Hi, I’m James.

I follow Jesus. I’m a husband, father, campus minister, leader, writer, and melodramatic Husker football fan. I’m married to my lovely wife Carly and we have four awesome kids.

I work as a campus minister reaching students at my alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to that, I served as a pastor to a wonderful little church in Clifton Park, NY (just north of Albany).

My wife and I host a podcast together called Everyday Disciples. Give it a listen. If you like it, would you rate and review it to help move it up the charts? We’d be grateful.

Now, if you’re looking around on a Christian blog, you might be wondering, What kind of Christian is he?

I’m the Jesus-kind of Christian.

I’m not much for labels and don’t fit neatly into any one theological (or political) box. Read a bit from this site and you’ll figure that out soon enough.

What’s this site all about?

This website is a collection of thoughts, observations, and experiences in life, disciple-making, leadership, theology, and culture. Hopefully, what you find can help you as you follow Jesus.

If you’re curious about Jesus, hopefully something here helps you make sense of him. If that’s you, I’d love to talk with you.

Looking for something specific? The categories at the bottom of the screen or that handy magnifying glass up top will be your best friends.

The easiest way to follow along is to subscribe at the bottom of the page or follow me on Medium. You can also get my monthly newsletter on Substack which gives you a roundup of my best posts for the month and maybe an extra bonus you won’t find here. It’s all totally free.

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Are you looking for a speaker for an event, retreat, or camp for adults or students? I’d be honored to partner with you in your ministry by speaking at your event. Here are some links to a few messages I’ve preached:

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It should go without saying, but here it is: the views on this website are my own and do not necessarily reflect the beliefs, convictions, or opinions of any organization or church that I’m a part of. Now you know.

Should you read something here you disagree with or that makes you feel uncomfortable, I’d encourage you to reach out to me. I love hearing “the other side” and engaging in good conversation about important things with interesting people (that’s you!). So, I’d be honored to talk more with you.