I'm a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I have a Master of Divinity from Luther Seminary and I enjoy studying and discussing religious topics, hence why I'm on beliefnet. While obviously, my expertise lies in Christian Biblical studies, I have spent time studying Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism as well.
Prior to my ministry career, I graduated from college with a degree in journalism, then spent several years working in story development for Disney Animation, and then moved into the realm of marketing/advertising/graphic design.
I know the ELCA has its problems, but theologically, I still find the basics of Lutheran doctrine to be as close to what I believe about scripture as I can get. I believe Lutheran insights on biblical interpretation, if actually explored and adhered to, can really help open up conversation and create bridges between differing viewpoints.
I'm also an artist and really enjoy creating Christian-themed artwork. I used to work solely in oils but have gained an appreciation for the quick-drying qualities of acrylics over the past few years! To view my Christian artwork: Click here