About the Author

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philipians 4:8

I am particularly inspired by these words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 4:8. It’s easy to fall prey to the prattling and cynical discussion of the globe around us. Things true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy shall be my goal and I will make every effort to think (and write) in a constructive manner using those virtues.

Let me begin by stating I have a wonderful wife and four incredible children. My beautiful bride is the love of my life. She is a brilliant companion and muse sharing in all my endeavors. The two elder children are married to magnificent Christian spouses whom I love and I couldn’t be more thankful for. The two younger daughters are an inspiration to my life. I have one beautiful granddaughter and two grandsons that are pictured above. I have two marvelous parents whom I thank God for everyday and an amazing network of family and friends that are true gifts and inspirations!

I was very blessed to find a Savior in Jesus Christ at a young age (a mere 15) and have always endeavored to serve and bring glory to God in all my preoccupations. As with any individual, sometimes one wishes they could rewrite portions of life over in an effort to better script choices they’ve made. For the most part I find very little I might rework. As Fernand Mondego said to Edmond Dantes in “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “Yours is truly a blessed life, Edmond!” I can account for this in no other way than the grace and favor of God.

And so, knowing full well those famous words of Shakespeare, “brevity is the soul of wit” here I shall end for a season. The plan is to consider values, insights, and gleanings that have inspired my soul over the past 50+ years upon this earth. Not that I have anything new or revelatory to contribute, but if these words help one soul traverse a difficult journey, then anything written has its worth. So this is the beginning and until next time–

J. Robert Hanson

You may email me at: jack@placentiachristian.org

Please leave your thoughts!



  1. Jack! So glad to see your inspired studies here! Are these the studies you guys are going through in the fellowship or is this from your personal time in the word? Very excited to delve into what God has been showing you! ;D We miss you all!
    Love in Christ,
    :)Sean and Jessie:) (and little Michael) 🙂

    1. Ha – Great to hear from you all! These are little studies that eventually seem to make it into ministry in the fellowship. Or, the ones from “in the Word” I’ve preached at the 3D Bible Study. John made the suggestion that I put what I’ve preached online, and that is what I’ve done.

      On another note; are you guys thinking about a California trip sometime? You could stay here with us. Talk soon. J

  2. thanks for the kind note on my blog – what an encouragement! will you pray that i will be more consistent in my postings?

    i enjoy your posts and am always glad to find another believer sharing their insights in the Truth on this world wide web of ours!

  3. Great blog!!! I look forward to reading through it more thoroughly. Thanks for standing by God’s Word!!

    God bless.

      1. I am ordained, but not currently serving as a Pastor (I was a lay pastor, but have since moved). For now, I am focusing on Bible studies and apologetics. I feel like I’m being lead in the direction of apologetics–a little prayer for clarification and direction would be appreciated.

        God bless.

      2. Prayer we can do! It’s really great your desire is to be involved in service for Christ and not just a paycheck. That’s a tremendous encouragement and example!

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