Authenticity used to scare the hell out of me…fine, it still does. So I’ve taken on writing because it forces me to be authentic and vulnerable. I started the blog, not really even knowing how to write, let alone what I would write. If you go back in the archives you’ll find my first posts were about leadership. I know. Novel. A pastor writing on leadership. I don’t know what I thinking there. I am no leadership guru by any means. Over time, writing became about fleshing out my learning. As I follow Jesus, I have found that I need to unlearn how to live in the world in order to learn a new way of living. The way Jesus lived. As I press into that, those thoughts work themselves out into blog posts.
All of this helps me do what I am really called to do better. While preparing for med-school in college, God made it pretty clear that I was to go into ministry. I did everything I could to avoid being a pastor. I wasn’t about to wear a suit and tie and preach for 20-25 minutes every week. How could I come up with that much to say? Who has that many ties?
So I preach in jeans and sweater for 45. Go figure.
Currently I am serving Christ’s Community Church in Fishers Indiana as the Lead Pastor. You can find our website here. You won’t find us on any list of large churches or fastest growing churches or innovative churches. We are just a group of people in the suburban midwest trying to figure out what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus. And I love it. I don’t want to be anything else.
My wife and I have a son Luke, who is pretty much awesome. Red hair and all. We have no idea where the red hair came from, but are pretty sure it means he will change the world. And you thought your kid was going to do that! ppshhhh!
I like to do most things outdoors. You name it, I do it. I enjoy sports. Not great at any of them, but I did hit a homerun in church softball a couple weeks ago, so I got that going for me in terms of athletic prowess. Skiing is my favorite. Seeing as I am from Indiana, I don’t get to do as much as I would like. So when I go, I make it count.
If you are new here, you might be interested in some of my more popular posts. In no particular order they are:
- Confronting the Lie
- Seeing a Woman
- The Bible, Swearing and Redeeming the Profane
- Discovering God’s Plan for you Life through Jeremiah 29:11
I’ve been fortunate enough to have my writings appear in the Huffington Post, the Deseret News, The Good Man Project, Beauty Redefined, and a few other places.
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