Why I Write
Hi, I’m Gene and I write about the world we live in and navigating life through the lens of scripture. Another way to say that is simple theology for a messy life. And by simple, I don’t mean easy!
I ditched my first career in the coffee industry in order to serve people and share hope. My passion is to help you embrace Christ, become more like Him, and to apply Scripture to your daily life in practical ways.
Sometimes this means wrestling through topics, culture, and the events that impact us and our world. Sometimes it’s funny, serious or entertaining. It’s occasionally uncomfortable, educational or even a bit controversial. Maybe all of the above, perhaps even at once.
And sometimes it’s a mess.
My promise is to be truthful and honest. I’m not going to compromise the truth about God or His word around the ideology of social acceptance, but I will be respectful.
When we dig through eternal truths together, I’m convinced that there will be discussions to be had, stories to tell and songs to be sung, even though you do not want me to do the singing! Kidding aside, life is short, there are deep truths to discuss and we only have so many pages to do this in and I want you to join me.
Even when it gets uncomfortable.
Leave your comments on the posts, join the Simple Theology Messy Life community on MeWe, or if you’d like to connect one on one, feel free to drop me a message. I try to respond to everyone.
I’ll continue to write about things like faith, applying God’s word, family, serving others, sharing hope, cultural issues and society. I hope you’ll join me in the conversation. Even the difficult ones. Jump in, speak your mind and let’s dig deeper.
Who Am I?
I’ve been writing since I could hold a crayon, at times on the furniture to the dismay of my Mom. Though I didn’t know what it was then, I began blogging eons ago in terms of internet time (1998), even though I don’t think it was called that.
In January 2015, I launched Simple Theology, Messy Life in order to help kick open a few doors on conversation while staying true to my calling: serving people, sharing hope. I do this because I love Biblical truth and I want to understand more and I have a desire to teach others along the way.
My wife and I were married in 1991. We have 2 grown daughters, one granddaughter, and a grandson. We have served in cross-cultural ministries since 2007. I graduated from Bible University Canada, Nova Scotia with my Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS) and returned to complete my Master in Ministry (MMin).
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