Top 5 Influences

The following five people have influenced me greatly over the past three years (alpha by first name). If you aren’t familiar with their work and teachings, I hope you’ll check them out.

Runners-up: Gary Haugen (Good News about Injustice, International Justice Mission) & Matthew Sleeth (Serve God, Save the Planet, A Rocha).

Addition 5 for a Life List:

  • Chris BlakeSearching for a God to Love, Rhetoric and Persuasion class, Adventist Review articles, personal conversations.
  • Ellen G. WhiteThe Desire of Ages, Steps to Christ, Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing.
  • Keith MillerA Hunger for Healing (studied for 2 ½ years in a 12-step group).
  • Philip YanceyThe Bible Jesus Read, What’s So Amazing about Grace, The Jesus I Never Knew, Finding God in Unexpected Places, Soul Survivor.
  • Viktor FranklMan’s Search for Meaning, Psychotherapy and Existentialism.


  1. Thanks for the birthday post! It means a lot. I’m so self-absorbed that I don’t even know when my friends’ birthdays are. You set a good example. :)We saw Shane Claiborne in Detroit last night. You would have loved it. Peace, Jeff

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