"It is the crucified man that can preach the cross. Said Thomas 'except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails...I will not believe.' Dr. Parker of London said that what Thomas said of Christ, the world is saying about the church. And the world is also saying to every preacher: Unless I see in your hands the print of the nails, I will not believe. It is true. It is the man...who has died with Christ,...that can preach the cross of Christ."
I am first and foremost a sinner saved by grace, a completely
undeserving child of God. After that I am the husband of the most
beautiful woman I know (my high school sweetheart) and a father to our
two wonderful children. Thirdly, I am a Presbyterian pastor (ordained
in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church) who longs to help others know
for themselves the joy and salvation that I have found in Christ Jesus.
Among my other passions are St. Louis Cardinal baseball (which has
historically been pretty easy) and Mizzou Tiger football (which, though
great in recent years, has historically required far more perseverance).
I moved to Michigan in 2006, but spent the first 34+ years of my life
in St. Louis, Missouri. If you're from St. Louis, the answer to your
question is Webster Groves H.S. -- Go Statesmen, keep The Bell!
I am also a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism
("the oldest and finest journalism school in the world") and Covenant
Theological Seminary, where the Lord truly developed my great
appreciation for his grace.