My background begins growing up as an Air Force Bomber Pilot's "brat". I lived in 26 houses in my first 18 years of life and attended 8 different Elementary schools in 8 different states, one Junior High School, and 2 High Schools (sure miss the old SAC). I completed my Business degree from Texas A&M University and entered the USAF in 1980, following the footsteps of my father. While in the Air Force I flew the OV-10 Bronco in a Forward Air Controller role throughout Western Europe. Following the Bronco I flew the F-15 Eagle throughout the Far East in the 44th Tactical Fighter Squadron called "The Vampires". I completed my USAF commitment and was hired by American Airlines in 1988 and settled in the DFW area. I am currently a Captain flying throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.
One of my interests is in World War I aviation, specifically the Fokker Triplane. In the future I will begin a blog on WWI aviation.
I am completing my Masters in Biblical Theology at Tyndale Biblical Institute. I am a Biblically conservative who subscribes to 2 Timothy 3:16-17:
Additionally, I am encourage by Glenn W. Campbell's commentary of Ephesians - Paul's Conclusive Treatise (Bloomington, Indiana: Author House 2005, pg. 12). I quote from Campbell's exposition of the verse found in Ephesians 3:10
I have been studying Philosophy with an emphasis on the teachings of Aristotle, Aquinas, and Hegel. I have recently enjoyed reading about doing the right thing from Hegel's Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion (pg. 90 of Vol. 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007):
It is quite incredible that he wrote this in the early 1800s. My how little has matured from then. I agree with Hegel that history is linear and is leading to a purpose. With the current "dumbing down" intellectually of Americans and Christians, I find my lifework to remind us of our past so as not to repeat the same mistakes. This is why it is so critical for us to read historical masterpieces like Winston Churchill's History of the English Speaking Peoples and the six-volume set The Second World War.
I have also spent time studying "Spirituality" with emphasis on the teachings of Dr. Wayne Dryer, Ken Wilber, Joseph Campbell, Richard Bach, Alan Watts, James Allen, Mary Baker Eddy, Dan Millman, the Dahli Lama, Rhonda Byrne, etc. These and other authors of similar genre write of many answers (however none have provided THE answer that I have found in Jesus Christ of the Bible) to life and how to improve one's life. From Millman's book Way of the Peaceful Warrior (Tiburon, Calif., New World Library: 2000, pg. 53) where his teacher "Socrates" tells him:
May this blog be a lighthouse in a troubled dark sea of being relative. Stand for nothing and you fall for everything. Truth requires diligence. Jeremiah 6:16 says