Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you'll have time to explore the different pages and find something to interest, amuse, encourage - and even inspire you. My goal is to communicate effectively - primarily as a writer, but also as a speaker and photographer.
On this page you'll find a Thought For The Month; elsewhere there is a gallery of photographs, some poems as well as details of my books. All this provides an opportunity for me to share with you something of what makes me tick and shapes my world view.
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Good question! Whose world do we inhabit? Does it belong to the human race en masse, to each successive generation throughout history? Facts and theories about the universe are discussed and analysed by scientists, theologians, teachers, students and families. But whose world is it?
Copernicus, Galileo, Einstein, Darwin, Hubble, Hawking, have all investigated the question and come up with various answers - or partial answers. Theologians turn to the Bible as well as to science for answers. So what does the Bible say about the world?
"In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate." There's no attempt here, nor in the following verses, to give a scientific treatise of how the various parts of creation came together, culminating in the creation of human beings. No, this is a poetic theological reflection that outlines the basics and goes on to show the plan that God had for all life in the universe.
"The world and all that is in it belong to the Lord; the earth and all who live on it are his." If that's the case, do human beings have a part to play in its maintenance and sustenance? The Bible says yes. Humans should be good stewards on God's behalf in looking after the world - the wonders of nature and the well-being of those who inhabit it. Pollution, global warming, habitats... should be of concern to us, as indeed should a determination to work towards righting the wrongs that result from human misuse of the planet - war, poverty, inequality...
With the joyous privilege of being inhabitants of a beautiful planet, comes responsibility - to love God, love his created world and to live in love and peace with one another, to the benefit of all.