Hi to all you wonderful people out there-especially those of you in distant lands: United Arab Emirates, Uganda, South Korea, The Philippines, France, China, and more. It’s such a blessing to know you’re there. Today I’ve already published a serious post, but I don’t want you all to think that I’m a serious, dull, depressed person. I am heavy-hearted about some things going on in our world, but I also have the joy of life in me. So I decided I should perhaps share a little of my life with you, since what I write does tend to be impersonal, and I carry no information about me on this blog, yet.
Primarily, of course, I am a Christian. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God-the only one-and that through his sacrifice and resurrection he has furnished forgiveness and eternal life to all who choose to trust in him and serve him. This is the pinnacle of my life and being: Christ is my life.
Second in priority to me has been my family. Family is a great blessing from God (if we have family problems, it is a failure in human nature, not in God’s plan).
Then comes music. I loved pop music until I was about twelve years old. After that age I rejected the herd mentality in pop, and began to experiment with other musical expressions. As a bass player I’ve played in many wildly different kinds of music. Most recently, I recorded an album with my son who is a trumpet player. Here’s a link to us playing one of the tunes in our studio: (1) Facebook
Next month I will be releasing an album of electronic music, which should be available on most music streaming sites. I will keep you posted. It’s called “Beton Brut”.
I’ve dabbled in painting and drawing all my life. Here’s one of the pictures I painted not long ago. It’s large:
This picture is on a Facebook page where I sell my paintings. See the link below. My favourite artists are Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Dali.
I’ve written almost six hundred posts on this blog (thank you WordPress). I most like to write on the Creation/Evolution issue, on the nature of truth and reality, and on Biblical theology. I’ve published two books and four albums of music.
I like to hike and camp in the mountains which are not far from my home. Here’s a picture of me with my family last summer:
When I have time I like to read. If I’m not reading the Bible I’m reading creationist articles, or books on apologetics or history. I also like a lot of fiction. My favourite books are Tolkien’s, and I recommend to you a much over-looked book by him: The Silmarillion.
I’ve fallen in love with an architectural style called “Brutalism”. It’s not half as nasty as it sounds, but certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Brutalist structures are recognised by their abundance of poured, raw concrete, with no frills. That’s why I like it-I’m a no-frills kinda guy (but give me lots of thrills please). Here is an example of Brutalism. The picture is of the National Theatre in London, a place I visited several times when I didn’t have any awareness of Brutalism.
I have a wife of thirty-four years, and two wonderful sons. I was raised in a small town in England, and moved to the United States when I was twenty-nine. I spent six months in Israel with my wife-a terrific experience, and I’ve travelled through most of southern Europe and Germany, France and Ireland. I’ve also travelled some of the Western U.S., including the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and Joshua Tree Monument-all amazing places indeed.
To sum up, while I see darkness in our world, I believe that life is to be lived to the fullest extent possible, so long as it is within God’s will and parameters. Please share here some of your likes and experiences. Post a picture if you like. Don’t be shy-leave some comments!