Ways & Means is a place I spell out significant things we need to be thinking about and discussing – the foremost of which was Tolstoy’s great concern…. obedience to the Sermon on the Mount which I dub theotactics, the ways and means of emulating Christ. Key topics here include the Sermon on the Mount, Tolstoy, Prayer and New Monasticism, Bonhoeffer, Global Mission and Church Planting, LIFE and justice issues, Native American issues and Reconciliation, Non-violence including institutionalised vengeance, against Constantinian Christendom, Christian Ethics and Political Theology. Periodically I spout off about the evils of the central banking families, and the exploitation of the poor through high-interest lending. And, am no longer beholden to any political party.

You can contact me directly via email (stevehickey67@gmail.com) and/or interact with me through the comment link in each post.

Old and New Monasticism.

Old and New Monasticism.

By way of biography... I’m a native of Kansas City, was the founding pastor (1994-2015) of Church at the Gate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and a three-term South Dakota legislator. The University of Aberdeen awarded me a PhD for my work on Tolstoy’s interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount. Presenting I’m writing and pioneering a mechanism for micro-philanthropy we are calling AlmCoins.  I’ve written several books including Obtainable Expectations: Timely Exposition of the Sermon on the Mount and Obtainable Destiny: Timely Exposition of the Apostolic Letters and  The Fall Away Factor and Momentum: God’s Ever-Increasing Kingdom. When it comes to family I’m richly blessed; son Caleb and Alaina, grandson Jack, son Thomas and Melody, and daughter Kaitlyn, her cat, Leo Tolstoy. And three dogs, Nessie, Lucy and Lockett.

My forthcoming books are called Tolstoy’s Novel Idea: Obey the Sermon on the Mount, Second Tolstoy: The Sermon on the Mount as Theotactics and Ways & Means: Theotactics, the Sermon on the Mount and the Emulation of Christ.