Mike was born and raised as a missionary kid in Bogota, Colombia. After moving to the states, Mike attended Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn., and graduated with a B.A. in Church Ministry. He then moved to Memphis and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike and his wife, Tabitha, and their two daughters, Abigail and Violet, live in Brentwood, Tenn. He has written two studies for LifeWay: In Transit: What Do You Do with Your Wait? and Jaded. His passions are coffee, friendships and basketball.

Three Ways to Make Friends at Church

  Our church has visitors attend every week. I love the fact that God is drawing people to our community and one of my favorite things to do every week is meet new people who attend one of our services. I know that for most of our guests, going to…

3 ways to make Thanksgiving count

  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! The combination of family, great food and football is tough to beat. The turkey coma that hits me at about 3 p.m. is a thing of beauty. Christmas is spectacular, but the food at Thanksgiving wins by a landslide. Let me offer three suggestions…

Christians, Choose your Outrage Wisely

  This week we experienced a social media frenzy over Starbucks’ red cups. If you haven’t noticed then you probably were under a rock somewhere. The gist of the controversy was Starbucks unveiled their seasonal red cup and in a hugely shocking (not really) move they had nothing about Christmas…