Welcome to Anchorpoint, a path to follow Jesus based on his seven core teachings: brokenness, trust, hope, love of God, love of neighbor, purpose, and rest.
There are two main ways to participate. Choose whatever works for you.
- You can receive short devotionals on Mondays and Thursdays based on the Seven Habits of Wholeness. Monday's devotional will jump start your week. Thursday' will get you through the weekend.
- If you're ready to go deeper, you can sample the Seven Habits of Wholeness. The Seven Habits of Wholeness offer a lifestyle based around Jesus’ seven core teachings. You can sample it here.
I grew up in the wheat fields of the Palouse, in Eastern Washington. I loved to traipse across the fields with my dog, Brute, and backpack in the Bitterroot mountains with my dad.
After high school, I majored in music and played french horn professionally with the Boise Philharmonic.
In 1986, I moved to San Francisco to attend Golden Gate Baptist Seminary (now Gateway). I earned a Masters and a Ph.D., but the best thing I got out of these years was my wife, Julie.
In 1991, we moved to Yuba City, California where I pastored my first church. It was a disaster. After six months, it went through a split that tore friends and families apart. From one of the smoking remnants we started River Valley Christian Fellowship. This became the mid-size congregation I pastored for over 20 years.
During these years, I built a house, wrote articles for the local paper, fished the Feather River, made music, grew addicted to road biking, conquered Biblical Greek, became a seminary professor, and had three kids.
In the spring of 2014, I resigned my church. In the fall of 2016, I resigned from seminary. I was dying for a genuine connection with God.
Julie and I now roam the country in our little fiberglass trailer, devoting our lives to Anchorpoint, a home for pilgrims and other lost souls who seek authentic Christian spirituality.