What can I say about me?
I’m married to a wonderful wife who keeps me sane, laughing and growing in holiness.
I have a little boy whose smile melts snow, let alone my heart!
I have a little girl whose eyes are as big as the moon and has the biggest toothy smiles ever!
I’m a prairie chicken (at heart) who’s eternally broke and who’s book list grows longer, no matter what I do.
I’m a Canadian lad who’s got a few degrees from Bible College and Seminary.
I’m a Mennonite (MB) who actually has read Menno Simmons and agrees with him on many things…and we’re both embarrassed about what passes for a “Mennonite” these days. Both Menno and I are still trying to figure out how the MB church has been overrun by inconsistent (thankfully), historic, academic liberals who somehow think that they can deny basic tenets of the Christian faith (like original sin, the existence of hell, the historicity and perspicuity and inerrancy of scripture, or the penal substitutionary reality of the atonement) and still think of themselves as “conservative” Christians. It’s so utterly bizarre that we know we’re supposed to find wolves in the church, but when we see anything in sheep’s clothing, we repeat our mantra of “Looks like a sheep. Talks like a sheep. Must be a sheep.” even when their teeth are digging into our own necks and we’re soaked in our own blood. I’m going to one day write a book on the issue, but I doubt Kindred Productions will be publishing it.
I am a pastor/teacher who’s currently between churches and in the Canadian Mennonite Brethren Witness Protection program. If you think you saw me somewhere, you didn’t.
I love the word of God and attempt to think God’s thoughts after him.
If you recognize that unbelief is a state and not the fruit of a rational process, understand that God saves by his grace and for his glory alone, believe that the meanings of words (like “day”, “head”, “authority”, etc.) are primarily derived from their context and not popular opinion or the consensus of “scientists” or “scholars” (read “theologians from Duke, Yale, Vanderbuilt, etc.”), don’t dance while waving flags or fish-shaped tambourines in church, don’t do the hokey-pokey in church or think that when Jesus returns he’ll set up camp in Redding, CA., don’t baptize infants, don’t refer to anyone you respect as “prophet so-and-so” or “elder so-and-so”, understand the significant differences between Christian and Biblical Counseling, don’t think the church has replaced Israel or received her fulfilled promises en toto, don’t judge other Christians on whether or not they read the AV1611 Bible (which is the only preserved word of GOD…RIGHT?), and did a facepalm the 50th time a friend recommended the books “Wild at Heart” or “The Shack”, we’d likely get along well.
If you also like head banging, laughing, and geeking out, we’d likely be friends!
I’m a big fan of historical/grammatical hermeneutics and attempt to apply them consistently and comprehensively.
I know my biblical languages and am still learning to love them, although we’re currently dating and hope to pursue a long-term relationship. Hebrew thankfully hasn’t taken me to meet the folks, and I’m well acquainted with many of Greek’s great-grand-children.
You’re welcome to read and interact with anything here, but these thoughts are my own and if you’d like to post any content anywhere, please contact me for permission.
Also, John MacArthur once took me for a walk and showed me Ronald Reagan’s real grave. I know where the Gipper is really burried. Probably my coolest factoid. Seeing that you actually read this far, I thought I owed you a thank-you.