I write as a follower of Jesus, the Messiah of Israel (usually expressed as “Jesus Christ”). I was raised in a conservative, nondenominational Christian home in Northern Indiana, an upbringing for which I am grateful. Currently, I identify as Anglican via the Anglican Church in North America. My wife and I were missionaries for 7 years with Mission Aviation Fellowship, 4 of which were spent in the D.R. Congo. After this, I completed my M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and am now halfway through my doctorate in NT at Asbury Theological Seminary.