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.
Studying the intersection of critical thinking & faith has been a life long passion, and it has consumed an embarrassingly large about of my time and energy for over two decades. I have had friends and colleagues who say my pursuit borders on obsession. They are wrong. It crossed that line long ago.
I loved my years of graduate work studying Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, Ethics and Culture at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. After completing my Masters and then my Doctorate in Ministry (c) in these areas, I enjoyed years of teaching philosophy and critical reasoning on secular campuses as well as at the United States Pentagon, where my unstated goal was to address and help clear away the intellectual barriers to a reasonable faith that so many people experience today in the post-modern milieu that is our culture.
I continue this ministerial work now as a Critical Thinking Educator and Coach because I am called to share in our purpose of loving God with our heart, soul, strength and MIND. I help others pursue this through the cultivation of what I call a well-formed thought life. Helping others grow in their understanding about themselves and God along with understanding the knowledge tradition that Christianity is brings me great joy.
Some time ago, I felt the call to develop a framework I call “Think to Empower Change” and I presently enjoy coaching coach others using this framework because the importance of thinking well about ourselves and all of God’s creation is vital to Christendom. As we strive to become our best we can simply serve others better! I am blessed to facilitate the paradigm shifts people experience as they practice the cognitive tools that I share with them to move toward consistently becoming conformed to the image of Christ.
Conversations can be transformational. Let’s have one!
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.