I am from Stoney Creek, Ontario. I live in Kentville, Nova Scotia, with my wife, Meagan, and five boys. Yes, we have five boys.
By profession, I am Assistant Professor of Theology of Acadia Divinity College. Previously I have served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sudbury, the Assistant Chaplain of Thorneloe University at Laurentian University, and I was also part-time faculty there in religious studies and theology.
I did my undergrad and masters degrees at Heritage College and Seminary. I wrote my master’s thesis, entitled, “Trinity and Community: the Postmodern Evangelical Theological Methodology of Stanley J. Grenz.”
I did my Doctor of Theology for University of Toronto, Wycliffe College, in systematic theology, with my dissertation entitled, “The baptist Vision: Narrative Theology and Baptist Identity in the Thought of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.” (the small “b” there is intentional).
This blog is entitled “Friend of Radicals” to encapsulate both my convictions as a Anabaptist/Baptist as well as a Christian thinker willing to listen to other pioneering hearts and minds, who offer great lessons on living the faith in “radical” ways.
You can read my full faith story, entitled “Faith in Fragments” in three parts: