I am director of career development at The King’s College NYC and author of the best-selling book on faith-based productivity, What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. I’m also co-founder of a business by the same name, which is devoted to helping you be more productive in a gospel-centered way.
This is my personal website. Thanks for coming. Here you’ll find the things I have to say on theology, Christian living, and living in New York City.
I moved to Manhattan a couple of years ago from the midwest and love it. My whole life I was always thinking “where is everyone?” Then I moved out here and finally found out. I love being in a busy city and around crowds. I love the fact that there are so many people to meet out here and that you meet fascinating and super smart people from all over the world — China, Europe, Africa, and everywhere else.
Taking a slight cue from Tim Challies, here’s my angle on things:
- Christian. I believe Jesus died, rose again, and is Lord, and that this is the defining truth for all of life.
- Protestant. I believe Luther and the Reformers got it right on the nature of the gospel–we are accepted by God through faith alone in the substitutionary work of Christ alone.
- Reformed. I believe God is in control of all things and affirm the doctrines of grace.
- Evangelical. I believe that evangelicalism is not dead and does not need to be reformed the way that some folks have been trying.
A brief word on that. Today when the wider culture hears of “evangelicals” they tend to think of a certain political category. That is not what evangelicalism is or means.
To be an evangelical means you affirm the centrality of the gospel and the necessity of responding to it in faith — not merely knowing it. There are some ways I think evangelicalism today needs to be updated. I think it’s wrong and unbiblical, for example, to be judgmental, and sometimes Christians fall into this.
But you can be fair-minded and gracious and still affirm the centrality of the gospel and even absolute truth. This is the kind of evangelicalism we need — one that believes in truth while also holding up high the value of people.
I studied under John Piper while I got my M.Div. in biblical and theological studies and worked at Desiring God for about 14 years. That was a very fun time, where I was given the opportunity to serve as director of internet and then director of strategy (among other things along the way).
Then I started my own business and wrote What’s Best Next, which was quite the challenge. I also worked as director of marketing at Made to Flourish, a great organization dedicated to equipping pastors to connect faith and work, before moving out to New York.
I love learning about economics, government, culture, and quantum physics as well as theology. So I write about those things here as well. And over at What’s Best Next you’ll find my resources on productivity, work, leadership, and things like that.