I am 73 years old, a Scot born in Perth, Scotland, growing up in Glasgow, educated at Glasgow University in Arts and Theology, specialising in New Testament. I was ordained in 1968 as a minister of the Church of Scotland, ministering in Edinburgh, Clydeside, Coventry, Aberdeen and lastly Dundee, where I now live in semi-retirement. I enjoy running and climbing, find myself free to travel a bit in Europe, continue to read widely, and write fiction and theology. I have always believed that there cannot be two truths, one of science and the other of faith, and have tried to think in a unified way. The condition of the poor in the U.K and throughout the world continues to make me angry. I believe that the post-war British government came as near to the kingdom of God as we are likely to get in politics. I like a drink, too, by the way.