I have been a practising Christian since 1982 when I was 17 years old. I gave my life over to Jesus a few days before beginning university. The UWA (University of Western Australia) Christian Union was instrumental in helping me grow as a Christian in the early years.
After I married and had children I was a stay-at-home mum for 12 years. When my four children had gone back to school I returned to work as a maths teacher and began study at Bible College. At Bible College, I earned a degree in Theology. I then went to University and earned an honours degree in theology. Not content with this, I completed a PhD in theology, finishing in 2015.
I no longer teach maths, but do teach theology and write. My theological interests are varied. I have written many short reflections on Bible passages, current events and biblical themes. You can find these at Cross-Connect.
My primary goal in all that I write is that Jesus might be central: central in my own life; central in the life of his Church; and central in the thinking of every Christian.
I don’t have a unique set of beliefs as such. Along with believers across the world and across time, I affirm the central doctrines of the faith summed up in:
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come. Amen.
Translation © 1987, CRCNA (CRC Publications), Grand Rapids MI. www.crcna.org. Reprinted with permission.