- What famous person do people tell you that you look like?
- I don’t really look like anyone famous. But, if you think that I do look like someone famous, email me and let me know so I can make this answer funnier for others to read in the future.
- What’s on your iPod right now?
- Sadly, nothing. I broke the screen on my iPhone/iPod a while back and had to eventually switch to an Android phone (because it was free). So, I’ve temporarily reverted to the old fashioned way of playing music: Compact Discs. But, for inquiring minds, a Jack Johnson CD has been on loop in my car for the past week.
- Your first job?
- The very first job that I can actually remember getting paid for was baling hay when I was in 8th or 9th grade. I had many unpaid jobs before that, but I think that’s just what they call chores.
- Your greatest indulgence?
- Electronic gadgets, hands down. I’m much better now and actually haven’t purchased any gadgets for a very long time, but if I suddenly had a lot of extra cash lying around, I’d be very tempted to go the Apple store and find new fun things to buy.
- Favorite season, and why?
- Fall. I feel that it’s far superior to the other 3 seasons. It’s like God said “you know what, I’m going to give them the perfect temperature and make all the trees beautiful for a month.”
- What’s one book that has impacted you?
- The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. This book was a huge catalyst for change in my wife’s and my life. It really helped us see the gospels through new eyes and realize that Jesus’ heart was for us to take care of the impoverished, the widowed, the thirsty, and the sick just as much as he wants us to reach out to the poor in spirit. It emphasized for us that if our evangelism turns a blind eye to building relationships and caring for people’s real, tangible needs, then it’s nothing more than words.
- What’s one thing people don’t know about you?
- People close to us know this, but my wife and I sold everything we could back in March of 2010 and left Lexington for 6 months to try and hike the Appalachian Trail and raise awareness and funds for the world’s water crisis. Taking off our cultural blinders, getting rid of our junk and stepping out into the risky territory God was calling us into was by far one of the most transformational moments of our lives. We were not actually planning on coming back to Lexington after our trip, but we’re glad that God gave us a different direction and brought us back to be a part of Southland.