Like you, I'm a part of many communities. I've served for the last 20 years in the corporate world as a sales leader in the biotech industry focusing on human genetics and cancer diagnostics. I've also served for over 25 years in some form of church or parachurch ministry. Since 2012, I've been serving as an online pastor. I live in Colorado and I'm an avid downhill and cross-country mountain biker. And all of this stuff means very little if you wanted to really get to know me.
I"m one of those pontificators. My brain almost never shuts off. You know how people look at the stars on clear nights and begin to contemplate the universe? Well, I am like that all the time. I'm constantly full of amazement and wonder. I'm curious and inquisitive. I tend to zag when the rest of the world zigs. I have always been a stray from the herd because of the way that I think. I see the world in both positive and negative space and this has always led me to ask tough questions about the world and life and God.
As a result, I have never really fit in. On one side I have the entrepreneurial, scientific communities that appreciate my ability to find meaning in all things, but they get confused when I show how all discussions are ultimately theological or ontological. On the other side, my experience in faith systems celebrate my faith and zeal, but often can't or won't journey with me deep into questions. Neither side knows what to do with the portion of my content that doesn't fit within their framework.
I've given countless years to the study of the bible (I've read it nearly 100 times) and nearly all sacred texts. I hold a PhD in theology and Christian ethics, and I have studied many world religions. I say this so you understand that talking about God is not just a hobby or speculation. I have a ton of skin in the game. For those who would try and discredit me, all my conclusions are biblically and hermeneutically sound. Regardless of titles, I love all people and essentially all I do is retell the most wonderful, inclusive message that has been given in countless ways to the world.
I see God's fingerprint in every molecule of the universe and I live to help people strip away all the shellac that is layered on life so they can get to the thing behind the thing. No matter what religion a person claims to follow, or if they claim they follow none at all, it is my joy in life to help people see how God has invaded their field of view. Once our distractions, or anesthesia wears off, we can see things much better. It's not as we thought. Thankfully.
While I understand psychological theory, I don't do therapy for people. While I understand the coaching model, I don't really coach people in a common way. I simply connect people to the wisdom of God through the context of friendship. It's like spraying the windshield wipers and gaining a clear line of sight. I'm non-invasive and I will help liberate you, not encumber you, nor entangle you into some religious system.
My content is here to help you, to serve you, and to equip you to live an amazing life. I have no agenda to convert anyone or invite them into a religion. If anything, I believe the gospel is the power that liberates us from such things. No matter where you are from, or what belief system you behold, I will only invite you into a larger and more inclusive story, while I learn from you. Together we will become way more together. I hope you find the content in here helpful and if I can do anything for you, please don't hesitate to ask.
"I bring clarity to profound ideas so that people can be transformed by a new perspective."