Hi! Welcome to my blog where I try to “fill in the blank” to connect real life with real faith.

A blessed husband and father of six awesome children, I left what most would call safety and security to answer God’s call to write, speak, and equip Christians to think, live, and lead with abundant faith.

Frankly, I don’t think God asks much when he calls us to walk by faith. It should be easier to me to trust Him than to trust myself. At least you’d think so. And besides, He promised to work it all out for my good and His glory.

Yet still we struggle. This blog is all about offering a place where we can all get some help and share wisdom on how to be better Faith-Walkers.

A Little about Me

For those who wish to know such things, I hold a B.A. in English and History from Cleveland State University and an M.B.A from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. I’ve served a few years as a pastor and a took a tour as a seminarian for good measure.

I helped grow and lead a successful K-12 Christian school for twelve years, serving as principal while developing teachers, students, and curriculum with a full-orbed, Biblical worldview. That was before God called me to get focused on my strengths and step out by faith. You can read more about my journey in this post I Will Take the Ring: Why I’m Leaving Rivendell and Life of Comfort.

Because I believe faith connects with all of life, both private and public, I am privileged to be the Junior Scholar of Cultural Theology and Director of Development for the Center for Cultural Leadership 

I partnered with my friend Hugh Hewitt on In, But Not Of Revised & Updated: A Guide to Christian Ambition and the Desire to Influence the World and crafted an accompanying In, But Not Of Leader’s Guide for Group Study for free church and school use. 

My posts have been featured with Michael Hyatt, Ron Edmondson, CatalystSpace, Hugh Hewitt, Jeff Goins, FaithVillage, GodlyWriters, and others.

And just to make sure I’m not putting God in a box, I also serve by faith as an Associate Trainer with EQUIP Leadership, Inc., founded by John C. Maxwell. I have partnered with them to train effective leaders in Guam beginning November 2012.

With a click, you can read my blog on faith and culture at Patheos, one of the leading destinations on the Internet for religious thought. If you’re seeking a friendly, authentic, and effective speaker for your event, click here to be transported to my speaking page.

I love to think, write, speak, garden, spend time with my family, go to Disney World — my second home — and read voraciously.

You can also follow on Twitter for help to think, live, and lead with abundant faith throughout the day: @BillintheBlank.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy!