For those of you who don’t know: Christy and I are having a baby boy! Our son is due in mid-November. Stay tuned for further details. I hope to set up a baby news blog/website at some point in the near future.


I had the honor of speaking to my parent’s church a couple of weeks ago. You can watch that message by clicking Here. Click on the link for the 3-30 service once you get there. The sermon begins at around the 26 1/2 minute mark.


At this point, I’m probably just writing to myself. It doesn’t look like I’m actually going to be able to maintain the discipline of blogging anymore, but I will try to check in from time to time to give a brief update and respond to any comments that may filter in.

Here’s the latest:

– Things at Wilshire are good. Christy and I both like the church and enjoy what we do there. We have found it to be a unique and wonderful community of faith.

– I was recently accepted to a Doctor of Ministry program at Fuller Theological Seminary. I hadn’t intended to begin coursework until the Fall, but have been given the opportunity to go ahead and take their “gateway” course this Spring. The course officially begins on March 31.

That’s the latest. Of course there are more details to be shared, but if you want those you’ll have to ask.



Some people have asked where my sermons can be read or heard. Click Here to access our church sermon archives. You will have to select 2008 or 2007 sermons to find mine. There are no audio recordings available for the ones preached at our Vespers services.

It usually takes a couple of weeks for the audio to make it to the web, so you might have to wait for the Feb 10th message.

That’s enough about that. As for my lack of posting…. I can’t say that I’ll do better in the future, but if there is something you’d like to know…something you’d like to be caught up on… let me know. I’ll try to post an update.


Hey there. I don’t have much time to write these days, but just in case your one of the three people who still check in on me every now and then…I just wanted you to know that I’m still around.

Christy and I have had a nice transition back into life in the States. We’ve both been serving on staff at Wilshire Baptist Church since early September. We love our new church. If you’re ever in the Dallas area, come check it out.

If you’re interested in catching up, give me a call or shoot me an email.

If you just need something to read, click HERE to read a sermon that I preached a few weeks ago:

It was the first one in a long while…

Peace to you

I have posted excerpts from our August e-udpate and the Quarterly Newsletter we mailed out in July.

Happy Reading!

At this very moment I am surrounded by the sights and sounds of American fast food. Thanks to the wonderful phenomenon of free wireless internet, this update is coming to you from a Chic-Fil-A in Waco, Texas. That’s right…we’re back!

Since our last newsletter Christy and I have said goodbye to our friends in Thailand. We boarded that long flight from Asia to North America and made our way back to Texas. After two nights in Tokyo, we finished our journey home on August 4th. In the two weeks since we have enjoyed spending time with family and friends, we left jet lag behind us, we helped move my sister into her college dorm room, we received every piece of our luggage, and we even moved a few of our things to Dallas.

You have been present in our lives these past two years through prayer, support, service, and encouragement.  We continue to be thankful for your friendship. We have enjoyed seeing many of your faces in recent days, and we are excited about spending time with more of you in the coming months. Sometimes it is hard to believe that we’re not just visiting the States right now. We don’t have to pack all of our catching up with you into a week or two. Being away has reminded us of what a gift it is to have you all so close.