Stewart Ebersole

Stewart Ebersole is a school teacher who enjoys engaging in deep thought and discussion on a wide range of topics. Something of an introvert, he would much rather spend the evening in the company of a good book than with a group of people. The youngest of a large family, he was born and raised in Myerstown, PA. His home was full of activity, although he still managed to find time to read and develop a love for taking in new information. The son of a church leader, he had a first-hand view of many of the struggles and blessings a church leader experiences.

Serving in the classroom as a teacher for six years gave him a new perspective on leadership and authority. Teaching school put him in charge of trying to create and administer rules fairly. This shaped his view of rules and authority in a major way, both in relating to authority over him and those under his authority. Recently, Stewart moved to New York City, where he serves teaching school and contributing to church life there.

Stewart believes that the Christian life requires both the discipline of set boundaries and the vibrancy of an emotional connection to the work of Christ. Chasing an emotional experience or relying merely on rules for salvation will only result in emptiness and apostasy. In a culture prone to extremism, Stewart wants to find the balance in Truth, and help others find the same.

Posts By Stewart Ebersole:

A Divine Model of Authority

As Jesus entered Capernaum, a man approached him with a need. This, of course, was nothing new, but this man was different. He told Jesus that he didn’t feel worthy. “Don’t come to my house,” he said. “I’m a military man. I understand how authority works. When I give my … Read More

Lessons from the Classroom

I can still remember all too well the familiar clench in my stomach as I sat at my desk, watching the hand of the clock as it inched slowly but inexorably towards 8:10, the fateful moment when the buzzer would ring and fourteen twelve-year-olds would come trooping through the door. … Read More

Striving for a Goal

Almost everyone in this world is striving for success in something. It might be in education, in growing a business, in their marriage, or in many other things, but everyone wants to succeed. When we look back at the end of the week, month, or year, we want to be … Read More

In Pursuit of Pleasure

A common conundrum faced by Christians and Church leaders today is what to do with the myriad pleasures and pastimes that people pursue. How do we relate to activities that are not sin (and therefore not outright forbidden) but are still things of this world that often drag people down … Read More

A Fundamental Philosophy of Fun

“ So, I know this isn’t the right question to ask, but… what is actually wrong with it?” The question, which came from one of my eighth graders, was about an activity that another authority in his life had forbidden. I don’t remember exactly what the activity was or who … Read More

A Call to Technophiles

Socrates, considered to be the first moral philosopher and the founder of Western philosophy, lived at a time when the alphabet was first being introduced to Greece. He famously declined to write anything down, so all of the teaching we have from him is lectures or debates that were recorded … Read More

Make Better Conversations Happen

A good conversation is one of the few things that pretty much every single person enjoys. It is the cornerstone that forms the foundation of our friendships. While the subjects discussed vary from person to person, we will spend and enjoy hours in deep conversation with the people we value. … Read More