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I am an author and a Bible teacher. The Bible is -- by far -- my favorite book. I read it regularly in the original languages (Greek and Hebrew) and several literal English translations, frequently in the German (usually the Elberfelder) and the Greek OT (the Septuagint), and occasionally in the Latin. The areas of study that fascinate me the most include Bible languages, eschatology (prophecy), apologetics, ancient history (particularly ancient catastrophism), and electric universe cosmology. 

Currently my wife, Nita, and I reside in Harvey, ND, where I share in the ministry of the Word at Harvey Gospel Chapel. We have four children, all of whom are married, and ten grandchildren. We live in an older fixer-upper that we have largely remodeled. 

My work experience is extremely varied --- my brother-in-law once teased me that I should write a book called "101 Occupations." I have been, among other things, an Airborne Ranger, a cook, a waiter, a meat cutter, a carpenter, a mason tender, a painter, a remodeler, a janitor, a food-service delivery driver, a truck driver, a farm hand, a factory worker in numerous settings, a sawmill hand, a lumber yard hand, a security guard, a car salesman, an insurance salesman, a daytrader, a Jiffy Lube tech, and a propane truck driver. My current job is delivering newspapers. I also designed and built a 3600' square foot, square-timber log home which we enjoyed for ten years. 

I am a man of simple pleasures: backpacking, hiking, campfires, mountains, sunrises and sunsets, thunderstorms, starry skies, northern lights, coffee, dark chocolate, reading, friends, and good conversation. My favorite genres of music include the whisper of the wind in the pines, the call of Canadian geese, the cry of the loon, the bugle of a bull elk, hymns, worship music, and classical music. When I really get a strong itch for adventure, I like to climb mountains --- over the years I have managed to climb Mt. Rainier once and Granite Peak in Montana three times. Next up? Maybe a fourteener with my son Noah in Colorado. 

Life sayings:
"One short life to be a good soldier; One long eternity to be a fulfilled human being."
"Eyes wide open, brain engaged, heart on fire."
"Athanasius contra mundum."


The Rogue (Planets Shaken Book 1) The Rogue (Planets Shaken Book 1) Start the series for only 99c!

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“Men’s hearts shall fail from fear…for the planets of the heavens shall be shaken” (Luke 21:26).

When rookie astronomer Irina Kirilenko discovers a planet-size comet in the Kuiper Belt on a collision course for Mars, she first faces stonewalling from the Minor Planet Center, then coercion and stricture from NASA. They press her to embrace an ingenious reinterpretation of her discovery and ban her from talking about it. 

It slowly dawns on her that the government is fostering a massive conspiracy to keep the public oblivious to the truth—Earth is facing an existential threat. Unwilling to be silenced, she recruits fellow astronomer Ariele Serrafe to evaluate her discovery, placing both in the crosshairs of government agents.

Set in a dystopian vision of the near future, The Rogue, the first volume of the Planets Shaken series, weaves the threads of biblical prophecy, ancient history, government conspiracy, and electric universe theory into a thought-provoking, tensely plotted thriller—one that asks us to reconsider the nature of the universe and the destiny of the world.


The Rendezvous (Planets Shaken Book 2) The Rendezvous (Planets Shaken Book 2) $0.99 NEW!

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"Men's hearts shall fail from fear…for the planets of the heavens shall be shaken" (Luke 21:26). While America descends deeper into the Minoa deception and the massive comet known as the Rogue races for the Inner Solar System, the newly-minted members of the Rogue Underground find themselves in perplexing situations—some on the run from the feds, some detained in FEMA camps, and those at the Compound hatching plans to rescue their colleagues. Can Woody trust the mysterious cowboy he meets on his freight train flight? Is Jack dead or alive? Is Joby, the peacenik barrista, up to the job of rescuing Irina from FEMA 286? Will Sally, Andrius and Ariele, Sam and Kit evade the authorities and make it safely to Montana?The Rendezvous, volume two of the Planets Shaken series, ramps ups the action while it continues the story of the Rogue, a mysterious, planet-sized comet which threatens to disrupt the solar system. This apocalyptic tale weaves biblical prophecy, ancient history, scientific theory, and conspiracy into a thought-provoking thriller that revisits the nature of the universe and the destiny of the world.


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