I suppose Dockerys have been called “Doc” for generations, and that nickname provides the title for this blog. The Doc File is basically my online journal—a scattered collection of my musings, reactions, and rants on a variety of subjects, but primarily focusing on biblical studies, ministry, and theology, with a special emphasis on:
- Helping Christians to live as salt and light in the world
- The practice and theory of youth ministry
- Faith in the face of evil and suffering in the world
- History and theology related to the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement
I hope you enjoy and are challenged by what you read, and encourage your feedback and comments.
In addition to being the author of The Doc File, I am blessed to serve as the Youth In Family Minister at the Cloverdale Church of Christ, where I have been since June 2019. Prior to that, I was the Associate Minister of the Farmington Church of Christ for 13 years. I am a seminary graduate, and the Director of Deeper Youth Ministry. I have been married to my beautiful wife Caroline for since 2006. We have an awesome daughter, Kinsley, who is seven years old, has special needs, and is a delight to everyone who knows her, and a remarkable son, Seth, who became a part of our lives through embryo adoption and was born in August 2016.
I love to play ultimate frisbee, I am a huge sports fan (particularly of the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Atlanta Braves, and Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal), I enjoy reading, traveling, and I like to dabble in photography and graphic design. I also enjoy writing, and like a lot of people, I suffer from the delusion that my insights are, well, insightful, and maybe even worth reading. Thus, this blog.