Love Ideas? Me too! In fact, I like them so much I have spent many wonderful years of my life studying ways to think about them.
I also love coffee.
As it turns out, thinking about ideas and coffee go super together. If you love thinking about stuff too, then reach out and let’s grab coffee and “zoom” through a great conversation! Reach out anytime!
I love being with people and laughing and learning and consistently moving into joy. I think what I enjoy most about being with people is learning deeper ways to connect and become more like Jesus.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you THINK. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Thinking to Empower Change in our life and in the world means being continuously transformed by God to be our best so that we can serve others better. Transformation takes place in the mind, empowerment stems from knowledge that is well-applied and change occurs with daily choices to follow Jesus.
Cultivating a Christian Mind is one of my deepest passions, and I have devoted a fair amount of time and energy to studying the intersection of faith & critical thinking over the last 19 years. I have had friends say my pursuit borders on obsession. They are wrong. It crossed that line long ago.
I share the passion of Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033 – 1109) who held the idea that the Christian faith is naturally driven to understand the God we worship. A “faith seeking understanding” as he called it.
I love to learn, and I adored my graduate years of study at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. There I thrived diving into Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, Ethics and Culture. After completing my Masters and my Doctorate in Ministry (c) in these areas, I was blessed to enjoy almost 10 years of teaching adjunct undergraduate philosophy at various colleges on the East coast including the United States Pentagon. While I enjoyed academic life just for it’s sheer vibrancy, my unstated mission was really to assist in clearing away stubborn intellectual barriers to faith in Christ that trouble so many seekers in the post-modern and progressive climate of modern culture
I continue this ministerial work now as a Critical Thinking Educator and Christian Mindset Coach because I believe Scripture is replete with the idea that transformation starts with our thinking. The mind truly is the rudder of our soul and thus we flourish and reflect the Imago Dei as we pursue the development of a well-formed thought life.
I help others who also wish to pursue this through a simple framework I developed called “Think to Empower Change.” I enjoy coaching others to use this framework because striving to become our best is truly for the purpose of serving others better. In this we move toward the call of Christ in Matt 22:37 to LOVE God and each other with genuine compassion.
My Latest Musings…
I write mainly about the intersection between critical thinking and spiritual growth. I also comment quite a bit on the veracity of Christian Theism and the evidence for this.