"The Lord's Supper is not only a visible reminder of the gospel, it is a spiritual feast where Christ is present as both the host and the meal. His presence is not physical, but it is real. At the Table, Christ nourishes us, strengthens us, and assures us of his love. We do not celebrate an absent Christ in the Supper, but enjoy communion with the living Christ. As Richard Baxter remarked, 'Nowhere is God so near to man as in Jesus Christ; and nowhere is Christ so familiarly represented to us, as in the holy sacrament.'"
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.