I’m a Christian trying to live in light of what Jesus has done for me. I’m also a husband to Esther, and a father to Isaiah, Naomi, Elijah, and Miriam. I serve as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. In terms of hobbies, I am a true Californian—my favorite place in all the world is the beach, and I’m also into hiking, biking, and movies.
I have a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary in historical theology, and an M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary. I am the author of several books in the realm of theology and regularly write online in the realm of theology and Christian living. For a list of publications, see my CV.
The mission of Truth Unites is to provide an irenic voice on theology, apologetics, and the Christian life. We live in such a polarizing and disillusioned time. More than ever, it is important to cultivate both graciousness and depth in the way we commend the gospel to those around us.
Truth Unites has a dual purpose as both a theological resource to the church as well as an apologetics voice to our culture. In its inward-facing role, it seeks to serve the church with theological education. My content is especially focused on historical retrieval, and shoring up evangelical theology amidst its fragmentation. In its outward-facing role, Truth Unites seeks to provide a winsome and credible voice to the culture concerning the existence of God and the truths of the Christian faith. I’m particularly interested in utilizing classical arguments in the context of beauty, story, and probability.
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The views represented on my blog are mine alone and not representative of my church or denomination.
“I do not try, Lord, to attain Your lofty heights, because my understanding is in no way equal to it. But I do desire to understand Your truth a little, that truth that my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that ‘unless I believe, I shall not understand.'”
Anselm, Proslogion, chapter 1