Contacting Mike: Disclaimer
Ever seen one of those plate-spinning circus acts?
That's my life. Hence this message.
Let me paint the picture for you. I do not work at
home. I have no vocational ministry that makes me independent. I have no
secretary or any other administrative help. It's just me. I have a regular FT job.
I am an adjunct professor at three schools. I maintain three blogs, six websites,
any my own online institute. I also have a podcast. After all that I actually try to write for
scholarly publication. I'm currently working on a sequel to my novel,
The Facade. I also have a wife and kids that it's nice to see now and again.
Consequently, I have (literally) anywhere from
15-30 minutes per day for personal email. That means while you can
contact me by email,
I will likely not reply to it. I will try to read your email, but given
the little time I have for it, even that will be difficult. This is
especially true after a Coast to Coast AM appearance.
If your question is about any of the following
topics, it isn't a good idea to email me. I won't be adding to what I
already have online (websites and blogs), or what I've written in my non-fiction book on the
divine council worldview (the first draft, unedited, is available on
this website under "Research Papers"). Here's the list:
1. Anything to do with the "serpent" in Genesis 3
2. Anything to do with the nephilim, rephaim, the
flood, or other giant clans in the OT.
Wisdom" in Proverbs 8.
4. The divine council (see
council site). This includes questions about the sons of God (I
don't take the Sethite view, as biblical theology didn't begin with
Augustine) and the book of 1 Enoch (you can read it online just as well
as I can).
5. Azazel in Leviticus 16.
6. Psalm 82 and silly (but common) objections to
plural elohim in that passage of the OT. See my divine council
7. Sheol (or, "Did Israelite religion have a
heaven and a
8. Zecharia Sitchin's ancient astronaut nonsense. See
9. How Cain was fathered by the serpent (see
my post on this).
10. Ezekiel's wheels (no,
he didn't see a flying saucer)
11. My thoughts on
12. The meaning of the
13. Anything to do with prophecy. I don't like any
eschatological system since they all cheat and are driven by a specific
set of presuppositions. I really don't care about the subject, though I
did take a couple months on one of my blogs to
write about why I say what I just said about prophecy
And one last thing. Please resist the urge to give me homework.
I won't do it.
It isn't unusual for people to email me and ask
that I look things up for them and evaluate articles, videos, podcasts, websites, and even
I'm one of those people who can account for every half hour of every
day, and believe me when I tell you that I don't need more to do
(see my plate-spinning description above). If you
want to know what I think on something, summarize it in a paragraph
(defined as 2-3 sentences of normal length). Then it's manageable---but see the notes
above. I can't be your private scholar or your library (you should
invest in one). My apologies, but it's the reality of it all. I'm just being
honest about it. I can't change the circumstances.