On Writing to Editors|
married to Merilyn and has three daughters. They live in the city of Porirua in
New Zealand, about 16km north of the capital city of Wellington, which is
located right at the bottom of the North Island. They home schooled for fourteen
years. Their eldest daughter married and lives and is nursing in Wellington.
middle one is married and lives, and works in early childhood education, in
Tauranga. The third has working on a dairy farm in Ohau and is engaged to
Renton and family love tramping
Here they are on the top of Moss Pass (1785m),
between the West Sabine and D'Urville Valleys,
Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, New Zealand, Christmas
(See: Lonely Planet. 'Tramping in New Zealand', 4th Ed. p237-239)
is a self-employed builder, who has worked for himself for twenty six years. He
directed Scripture Union summer camps for a decade, taught Bible classes for
years, and several years ago finished nine years involvement in running two youth
you would like to download free the best youth group game Renton has come
across, click on 'Best Game' link in side bar.
This is the camp site at Titirangi Bay, 'Fringe of Heaven' as
It is found at the end of a 50km gravel road, 35km from the nearest shop, at the head of the Marlborough Sounds, South Island, New
Zealand. It was the site of a fantastic Scripture Union, Inter-School
Christian Fellowship summer camp for many years. Renton directed six camps
here. Around 45 campers would enjoy seven days of sun-bathing, swimming,
boating, fishing, tramping, living in tents, and Bible teaching - and exercises on the
beach at 7am in the morning!
is active in publicly promoting the Biblical worldview and challenging
secular culture. In this regard he
is a prolific writer of letters to papers, with many hundreds of letters published.
He has written an eight page piece on writing letters to print media which you can
download free (see 'On Writing to Editors' link in side bar. See also 'Letters 1-27'
link to twenty seven + letters he has written on a variety of subjects to
illustrate what can be done.)
also lectures on the Biblical worldview and the Naturalistic worldview, and
the conflict between them.
has had articles published in :
New Zealand Journal of Christian Thought and Practice|
presented a paper at the Stimulus sponsored Conference Making Crime
Pay on Crime and Punishment, entitled 'What of Biblical Law?' See
Stimulus Vol 2 Issue 3, 1994.
September 2001, Renton launched what was (and is) apparently the first and only radio
station in the world - 'GenesisFM' -
dedicated to promoting informed and provocative discussion of the question of origins and
Biblical world view issues, all from a Creation perspective. GenesisFM has now
been broadcasting on 88.1fm to Porirua, 24 hours a day, for four and a half years.
Stations are also operating in Palmerston North (88.7fm), Otaki(88.1), and
will soon be running in Nelson. It is also on the web at http://www.r2.co.nz/live-r.htm
has three times (1996, 1999, 2002) stood as a candidate for the New Zealand
Parliament for the only explicitly Christian Party in New Zealand. In 1999 he
was only the second New Zealand parliamentary candidate ever, to use
a personal radio station as a means of getting his message to the
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