Michael is a Maths graduate and Mechanical Engineer having spent 40 years in management and consultancy. Upon retirement he was ordained into the Anglican ministry, having previously served as a lay reader for 30 years. During this time he undertook a detailed study of the Fourth Gospel, including a critical analysis of John’s vocabulary. In 2009 he published Pilgrimage to Glory that reproduced the Fourth Gospel in the light of his research. In parallel with his Johannine studies he undertook a study of the 3 Synoptic Gospels, the outcome of which he is now publishing under the title Before Luke.
In parallel with his Johannine studies Michael undertook a study of the 3 Synoptic Gospels. Together these twin studies show that the essential core of our 4 gospels is the work of eyewitnesses to Jesus’ ministry. They also shed light upon the development of the Christian Fellowship in the pre Pauline era and the trauma of the Jewish revolt against Roman tyranny.