I am an ordained Anglican minister, with a Bachelor of Theology from Sydney College of Divinity. I was ordained (priested) in the Bathurst Diocese of the Anglican Church of Australia. I currently wear several hats:

# My first hat is that I currently serve as the part-time Ministry Consultant to the Bathurst Diocese. This entails mentoring new ministers, providing guidance for churches in the area of evangelism and church growth, recording video sermons for churches without clergy, participating in various Diocesan strategic planning committees, working alongside the Bishop in developing a Diocesan Strategic Plan, conducting occasional outreach rallies within the Diocese, and engaging in short term locum ministries in churches without clergy.

# My second hat is writing. I have written and published 16 books to date, half of which are fiction and half are works of theology and apologetics. I have an extensive online presence, particularly in the areas of apologetics and Christian education. My website, SmartFaith.net, offers a wide range of free resources for equipping and training churches and individual Christians to be more effective in sharing their faith and in making disciples. My youtube channel provides video sermons, and my Facebook page provides regular posts applying the Christian faith to current social issues. I also maintain an active presence in several online forums, engaging with atheists and sceptics by defending the existence of God and the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On top of all that, I am also a regular feature writer for the international Christian magazine, “My Christian Daily”.

# My third hat is my role as an itinerant evangelist and conference speaker. I conduct regular seminars on the Christian faith and run training courses in Apologetics, Evangelism and Biblical Theology. I also preach in a variety of churches around the country, from time to time.

Apart from all that, I am an exercise junky (jogging, squash, tennis, bike riding and surfing). I also play a variety of musical instruments, and I play and sing in a working covers band (RetroVibe) which does gigs in our local area, playing everything from the Beatles to AC/DC!

Yes! I am very busy!

The purpose of this website is to make available information and resources to assist in the development of an intellectually robust, informed faith. Church services, due to their various constraints and limitations, do not lend themselves to a comprehensive discussion of anything beyond rudimentary topics. Yet I am increasingly aware of a hunger among many Christians for more than just the basics. The books, podcasts, documents and other resources on this website seek to promote a more informed understanding regarding many of the more complex issues of apologetics, theology, ethics and philosophy.

Some of the topics covered on this website incorporate a significant amount of scientific data. Science and faith are by no means contradictory. In fact, science is simply mankind’s study of God’s creation. The study of science and philosophy has been a great passion of mine for decades, and I am convinced that a true understanding of the physical and philosophical sciences supports, rather than contradicts, the teachings of the Christian faith.

I am a born again Christian. I believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, authoritative in all matters of faith, and I affirm my faith in Jesus as the eternal Son of God, who died for our sins, rose from the dead to give us new life and will return to judge the world and usher in his eternal Kingdom. It is only through his grace and forgiveness that we are made right with God and can find a place in his eternal Kingdom.

Finding God When He Seems To Be Hiding“, examines the 12 most common questions and objections raised against Christianity. It provides detailed responses that move beyond the standard, glib answers that are often proposed, and addresses these issues with clarity and insight. It is an excellent book to give to seekers and sceptics, as well as a valuable resource for your own understanding. The book can also be used as a study book for Home Bible Study groups, with reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

You can purchase this book now from theSmartFaith shop.

Making Sense of the Bible will change the way you read the Bible! It will open your eyes to the remarkable journey of the Bible, from original text to modern translation, and will assist you to develop a more mature, complex understanding of the nature of its divine inspiration. It examines the many complex cultural and contextual issues, such as the difference between the two covenants and the nature of progressive revelation, which need to be understood in order to accurately apply the Bible’s message. What sets “Making Sense Of The Bible” apart from similar books is its intensely practical nature. Commonly misinterpreted doctrines are explored in detail, and important principles of interpretation are applied. A large range of key biblical doctrines are examined in detail.This book is a must for ordinary Bible readers and serious students alike!

You can purchase this book now from theSmartFaith shop.