In times where uncertainty and doubt abound, we need a reminder that God and His Word never change. That’s why we have people like Josiah Alons, a 16-year-old scholar from Colorado and clay’s newest Apologetics columnist. During his first year on the clay staff, Josiah seeks to share his musings on this complicated subject.
Josiah is one of five children in the Alons household, where he lives with his three sisters and one brother. As he enters his senior year of high school, Josiah will be taking AP Calculus BC with Mrs. Crosby, as well as several other courses outside of TPS. He truly appreciates the friendly atmosphere that the Potter’s School cultivates between students.
When he’s not studying, he enjoys reading, which is something he does an awful lot; he reads an estimate of over two hundred books a year. Some of his favorites include The Return of the King and The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien, as well as That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis. Josiah also enjoys learning about theology, philosophy, and apologetics as he strives to understand these complex fields of study; however, don’t be fooled by his intellectual appearance, as he also enjoys practicing broadsword techniques.
As someone who studies apologetics, Josiah is rather familiar with the Bible. His favorite verse is John 1:5: “That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.” This verse reminds him that no matter how dark his circumstances may seem, the light will always drive away the darkness in the end. Josiah is a big fan of the diversity and themes of clay’s articles, and he also appreciates the quality of clay’s content, so prepare to dive into the confusing but interesting world of Apologetics with Josiah Alons!