Publications

I have had the amazing opportunity to write two books about things I am passionate about: Pentecostal Theology and Eschatology. You can find these books on Amazon.com HERE

Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin:   Word & Spirit Press, 2008


41eTLmculdLPilgrimage into Pentecost explores the life and legacy of Howard M. Ervin,Th.D., chronicling Ervin’s pilgrimage from his beginnings as Baptist pastor to his global influence as a Pentecostal leader. His exegetical theology led him to advocate a distinctively Lukan theology of the Holy Spirit, and he became for a while the leading scholarly apologist for the classical Pentecostal doctrine of Spirit baptism. Ervin’s scholarship spurred fruitful theological debate on the contemporary work of the Holy Spirit, especially with New Testament scholar James D.G. Dunn, while his extensive ecumenical pastoral ministry demonstrated the Spirit’s work of unifying the body of Christ. Pilgrimage into Pentecost not only pays well-deserved tribute to a pioneer of Pentecostal scholarship but also offers his devout scholarship and distinguished forty-year teaching career at Oral Roberts University (ORU) as an example for others.

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Why I Want To Be Left Behind;  Word & Spirit Press, 2008

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Why I Want To Be Left Behind is a look at the biblical exegesis of some of the most important end times passages and images. Each chapter engages a position held by Left Behind Theology and exposes the problems.  Chapters discuss the nature of images such as the tribulation, the two witnesses, the mark of the beast and the 144,000.  Each image that is proposed as part of the left behind theology is examined in light of the historical context of the related scripture passages.  This book presents an alternative to the Left Behind scenario and build a new passion for the Book of Revelation.

The Average Pastor: Reflections of an Average Pastor of an Average Church (2017)

The Average Pastor is a memoir of my seven years pastoring a small church. The average church in America is 75 people.  This means that most churches aren’t small, they are average.  This book is for the average pastor who serves the average church in America. The Average Pastor is a collection of reflections on pastoring the average church from an average pastor. I cover a variety of topics such as leadership in the small church, finances, the church size debate, staff and practical tips learned in the small church.