Welcome to my treasure store,
a collection of valuable items, hidden in five caves.
Cave 1 - The Christian faith and life
Cave 2 - Books I've written
Cave3 - Wisdom for life (counselling, therapy and healing)
Cave 4 - Odds and ends (items that don't fit elsewhere)
Cave 5 - The Church and the Kingdom
I'm inspired by Jesus’ description of "a scribe trained for the kingdom" who is like a householder who brings out of his treasure store "things new and old."
I'm in my 70s. My life has had ups and downs, dark times and times of joy; encounters with God and times of rebellion, failure and shame. I studied French, German and Linguistics at Bangor University in the 1960s. Called to be a pastor, I then studied Theology and trained at Spurgeon's College. I’ve spent many years in various forms of church leadership. I’ve also worked in local government and been a freelance writer and editor aand was a registered counsellor until Parkinson's disease made it impractible to continnue. I'm a member of Shenley Christian Fellowship, a church in Milton Keynes.
Along the way I’ve gathered a store of insight and wisdom – from the Bible, from experience, and from other people. I want to pass some of it on and to keep learning along the way. This website expresses that ambition. Rummage around. I hope you find something that sends you off with a smile on your face, saying "Hey, look what I've found!
I'm not looking to enter into correspondence or dialogue with anyone about anything on this site. However, if you do wish to contact me you can do so by email.
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