Who Am I?

orphan-poet-adoptee-soldier-prodigal-servant-husband-counselor-desperate seeker after my Father’s face “I feel my body weakened by the years as people turn to gods of cruel design. Is it that they fear the pain of death, or is it that they fear the joy of life?” – Toad the Wet Sprocket

  1. nick
    it is nice to read your comments on john mark’s blog, thanks

    i live in >.cal.a mile or two from claremont colleges.

    where you at

    blessings rich in ca

  2. Nick, please e-mail me. I will be driving through not too far from you this weekend. Would love to see you. Tell you sweet wife and her family HI!

  3. Very good article on Passing the Torch!!! Of course, I could be a little partial to the one you mentioned… You probably already have that “one thing” in your writing–how about a book???

    • Hey Carolyn! Yeah, I guess you might be partial to Joe-Buddy!

      I’ve been editing a couple of books for friends, and reviewing others – I’ve got a couple of ideas on the back burner. Maybe you’re right šŸ™‚

  4. Hey Nick–

    Always enjoy reading your posts over at Jay’s blog. I’ve lost the thread–but somewhere you were writing about missional hermeneutics. I’ve not heard of this, and a cursory google search didn’t offer anything enlightening. Could you provide some links to anything you’ve written on the subject? I appreciate it, man.


    Oh yeah—what years were u at LU? I was 95-00 (yeah, 5.5yrs, but I took off two semesters šŸ™‚ ) Thanks bro,

    • Hey Jon! Your name sounds REALLY familiar. I was at (or around) Lipscomb from October 1993-December 2000. I took classes there from 94-98 or so, but never graduated because it was lots more fun to just borrow money and go to class when I felt like it and play on the computer the rest of the time. I lived in High Rise – spent summers in Sewell – and I was the 3rd shift manager at the Waffle House on Sidco Drive (I-65 and Harding Place) from 1998-2000.

      For missional hermeneutics, I have two recommendations.

      1) Order The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative by Christopher JH Wright today.

      2) While you’re waiting for that to arrive, read all of the posts under Hermeneutics on John Mark Hick’s blog. By then, I should have more stuff to recommend! In fact, I’m seriously considering blogging my way through the Wright text.

  5. Yeah, I thought same thing about ur name. Wow, you worked at The House!! Man, is it possible that you discipled under “Rick” at the House?! No last name needed—you’ll either know who Rick is or you won’t! šŸ™‚ Not sure if you knew Brian Bergman, but I’ve seen him post over at Jay’s. Besides that, I’ve not seen any other Lipscombites that I know of.

    Thanks for the links. I’ll check those out…also plan to read Blue Parakeet and see what kind of texture that adds. I’ll put your blog on my favs and keep up with it, Jon

  6. Yes, Rick and I became quite a team! He actually moved up here a year or so after I did – lived in our spare bedroom til he found himself a place!

    And Bergman sounds very familiar as well – I think he was part of the Thursday night House crowd.

  7. You’re an orphan, too? And a counselor? Well, no wonder I’ve been following you on Twitter!
    I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. I’ll keep reading. It’s nice to know there are other brothers/sisters out there who have similar backgrounds.


    • My background plays such a huge influence on my ministry – I’m glad to have you as part of our Fumbling family!

      I’m a counselor by gift rather than by profession – Abba seems to send people my way and I try to bless them from the riches with which he’s blessed me.

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