Welcome to our web site. It has been written partly for our friends and family, and partly for the wider community.
We hope you find the pages on this site interesting and informative - do let us know what you think.
Sue continues to work for One25. In her spare time, amongst other things, she is the Treasurer of the Stoke Lodge Ramblers, our local walking group.
Following her accident in November 2010, Sue continues her regular exercises to keep the arm moving. She is probably back to about 80% of her former mobility, and it is likely to stay that way now. It is better than the surgeon was expecting, although he didn't tell us what he was expecting at the time.
At the end of August 2014, Paul moved on from Crisis Centre Ministries after 14 years and a lot of changes. Paul is running the 'Helping Vulnerable People' training program, and there are a number of other projects in the pipeline. Paul is delivering these services under the name of 'Make a Difference (Bristol)'. He is also working to get BCAN up and running again after a gap when many of the key players disappeared.
For our friends, both new and old, this web site will tell you something about us (in the 'Personal' section), our hobbies, interests, beliefs and activities; and also about the Christian and community work we do (in the 'Ministry' section).
You will also find a number of articles (in the 'Writings' section) which are offered as resources, mostly to the Christian community, although there are some of a more general nature. Please feel free to browse, and tell us what you think - especially if you disagree with or have questions about any of it!
Among the popular general articles are:
And among the popular Christian articles are:
For new friends to this site, we are sharing a house with Steve, an old friend from university days. The house is in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, in the South West of England. We have been living with Steve since 1999, when we sold our house in Guildford. You can read something of what we have been getting up to on our family news page.
My MTh dissertation was about the problem of suffering. I am continuing to research the subject, and would like to hear about their experience of this from as wide a range of people as possible.
If you are interested in this area, or may be willing to help me by sharing something of your own experience, please visit the Problem of Suffering page. Thank you.
Just to be absolutely clear: we are not linked with the Hazelden Foundation based in the USA. The fact that we share the same name, and (like them) we spend a large amount of time and energy helping addicts is, as far as we can tell, a complete coincidence.
I know the chances are pretty remote, but please read what it says on the Warnings page before sending us an email that falls into one of the following categories. Thank you.
If you are new to this site, you may find it helpful to have a look at the Web Site page, which contains the following information.
If you would like to use any of the material on this web site, please read the Copyright and Conditions page before sending us a message. Thank you.
The complete set of noted changes are listed here:
The most recent significant changes to this site are:
15 January 2015: added The Manifesto for Secularism.
22 December 2014: added God Became Man (John 1:1).
30 November 2014: added Nothing Except Jesus (1 Corinthians 2:2).
5 November 2014: added a new section to 'What is the Fate of the Wicked?': Not literal fire, and made a few minor updates to several other parts of the article.
[Most of my web updates over the last few months have been made to the MAD (Bristol) site.]
15 October 2014: finally finished correcting enough of the typing errors in Family News - July to December 2010 so I can add it to the site. Better late than never.
12 September 2014: added a new section to 'What is the Fate of the Wicked?': Sowing to the flesh.
17 August 2014: added a new section to the web site: Discipleship.
13 August 2014: added Christianity as a Wider Rationality by Mary Poplin and The 8 Myths About Emotions That Are Holding Us Back by Amy Morin to the 'Ref' articles.
29 July 2014: updated Job.
22 July 2014: slightly updated Power Corrupts.
21 July 2014: added The Integrity of the Voluntary Sector initial draft.
20 July 2014: updated Enjoyment and Destiny.
13 July 2014: added Living With Adddicts by Tobias Jones to the 'Ref' articles.
7 July 2014: added If God, Why Suffering? by Dr. Vincent Vitale. to the 'Ref' articles.
26 June 2014: added I Believe.
24 April 2014: added Good Friday.
23 March 2014: added The Role of Holiness.
15 January 2014: added Why Doesn't God Heal Me? by Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt to the 'Ref' articles.
4 April 2013: added Enjoyment and Destiny.
22 February 2013: added some initial notes on Power Corrupts.
16 October 2012: updated Big Picture Theology.
6 October 2012: added Big Picture Theology.
15 September 2012: updated the Paul's Health page with details of my hiatus hernia.
2 September 2012: restructured and slightly updated the page on Prayer.
23 August 2012: updated the Altruism page.
20 August 2012: updated the Response to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy page.
15 August 2012: updated the Healthy Church, Healthy Members page.
29 July 2012: added Grace and Truth.
27 July 2012: added Who Am I?.
25 June 2012: added a new section to I Believe the Bible: God's Translated Word.
8 June 2012: updated the Family News from 31 May.
31 May 2012: updated the Family News from 16 April.
26 May 2012: made a few more changes to I Believe the Bible.
26 February 2012: updated the Family News from 1 January.
1 January 2012: updated the Family News from 29 November, up to the end of the year