I am finally completing my 4th year of Seminary (only 6 years after I started). I am one of those "confessional Lutherans", but even more, I am a historical Christian. I am deeply interested in the catholicity of the Church, so my study of theology does not end with Luther, Chemnitz and Walther. I also study Clement of Rome, Polycarp, Iraneaus, Victorinus, Athasius etc. My most recent theological hang-ups are the Sacramental life of the Church and a liturgical shape of the Book of Revelation. The concept that Christ is standing upon the altar during corporate worship absolutely floors me.
I was born and raised in Indiana, but I have also lived in California and Germany. I am illiterate in at least 6 different languages, which proves that I cannot learn a thing, but that doesn't stop me from trying!
I granduated from Purdue University in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology. I began studies at Concordia Theological Seminary in 2000, and am still at it. I am a 1st Lieutenant in the Army National Guard, graduating from Oficer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia in 2003 at the tender age of 38. When I grow up I want to be a pastor and a Chaplain in the Army National Guard. I am married and have three children, 2 teenage sons and a 9-year-old daughter.