Serious Christian Ministries

is the educational ministry of Serious Christian, Inc., a non-profit religious and educational organization (501.c.3 status pending).

Our Mission:

To communicate and impart the Christian worldview through research, teaching, and practice, to the end of making true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our Goals

To lay a foundation of truth that will prepare people who do not yet believe in Jesus Christ to hear a gospel witness.

To supply knowledge to those who believe in Jesus Christ that will strengthen their faith and enable them to give a clearer witness.

To broaden the perspective of Christians beyond their own local, contemporary experience, toward a more global and historical understanding of Christianity.

To deepen the understanding of busy persons who don't think they have the leisure to be full-time students of Christianity, while challenging them to be lifelong learners of Christ—and thereby also deepening their personal commitment and experience of Christ.

Our Approach is to conduct serious research and study of the Christian faith, and of the world through the eyes of Christian faith. 

We direct our efforts toward:

The Bible

We seek to teach believers how to study the Bible seriously.

The objective of our institute is to help believers move beyond the simplistic and superficial toward a more mature understanding of the Bible's message and authority, and to grasp the comprehensiveness of the biblical worldview.

Essential Christian Doctrines

Our focus is not so much on the question, "What can we all agree on today?" It is rather on what has been the historic witness and understanding of Christians throughout the ages, and what are the issues underlying disagreements and theological divisions.

Christian History

Knowing the history of Christianity is vital for enabling believers to comprehend their larger identity, both in the body of Christ and the work of God in the world. 

We seek to tell the story of the Christian movement as a continuation of the story of God's covenant people told in the Bible, giving emphasis to key events, movements, and figures in that story.

Christian Philosophy

We mean Christian philosophy in the broad sense of the term. Our primary task is to "bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ" through the study of logical and critical thinking, fundamental issues (metaphysics, epistemology, cosmology, etc.), worldviews, cultural analysis, and apologetic issues.

Christian Ethics

The term “ethics”covers a lot of territory, but it all relates to the basic question of right and wrong. We begin with a study of the Bible to uncover basic principles, and apply biblical truth to current issues. We also give attention to aesthetics, an important subset of this field.

Christian Engagement

It is not our purpose to learn the principles of Christianity while abiding in a religious ghetto. We learn these things so that we may shine our light in the world’s darkness, and apply the salt of our lives toward the preservation of what is good.

What Serious Christian Ministries can do for you

Dr. Garry Nation is available to come to your location and present talks, lectures, sermons, and seminars on a wide variety of topics.


What kind of event can we cover?  What do you need?  Here is a representative list of the types of settings in which Dr. Nation has made presentations:

Multi-day seminars

One-day seminars

Bible/spiritual life conferences


Chapel services

Pulpit supply

Contact us with a description of your event and the size of your group.  An affordable speaker’s fee or honorarium--or (if appropriate) love offering--along with reasonable expenses, will enable us to come share with you.

Sample Topics

All the topics described below can be adapted for presentation in any format.


Who was Polycarp, and why should we know him?

The enduring significance of a little known but powerfully influential early church father and martyr


Character Deficiency Syndrome

Why do people make self-destructive choices--and keep on making them? This course examines the biblical diagnosis and treatment of folly.

Based on the book by Garry D. Nation, Fool: Identifying and Overcoming Character Deficiency Syndrome


The Christian Mind and Worldview

     7 Men Who Still Rule from the Grave

     10 Convictions of a Christian Mind

Bible, Theology, and Spirituality

     Serious Christianity:

          A Primer in Doctrine, Lifestyle, and Spirituality

     Essentials of Worship

     Waiting: The Essential Spiritual Discipline

     The Lord’s Prayer, the Disciple’s Life


     Beyond Liberal and Conservative:

          The Moral Foundations of Government

Biblical Book Studies

David: Hero, Outlaw, King

Psalms: The Heart of Worship

Nehemiah: A Profile in Leadership

Isaiah: The Worldview of God

Mark: To Be a Disciple

Acts: Defending the Faith - Was Luke-Acts a legal brief for Paul’s defense before Nero?

Galatians: Manifesto of Freedom

Philippians: Manifesto of Joy

And many more

This list is intended to be suggestive, not exhaustive.  Is there a topic or question not mentioned above you’d like us to research?  Send an email.  If it’s also something we are currently interested in, we’d be glad to share what we’re learning with you.