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This is in no particular order.
I’ve been in ministry for twelve years and I’ve been a senior/solo pastor for ten of those years. I love it and I’m thankful everyday that I get to do this. For me it’s not a job and it’s not a living; it’s who I am.
In college and seminary I did well and won some awards (one in Greek and one in systematic theology). I helped teach some classes (in theology) and write some books (a dictionary and a commentary on Chronicles). I was also in the student government (treasurer and president). I suspect the profs were glad to see me go but I think they missed me after I was gone.
I’m working on a Phd at the University of Chester. No, it’s not online because it’s a research degree and there aren’t classes. I’m writing on Stoicism and the Apostle Paul, specifically their views of suffering and death. I promise it’s not as depressing as it sounds.
I’m opinionated about the stuff I know, the other stuff I’m willing to learn. I’ll listen to you and I expect you’ll listen to me.
Before ministry I was in management for Chase-Manhattan but I’ve worked many different jobs, mostly in management roles, and most of them were a chore to me (even when I enjoyed them) simply because they were not what I wanted to do with my life.
I wish I could be lazy and I like to talk like I am but as my wife says, I just can’t sit still.
I have two awesome kids. I hope my son turns out to be a better man than I am and I hope my daughter marries a better man than me. My wife is much better than I deserve.
My composer is Bach, my music is jazz, my sport is football (Go ‘Noles!).
My hobby is fly fishing, and my reading is scifi and mysteries. Oh, and I’m a Sherlock Holmes nerd. I’m even part of a Sherlock Holmes society.
My theologian is Athanasius. My philosopher is Kierkegaard.
My political stance is cynical (i.e., most of them are liars and crooks so I vote for the least crooked.)
My electronics are Apple. (I don’t care if that makes me sound elitist; they work and they last which means they’re also the best value.)
I’m from Jacksonville, I live in Metro Detroit, but my favorite city is Atlanta.
Here is a link to the church where I serve.