The Hjelle Jar

Essays, speeches, and various other bits of writing that I have done from high school through the present.

A Christian CEO?

Imagine a company with several hundred employees, located in west central Minnesota. We design and manufacture solar-assisted battery-powered cars. As the founder of this corporation and the current CEO, I have structured this company to the best of my abilities as Christ would have. What does that entail? Let's find out...

And What About Tolerance?

A quick essay on the new definition of tolerance in today's culture. Read the book The New Tolerance by Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler for more information.

Belief System

My first attempt at organizing my worldview, from my eleventh grade Bible class.

Christian Suffering

Notes in preparation for a short Sunday School lesson to answer the question, "If everything is supposed to work out for Christians then why don't I see anyone whose life is working out okay for them?"

Classic Mac Hack

How to make a Macintosh with a 68000 processor look like it runs MacOS 8.0! Yes, it requires ResEdit, so be careful!

Eat, Drink, and be Merry

When having "fun" is the most important thing in life, how does it affect the American youth groups of today?


Thoughts, ideas, and inspirations on the engineering major and profession as they relate to me.

Evil in Power

What are we to do in the face of a very present evil, the evil of not only our sin, but sometimes of Satan himself? This is what I see in God's response to Job.

Survival of the Fittest

A brief review of the book Darwin's Black Box, by Michael Behe, a scientific critique of evolutionary theory.

The Ten Controversies

A speech about the Ten Commandments and American public schools.

True Success

A speech, given at my high school graduation, talking about what success truly is, in God's eyes.