I’m Ricky and I live in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. If you’re not familiar with the town I would like to hear you try to pronounce it. I’m blessed with a lovely wife. We adopted Henry, our Cairn Terrier/Shih-Tzu mix in May, 2017.

I mainly write about theology. I believe it is important that we teach what accords with sound doctrine. Our theology will determine our actions and life. I was born in 1991 and grew up in the Fundamentalist Christian subculture. I’ve come to understand the many flaws of the fundamentalist subculture but thankfully God has kept me from departing from the truth. I hope to speak truth in love to the postmodern culture. I affirm the doctrines of grace and the five solas. I have not attended bible college or seminary. I attend Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church in Lebanon, PA.

I also write about my personal interests:

Retro video games. Anything prior to the wii gaming era.

Video game music. Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura, Koji Kondo, Dave Wise, Grant Kirkhope. If you don’t know these names please look them up on youtube.

All music genres besides country. My favorites are Post-Hardcore, Instrumental Prog, Christian Rap, and Metal.

Cartoons. Rocko’s Modern Life, Spongebob Squarepants. Invader Zim. Camp Lazlo. Darkwing Duck. Ducktales. Much more.

Movies. My wife and I share the same favorite movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail. We also both love Napoleon Dynamite. I like watching mindscrew movies like Memento, Fight Club, Vanilla Sky, etc. I also like watching bad movies like The Room, Adam Sandler garbage, basically if a movie has bad acting…I want to watch it.

I named this blog after the secret level in Super Mario World called “Top Secret Area”.

Side Quest Discussion posts are a series of conversations that I have with Christians where we discuss various topics about the church and theology.