Let me start by saying, I’m not very good at talking about myself. I’m considered a senior citizen, though I don’t feel old. I’ve been married to the same woman 40 years and counting. She is, without exaggeration, my best friend. I think of myself as the richest man in the world, mostly due to my wife and my two beautiful and godly daughters. Both have flown from the nest. One is married. One is single. Two grandchildren have entered my life thus far, and have won my heart. My son-in-law is a trusted friend. I exercise routinely. I read voraciously. I listen intently. I ride a motorcycle joyfully. I read my Bible, pray, sing, reflect, and journal routinely. I placed my trust in the finished work of Jesus at the age of 20 during a sleepless night in Wichita, Kansas, while serving as a military policeman. I have managed to keep one foot in the local church and one foot in the academic world without losing my balance. So, I am by trade a pastor and a teacher. Mostly I am an ongoing apprentice of Jesus.