Holding a PhD in theology from the University of Oxford, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson is an author and promoter of a software application with the overarching objective of helping people lead better lives. Dr. Antonio M. Wilson also helps promote physical fitness and better living as a master personal trainer certified by NESTA.
The National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) was founded in 1992 by Dr. John Spencer Ellis in Southern California. It is a professional fitness organization providing a broad array of certification programs and educational courses that cover primary, advanced, and specialized topics. NESTA currently has more than 55,000 members worldwide with around 10 percent of its members based outside the United States.
An advanced specialization to attain mastery in the area of personal training, the Master Personal Trainer Certification program qualifies an individual’s skill and knowledge as a personal trainer of the highest level.
The following designations are given to individuals who complete the program: Biomechanics Specialist, Personal Fitness Trainer, Core Conditioning Specialist, Speed, Agility, & Quickness Specialist, Functional Training Specialist, and Master Personal Trainer.
Known as the author of the Behind the Faith series of books, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson has undertaken extensive research on theological issues seldom addressed by Christian clergy. Fundamental questions he addresses range from the possibility of sin existing in Heaven to the potential of someone who was with Jesus in Heaven being sent to Hell. Dr. Antonio M. Wilson has also contributed to books such as “Christianity – The Holy Trinity Controversy.”
The concept of the Trinity in Christian theology revolves around God who is the creator of the universe but exist in a God head that is comprised of the Holy Spirit, Jesus the Christ (the Son), and God (the Father). The concept is not directly found in the Bible but is thought to have originated with Tertullian, an early Christian leader who wrote in Latin in the 1st-2nd centuries AD. The doctrine was employed as a way of unifying passages within the Bible that instruct that each of these aspects of God operate independently in three separate persons but collectively is “fully God.”
The idea of a Trinity has long been controversial, with belief systems such as Unitarian Universalism and Mormonism denying its existence, as it does not stem directly from the Bible and is not compatible for them with the doctrine of monotheism.
Immersed in more than 30 years of biblical and theological studies, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson has authored several books to help people gain a better understanding of Christianity. Dr. Antonio M. Wilson has embarked on another project, this time to help people in need obtain the services the government has intended for them through his website www.a2nd.life and the corresponding mobile software application.
As explained in the website video, at some period within the age range of 25 and 75 years old, many Americans will experience living below the poverty line for at least one year. Based on United States Census Bureau figures, around 43 million Americans live in poverty. Millions of people in desperate need of public assistance do not receive it because they experience difficulty knowing about, finding, or understanding the help they qualify for.
Not receiving this assistance when it’s critically needed can lead to unfortunate occurrences such as abandoned children, crime, and even death.
More than 30 million individuals use some form of public assistance annually, and 70 percent of these people have smartphones.
The mobile app provided by 2nd Life allows people who are having difficulty understanding the assistance processes to view an animated presentation showing a simplified approach on how to obtain this help. One can choose various categories, which include public assistance (applying for welfare), housing, and medical, and then enter the city and state to view the corresponding guide on how to obtain these services in one’s locality.
The application can be downloaded from the Android or Apple app store for $1.99.
California-based author and speaker Dr. Antonio M. Wilson understands hard times and how important procuring the right help can be. Having experienced the positive effects of public assistance services in his own life, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson decided to do something to mitigate the daunting application process: his latest project has been the development of a new smartphone application titled “Second Life” that provides animated tutorials to streamline the application process.
Each year, millions of Americans who qualify for public assistance services do not seek the help they need because of the difficulty involved with finding, applying for, and receiving the right social services. At $1.99, this app currently serves as an accessible and user-friendly bridge between people in need and the programs designed to serve them.
While it is now available for purchase, the app is still being developed to eventually provide county-specific information for every US state. Currently, the app offers information for 58 counties in California. For more information, those interested can check out the app on iTunes and Google Play or visit the website at www.a2nd.life.
Based in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson leverages years of theological experience to serve as a literary interpreter and research writer with the University of Oxford. Prior to this role, Dr. Antonio M. Wilson assisted the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in its research of the Ophel City Wall site.
In 2010, Dr. Eilat Mazar of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem led the excavation of the Ophel City Wall, adjacent to the City of David in Jerusalem. Biblical scholars have long read about this historic site in the First Book of Kings, which states that King Solomon was responsible for its construction sometime during the 10th century BCE. Even more impressively, the Ophel Wall site is the first structure discovered from this period that mirrors the Biblical portrayal of Solomon’s work.
Mazar worked with a team of archaeology students and workers to uncover the 70-meter wall over the course of three months. Their work revealed the city wall itself as well as several sections of the adjacent complex, which included several rooms and a watchtower. Directly after the team finished excavating the Ophel Wall area, the Israel Antiquities Authority Conservation Department launched efforts to conserve the structures contained within. In 2011, the site received public inauguration and opened to visitors.