Progressive Patterns


I am an evangelistic educator and an educating evangelist. God showed me this back in college. For twenty years I evangelized in the educational system as an academy teacher, principal, and dean. However, the system too often swallows up souls, and so I have switched to an educating evangelist to try to reclaim some of our precious young people and adults.

Progressive patterns is not an institution, organization, or even a ministry. It is a crusade to encourage and instruct people to think, study, and imagine better. These skills are key to a truly happy and productive life. They are crucial to see God as He really is.

From the time when I was in college and switched from Catholicism to atheism then to Adventism, I choose to affiliate with the Seventh-day Adventist church because it's official teachings are consistent with my worldview and understanding of Scripture.

I am a husband, father of two girls, writer, programmer, educator, backpacker, bird watcher, and general all-around student. I like to learn and share what I learn.

We live in Klamath Falls in southern Oregon, between Mount Shasta and Crater Lake. It's beautiful here!

B.A., Southern Adventist University (1985), Religion and Secondary Education

M.Ed., Trident University International (2008), Education.



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I knew a boy

I knew a boy

who grew up in the city.

He liked to play in the parks

and swing on the swings

and sled down the hills.


Then he grew up

and worked hard

and played little.

His life was hard

trying to help others.

Sometimes he made their lives hard.


Then God led him

and walked with him

into the deep woods

beside the blue lakes

up to the high mountains.

There the man became a boy again.

His playground was the wide wilderness.

Health returned.

Energy increased.

Time became swallowed up

in timeless beauty.


Born again,

swaddled by green and blue,

God gave the boy happiness once again.


link back to me!