About

I write about life and faith and what it means to be fully human and a fully devoted follower of Jesus.

For a long time I thought it was important to tie all of that up in a neat package, as if either life or faith weren’t complicated and a bit messy.

But they are. And the mystery of the good life can’t be untangled in a single blog post or even a single book. So not every post here solves a problem or offers helpful tips for this or that—though some do.

You’ll probably like this blog best if you’re a serious Christ follower looking for insight into current issues affecting the church and what it means to live like Jesus.

This blog is updated often, so you should subscribe by RSS or email to keep up on the latest content and ideas.

Some of My Most-Read Posts

Free Retreats and Vacations for Pastors

How to Be Humble: 7 Disciplines You Can Practice Almost Every Day

The Only Two Questions Any Pastor Should Be Asking Right Now

4 Types of Preachers: Which Style Are You

How to Read Scripture Aloud

4 Things Your Church Must Learn from the Super Bowl Fail

7 Questions Every Couple Must Answer before They Say ‘I Do’

Stop Saying 1,700 Pastors Leave the Ministry Every Month

Why Christians Attend Church

How to Inject Creativity into Your Preaching: 10 Creative Forms

Twelve (Unspectacular) Works of the Holy Spirit

My Biography

My life has been a unique blend of local church ministry, writing, and publishing. I served as a pastor for nearly 20 years and have been writing for publication for over 25 years. For seven years, I was in-house editorial director at Wesleyan Publishing House where I oversaw all aspects of content creation for a busy publisher focused on the Christian market.

I am a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.), where my studies were concentrated on the New Testament. I am now pursuing doctoral studies at the Anderson University School of Theology, a great program focused on Christian leadership in a postmodern world.

My wife, Heather, is a best-selling author, teacher, and the love of my life. We have a blended family of six children.