Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you really a seminary student? How do I know you're not faking?
A: Yes, I am really a seminary student. I go to Grand Rapids Theological Seminary of Cornerstone University. If you demand proof, you can e-mail me at and I'll respond to you.

Q: Are you poor? Do you really need my money?
A: We are not poor and not starving. My wife and I both have jobs and we eat everyday. If you want to give to the hungry, please give to Compassion International. However, if you want to help a young couple get through seminary and into ministry without a giant debt, then please give me a buck or two... (and then give to Compassion International.)

Q: Are you a charity? Can I give you money and write it off for tax purposes?
A: No, I'm not a charity; just a guy. If you are kind enough to give me a couple bucks, it's a non-tax deductible gift, just like the guy in line at Subway.

Q: Why should anyone give you money? Shouldn't we give money to our churches and other charities?
A: YES! You should give money to your church (I recommend 10%) and to whatever charities you feel led. However, if you want to give a little to me as well, you can be sure that I will use it in study, training, and preparation to be the best minister I can possibly be.

Q: Is this site supposed to be funny?
A: Yes, it's supposed to be funny. Yes, it's supposed to be silly. I've gotten e-mails from very angry people who tell me I'm not "trusting God" and that my site is an abomination. Lighten up! It's supposed to be funny! If you want to give me a dollar, I'll take it and appreciate it, but it's intended to be entertaining and humorous. I'm not trying to get rich off of other people (and believe me-- I'm not).

Q: Why don't you get a job?
A: Uh, I have a job. I work 40-50 hours a week and attend 6 hours of class (somehow, it's not as hectic as it sounds).

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