Jim grew up in Montreal and obtained a PhD in chemistry from McGill University. Knowing he was never going to win the Nobel Prize he went into teaching in BC. His “career” eventually brought him to being Dean of Science at Malaspina University-College in Nanaimo (now known as VIU). He took very early retirement and has been fighting traditional Christian theology ever since. He is a great fan of the Hebrew Scriptures, particularly Deuteronomy, he finds his theology to be aligned with that which Jesus as a Jewish mystic and teacher most probably would have actually advocated, and he rejects Christology. Notwithstanding, he attends a very high Anglo-Catholic Church because it “works”.