Hi there. I’m Geoff.
I defend and promote the truth of Christianity and the Bible.
I grew up in a Christian home, and have always believed in God. But it wasn’t until my friends hit me over the head with some ultimatum’s that I realised how important it was to live my life in a way that honours Jesus Christ.
About My Education
I have two degrees.
- Philosophy – majoring in the philosophy of science and religion
- Science – majoring in evolutionary genetics and ecology
I completed my honours degree in quantitative genetics for which I received a High Distinction and a Dean’s commendation.
I’m currently a PhD student studying human quantitative genetics in psychiatry.
What does that mean?
It means I use large, powerful computers to analyse large biobanks of human genetic data, trying to understand the role genetics plays in who we are.
It involves a lot of math and statistics, but I don’t have to wear a lab coat, so I like it.
I have also co-authored a paper published in Nature Genetics, which is pretty cool.
About My Apologetics
Besides my degrees, I have read dozens of books about many topics in Christianity, apologetics (especially creationism) and all things related for many years.
If you’re a Christian, this blog will help you understand that the Bible is objectively true, and there are very good reasons for believing what it says.
This is important because when you can understand and explain the truth of the Bible with confidence, it will empower you to boldly share it with those who need to hear its message.
I write about Christianity, apologetics, creation science, Christian history and anything else that I think is cool (in a nerdy kind of way) and will help strengthen your faith in Christ and trust in the Bible.
This blog takes very seriously the Biblical command that we are to:
honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you
1 Peter 3:15 – via Bible Gateway
So please, take a look around and enjoy.
About My Life
I have a wife and three children.
Despite my fascination with tossing my children into the air, squealing with glee, and catching them upside down, I live in constant and irrational fear for their safety.
I could not do what I do without my wife. She’s a rock. She’s strong, intelligent and supportive of any and all of my harebrained pipe dreams, like being a work-from-home writer and internet celebrity with hordes of adoring fans.
I’m a patchwork of inconsistent and contradictory likes and hobbies including being a half-hearted gym junkie, an awkward and introverted programmer and book-worm, beginner snowboarder, fantasy and sci-fi fan, and a strident critic of social media, especially FaceBook.
I also enjoy a good heated conversation amongst friends.
About My Faith…
I believe the Bible is true from the first verse to the last, inerrant in its original form and that it has been reliably preserved through time and various translations so that, whilst not perfectly accurate today, is still correct, especially on those crucial doctrinal points necessary for salvation, and a sufficient understanding of God’s character, earth’s history etc.
I believe that it was perfectly accurate and correct at the time of writing, being directly inspired by the Holy Spirit.
I’m a conservative Christian in almost every sense of the word. I’m practically Medieval.
- Biblical creationist
- Pro life
- Pro traditional marriage
- I fully acknowledge, God’s total sovereignty, and human responsibility and free-will
See also my Statement of Faith for more.
If any of my articles contain clear factual errors or something you disagree with, are unclear or just plain boring then, by all means contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how I can make them better, for you.
If you enjoy them, or have any opinions of your own then definitely leave a comment and keep the conversation going!
To get you started, here are a couple of my personal favourites:
How to know what God has for you (My epic rant)