“Hello world, this is Roger Courville, and this is…”
If you’ve heard the show, you’ll recognize the opening line. And you’ll know that I’m a keepin’-it-real kinda host, speaker, and writer. My preference would be dialogue — to ask you about you — but since I can’t do that here, I’ll pretend you just asked about me.
I’m a connector. My last corporate title was “Chief Aha! Guy.” I am a strategist, dot connector, people connector, and teacher. I’ve started several companies, been from startup to Microsoft, and I spent more than a decade on the road as a professional speaker. I wrote a few books. See a long and slightly out-of-date curriculum vitae here.
I’m an ambassador. There’s nothing I love more that helping people discover (and grow in) a relationship with Jesus. I’ve served for years in church and parachurch organizations (leading small groups, playing in the worship band, and preaching occasionally).
I’m a learner. I’m nearly done a Masters of Arts in Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University). Add to that a recent five weeks studying evangelism and apologetics with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries’ Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (in Oxford, England).
And all this and four bucks will get you a latte. But here’s a question that undergirds, explicitly or implicitly, all my conversations:
Are you ready?
If you don’t know the healing and freedom that Jesus brings, and if you’re not sure how to answer life’s big questions like what happens when you die, can we have a conversation about hope?
If you do know and trust Jesus, you’ll know that skepticism and doubt aren’t just “out there,” they’re inside the church, too. Let’s have a conversation about hope, too.