Jason was raised in a Christian home by loving, Christian parents. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at the age of eight. However, Jason, as a young adult, started to doubt the Christian faith for a time. At the age of 24, he found out that he had ocular melanoma. He was told by a local doctor in Pensacola that there is a chance that it may have spread to his brain.
Once he found out that he had cancer, he decided that if he was ever going to get answers to the “big questions” in life, he might as well start now. Jason read about religions including Islam, Hinduism, and Christianity. He also read about atheists and the arguments that they have against the existence of God. He then became very interested in philosophy after being exposed to the works of Dr. William Lane Craig. This studying caused Jason to reaffirm his Christian faith, and he started debating and witnessing to atheists on social media and other websites on the internet.
One day, when Jason was in the waiting room for his first appointment at the Callahan Eye Foundation in Birmingham, AL, he was reading a book called “Creation Astronomy” by Dr Donald DeYoung. It then dawned on him, “I’m 24 years old and I’m already facing my mortality, but what about those who have not come to recognize the truth of Christianity?” The question that he asked himself at Dr. Callahan’s office plagued him throughout 2012.
In December of 2012, Jason finally did what he was feeling lead to do. He started a ministry that he called ‘Answers for Hope.’ He later launched the ‘Rabid Clarkian Blog’ and the ‘Rabid Clarkian Podcast’ in 2015. Overtime, Jason became more interested in investing and personal finance and wanted to share what he had learned with other Christians. In 2016, Jason started the ‘Christian Investors Club.’ In 2017, he started the ‘Counter Christian Culture’ in retaliation to secularist’s increased influence in US culture. Shortly thereafter, he decided to combine all of his ministries and launch an author website.
In July 2017, Jason published his first book, ‘Apologetics Made Simple,’ in July of 2017. By God’s grace, this book has landed him among the top ten percent of authors on Amazon. In January of 2018, he published his second book, ‘Building Wealth Made Simple.’
In October of 2017, Jason was in a position to pursue his dream of financial independence through an entrepreneurial lifestyle. This lifestyle would give him the time to write books and publish free content to help Christians share their faith and build wealth so that they can give to others.
In February of 2018, Jason took a second look at his view of the covenants and determined that his view of the covenants were incorrect. He announced his view to the public and was promptly kicked out of Whitefield Theological Seminary for identifying with the Messianic Judaism movement.
Jason’s apologetic is greatly influenced by the Jesus Christ, the Apostle Paul, and the late Christian philosopher Dr. Gordon H. Clark. He did three years of undergraduate studies at Pensacola Junior College, which is now known as Pensacola State College in Pensacola, FL. He also studied Information Technology at George Stone Technical Center in Pensacola, FL. He studied at Biola University which is located in La Mirada, CA. He has also studied at Columbia Evangelical Seminary for a short period of time under Dr. Rick Walston and Dr. Phil Fernandes. Jason Petersen is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary, which is located in Lakeland, FL. There he studied under Dr. Kenneth Talbot (a former student of Gordon H. Clark). He is now seeking to study at a Messianic Yeshiva in order to earn a certificate in Messianic Studies.
Jason has a Certificate of Apologetics from Biola University (2013). Although he has studied at many educational institutions, a large part of his post high school education has come from his bookshelf.