Education: I received a BA in English.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I trust that these messages originated by the Spirit leading me from topic to content to presentation. I certainly have been influenced by the work and counsel of others, even those found on Sermon Central. There is value to this effort, even if these lessons are never read, because I have grown in the preparation and delivery of these messages.
One of my favorite illustrations: How God used Ananais to kick off how God would use Paul.
Family: I have been married to my wife Kelli since 1984. We have two adult children.
What my parents think of my sermons: I’ll ask them when I meet them on the "beautiful shore."
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Kelli loves the content and thinks they’re relevant. She does, however, say that my word choice sometimes causes a disconnect.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Let the Spirit lead.
Books that have had an impact: Assuming we’re not talking about the books of the Bible, I’d have to say the secular books that have had the most recent impact on me were Tozer’s Pursuit of God and Knowledge of the Holy.
Hobbies: Film and movies.
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: It would be a long lesson with two parts. Part one: The truth of the fact that we are created for God’s good pleasure and to enjoy that relationship. Part two: God’s good pleasure includes the corporate obedience to go into all the world and make desciples of all people. (Be sure your don’t fall out of the window!)
What I want on my tombstone: Space for sublease: occupant will soon vacate subterrainian compartment for a place with a better view!