Thursday, June 12, 2008


Things have been very fast-paced since Krista, Mia, and I moved to Southern Ohio nearly seven months ago. Soon it will have been a year and that's hard to believe. It feels like only yesterday we were hanging out with friends from Third Avenue Baptist Church and I was reading books for class at Southern Seminary. Now we are focusing on ministry, teaching, and life in Ohio.

I have been serving on staff (part-time) at Bigelow Church in Portsmouth, OH and am currently teaching a class on The Worshiping Church which has proved to be beneficial for both me and (as far as I can tell) the members of our church. This fall will prove to be an exciting and life-changing time in the life of our body, so please continue to pray for me as I serve here.

Krista and Mia are doing wonderful. Krista has begun teachign Children's Desiring God (a new "program" for our church) and is enjoying it as much here as she did at Third in Louisville. Mia is going to be one year old next month, which is hard to believe. I think often about how we longed to get pregnant for that year and a half and couldn't, and what a wonder it is now that God has given us this beautiful little girl. Thank you to all who prayed and cried with us in that time.

We're looking forward to what God has in store for us in the months to come, and while we miss our friends at Third, we know our time there was training ground for what we are doing now!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Preaching, Teaching, and Ministry in Portsmouth

Things continue to go well for our family in Portsmouth. Ministry is both strange and wonderful. For those of you praying for Krista and I as we serve here we would invite you to pray for the upcoming ministry to the college campus that has begun. Last week we had our first Training session for the core group that is participating in this endeavor, and this coming Sunday we have our second, detailing what the gospel is. There will be four sessions in total, two in may covering methodology of evangelism. Pray for me as I lead those seminars.

I have just finished preaching through a three part overview series from the book of 1 Kings at a nearby church. This church was without a pastor and I was filling in for several Wed. services. It was a wonderful series for me to teach as I have been studying to go through the book verse by verse this coming fall. For this series, however, I took the book and divided it into three sections: Chatper 1-11, 12-16, and 17-22. The theme of the book is God's Presence in the Midst of Israel's Spiritual I have called the series overall "God in the Wasteland" (borrowing the title from David Wells superb book by the same name, though his work is on a different and unrelated subject). I was delighted to teach it and have learned a great deal about the book as a whole over that course.

I am currently preparing to finish up my first semester as adjunct professor of English Composition at Shawnee State University, please pray that I find a summer job to keep up our income.

Krista has been very busy with Mia at home, and she also helped to host a ladies retereat last month for the women of our church, she did an excellent job. We are now slowly working out times to get to know individual members of our church family better and spend time with them. Your prayers are a great help to us friends, and we continue to covet them.

God bless

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Sermon Series

Some really exciting things are going on at Church. We are beginning a new ministry to the university starting this fall. I will be preaching a series at our college services, I am very excited about this opportunity. Here's a sample of our Sermon Series Promotional Logo.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Family Photo

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My New Job

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me to find a part time job while working at the church here in Portsmouth, OH. The Lord has seen fit to answer your prayers in a way that I never expected. This last week I received an invitation to be the newest Adjunct Professor of English Composition at Shawnee State University. I am teaching two classes this semester and am very excited. Thanks pray for me as I begin the semester on MONDAY!

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Years Thoughts

Well it is 2008 and I have a new post at Christ & Pop-Culture discussing the New Years Resolution: Resolved to Not Have a New Years Resolution. See my thoughts on resolutions, and their relationship to the resolutions of good Christian men of old.


Monday, December 31, 2007

Some Pics of Our New Home

Here's some pictures of our new home.

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