My passion is studying and teaching the scriptures. My vision is to offer teaching that goes far beyond worn out dogmatic doctrine and to reach out to the Christian intent on following Christ. I pray that my work invites you to Bible study that flows from the Holy Spirit’s wisdom and power.  For it is through the Holy Spirit’s wisdom that Christ, the Word of God, is revealed to us.  And it is through the Holy Spirit’s power that our faith becomes active in meeting the physical and spiritual needs of a hurting world.

“Many Christians, in a pendulum swing away from a rampant misunderstanding of scripture in our culture, have stopped studying scripture altogether. But let’s not do that! Let’s reclaim the teachings of Christ and apply them to our hurting world.”

April’s new book, James in the Suburbs: A Disorderly Parable of the Epistle of James, is a parable-commentary on the Epistle of James. It is available now!! Great idea for your next Bible Study Group! Click the picture for more information.












To that end, I am a teacher, preacher, blogger, and author.  But there was a time, after graduating with a masters degree from Georgia Tech, when I spent twenty years managing software companies where I worked my way up the corporate ladder to Vice President of Product Development managing large organizations of engineers.  Most of my career was spent at IBM.  My clients included the Clinton and Bush administrations, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, NATO, and NASA.

In 2003, I retired from the corporate world to attend seminary and become a minister pastoring three churches.  I earned a doctorate in 2010 and am now focusing my ministry on teaching and writing.  My husband, Steve Fordham, and I live with our Great Dane in Johns Creek, Georgia where we are part of an Episcopal community.  We have two incredibly awesome grown sons!

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