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When I was in graduate school, many moons ago, a friend and I would sit in the library and discuss different theological ideas (that’s right… we knew how to have a good time!). We gradually developed some unspoken ground rules: in order to further our discussions, each was allowed to voice unprocessed ideas, even to play “devil’s advocate” at times, as we explored new ground and re-explored known territory. That’s what I want to do here in the Kitchen of Half-Baked Thoughts. The ideas presented here do not necessarily reflect the views of the one presenting them. I won’t knowingly state things I don’t believe, but I will throw out possibilities and conjectures, hoping to draw firmer conclusions from the ensuing discussions.

The Head Chef

Archer familyTim Archer is a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. Besides writing, he is the Director of International Ministries for Herald of Truth. He is an elder at the University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas. Prior to coming to Abilene, Tim preached for the Bilingual Church of Christ in Stockdale, Texas; before that, he spent 15 years as a missionary in Argentina.

Besides maintaining this blog, Tim writes regularly for Heartlight magazine. He has also authored articles, tracts and study books in English and Spanish.
Tim and his wife Carolina live in Abilene, Texas, tending to every whim of their cat. Their son Daniel is working on his Ph.D. in English at Texas Christian University, while daughter Andrea is finishing her Master’s in Speech Pathology at Abilene Christian University.


This my personal blog. The opinions that I express here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, Herald of Truth. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Daniel Bonnell

    Hi Tim. My name is Daniel Bonnell. I just read your review of the Mosaic Bible. I am one of the artists in the Bible. My paintings were used in five locations in the front devotional section.

    After viewing your site I thought you might like to view my work. It
    seeks audiences such as you and your readers. I especially think you
    might find my Confessions tab most interesting as it is dark humor
    not found in the Christian realm anywhere. The is found at
    http://www.BonnellArt.com .

    It would be good to dialog with you and share links as well.

    Peace of the Lord.

    Daniel Bonnell

  2. Dana

    Hi Tim,
    I really enjoyed visiting your site. It’s great!
    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in a Guest Post. How about something like these topics?
    1. 5 Ways we can help out one another
    2. Why is it important to have faith in God
    What do you think about these?
    For your information, all of our articles are custom written by our writers for your blog, and are absolutely FREE.
    If you are interested, I am happy to get something written up and sent over to you – or if you have another topic you’d like to see covered, please do let me know.

    Thanks and I look forward to your response.
    Dana B.

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  3. kelly belcher

    Hi Tim
    Are you related to Brian Archer. He is a dear friend of mine whom I have not had the pleasure of hearing from since his departure from Ohio.


  4. Brian James


    I cam across your site while searching for articles on the use of social media for missions. You had a brief post on this topic on Aug 2, 2011. I work with a missions agency that works with Muslims. I also help facilitate the Mobile Ministry Forum (www.mobileministryforum.org). This weekend (just 4 days from now), I will be leading a discussion on the use of social media for missions. I am looking for good resources, case studies, stories, etc. that might help get more people equipped & involved. If there is anything you can share, I’d love to hear from.

    Yours in Christ,
    Brian James

  5. Julie Contos

    Hello. I have been researching the Archer surname since becoming chronically ill a year ago. I have been scanning these pages for information on your family’s history. If it’s just to much trouble, may I ask the first names of your parents?

  6. Chris Cox

    My name is Chris Cox. I am the deacon over Adult Education at the West Main church of Christ in Tupelo, MS. I would like to ask you some questions through email. Could you send me your email address or email me? My email address is cacox@iccms.edu. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

  7. Benjamin Alicea

    Dear Tim: Really like what I see on your blog- very insightful. I have posted it on our Facebook page (Bilingual Church Group) so our new group can learn about your ministry. Thanks.
    Ben Alicea (Co-editor of Praise y Adoración Bilingual Hymnal / Himnario bilingue available at Praiseyadoracion.com)

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