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I can answer just about any question about Christian living, believing that the Biblical revelation is meant to deal with all of life. Though not every modern issue is addressed specifically in the Bible, I feel confident in applying the grand principles of love, submission and Christ-likeness to all issues. I can't answer some questions definitively simply because God has not given detailed information on some matters. I can draw valid conclusions from what God has revealed, though.

Experience in the area

I was raised in the church from my childhood, and have had an interest in God, the Bible and spiritual things from a very early age. At around the age of 15, I felt led to pursue a future in full time ministry. I've been in professional ministry since 2003, but was very active in teaching and encouraging Christians long before that. I preached my first sermon at the age of 15 and have found great joy in teaching God's truths ever since!


Pastor of New Hope Community Church; member of the Christian Ministers Association.


BA in preaching from Hope International University (Fullerton, CA); full time pastor for five years; continually engaged in reading and studying to further my understanding of Scriptures.

What do you like about this subject?

Living out our trust in and devotion to Christ is what being a disciple is all about! Christian living is the goal of Christian learning, disciplines, and everything else. How we live is our 'proof in the pudding' as Christians.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am, before anything else in this life, a disciple of Jesus Christ, and each day I am given another chance to become more like Him. I hope to lead the congregation under my care (and anyone else who will let me) to see themselves as disciples of Jesus above any other identity they have.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

If we do not live lives of trust, we do not trust, and so obedience to Christ is the proof (not the cause) of our faith in Him as Lord. We embrace Him as Savior and serve Him as King. How can we hope to be saved if we ignore the King's commands? If Christ is the living One, people should be able to see Him alive in me!

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2016-01-10 Follow up:

Lisa, again, please forgive my delay.  In driving across the country, my schedule and Internet access have been in flux.    To answer your questions, this desire and pleasure you have is in you because

2016-01-07 Not sure what subject:

Hi, Lisa,  Please forgive me for taking so long to answer you.  The terms "lesbian" and homosexual are confused in our society.  For most, sexual desire for those of the same gender means you're homosexual

2015-07-18 Avoiding Sex With A Psychic Medium:

Jay,     I can address your ultimate concern by answering a different question than the one you've asked.  The truth is, your first need is to belong to Jesus in intimate relationship with him.  In doing

2014-10-08 What is the biblical way to handle my relationship?:

Ryan, it sounds like you already sense what you're to do.  I cannot find any reasons Scripturally to counsel you against breaking off your relationship with Colleen.  In truth, the benefits to you and

2014-10-07 What is the biblical way to handle my relationship?:

Ryan, thank you for your question and for providing a good amount of context for the question.      I really do sympathize with you in this dilemma, and I commend you for seeking to do what is honorable


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