My name is Scott. I am a 58 year old husband and father of four children. My family and I live in a growing metropolitan area approximately 80 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and a Master of Arts in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

I worked in the heavy equipment industry, in inventory control and parts sales, for nine years between my graduation from A&M and and the beginning of seminary. Since graduation from Southwestern in 1985 I have been involved in vocational and bi-vocational ministry: vocationally, as a local church staff minister of missions (“church starter strategist”), pastor and a Baptist association missions coordinator; bi-vocationally, as a church planter and home-based minister to international students at the local university in our area.

We have been involved in home-based ministry to international students, primarily Mainland Chinese, at Texas A&M Univeristy since 1997. Our ministry is affiliated with a local Mandarin congregation.  I have had the opportunity to travel to Mainland China on two occasions and pray that I will have many more opportunities to do so.

I am a part-time employee of a local independent school district during the school year and work at various jobs during the summer months.

My blog, tangiblethoughts, addresses subjects such as church planting, cross-cultural ministry, missional matters, organic church ministry, and Reformed Theology-related subjects. I post on other subjects as I am so moved.

So, welcome to my blog. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back, and explore my thoughts. Yours are welcome.

~ Blessings ~


6 Comments on “About”

  1. Kun Gou Says:

    Dear Scott Nelson, I am glad to know you have such a blog . I learned some of your history and your work though your life. It is exciting and worthwhile. You are doing God’s work. Hope you be blessed all the way

  2. Frank Doiron Says:

    Hi Scott

    I left a comment a couple of weeks back and you asked me where I was from. I am directly north of you. Manitoba, Canada….just south of Winnipeg I am 59 years old. I am married with two children 23, and 20.
    We are interested in organic missional church……

    I am writing a response to “its that simple.” But too long for a comment. do you want to take a look at it and decide.

    • tangiblethoughts Says:

      Frank, Just a follow-up. I’ve seen the “hits” from Canada on my blog’s cluster map. That must be you. Grace and Peace, Scott

    • tangiblethoughts Says:


      Please send your response. Praying that you are well.


  3. tangiblethoughts Says:

    Frank, please go ahead and send the response. I’m looking forward to reading it. Blessings.

    • tangiblethoughts Says:

      Frank, forgive me if I have forgotten, but did you ever comment back with your response refered to above? Would enjoy your reply.

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