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Matthew Smith

Professional writer

Location icon United States

Adaptable and flexible professional writer, with broad experience and knowledge gained from participation in family's business, through work with two local subsidiaries of Fortune 500 companies, and through the experience of self-publishing training guides, manuals, works of philosophy, and works of fiction.

Portfolio
Self-published
03/15/2016
The Problem of Evil

“...as a philosophical objection to theism, the problem of evil fails to be cogent or compelling. The simple reason for this is that no matter how hard the objection is pressed, there remains no compelling reason to insist that God lacks a good reason for allowing evil...We thus conclude that the problem of evil is not a viable objection to theism. Our broader conclusion is that atheology has yet to produce a reasonably decent objection against belief in the existence of God.” - from the text

Self-published
05/26/2008
Jim Ryan's Gambit

Police sergeant Jim Ryan comes to the scene of a brutal multiple murder. He meets a young woman who has experienced a terrible ordeal. Can he trust her? Can he get her to trust him? Facing risk of life and death, will either of them survive? Inspired by the great action films of the twentieth century, the Jim Ryan series of screenplays thrusts its readers into gritty, non-stop excitement, but also delivers characters who are compelling and realistic. A courageous police officer trying to...

Sixth Training Group
03/31/2019
ITR 1000.19.A

An array of standards which attempt to define a standardized level of performance which may be an acceptable minimum for all persons engaged in security operations.

Self-published
01/23/2009
The Tenth Year screenplay

In this final spin-off of the Jim Ryan series, disabled police officer Michelle Martin counsels a friend whose mother is being released from prison. The history of a fatal crash and felony DUI conviction threaten to overwhelm the young woman with resentment, but Michelle delivers a lesson of forgiveness and living with past consequences. Inspired by the great action films of the twentieth century, the Jim Ryan series of screenplays thrusts its readers into gritty, non-stop excitement, but...

Self-published
03/15/2016
The Conformity Doctrine of Truth

"The conformity doctrine of truth alone functions as the proper curtailment on a subjective understanding of truth, and itself constitutes the foundational and defining element of sound philosophy." - from the text

Self-published
03/15/2016
A Defense of Christian Theology Against John Hick

“The fact is that religion—the bond which exists between God and mankind—has always had three essential aspects. The first aspect is that God has acted to establish a covenant or legal agreement to govern the relationship between Himself and us. The second aspect is that this covenant necessarily includes information about God, which we call revelation. The third aspect is that God enforces the terms of the covenant in a series of redemptive acts, acts which Christianity says include...

Sixth Training Group
03/31/2019
Security Document Suite, 2019 Edition

A suite of standardized report forms, along with a standardized method of entering information, with many example entries included which may illustrate best practices for written reporting across a wide range of routine and emergency events. These report forms are designed for use with the standardized training requirements published by Sixth Training Group. A companion handbook is available which contains the example entries, and has an additional section devoted to reporting on incidents...

Sixth Training Group
03/31/2019
Security Operations Desk Blotter Handbook

A handbook of example entries which may illustrate best practices for written reporting across a wide range of routine and emergency events. The handbook is designed for use with printed copies of the Sixth Training Group Security Operations Desk Blotter, however, it may prove to be useful when used with any type of written report, shift log, or daily log.

Self-published
04/05/2019
Hebrews 6: Maturity in the New Covenant

An overview of how the author of Hebrews challenges believers with the goal of maturity. Maturity is defined as an end state established by Christ's work. The discussion is grounded in the context of the book's argument structure, and briefly considers other New Testament themes related to maturity.