Hello, and welcome to Nazarene Caffeine. This blog was started in 2020 to spark discussion about the Bible and theology from a Wesleyan perspective. It was founded by a Nazarene named Travis Stockelman who, at the time, was attending Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing his M.Div. from Wesley Biblical Seminary. Since its founding, this blog has grown to encompass around 200 posts about various topics, with more to come in the days ahead.
Looking back, it is amazing to see how God has used Nazarene Caffeine to reach into the lives of people. Since its inception, it has spread to involve videos posted to YouTube. In addition, Travis has had discussions with other Christians, notably the hosts of the Religionless Christianity podcasts. In addition, conversations with those who hold to the Catholic tradition, as well as conversations with various atheists have become common. When this started, we never would have believed that God would use us in such a manner.
As mentioned earlier, the perspective of this blog is Wesleyan. We believe that Church Tradition, Reason, and Experience are valuable to the Christian life. However, Scripture is the foundation, and anything that contradicts a proper understanding of Scripture should be rejected .Our Statement of Faith is available for those who would like to know more about what we believe. We affirm the Nicene Creed, the Apostles' Creed, the Athanasian Creed, and the Definition of Chalcedon. In other words, we are historically orthodox in our beliefs.
We also believe that immersing ourselves in our Christian faith will help us grow as Christians. For many Christians, it can be difficult to find resources to help with that on a budget. For this reason, we have compiled lists of FREE Christian resources that are available for everyone. These resources are provided from a wide variety of Christian traditions (such as Baptist, Wesleyan, Presbyterian, etc) so that anyone from any Christian background who visits this site will hopefully be able to find something that will help him or her grow in his or her faith. If you know of additional places to find free Christian resources, please let us know so we can add to and update our lists.