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I invite you to join me as I delve into the philosophical concepts
behind some of the most important questions that we as humans face.

Questions such suffering and violence both natural and human continue to haunt us all.

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Latest Blog Posts.

Book of Psalms. (Book Review)

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Having access to the book of Psalms is something that I take for granted in my work as a chaplain and counsellor. Within its pages one can find encour


The Differential of Life and It's Implications Part 3.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In this the final instalment about the concept of the "differential of life" I am hoping to expound how this concept can come into play within the con


The Differential of Life and It's Implications Part 2.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

As I delve into this paradigm of "The Differential of Life" the second topic they want to explore is how this mechanism works when we have people from



Hi my name is Trevor Forrester.

  Since 2003 I have experienced both the best and worst that life can bring. I have experienced emotional highs and lows as I sought to struggle through a long and debilitating illness. Having on two occasions had to face the prospect of my own death I have come to realise that the world is not necessarily a great place to live.

Having undergone this experience has caused me to reflect deeply on many of the questions that I have about our life on Earth and the reason for it. Likewise as I look at the world today most of what I see is quite frightening.

During both my illness which included many dark nights of the Soul as well as my convalescence over the last 2 1/2 years I have been looking a lot deeper into some of the philosophical questions regarding life, relationships, society and the world in general.

My purpose in building this website was so that I could look at some of these issues in a deeper more meaningful way and at the same time provide a opportunity for others to share in the struggles I undergo in trying to understand the true meaning of life. I would also hope to shed some light on the question of personal suffering for the glory of God.