When I was a kid, I was never satisfied with “Because I said so” answers–I always wanted to know why things are the way they are. That’s why I decided to pursue a degree in electrical engineering while playing basketball as a center at Northwestern University in the BigTen.

I had an engineering job all lined up after college, but a phone call from the Chicago Bulls got me a little sidetracked on a path that would lead me to playing in five NBA camps, blocking multiple dunks by Shaquille O’Neal, being coached by NBA legend Rick Barry, and playing in exotic locations such as Turkey, El Salvador, and Cuba. When all was said and done, I’d played in nine countries on three continents, and forty of the fifty United States.

In 2003, God called me to teach theology and apologetics to sixth graders–to teach them the whats and the whys of the historic Christian faith–and I’ve been doing it ever since. I’ve published both the lessons I’ve taught as well as the lessons I’ve learned in the three-volume book “Jesus” Is Not the Answer to Every Sunday School Question, and now my full-time mission is to challenge, encourage, and equip the body of Christ to be obedient to 1 Peter 3:15 and Jude 3–to be prepared with reasonable answers to reasonable questions about the faith that was once and for all handed down to the saints.

I live near Woodinville, WA with my wife and our four children. When I’m not writing, teaching, or speaking, I enjoy making things out of wood.

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