Rattlesnake6

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Religion
Occupation Pastor/Teacher
Location United States
Introduction I am a 1967 graduate of The Citadel (Distinguished Military Student, member of the Economic Honor Society, Dean's List), a 1975 graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div., magna cum laude, member of the Phi Alpha Chi academic honor society); I attended the Free University of Amsterdam and completed my History of Dogma there and then received a full scholarship from the Dutch government to transfer to the sister school in Kampen, Holland. In 1979 I graduated from the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Churches of Holland (Drs. with honors in Ethics). My New Testament minor was completed with Herman Ridderbos. I am also a 2001 Ph.D. graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary (Systematic Theology) in Philly with a dissertation on the "unio mystica" in the theology of Dr. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). I am a former tank commander, and instructor in the US Army Armor School at Ft. Knox, KY. I have been happily married to my childhood sweetheart and best friend, Sally, for 43 years. We have 6 children, one of whom is with the Lord, and 14 wonderful grandchildren.
Interests Amateur wrestling, baseball, college and professional football, wines, history, military history, music (most kinds), shooting
Favorite Movies We Were Soldiers, The Great Raid, Bullit, Miracle, The Rookie, The Great Escape, Saints and Soldiers, Citizen Kane, Band of Brothers, Taking Chance, The Blind Side
Favorite Music Bach, Mozart, the early Beethoven, de la Palestrina, Vivaldi, Corelli, Dvorak, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss (!!), Brooks and Dunn, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, the Four Tops, the Temptations, Martha and the Vandelas
Favorite Books Prince of Tides, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Huckleberry Finn, The Name of the Rose, Power to the People, America Alone, The Conservative Mind, Liberty and Tyranny, anything by Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell, Concerning the True Care of Souls, Knowing God, The Church's Book of Comfort. A Patriot's Guide to United States History, The 5000 Year Leap, John Adams (David McCullough), Samuel Adams (Ira Stoll & Mark Puls).