I am a Christian of the Reformed persuasion, married, middle-aged, three grown children, who gardens organically. I was raised on a farm in Missouri, have a Ph.D. in religion, and teach online classes part-time. I am white and am pastor of an Indian (Native American) congregation in Oklahoma. Politically I am Reformed, believe Revolutionary-era republicanism to be one of the most brilliant creations of the human mind, and resonate with agrarian populism. Presidents I admire: Washington, Lincoln, both Roosevelts, Reagan. Theologians I admire: Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Barth, Reinhold Niebuhr.