Before anything else, I’m a Christ-follower, a husband of one, a father of three, and a grandfather of nine. I love teaching, storytelling, and writing. On various occasions I’ve been privileged to address audiences of many hundreds, but I prefer a quiet conversation with just a handful of friends or new acquaintances. People who know me best find I’m full of mischief and prone to random acts of off-the-wall silliness.
My life is not really as dichotomous as it may first appear from a quick glance at my interests and activities. I relish reading the Bible itself, volumes on early church history, and works by contemporary leaders who discuss Christianity in light of currently changing world circumstances.
At the same time, I have always had an interest in various people groups established by God in different times and places. So I can thoroughly enjoy studying and reading about life in medieval, Meiji, or modern Japan; Victorian England; or Byzantine Turkey. I like ancient European hymns, African drums, Celtic pipes, Asian strings, and contemporary Christian music (if it communicates sound theology). Aside from that, I love mountains, hiking, and exploring castles on any continent.
Naturally, I’m an Old West enthusiast. I love the spaces, the colors, the smells, and the big sky of the American West. And horses, too. Though I don’t ride often, I do enjoy being in the saddle. I enjoy tales of men and women struggling to make a good life for themselves in a wild and changing world. Wherever else my interests may take me, they always eventually bring me back to the West of cowboys, lawmen, and brave women.
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