I live in a very narrow house, a few blocks from the Huntington Beach Pier, in sunny California.
Most days, I sit in my Ikea lounge chair and write things. Lots of things. More than you think.
I read really old books and understand some important (to me) dead languages. But I don’t talk to dead people, so don’t ask me to contact your deceased relatives.
I spend too much time working on and playing around with my ’71 VW Bus. She has a name. Red Rover.
I also love Europe. My especially good looking and fun-to-be-with wife is from Holland and our son (see pic above) was born in Germany. He is very big and strong; strong enough to throw you out of a window. I prefer reading fiction in the Dutch language by Mulisch, Beckman, Kimpen, Nooteboom, and t’Hart. I wish I was Italian, but ended up a Norwegian-American Lutheran.
I hang out with Pentecostals; they are my tribe. Yes, we speak in tongues and believe in healing. Most colorful people on earth. I wrote a book on Pentecostalism (Zero to One Billion adherents 1906 to present) for you cautious types.
Robinwood Church meets just off the 405 freeway every Sunday morning a few miles from my house. They seem to think I am their leader, because they let me talk for 45 minutes about the Bible after they sing with their hands up in the air for a long time. But I know better–we are lead by a great team. Whatever you can imagine Robinwood is like, you can’t really know unless you hang out with us. And people all over the world listen to our church podcast. Computer nerds tell us that it is one of the most listened to church podcasts around. I don’t like to wear shoes when I preach, and socks were a really bad invention. I moved to California mostly to get away from socks.
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I’ve lived in a LOT of places. Click below for a short graphic video which explains how I got from birth in the mountains of Idaho to where I am now….
Copyright 2014 David Housholder