My name is Chris. That's me on the right. On the left is my incredible wife E.A. She teaches high school Spanish. The two guys in the middle are our sons Jim and Liam. We also have a dog named Obadiah, because I wasn't allowed to name any of our children after minor prophets from the Old Testament. We live...well, that's kind of complicated right now. Our hearts are between South Carolina and Tennessee, which sounds like a bad country song. I'm in Nashville starting a new job at a church while the rest will be joining me soon.
In addition to being a husband and dad, I am the Minister to Youth and Their Families at Woodmont Christian Church. I should probably add that what I write here does not necessarily reflect the diverse views of the wonderful people there. I am also a freelance writer. I spent eight years writing Bible study curriculum and dramas (including two full-length plays that were split up over multiple nights) for a summer student conference attended by churches throughout the Southeast. I have written devotionals and Sunday school curriculum for Smyth & Helwys. And I have been blogging about life and a faith that wrestles with doubts and questions for over ten years.
I am a native South Carolinian. I have a Bachelor's in Religion from Furman University and a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb School of Divinity. Besides reading and writing, I love to run. I have been a lifelong fan of the Furman Paladins and the Atlanta Braves. I like to watch TV; Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Flash, and Master of None are some recent favorites. I love going to the movies, but that doesn't happen that often these days with two young boys.
I am a nerd in numerous areas: theology, history, useless trivia, and comic books. I am actually kind of bitter that it's somewhat socially acceptable to be a comic book nerd these days. I assure you that wasn't the case when I was in middle school and high school.
That's about it for now. If you have any questions or just want to say hi, feel free to do so.