My most recent book—Chasing After Wind: A Pastor’s life—has just been published! Wind is a memoir of my 40 years as a Presbyterian pastor, and it’s my fifth book with Eerdmans Publishing Company.

I worked at Eerdmans for a summer during my college years, and I played on the company softball team, the Amazing Grace. In spite of that, they keep publishing my books.

I’m a pastor, as I mentioned, and I served churches in Wheaton, Illinois, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and (most recently) Zürich, Switzerland. My undergraduate work was in philosophy at Calvin University (it used to be Calvin College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I received both master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

My older daughter is a Presbyterian pastor, and my younger daughter is a health economist. Both of them are married, have children of their own, and (remarkably enough) live in the same neighborhood in Minneapolis.

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Here are my books, which are available on Amazon or from the publisher:

CHASING AFTER WIND: A Pastor’s Life (Eerdmans)
The Truth About Who We Are: Letter to My Grandchildren (Wipf & Stock)

How to Become a Multicultural Church (Eerdmans)

What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life: Asking the Right Questions (Eerdmans)

Beyond ‘I Do’: What Christians Believe About Marriage (Eerdmans)

Remembering the Faith: What Christians Believe (Eerdmans)

I Heard It at the Potluck: Hope and Hilarity for People Under the Steele (Harold Shaw)

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