Education: Currently working on an MDiv.
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I like to have fun and laugh a lot. While my sermons are often very hard hitting and right to the point the move there is often enjoyable and fun and you are going to laugh a good bit as you travel towards the sometimes stinging point.
Sermon or series that made a difference: The Emotionally Healthy Church Campaign - yet to post
Family: Michelle - wife
two daughters and a son
What my parents think of my sermons: They actually like them. They always tell me they enjoy hearing them (in-laws as well). I am actually able to keep my dad awake during my sermons which is a feat in itself!
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She enjoys listening to them. So much so that she right now has to make a choice between a good Sunday school class and sitting thorugh a worship service and she has chosen to sit in the worship service.
Books that have had an impact: "The Emotionally Healthy Church" by Pete Scazzaro
Hobbies: Model Railroads in the winter
R/C aircraft when it good enough to get out and fly
Something funny that happened while preaching: When I was in West Union IA we had a door at the front of the church right off the stage. It had a window in it and everyone could easily see this door anywhere in the sanctuary. While preaching one Sunday a squire climbed up and went spread eagle in the window paign and stayed there for several minutes. As everyone started to laugh I finally looked over and saw what was happening. So much for the sermon on that day!
What I want on my tombstone: Here was a man after God’s own heart.