My name is Jon Shriver. I was born in the Philippines where my parents were missionaries and, in 1973, we moved to Australia. My family has always been active in church work wherever we were and I was raised in a strongly Evangelical context.
My understanding of God and myself has changed considerably since my early days. Words that describe the God I worship are inclusive, loving, compassionate, gracious, creating, providing and renewing. I would like to think that these words also describe me, and they do—but in a broken yet growing sense.
I am on this life adventure with my wife of 263 years, Vicki, and my kids, Emily and Brenton. I’m sure you’ll read about them somewhere in this blog.
Welcome to the adventure! I hope you’ll challenge yourself as you read these words. I hope that, as they have meaning for me and reflect my own worldview and journey, that somehow you will find meaning in them for your life.
Grace and Peace.