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Who I Am

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I am happy husband to Robie and proud father of Owen and Ellie. I also serve as the pastor of Austin City Life in Austin, Texas and a member of the Acts 29 network. I hold a B.A. in Anthropology, M.Div and Th.M degrees in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have authored Fight Clubs: Gospel-centered Discipleship as well as a number of articles in various journals and webzines such as The Journal of Biblical Counseling, The Resurgence, and Boundless. I enjoy listening to Midlake and M. Ward, blogging, reading, and smoking my pipe.

Other various facts:

  • Born on 9/11/74 (i know).
  • British-American
  • Father of two, husband of one.
  • Lived in Nacogdoches, Dallas (Denton), Minneapolis, Boston (Hamilton), & Austin
  • Church planter, author, pastor
  • Student of theology and culture
  • B. A. Anthropology at Univ of N. Texas
  • M. Div in Theology/Missiology & Th.M in Biblical Theology from Gordon-Conwell Seminary
  • I enjoy good coffee, PG tips tea, fishnchips, Captn Dusty’s ice-cream
  • I play tennis, watch sci-fi, and love travel
  • I have been to Merida, Turkey, Costa Rica, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, to name a few
  • My wife is my greatest friend and wisest counselor
  • My most significant theological influences have been Abraham Kuyper, Colin Gunton, & John Piper
  • I have two brothers, who both have really cool wives. Miranda Dodson is a musician.
  • I am now a house owner and trying to keep the dog at bay…
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