Here’s me in a nutshell.
I’ll start with the single, most traumatic fact of my life. As of January 29, 2012, I am 40 years old. (Dang. That looks weird seeing it typed out.)
I have a beautiful wife, Rachel, and two beautiful daughters, Kyra (b.1998) and Megan (b.2000). They simultaneously keep me both sane and crazy.
I am Canadian (but have lived State-side for 12 of the last 16 years). I love hockey. I love living in North Carolina. I hate Duke (mostly just their basketball). I have a new found love of reading (last 5 years or so). I play piano, guitar and bass (in that order).
I have a dog. My wife has a dog; a staffordshire terrier mix named Swagger (and she’s super cute).
I am a Christian … which means something very different to me now than it did 25, 15 or even 5 years ago. I used to think it meant I was going to heaven when I die.
It’s much bigger (and different) than that. When Jesus extended invitations to people, it had very little to do with what would happen when they died. It was far more about what would happen if they lived! It was about fulfilling the words of the Lord’s prayer “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
I’m a pastor, too, at Ekklesia. It’s a small, beautiful, generous community of people trying to be Kingdom bearers; to bring heaven to earth; to become His unmistakable people in the world.