Contacting Mike: Disclaimer

Ever seen one of those plate-spinning circus acts? That's my life. Hence this message and my FAQ page.

Due to my work schedule (I have a regular FT job), three blogs, six websites, an online institute, a couple of current writing projects, and a family (it's nice to see them now and again), I have 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'm writing in my non-fiction book on the divine council worldview (which was available to subscribers for a couple of years; watch my Naked Bible blog for any updates on that). 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.

3. "Lady Wisdom" in Proverbs 8.

4. The divine council (see my divine 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 website again.

7. Sheol (or, "Did Israelite religion have a heaven and a hell concept?")

8. Zecharia Sitchin's ancient astronaut nonsense. See www.sitchiniswrong.com and my PaleoBabble blog.

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. 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 entire books. 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. 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.


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