About

I am a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, and author.  I am the Director of the Bachelor of Applied Theology program at California Baptist University. And I serve as the ethics book review editor for Books at a Glance.

But this is my personal blog, which focuses on helping pastors, future pastors, and church leaders to understand the Christian life, especially to understand pastoral ministry and persecution.

My original life plan was to play football in the NFL (after having earned a law degree), then retire to sports broadcasting. However, I wasn’t that good at football., and theology turned out to seem more important than law.  My life has turned out much better than I expected!

Training pastors in Asia.

Besides being a blogger and college professor,  I am also concerned for the persecuted church.  I speak and write on behalf of suffering saints.  My hope is to be part of a great movement of Christians who identify with the persecuted church.

I am in my 28th year of marriage to the same wonderful woman. We have 7 children–5 biological and 2 who were born in Ethiopia. We could not be happier.

I have earned a Ph.D. in Ethics, but I understand the limitation of letters.  My first Greek professor taught me that one is not obligated to believe something just because Dr. “Hu Flung Dung” says it is so.  Letters earned are noble, but knowledge does not find its end in titles or degrees.  Rather, the end of true knowledge is truth itself.  In this blog, we can encourage each other to persevere in the truth that sets us free (John 8:32).

To that end, I will update you as often as possible on issues related to persecution within the body of Christ. I write in the areas of preaching, pastoral ministry, and Christian persecution.  To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe by RSS feed or email.

If you are new here, why not check out the following articles, which have been some of my most popular?

I am glad to share my opinions on this blog.  I invite you to share yours, too.  You don’t have to agree, but you really should be reasonable and respectful.  Conversations are good things to have, even especially on the internet.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Do you do any public speaking? We are having a concert of prayer for the sanctity of life and after some passages in your blog, I thought that you would be and excellent choice to speak at this years event. Please contact me if you would be interested in speaking at our COP.

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  2. wow seven kids, two adopted, you are truly blessed! All thanks and praise be to God!!

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  3. Thanks for visiting ‘Unwalled”……I’m happy that my post “Don’t…….’ was a blessing to you……..May God richly bless you and your family as you seek to serve Him and others……shalom!……Kim

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  4. Greg, I’ve just started posting at VOP (Testimonies inspired by Saeed) and read your “Persecution/Social Policy” post as well as the link to Holmes piece at Heritage. I have a few questions for you and maybe a better way to think about “Zero Intolerance.” How can I reach you (email)? You can reach me: svanderson@albany.edu.

    A bit about me here:

    Stephen V. Anderson. “500 Years of Calvin: An Assessment of the Human Condition” On Faith, an Online Journal of the Washington Post and Newsweek. August 8, 2010. (http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/08/500_years_of_calvin_an_assessment_of_the_human_condition.html).

    Stephen V. Anderson. “Unity: The Best Case for God” On Faith, an Online Journal of the Washington Post and Newsweek. October 13, 2009. (http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2009/10/unity_the_best_case_for_god.html).

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