Counterfeit gods

Nationalism

Nationalism

Those of you who know me know that I think I have the best job at Plainfield Christian Church. Really, I love my job! One of the biggest reasons is that I am given the opportunity to visit our Global Impact Partners around the world, which allows me to indulge my love of travel. This year I was able to experience the world’s best caramel macchiato in Kosovo, fresh Ukrainian cucumbers, and the best tacos I’ve ever had in Mexico. (Yes, trying new foods is always a personal highlight.) I also love learning about different cultures and experiencing how God is present in each of them.

Christian Communities

Christian Communities

I was raised at Plainfield Christian Church. After that, I attended Ozark Christian College, where I studied the Bible and Christian ministry. My upbringing was “Christian,” and I was blessed by it in many ways. That’s because I always had a strong group of disciples around me to support me in my walk with Jesus. I would not be the same person without this church, my alma mater, and many Christian friends and mentors who have been with me along the way.

Doctrinal Accuracy

Doctrinal Accuracy

I didn’t know that Christians fought about beliefs until I was a freshman at Bible college.

We were required to take two semesters of Acts of the Apostles. It met early on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. (Incidentally, this is when I formed my coffee addiction. But, that’s another story.) My professor was a soft-spoken, deeply passionate man in his late 60s who had been a preacher and professor for over 40 years. He had also been an amateur boxer in his youth. He had huge fists and he made a habit of pounding them on his podium whenever he wanted to drive home a point. It worked!