Michael serves as the Life Groups Pastor at Real Life Church in Santa Clarita, CA. More than anything else, he wants to help people wrestle with who Jesus is and what it means to follow him today. He has been married to Beth since 2003, and in May 2010 they welcomed Claire into the world. If you met her, you’d tell him she is the cutest baby you’ve ever seen. He loves Jesus, Beth, Claire, family and friends, learning, and the Lakers. He is a graduate of Ozark Christian College (BTh) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.). His book Jesus in 3D came out in Spring 2011.
Paul wrote Colossians to people searching for more.
They wondered whether Jesus was everything they'd originally hoped. They felt drawn toward other paths of spiritual fulfillment. Jesus is fine, but is he really enough? Is he everything we need? Don't we need to grow, to evolve, to move on from Jesus? Perhaps. But what if all we need is more of what we already have?
Reading the Gospel stories of Jesus is for many of you not unlike watching a 3D movie without wearing 3D glasses. You can make out a few details and get a vague sense of what’s going on, but the whole screen is fairly distorted and if you stare too long, your head starts to hurt. This book seeks to change that.