About the Bara Initiative

profileMy name is Randall.

I am a blogger, writer, and speaker.

I have a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Appalachian State University and have an M.A. in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary.

I am a coffee addict, a health guru, a Packers fan, a musician, a philosopher, a historian, a beer┬áconnoisseur, a book connoisseur, a pastor stuck inside a scholar’s brain (or a scholar stuck inside a pastor’s heart). I love my God–though as you may know in reading this blog, we wrestle routinely–and I love my family.