Linwood Jackson Jr Interview with Muzique Magazine
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Learning what it means to be human, and going through the experience of understanding that we all share the same conflict of identity, and are all equally looking for answers that are neither within or around us, increased my desire for bringing awareness to a very real route or course of learning for how to love and positively possess self.
In my books, I engage my reader to look within, challenging them to question what they believe, to think about the illustration I am drawing, and to let it a prompt concern for how they are personally and devotionally living.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
To be honest, I keep to myself. As a matter of fact, just last week I received a message from someone who purchased one of my books about my style of writing, how they have yet to come across a style of writing like mine. And I take that as the greatest compliment because I refrain from reading or listening to what is “modern,” or to what is recognized as being popular because none of it pleases me.
When I write, when I speak, I want an original sound to follow, a sound that introduces into the mind a new way to think and to feel. So although I enjoy the sharpness of Alice Walker, and I appreciate how the apostle Paul articulates his doctrine, while I value their penmanship, because there is so much muck out there in the world, I truly care to hone my craft for a sound that is original to the age.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I’m currently releasing a new book called “Justification.” The main idea of this book is to dive into the meaning of the term “justification,” and of how it may be different from what is traditionally taught. The relevance of this book is due to me receiving so many questions about what the word “salvation” means within the Bible.
From the many people I talk to, who are curious about the different subjects that I write about, there is a suspicion that the traditional definition of “justification” is not the correct one, so to set the record straight, so to say, I thought it would be beneficial to dig into the nature of the meaning of the term “justification,” and how the definition of that term is understood by the context in which the Bible uses it.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I don’t know how this will sound, but I have yet to hear anyone, whether trained in the philosophy of the Bible or not, saying the things that I publicly talk about. Again, just recently, someone who discovered me through a show they found of me on Youtube messaged me. Their message was that they have done much research and have heard various teachings on the Bible, but when it came to me, they had not yet heard what I was talking about anywhere.
I understand, being 30, that I have a long way to go before I am completely perfect in the philosophy I write about, but at the moment, the philosophy within the Bible isn’t being given as it should be, and if people are recognizing, within what I write and say, that a higher form of understanding is being given, then I take that as a great compliment to my experience, and to the philosophy directing it.
What are your plans for the near future?
My plans involve a publishing company. I love writing, I love art, I love poetry. I cannot wait to have a company where I will publish the work of artists whose mind reflects the philosophy of my life-work, and who reflect the intention behind my work in their creations.
How can fans find you?
You can find me through my website, https://www.linwoodjacksonjr.com/
Through Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/linwoodjacksonjr/
Through Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/2LJAK
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