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Rodger Young received his bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College and his BA and MA in mathematics from Oxford University. While hitch–hiking in Germany in the summer between his years at Oxford, he was given a ride by an American missionary couple. In the ensuing discussion, when asked about his religious viewpoint, he replied that he was an agnostic. He was also influenced toward Buddhism (Zen Buddhism is compatible with atheism and agnosticism) due to his involvement in the martial arts–he was captain of the Oxford Judo team. The missionaries showed from 1 John that while man by his own efforts cannot attain to a knowledge of God, God does what man cannot do and makes Himself known to those who trust in His Son, giving them an assurance of His presence with them and of His promise that they have eternal life. Later, back at the university, Rodger committed his life to Christ after hearing a clear presentation of the Gospel by Dick Lucas and James Packer. He experienced for himself that what the missionaries said was true. Oxford was followed by two years in the army and two years of studying Biblical languages and theology at Nazarene Theological seminary. After spending most of his career in the computer field, Rodger retired from IBM in 2003. He then took up writing in the field of Biblical chronology. He has a concern to deal fairly with the difficult passages of the Bible in order to help agnostics such as he once was to understand God’s love, the reasonableness of the Christian faith, and the reliability of all of God’s Word. Rodger and wife Vivian live in St. Louis and have two daughters and three grandsons. 

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