Two guest bloggers have graciously agreed to contribute here this week:
Matthew (PhD in theology, Bob Jones University) is pastor of the First Baptist Church in the City of New York. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Manhattan with their four daughters (and #5 in the womb).
And he has guts: earlier this month he wore a Detroit Tigers hat and jersey to Yankee Stadium for a playoff game!
2. Mark Rogers
Mark (PhD candidate in historical theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is on the pastoral team at CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Gurnee, Illinois, with their three daughters.
We became friends while our families lived on campus at TEDS and were members of CrossWay. We worked together for a while when Mark served as D. A. Carson’s administrative assistant. Mark grew up as a son of a Baptist pastor, and he earned his MDiv from Southern Seminary.
He’s writing his dissertation on “Edward Dorr Griffin and the Edwardsian Second Great Awakening” and hopes to graduate in May 2012. His responsibilities at CrossWay include their pastoral training program, newcomers, and young adult ministry. And he’s a good preacher, too.
And Mark didn’t hesitate to wear his San Fransisco Giants gear at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas last year for game 5 of the World Series (when the Giants won the series)!
I thank God for Matthew and Mark (and Luke and John, too). They’re mature, humble, gifted guys whom God has significantly used to help me love him and my family better, and I’m honored that they agreed to contribute a few blog posts while I’m off-line this week.