Education: B.S. in Clinical/Community Psychology from UM-Flint. M.A. in Counseling from Oakland University.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: My goal in every sermon is to get people to think in new ways about the text, the topic, or whatever is at hand. We focus less on "the three points" and more on context, more on helping people see how things connect to their daily lives, yet we try to avoid a consumer approach to ministry.
Family: Three daughters. One wife. No plans for more kids or more wives.
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Keep doing exactly what you’re doing." I get restless a lot, and can be overly analytical. My leadership team encourages me and reminds me that somehow God manages to use not only my sermons but all the other faltering things we do at Wildwind, and to stay the course.
Books that have had an impact: Anything by Eugene Peterson, Dallas Willard, or John Ortberg
Hobbies: Music, computers, reading
What I want on my tombstone: What are you looking at?