Vicente Guerrero, India, Ireland, or San Clemente?
It is a close tie between Col. Vicente Guerrero and Ireland…but I’d have to say Ireland simply because Guinness is much, much better than Tecate
Was there a greater moment in your life than rocking the bass guitar during our cover of “Beautiful day” at the Jabez café in our super group El Caballo Suertudo in Mexico?
Only one…when we were beginning worship at the Church of the Open Door and you sung the first line to “Jesus mi fiel amigo” and a bunch of girls started screaming like we were the beetles. That was the closest to rock and roll that I have ever come.
Do you remember where we got the name El Caballo Suertudo from? Explain…
A not so godly little club in Paris called “The Lucky Horse”
What are the 5 c.d.s and 3 books you would need if you took tom hanks place on that island in castaway?
Although I would rather give up the C.D.’s for more books, if I was forced I would take…
Eye’s Open – Snow Patrol (Because it reminds me of my wife)
America – Neil Young (Because it reminds me if traveling)
Wildflowers – Tom Petty (One of the smoothest albums I know)
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace – Foo Fighters (my latest favorite)
Use your Illusion 1 & 2 - Guns n’ Roses (Because it reminds me of growing up)
A Greek and Hebrew Bible with all of the training materials needed (hey I would finally have the time)
Lectures to My Students – Charles Spuggon (A classic)
The Works of John Owen (All 16 volumes as I would have a lot of time)
What websites to you check to most?
Canucks (The Home Team)
Sovereign Grace Ministries (The Network of churches we belong to)
Westminster Bookstore (Great books - Great Deals)
The “Doctor” (For the Free weekly sermon)
Didn’t you get “extra blessing” for lifting your hands in worship while you were at that fundamentalist Baptist discipleship camp in Florida? Explain….
I got a “special blessing” (an extra hour of work at the end of the day) for lifting my hands in worship…Probably the closest I’ve ever come to being persecuted for my faith
What is God teaching you right now?
That Grace comes before Law. Both are essential but we need to put them in the right order. The Exodus comes before Sinai, and Ephesians 1-3 comes before 4:1
What is a theological truth that you would die on the side of a mountain for? A truth that is non-negotiable to you…?
I Timothy 1:15 – That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost
What was your favorite place to visit in Israel last summer?
My favorite place was probably the Judean Wilderness. It was totally desolate, extremely mountainous, and hot. All I could think of was how Jacob must have felt running from the only home he ever knew, with no where to go, a brother who wanted to kill him, and a rock for a pillow. It was a memorable experience.
What is the most charismatic moment of your spiritual walk?
The first time that God ever spoke to me in Quesnel, BC and gave me a new heart
Why do you dislike our great Swedish captain Markus Naslund so much?
Because no NHL team has ever won a cup with a European captain
What are some of your favorite sermons that you’ve heard either live or on tape.
#1 Watch your life - C.J. Mahaney (One of the best messages I have ever heard and one that I continually try to put into practice)
#2 Death By Love: Reflections on the Cross - Mark Driscoll (A Great message highlighting Jesus’ substitution for us)
#3 A message on Revelation 19:11-21 (The Rider on a White Horse) – Jesse Padgett [I think] A sermon that I heard as a very young Christian when all I knew was that God loved me and Jesus was my best buddy. It gave me a bigger picture of who Jesus was and his authority and sovereignty.
If you were commissioner of the church for the day and could change one thing, what would it be?
The quality, methods, and centrality of preaching
What quality most blesses you in other believers?
An attitude of humble orthodoxy (a commitment to believe, live, and represent biblical truth with humility)
What person from your past would you most like to reconnect with?
Grandpa Younghusband who died when I was young
What three people from history or present would you love to have dinner with?
I would love to go for dinner with Jonathan Edwards, D.A. Carson, and Keith Green
What is the most trouble you’ve ever been in?
When I got caught spray-painting the majority of my Junior high school
You play like 15 different musical instruments a lot better than you think you do, what is the one instrument that you wish you could play at a super high level?
Hands down I have always wanted to play the violin or cello
What’s your favorite TV show at this moment?
I know that this is extremely geeky but my wife got me hooked on the show called Sue Thomas F.B.I (Eye). It’s this cheesy Canadian made show about a deaf lady and her hearing dog that solves crimes all over Washington D.C. (which consequently looks remarkable like Toronto). It sounds lame but after being subjected to it for a while I got sucked in.
Will you ever actually blog here at Team Polycarp! ?
What am I doing right now…?
Speaking of Polycarp, who is your favorite of the early church fathers?
St. Augustine, or possibly Polycarp for his famous statement before he was burned and stabbed to death, “Eighty-six years I have served Christ, and He never did me any wrong. How can I blaspheme my King who saved me?”
Are you really afraid of having a public profile on the internet that will come back to haunt you when you apply for some job in the ministry someday?
You never know when “big brother” is watching…
What’s your favorite hip-hop album ever?
That would have to be the only cassette that I broke from listening to it too much, the soundtrack to the movie: Juice
Where would you like to see yourself in five years?
Hopefully pastoring a local church