I picked up a copy of Dave and Jon Ferguson’s book “Exponential” yesterday.  After reading the first fifty pages, my first question was: “Why didn’t I buy this book five years ago?”  Then I realized it hadn’t been written five years ago … so I felt a bit less guilty.

In 2001, when Tonya and I were leaving the Churches of Christ, I interviewed for the Senior Associate Pastor position with Dave and Jon’s dad, Earl Ferguson.  The job went to the other candidate but I was honored to be considered.  A large part of the attraction for me was the opportunity to apprentice for two years with Earl.  Now, ten years later, I’m able to be a virtual apprentice to his sons through their writing.

How cool is that!