Education: Masters of Divinity,
Major in the US Army Reserves,
Officer Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, CAS3, Marriage and Family Counseling
Comment to those looking at my sermons: If the Gospel isn’t evident to you here, I didn’t do my job!
Sermon or series that made a difference: Ozzie Hoffman - His sermons on The Lutheran Hour were a special gift from God.
One of my favorite illustrations: Getting into heaven is like buying a ticket to a professional sporting event. I may have $10. You may have $15. But if the cost of the ticket is $50, neither of us is going, unless someone else pays the difference. Jesus paid that difference for us and more. No matter how pious you are, you don’t have what it takes to get into heaven on your own. By the grace of God, Jesus has paid the entire price for us all!
Family: Kathy and Star
What my parents think of my sermons: I hope they don’t think too much of them. Everything I am as a Christian I owe to them. I still think I can learn more from them than they will from me.
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She is still with me after all these years. I must be doing something right.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Find Christ in the text first, then proclaim the Gospel.
When you do the above, expect a demon or two to storm your door until they tire and go away!
Books that have had an impact: Paul Maier’s "The Flames of Rome", "Pontius Pilate", "Skeleton in God’s Closet"
Jim Bishop’s "The Day Christ Died"
C.S. Lewis’ "The Chronicles of Narnia"
Max Lucado’s "God Came Near"
Hobbies: Member of San Diego Miata Club, Music Fan and supporter of Eve Selis and Kim McLean
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: About Christian publishing houses such as CPH: "Bonos libros nobis dent ne malos legamus," (Let them give us good books so that we may not read bad ones.)
What I want on my tombstone: Veni, Vidi, Velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck around.