About

My name’s Steven and I’m the author of more than a dozen books in the philosophical theology genre. I have also written more than 400 articles and made many videos discussing all of the big problems and questions of philosophy and theology.

The title of this blog – ‘Perfect Chaos’ – refers to the idea that while existence is seemingly chaotic, in reality everything unfolds in perfect accordance with the will of God. That’s an idea at the heart of my philosophy, and if you explore some of my work you’ll come to understand why I believe it to be true and the many implications of this perspective for life and faith.

I’m a first class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and hold a postgraduate certificate in Philosophy and Religion from the University of London. Perhaps more important than my academic qualifications is my spiritual journey, which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spiritual practices and philosophical traditions, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.

My spiritual journey has led to some unusual insights which I share on my blog and in my books and videos. These insights, which centre upon the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, have proven helpful to many people. I hope that my work will impact your life in a positive way as well.

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  1. In many ways I’m an atheist, but I just cant deal with the fact that our lives are without purpose. There must be something more than the here and the now….. Therefore I believe in Christ because his deliverance is free, without commissions…

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    1. Interesting! I’m wondering – have you read the Bible? Or the whole New Testament at least? Just curious 🙂 Also, thank you for your comment about my Essays page – I know people are sometimes reluctant to download things so I do understand and will take on board your comment. Blessings and have a great day buddy.

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    1. Hi Kyle! Thank you. Your article on abortion was very honest and touching. I feel it’s so important for people to be speaking out in that way.

      God bless and keep in touch!

      Steven

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  2. So awesome to read your testimony! I’m so glad that you found Jesus and an answer to your hopelessness. I’m sorry to hear that your mom passed away; I hope that you’ve been able to find some healing. My Dad passed away unexpectedly four years ago and it has been difficult at times to move on. But his impact on my life and the memories of him remain. I look forward to reading more of your blogs! Only wish I’d started sooner! Blessings to you, brother! 🙂

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you for your kind words. I’m sorry to hear you lost your dad. As you suggest, there is a healing process when we lose someone to whom we’ve been so close. Really pleased we’re connected and I’ll look forward to reading more of your blog too 🙂 Have a wonderful day! Steven 🙏🏻😊

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  3. I have a set of beliefs that fall loosely into a sort of Western Buddhism. I think our karma does indeed largely determine how we think and act from moment to moment, but alongside that karma is a small proportion of free will — maybe a tiny percentage, but it’s there. That’s where my faith lies, because I sense that if we don’t have some degree of free will, we are pretty much doomed. So I may not totally understand your dilemma, but it makes some sense to me.

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    1. Hiya Mel 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I was very interested in Buddhism for a season, but came to believe in the personal active God described in the Abrahamic religions. A God who created and sustains the Universe and is present in all the details, working out a plan for existence with great care and intricacy.

      Your blog looks wonderful, I was pleased to discover it and will take a look at some more of your articles 🙂

      All the best! Steven

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  4. Hello there brother! Just thought I would connect with you a bit more closely. I hope to check our site in more depth soon. May the Lord be glorified and we humbled and brought closer in our walk with God.
    Peace and blessings in this end of the year!

    Jeremy

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    1. Hi Jeremy!

      Great to hear from you 🙂 You seem to be rather a prolific writer, how many books have you written?!

      Thank you for your kind comment, will look forward to interacting with you in the future!

      Merry Christmas and abundant blessings to you, bro!

      Steven

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  5. Hello Steven,
    My name is God’s Warrior. I don’t know if you know this but I’ve been to your blog, but I never stuck around partially because I am confused on what your blog is about and I’m just confused because in your bio, you said that on your blog you discuss “my worldview and a wide range of issues related to philosophy, religion, spirituality, and mental health.”

    What I really wanted to know before I continue reading your blog was what is the difference between philosophy, spirituality, and religion? It’s because I feel that they’re separate things all together.

    Thanks for letting me rant on your blog; It’s great that you are blogging on what you enjoy.

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    1. Greetings, God’s Warrior! Thank you for your comment and your honest feedback, I appreciate it.

      This blog has evolved a lot over the last few years, and you’re right it can be somewhat unclear what the focus is because I venture into a few different areas with my writing. It’s something I need to work on, so people can be clear about what to expect when they visit.

      My blog does cover philosophy, spirituality, and religion, which are all related but distinct fields. I realise it’s a broad remit, but I like to write about them all.

      May I ask where you came across the bio? Was it on Amazon, or Goodreads, or somewhere else?

      Thank you and God bless. Steven

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          1. It’s at the bottom of your About page right after you talk about spiritual journey. Where you said, “… discussing my worldview and a wide range of issues related to philosophy, religion, spirituality, and mental health.”

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    1. Hi Madeline! My pleasure, thanks for stopping by! Well, you see, it’s a special kind of hedgehog. It’s not your average hedgehog. It’s simultaneously a hedgehog, more than a hedgehog, and less than a hedgehog. I’ll say no more! ☺️

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