and where it all went wrong.
The solutions to these mysteries may not agree with what the mainstream expects.

+Jay Nelson