John Weaver is a retired Baptist minister. John was born and brought up in Cardiff. After taking a BSc and PhD in Geology at UCW Swansea, he became Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Derby. John trained for Baptist ministry at Regent’s Park College, Oxford. He was the pastor of Highfield Baptist Church, Northamptonshire, from 1981-1991. From 1992-2001 he was Director of Pastoral Training and Tutor in Practical Theology, at Regent’s Park College, Oxford, and from 2001-2011 served as Principal of South Wales Baptist College, and as Dean of the Faculty of Theology of Cardiff University. His main areas of research are: relating faith to life and work; theological reflection; adult education; and the dialogue between science and faith. He is co-author of the book The Place of Environmental Theology, a guide for seminaries, colleges and universities, and author of the SCM Core Text, Christianity and Science.