The Well is a peer run organization. Our facilitators help teach and create our experiences. The facilitators seek to serve the spiritually hungry through exercises, encouragement and instruction. Please feel free to email any of us with questions, prayers, or opportunities for serving the kingdom work of God.
Our current facilitators are: Chris Alford, Don Flood, Josh Flood, and Sean Pritchard.
Chris Alford chris.alford01[at]comcast.net
Describe your theological background in 5 words: Inherited, then Embedded, then Baptist, then Reformed, then Ancient-Future.
Theological influences: Robert E. Webber.
A favorite quote: [Worship] sings, tells, and enacts God’s story, not my story. The primary focus of worship . . . is not me, the worshiper, but God, who redeems the world. Worship does God’s story, and God, who is the subject of worship, repeats, so to speak, his own story. God, through worship, works on me through his story to elicit praise on my lips and obedience in my living. When this happens, worship takes place. -Robert Webber
A recent convert approaches you and asks, “I want to become a great theologian what must I do?”: And they’re asking me this? Oh, golly, read the Church Fathers first. I recommend “Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers” by Christopher Hall
Describe your favorite professor: He was the most un-professorial professor I ever had. He was kind, thoughtful, extremely postmodern (in the best sense of the word), and didn’t expect anyone to call him “Dr.” His whole motivation for life and for learning was to “give it all away”. He had “Albert Einstein-y” kind of hair, never presumed to know everything, and had a genuine ability to make every single one of his thousands of students feel like the most special one.
Do you have a “life verse?”: Deuteronomy 31:8: "The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." (NAS)
What has been the single greatest source of joy in your life? Ministry.
What has been the single greatest source of pain in your life? Ministry. To enter ministry is to enter the sufferings of Christ. If you don’t want to suffer, do not pursue ministry. What kind of questions should visitors of the well direct to you? Anything, really, I’ll take a stab at most anything.
What software do you use for bible study? Not software so much as several websites, most notably: The Revised Common Lectionary (http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/), The Daily Office (http://www.missionstclare.com/), and The Text This Week (http://textweek.com/). What are the top 3 thin spaces that you have visited? Let’s see: My bluejeans, “Fat Man’s Squeeze” at Rock City (http://www.seerockcity.com/Flash/Wonders/photos.htm), and the cockpit of a single engine plane.
What books are on your amazon wishlist? Oh, heavens, too many to list: http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/EZHRIOKR8C07.
Don Flood don[at]thefloods.org
Describe your theological background in 5 words: A Biblical theologian who loves Jesus.
A recent convert approached you and asks, “I want to become a great theologian what must I do?” Know and obey God’s Word wholeheartedly.
Describe your favorite professor: About 5’ 10”, 185 lbs, 60 + years old, white hair, in love with Jesus, a man of God’s book.
What are the five most essential books of theology? There are 66 books that are essential.
What has been the single greatest source of joy in your life? My wife.
What has been the single greatest source of pain in your life? Ministry politics.
What software do you use for Bible study? PC Study Bible, from Biblesoft.
What book has most impacted your ministry? Interpreting the Bible, by A. Berkeley Michelson, Eerdmans publisher, 1989
Who are two people who have positively impacted your ministry the most? Berkeley Michelson (professor of hermeneutics at Bethel Theological Seminary) and Mancil Ezell (director of Media Services for Southern Baptist Association).
Josh Flood josh_flood[at]hotmail.com
A favorite quote: “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” –Thomas Edison
A recent convert approaches you and asks, “I want to become a great theologian what must I do?” Nothing. What has been done for you is already complete in Christ. Wholeheartedly love Him and you will discover your life and path.
Describe your favorite professor Isn’t that an oxymoron? I kid. And I don’t think I can answer this question (even though I wrote it). I have had so many wonderful professors that I can’t select one. My top 5 would be: Dennis Janeah (San Jose State) Dr. Allman (Dallas Theological), Lanier Burns (Dallas Theological), Dr Bingham
What are the five most essential books of theology? The Bible (NAS),The Bible (The Message), The Bible (Nestle-Aland), The Bible (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia), The Complete Far Side
Do you have a “life verse?” Proverbs 3:3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
What kind of questions should visitors of the well direct to you? Ones needing comedic responses? I’m the least knowledgeable and experienced facilitator, I guess my niche would be that I’m not easily offended (okay it’s actually almost impossible). questions that need a thorough answer.
Bio to come