Welcome to Fresh Ground Theology! I hope through this site to encourage you in your Christian growth, especially regarding your theology.
I’m Nate Labadorf. I love God and my family and I also love theology and coffee (hence the name). I’m from Travelers Rest SC and I was homeschooled till college. My childhood can be described in three words: bare feet, Bluegrass and BB guns. Feeling the call to preach, I went to Bob Jones University where I got my BA in Bible and my MA Biblical Studies. I am now currently working on my Ph.D in Theological Studies with an Old Testament emphasis. For my current work, check out my ResearchGate and Academia.edu accounts.
As for coffee, I enjoy roasting my own. My favorite beans are from Kenya but I also super-enjoy beans from other African countries. I typically shoot for a city+ roast, but I have been known to get distracted and end up with a French roast. My go to brew is a Makita pour over, though I’ll use an Aeropress from time to time. And the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life was a cabinet FULL of Folgers… like someone actually spent money on that!
Outside of school, I work as a journeyman electrician for Carolina Power. I’ve wired high-rise hotels, restaurants, schools, and a bunch of other buildings. I’ve also wired many of my church remodeling projects and a installed security POE security camera system. Of all the trades, I think electrical is the best.