Tony R. Nester is a retired United Methodist minister who has pastored churches in New Jersey and Iowa. He currently resides in West Des Moines, Iowa. Tony believes that it is not difficult for a preacher to recognize the truth that Scripture holds. The real challenge is to cast that truth is such a way as to gain a response of faith. Tony strives to make his messages a challenge that people can respond to with faith and react to what Scripture is inviting them to know, do, or experience. He earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Tony and his wife, Evelyn, have three children and eight grandchildren. He posts ongoing quotes and reflections on Christian thinking and preaching on his blog: sermondigger.wordpress.com.