My name is Roland Lowther. I am an Australian Christian author who focuses on writing Christian theology at the intersection of theory and practice.
I love engaging subjects and issues relevant to Christians’ lives based on divine truth. It is my heartfelt desire to assist you to come to know Christ more comprehensively through spiritually discerned reflection on the Word of God, enabling you to clearly understand His will for your daily life.
Although introduced to the Christian faith at High school in the 1970’s, it wasn’t until 1985 that I formally became a follower of Jesus. Since that time I have trained for and been involved in: Cross-cultural mission work with Aboriginal people in Northern Australia, Pastoral ministry in churches in regional Australia, Academic research at the University of Queensland, and in writing a series of books on the Holy Spirit: Spirit and Life, Spirit and Gospel, and Spirit and Truth ( Paternoster UK).
But, above and beyond this, the most significant aspect of my life’s work involves coming to terms with and communicating about the practical life as an obedient servant of Jesus Christ. Indeed, I believe the greatest challenge facing Christians today being able to practically discern God’s truth in the ever confusing environment of this rapidly changing world, and subsequently being able to effectively live more fruitfully for Jesus in the midst of it all.
Moreover, having engaged in theoretical study at all levels, I have discovered that pure academic theory does little to help most Christians in their daily life choices. Indeed, pure theory is often so esoteric that it actually promotes a ‘real’ disconnect between theory and practice, leading many Christians to abandon sound theological reflection in favour of easy-to-understand pragmatic solutions to daily living.
Consequently, I have made it my mission to specialise in writing theology grounded in solid theory and applied in concrete life!