Family: I met my wife JoLynn in college and she has given me four wonderful children: Megan (Jon), Amanda (Jake), Micah (has a snake), and Caleb (has a Jeep).
Education: I went to a bunch of schools (fun, but not too productive…) finally getting my life together and graduating from Criswell in Dallas, and Moody Seminary in Chicago.
Writing Stuff: Bizarre Bible Stories and Bizarre Bible Stories 2! were published by Baker Books and Heritage Builders. You can get them and some of my smaller writings here – but they will cost you. Most of my pastoral humor writing has been published by Leadership Journal or their parent company Christianity Today. You can find those articles here – for free (mostly). Our you can read through this website, most stuff is inconveniently here for the digging.
Job Stuff: Besides being an author, I’m lead pastor of Cottonwood Church.
Personal Stuff: As a missionary kid, I’ve always known who Jesus was, but it wasn’t until college that I really began to look at how He fit into my life. Discovering the answer has been a mysterious, exhilarating, long (and sometimes difficult) journey, but I could not imagine a life without Christ. While living in Winnipeg MB a friend came up to me after church. She said, “Dan, don’t take this wrong, but I think you may be a better writer than a speaker.” She then introduced me to her agent, and Bizarre Bible Stories was picked up by Baker Books about a year later. Now, I get to tell stories as a pastor, a dad, and a writer. Writing is harder for me then speaking, as it’s difficult for me to think with my mouth closed. Along with a beautiful wife and four terrific kids, I have a Jeep. People with Jeeps are more fun.