I'd just like to welcome all our friends to the brand new Reality Bites blog. I'm chuffed that Swalesy has kicked this off very sweetly. I also found Al Wolters' book very helpful. Al was my tutor in my first year at the Institute for Christian Studies and he is not only a top scholar on Plotinus, Greek philosophy et al but a really lovely person. When I knew almost nobody in Toronto, he invited me to his house on Christmas day. I turned him down as it happens but he is a real gent.
What I found so liberating about Wolters' book is the permission to be truly human and to be fascinated by the world in which we live. His clear teaching about the kingdom of God and how it affirms the creation is brilliant. Thanks Swasey for your thoughts mate. I know you're a Geordie and struggle with our great language but your essay is first rate!