A seasonal creek runs behind our house. Jacob and I like to get banana split boats–like you get at DQ–and run them down the creek like we are steamboat captains on a mighty river. I used to do this as a kid, even talked about it in Down in the River to Pray. There’s something about the river that draws us, like it did Bevel in Flannery O’Connor’s The River, and some of us just have to plunge in to search for what the preacher said we’d find there.
My wife, Jill, and I have three children: Ashley, Anna, and Jacob. We live in Broken Arrow and I preach for The Journey: a New Generation Church of Christ in Tulsa (www.thejourneychurch.faith). I have a B.A. in Journalism and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. Before coming to Tulsa, we lived in Nashville, Tennessee four years, where I worked with The Zoe Group and Wineskins Magazine. From 1994-2001 we lived in Jinja, Uganda, where we worked with a church planting team, an experience that forever changed our lives. With Randy Harris, I co-authored Living Jesus: Doing What Jesus Says in the Sermon on the Mount and you can learn about other books I've written at my web site, www.gregtaylor.org. My most recent book co-authored with Randy is Daring Faith: Meeting Jesus in the Book of John.