Hi! Thanks for coming by. I am the Teaching Pastor at Oak Tree Community Church in South Bend, IN.
This site is about a couple of things. First, you’ll find a lot of teaching from the Bible. I love to teach people the Scriptures, and I extend my teaching through writing. You’ll also find some posts about my family, church, and other personal stuff. I review books for a couple of different publishers, so I’ll post those here for you to read, too.
My Top Posts
If you’re new to my blog, here are the five posts that have received the most attention recently.
- Run hard, finish strong
- How to perpetuate racism
- What should pastors do?
- Men are God’s methods
- Can America be saved?
I’ve been in one leadership position or another in our church since I graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 1996 with my B.A. in Pastoral Studies. In June 2002, Oak Tree called me to be their pastor, just seven months after celebrating our church’s 50th anniversary.
My responsibilities as Lead Pastor include serving as the primary Teaching Elder. In this role I teach in most of our worship services and lead various Bible studies and classes. I also serve as Associate Professor of Bible and Theology in the Learning Center that Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute opened in our church in 2010 and as an Advising Professor in their Cloud Campus.
I am nearly finished with my Master of Theology (Th.M.) through Tyndale, and I have coached basketball at the Elementary and Jr. High levels.
In addition to writing here, I have published a book on marriage, divorce, and remarriage and a short Old Testament Survey e-book, as well as contributed to other publications. I have other projects in the works as well. (Check out the full list of my books.)
I married my wife, Saralynn, in 1997, and we have four children and two dogs. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, golf, basketball, and spending time with my family.
Since this is my personal blog, the views and opinions expressed here are my personal views. They do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of Oak Tree Community Church, our leadership, or our membership.
Additionally, since it’s my personal blog, I reserve the right to change my mind and opinions as I grow and mature. So, yes, it’s possible you’ll find posts that contradict each other. That’s OK – it means that (hopefully) I’m wiser now than I was before. 🙂