In more than twenty years as a pastor, three things still ignite my passion. I love spending time with people in the Bible, connecting people across cultural boundaries in Jesus Christ, and developing artists to express God’s glory.
I graduated in May 2017 with my Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. My work is at the intersections of philosophy, theology, and the arts. I’m also a violinist. I play with the North State Symphony, a regional orchestra, and in chamber music festivals.
For the last six years, I’ve been serving at Chico Grace Brethren in northern California. We are rebuilding ministry at every level, developing new approaches in all sorts of areas from children to how we celebrate Advent. We are diverse in age, ethnicity, political views, and economic status. But we are one in Christ.
My wife Bridget and I have two boys, one who loves making video games, the other who loves archery and swords.
My first novel, Fallen, was published by Kregel in 2008. My first non-fiction book, which Kregel released in 2009, is called The Diversity Culture.
I am available for speaking engagements. You can contact me at email@example.com.