Education: BA Texas Christian University
MS Texas A&M University
Comment to those looking at my sermons: Notice Illustrations important in my preaching
Sermon or series that made a difference: Issues Christians Face
One of my favorite illustrations: Betsie ten Boom was imprisoned and brutally treated in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp during World War II. Before dying there, she said to her older sister, Corrie, "If ever you get out of this place, go and tell the world that no matter how deep the pit, He is deeper still." No matter how deep the pit, God is deeper still.
Family: Married with an adopted daughter from China
What my parents think of my sermons: They were very proud of me and thought I reminded them of my grandfather who was a well-known minister in our denomination
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Enjoys hearing and reading them
Best advice given to me about preaching: "Be brief but deep"
Books that have had an impact: The Collected Sermons, Fred Craddock
Biblical Preaching, Haddon Robinson
The Witness of Preaching, Thomas Long
Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
The Will of God, Leslie Weatherhead
A Preaching Ministry, Harry Emerson Fosdick
The Christian Agnostic, Leslie Weatherhead
Hobbies: Watching Crime Series, Tennis, Writing, Movies
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: God is not the God of the past, but of the present and future...
Something funny that happened while preaching: Using my IPAD for preaching, lost place when it scrolled to top of screen
What I want on my tombstone: Never Beaten Down-Always rose to the Challenge