About the Author
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Roland Lowther, I am an Australian Christian author who focuses on writing theology from a practical perspective. Engaging subjects and issues relevant to Christians’ today, I draw on spiritually discerned, biblically based truths and discuss them at the intersection of theory and practice.
A little about myself: I became a Christian in 1985, 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 Australian, academic research at the University of Queensland (completing a PhD on the subject of Living by the Spirit set in the context of Reformed Christianity), and writing a series of books on the Holy Spirit.
The most significant aspect of my life’s work, however, has involved and continues to involve, coming to terms with living out my faith as an obedient servant of Jesus Christ in the context of every day life. In fact, I believe the greatest challenge facing Christians today is the ability to clearly discern God’s truth in the ever confusing environment of a rapidly changing world.
I have discovered that pure academic theory does little to help most Christians in their daily walk; indeed it is often so esoteric that it actually encourages a disconnect between theory and practice; leaving many Christians to abandon potentially sound theological reflection only to embrace easy to understand pragmatic solutions–often laden with error.
Consequently, I have made it my mission to specialize in writing theology that enables Christians to better understand the practical dimensions of in depth theological reflection and consequently live more fruitfully for God.
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 life, that you might stand firm in the faith and persevere in the face of confusion and opposition; as you look forward to the Lord’s ultimate commendation: ‘ Well done good and faithful servant.’