I learned early in my career that the most exciting and novel things happen at interfaces, whether it be in chemistry, biology, programs, or discussion topics. This blog ponders discussion topics that occur at the interface of the bible and culture as it relates to the broad areas of biblical manhood, leadership, theology, and science and technology.
Logizomai in the Greek New Testament is defined as “to give careful thought to a matter” or “to hold a view about.” Both nuances of logizomai are employed in this blog. Some posts may present objective and careful thought about a topic, whereas other posts may present my subjective view and do not necessarily represent the official views of any school, church, or institution with which I may be affiliated.
My wife, Monica, and I married in 2006 and we have four amazing children: Susanna, Josiah, Nathaniel, and Seth. My wife is a preacher’s kid and former International Mission Board missionary to Nicaragua. Her link to Nicaragua continues via our family sponsoring several children in Nicaragua through Compassion. Our family is passionate about the church and missions!
I possess a doctorate in general revelation (chemical and biomedical engineering) and a masters in special revelation (master of divinity). I have worked in higher education in different capacities for more than 25 years.
Currently I serve as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives & Communications and professor in the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). I enjoy both aspects of my ministerial service, leading, teaching, and investing in the next generation of ministry leaders.
Before serving at SWBTS, I had the privilege of being a research scientist, department chair, and professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for 13 years and enjoyed adjunct positions at Rice University, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. My field of research was tissue engineering – regrowing tissues and organs for patients who are ravaged by cancer – and integrated the disparate fields of reconstructive surgery, polymer science, nanotechnology, cell and tissue culture technologies, digital imaging at the intracellular to cellular level, and mathematical modeling. God called me to full time vocational ministry service in 2008, to use my executive leadership and fundraising skills and my love for the church to advance the Great Commission through SWBTS and her graduates.
My hobbies include reading, carpentry, photography, and the outdoors. Our family attends and serves at Birchman Baptist Church.
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