First, I am a Canadian defense lawyer with 34 years at the bar. In the course of my career, I have some notable successes, changing the law nationally and provincially at various points in time.
Second, I am a philosophically moderate realist and a natural law thinker, in the tradition of the three great Western thinkers: Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and MortImer J. Adler.
Third, I am an evangelical Christian, theologically traditional, in most areas, but Baptist in my rejection of the doctrine of original sin and its inherited transmission of damnation. I currently fellowship in and am a member at my local church down the street, a part of United Church of Canada.