I grew up in a home where one parent was a Christian and one was not. It was like a laboratory for observing the difference God can make in a human life.
It’s no small difference.
Now as a minister, it’s a great blessing to be able to relate to those on either side of the faith question. To some, God seems distant or insufficient in the face of big questions. I get that. To others, God is someone they’ve grown up with, and that comes with its own downside. I get that too.
What we need, whichever side we sit on, is good theology. I mean, what sort of God do you believe in, really? I’ve come to believe in a God who’s gracious and good, powerful but personal, compassionate, loving, and a thousand other great things. That’s what this blog is about: coming to see God more clearly–in the Bible, in our lives, in his world.
Now, the basics you were wondering about:
I’ve been in ministry since coming to Shreveport, Louisiana in 2004. Prior to that I graduated from Harding University in 2003 with majors in both communication and ministry, and since then I’ve completed a master’s degree in Christian Ministry (Harding University Graduate School of Religion, 2007). I am married to Jessica, an amazing graphic designer with a
neglected recently updated website of her own, and to say she is my better half doesn’t even begin to describe her.
In the summer of 2010 we partnered with a core group of around 40 faith-filled men and women to launch ClearView Church, a come-as-you-are church which currently meets at the YMCA Camp Forbing. Our core values are family, grace, others, and transformation, and our motivation is the belief that everyone deserves a clear view of the Gospel.