Rogue- a person or thing that behaves in an aberrant, faulty, or unpredictable way. Originated from Latin rogare, “to ask” or “to beg.”
Minister- a person or thing used to achieve or convey something. Originated from Latin, “servant.”
I am a great sinner, but I serve a greater savior. I hope that someday my life will be a shining example of Jesus Christ and His great love for humanity. I confess and apologize that my actions rarely, if ever, live up to the words that I use. I am more and more realizing my own depravity and my need for someone to rescue me from myself.
I work as the Outreach Pastor at Embrace Church in Lexington, KY. I am fundraising my own salary, so if you would like to find out more check out my fundraising letter, or if you would like to support my ministry to the “least of these” and the unchurched folks of Lexington just click the donate button below.
I am married to Rachel, a beautiful, humble, forgiving, loving, merciful, servant of the Living God. We lived year in China where we taught English at a university and did our best to be tour guides pointing out The Way. I graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Oral Communication with a minor in Bible and History. I have worked as both a youth minister and a preacher in the Nashville area and I have been blessed with the opportunity to preach at churches, bible camps, and Christian concerts all over the States and in a few foreign countries.
I recently earned my Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. I hope to pursue a Th.M and a Ph.D then teach Christian ethics, practical theology, political theology, and homiletics classes.
My first book, which I was fortunate to co-edit with Tripp York, recently hit the shelves. It is entitled A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions Christian Nonviolence. I am particularly excited about the variety, notoriety and competency of each of our contributors, and proud to be a part of The Peaceable Kingdom Series. I also have another short book, No More Excuses: 1o1 Ways to Love and Serve Your Neighbors, being published by Asbury Seminary’s new publishing venture, Seedbed, (hopefully soon).
My wife and I have a dream, along with some friends, to start a sort of New Monastic community in Nashville someday. It will be a place where we can live in community, invite in people who often get left out, and share God with each other and the world through our communal life. Until then I just hope to share the story about the GodMan who changed my whole life in everything I say and do.