About Chris

I spent some years practicing law before responding to God’s call to enter full-time ministry. I wrote a recent book, Crisis of Discipleship: Renewing the Art of Relational Disciple-Making out of concern for our culture and for the decline of the church in the West. Chris Portrait 001

Kathy and I earlier published a practical book on evangelism and discipleship training called, Salt & Light: Everyday Discipleship. We continued e to help churches learn to disciple people more effectively and work with missions. Crisis of Discipleship is an attempt to outline a Biblical and theological foundation for the techniques of relational disciple-making in post modern culture.

Journey on the Path of Life generally looks at discipleship and the history of political theology and philosophy with a view towards a view of discipleship and political thought informed by the Christian emphasis on wisdom and love.

From 1994 to April 2017, I served in two pastorates near Memphis, Tennessee, one at First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville, Tennessee, and the other at Advent Presbyterian Church in Cordova, Tennessee. I then served Bay Presbyterian Church in Bay Village Ohio as it’s transitional pastor. We currently live in San Antonio, Texas.

I received my Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA., and my Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. At Asbury, I studied Leadership and especially the Spirituality of Leadership. I also have a B.A. from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and a J.D. Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

My wife, Kathy, and I have four grown children.   Each one of them is pursuing their own careers and bliss!



4 thoughts on “About Chris”

  1. I happened upon your blog via my friend, Leara. I am so glad I read “Love in Uncertain Times.” I write about the world for a living, and lately, the lion’s share of my work these days deals with the unfortunate horrors unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa. It is depressing and disheartening subject matter, which lately has left me (in my personal life; not my professional life where I need to be objective) questioning the paradoxes of humanity. In the personal realm, your piece was the most thoughtful material I have read lately. I imagine I will be re-reading it regularly on the trying days when the tragedies of the world overwhelm me. Many thanks !!
    – Denise

  2. I hope this is what I need to do to get the weekly posts. If not, please let me know. Thank you.

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