Brian Tietje

I'm a work in progress. God chooses one area of my life after another to develop, shape, and create. For one season, it's my pride, then another it's my courage, and on and on. Sometimes I feel like a car that is constantly in the repair shop, and I get discouraged. And then, I look back on my life over the last few years and realize how much He has changed me...for the better. I've learned that the true Christian walk (and not the religious practice of Christianity that I used to practice) is an exciting, unpredictable adventure that far exceeds anything I could imagine for myself.

My Life

Favorite Quote

God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him. (John Piper)

Friends describe me

A good friend who looks for the best in everyone (and expects it!)

My hobbies

Family time with my wife, daughter, and son, hunting, fishing, and home improvement projects

Fantasy dinner guests

Ronald Reagan, the woman at the well

Best advice I ever received

Lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6)

My undergrad alma mater

Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

My worst subject in school


In college I drove


If I weren't a professor, I would

be in sales

Favorite books

Pilgrim's Progress, Wild at Heart

Favorite movies

Outlaw Josey Wales, Shawshank Redemption

Favorite city

Napoleon, Ohio

Favorite coffee

Chai Latte

Nobody knows I

Like cats

My latest accomplishment

Became a better husband