Everyone from my grandchildren to my wife is nagging me to start blogging. I have succumbed but I really do not know what I am doing so anyone who reads this will have to be patient as I learn the art. But I just wanted you to know that I will soon be up and running with bits and pieces that may be of interest. I have headed this Christian humanist and woodworker just in case the theologian bit in my title puts you off. Why Christian humanist, then? Well I am a Christian but I don’t like the media image and long ago became disenchanted with fundamentalism of all kinds. So I wrote a book to tell my story. It was called Being Human: Confessions of a Christian Humanist (2006) and lots of people said they liked what I had to say because it resonated with their own experience. But what about the woodworker bit? Well I am passionate about turning wood in bowls and making furniture for friends and family. You can read about that too in my recent book Sawdust and Soul (2014) which is a conversation with my friend Bill Everett about spirituality and working with wood. So if you would like more of my musings tell me or else I will quietly withdraw from blogging and take up croquet..