Rick Warren's foreword for Should We Fire God?
I guess this is where I should introduce myself. I am a pastor / writer / husband of Tracy for 14 years / dad to Noah, Seth and Emma / and the one ring that rules them all so to speak is that I am a follower of Jesus. I would say I am a Christian, but that word can bring a lot of unfortunate baggage with it, so, let’s just say an apprentice of Jesus. He has become my Messiah, my guide, my goal./ I have come to a place of trusting the scriptures to be God’s words to us and am trying to allow them to craft me into the man God would have me to be.
I have just written my first book / Should We Fire God? which came out 4.8.10 / and am excited and nervous about it all at the same time./ Now I am working on my second and wondering if I am faithful and brave or just stupid.
I am a skeptic / a questioner / and a recovering cynic. I am always seeking to understand better how to walk out my faith in Jesus day to day / to show what I believe to be true about our amazing world and not just say it or write it. Some days I think I nail it / others it seems to just nail me.
I am aware that I am a thirty-something / middle-class / white / guy and am constantly trying to see what in our world that allows me to see clearly / and what that can easily blind me to
When I look at the world there are time when I feel like I can almost see it the way that God would have it be / and others where the pain that people in our broken world face almost feels suffocating
I realize I am still fairly young / but I have seen enough to know that what I have experienced with God is real / and one of the greatest desires I have is for people to know that God feels toward them the same way he feels toward me.
These thoughts are my own / yes, I have the privilege of being a co-pastor and lead navigator at an amazing church / but these thoughts are not necessarily those of [nlcf] / not because I think one thing off the clock and speak another on / but rather because I alone don’t shape the theology of [nlcf] / I am, however, the sole editor of what is shared here