About

Welcome to HQ!

I started this blog in 2007 and the point of it has always been pretty simple: to make sense of everything from a Christian perspective. Actually, I think that's the only way you can make sense of anything. Consequently, HQ can be read as a cumulative case for the following thesis: If it is possible to make sense of human experience, then Christianity is true.

If you want help wrestling with worldviews, or just want to wrestle, mentally speaking, with a Christian of my species, then you're in the right place.

About me: The most important thing to know about me is that I am a sinner saved by grace (you can read my story here).

I am also a husband and a father attempting to look after my family. We live in a forest in North Carolina with snakes and spiders under a continuously blue sky. My wife homeschools our three children and I sit around reading books, playing my guitar and helping out at our church, Stony Hill Baptist Church. I am an addicted but slow runner and you can find me puffing and panting around town in the wee small hours. I am a morning person. If you want something cogent from me it has to be between 5am and noon and the nearer lunch it gets the grumpier I will be. I am also British.

As far as academics go, I am a graduate of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (Dip. H.E., Biblical and Theological Studies), Moody Bible Institute (BA, Apologetics and Philosophical Theology) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MA, Philosophy of Religion). I am presently pursuing my Ph.D in Theology and Philosophy of Religion at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. I am also a graduate of The Musicians Institute. I slog (if you can have a video log then you can have a song log) at soundcloud by attempting to write and record songs/tunes at the fastest rate possible. My record is 30 minutes.

Ben talking to his friend Brecht about something or other.  
[DISCLAIMER] This is a blog not a peer reviewed journal so I give myself permission to commit logical howlers, get my facts wrong, misunderstand my opponents and generally be a fallible human being. Don't get me wrong, I don't want to be wrong, but if I had to guarantee that I am right before I hit 'publish' I would never post anything.

If you think I've got it wrong, say so. You are equally invited to agree with me. It's nice when people do. It's equally okay not to be sure. Sometimes I write things that I am not sure if I agree with or not.
Part of the reason for writing this blog is for me to think out loud. I would keep writing it even if no one ever read it. That does not mean I don't want anyone to read it. I tend to believe what I am saying is not only true, but valuable. Whether it is valuable is up to you, the reader, but mostly it's up to Jesus.

So, if you can accept fallibility, read on...