Why you are here…I have no idea. This place is and will be filled with thoughts, ramblings, digressions, observations, conversations, debates, and maybe even tirades. My hope and prayer is that this can be an online “water cooler” of sorts where people can gather virtually to simply share ideas and even, relatively safely, vent…
Me? Well, I am a husband, father, pastor, professor and musician (though if you ask everyone else I’m sure other titles and adjectives may come up!! HA!).
I studied music at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and dabbled in various musical ventures including Praise Teams, Rock Bands, and even played a bit with The Second City Comedy Club at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
Currently I am Sr. Pastor at Hope Lutheran Church in Farmington Hills, MI. Before this call, I served as Pastor at Spirit Alive Church in Kenosha, WI. I received theological training at both Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA and Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where I studied Youth and Family Ministry as well as earned my Master of Divinity. I have also served at Community Lutheran Church in Las Vegas, NV.
As I was finishing my M. Div. degree from Luther Seminary I was asked to serve as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Waldorf College in Forrest City, IA. I still teach an occasional online course in any of the following classes – Philosophy of World Religions, Christian Ethics, and Life, Meaning and Vocation. I am also proud to sit on the Alumni Council in support of Luther Seminary.
All that to say that none of it is as important as being a husband to my beautiful wife who is my best friend and father to my three awesomely amazing girls (yes…I said awesomely amazing)!
That is a bit about me…please ‘subscribe’ to this BLOG, introduce yourself, and offer up a thought to post that might encourage conversation and deep thought. This is a BLOG that ultimately will revolve around the Creator of the Universe. You may have a different name or understanding of God…you may not even believe in God, but please know that you are welcome here. Your input, all input is welcome. This is not to be a conversation in a bubble, but rather (and hopefully) one that really and honestly forces all of us to broaden our horizons and expand our experience if only a little bit. So please…jump in, offer up, share your thoughts and your questions…