About Me

Walking with my dad and kids


Following Jesus continues to be the greatest joy and most difficult challenge of my life. Sometimes, what I need most is an encouraging word, reminding me of the abundant life that God has called me to embrace as his child. My hope is that you will find that encouragement here.

I am a United Methodist Pastor in the Indiana Conference. I recently earned a PhD in Wesley Studies at the University of Manchester, Nazarene Theological College, where my research focused on John Wesley’s Christology. I am a husband and a father of two.

Like you, I’m trying to become more like Jesus every day. Some days are better than others. But God’s grace is sufficient for every day.


You can also find some of my writing in print and online at these locations:

Print & Digital Publications

“Repentance and John Wesley”, Good News Magazine (July/August 2014 issue). Also available online at http://goodnewsmag.org/2014/07/repentance-and-john-wesley/

Ian J. Maddock, Men of One Book: A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitfield (Lutterworth Press, 2013). Review published in Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol. 20, Issue 4 (2013).

Practicing Fatherhood, a Seedbed Short from Seedbed (2012) Publishing. http://store.seedbed.com/products/practicing-fatherhood-by-isaac-hopper

Web Articles

“Creedal Christology in the Age of Osteen,” at Seedbed. http://seedbed.com/feed/creedal-christology-in-the-age-of-osteen