A little more about me.
For nearly a decade, I had the incredible opportunity to be a youth pastor at Calvary Chapel Vista in Southern California. I got to lead middle and high schoolers, and occasionally stepped into the world of Bible College teaching. Honestly, guiding that amazing group of students towards Jesus as King was an absolute highlight of my life.
For a wonderful season, I came alongside the organization Calvary Global Network to serve as their Director of Podcasting & Content Strategy. I got to work with a lot of great people, and make a lot of amazing things to help churches around the world. It was a life changing experience and I am extremely grateful to those who put faith in me.
Today, I am focused on running GoodLion Ministries, helping young Christians follow the way of Jesus in a postmodern and post-Christian culture. I create podcasts, workshops, and content to serve the church at large. It is my dream to do this full-time. You can support that effort here.
I also am the founder and director of the GoodLion School of Discipleship, which is a local para-church ministry that serves young adults in the OKC area, gathering together to study the foundations of theology and the heart of discipleship. It is my absolute joy to meet with these students on a regular basis and pour into their development.
To help support my ministry work, I run a web design business which I originally started way back when I was 15 years old. It’s had a few names over the years, but it currently goes by Helmsman Agency.
I am pursuing a masters in applied biblical leadership at Western Seminary. My favourite things in the world are deep conversations about God, and creating resources that will help people grow and flourish as they follow the way of Jesus.
BLOGS & WRITTEN WORK
Currently one of my favorite places to do ministry is the GoodLion Podcast! Each episode, my good friend Brian Higgins and I work hard to dive deep into theology, culture, church, and discipleship to Jesus. I’ve had some much fun in these conversations, and running this show has continued to push me to be a lifelong learner.
Our guests are Mike Dente, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Paris, France, and Professor Darrell Bock from Dallas Theological Seminary. We discuss everything from the distinctions between Israel and ethnic Israel, the Church, and political Israel, to progressive and traditional dispensationalism. We're unraveling the complex tapestry of God's divine program, one thread at a time.
We dive into the pivotal covenants God has made, and seek to understand how these manage His divine program. We also discuss the interplay between covenantal theology and dispensationalism, and what this means for our understanding of the Bible's multi-dimensional nature.
We also explore the complexities of identifying God's people (is it Israel, or the Church?), examine the reconciliation of one people of God, and discuss the mission of redemption for Jews and Gentiles alike.
We also address the relevance of prophecy update church services… Yes, we're going there!
We dig into the ethical implications of judgment and rapture in the dispensationalism context, offering insights on compassionate interpretation and the importance of living out your faith. Plus, we discuss the potential dangers of viewing those who do not share our faith as enemies rather than a mission field.
In the second half of the episode, we ask Dr. Bock to engage with an article by Scot McKnight, as well as the teachings of NT Wright. You definitely don't want to miss this!
(00:00:00) – Intro: What is Progressive Dispensationalism?
(00:09:35) – Exploring Covenantal and Dispensational Theology
(00:25:36) – Who are God's People?
(00:38:04) – Newspaper Theology & Prophecy Updates: Helpful, or Harmful?
(00:48:22) – Is the Amillennial View a Theologically Liberal Interpretation?
(00:57:50) – Engaging with Scott McKnight: ”The Late Great Dispensationalism?”
(01:16:05) – N.T. Wright and Inaugurated Eschatology
(01:23:36) – Common Grace and Cultural Engagement for the Dispensationalist
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Here’s what I’ve been working on lately!
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