Obsessed with God
Be warned! This site is not about people; it's about the One True God — the Holy One of Israel, the Father of Jesus Christ — Who is worth immeasurable times more than all human beings put together.
The God of the Bible is infinite in glory and majesty and goodness. His boundless power and intelligence are clearly revealed in the Creation. Without vacating heaven, that same God entered flesh through a miraculous virgin birth, taking upon Himself the form of the Incarnate Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel and of all mankind. Through Jesus we can clearly see His staggering goodness and love
This transitory world, in which God is denied, rejected, or blasphemed, will be replaced by a new, benevolent world ruled by Jesus Christ, in which, “From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord's name is to be praised" (Ps. 113:3). (Unless otherwise stated, all Scripture quotations on this site will be in the New King James version.) Malachi foretells a time when, "from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the nations" (1:11). Yes, the time is coming when all mankind will joyfully study the glory of God in all its aspects; all will be obsessed with His holiness. You have the opportunity to probe His greatness and sing His praises now.
In the meantime, mankind desperately needs a revival of interest in the glory of God and in the truth found in His Word. This skeptical age needs to be shown tangible reasons for believing in God and Jesus, and solid evidence that the Bible is His trustworthy Word. People need to understand that the truths of science in no way undermine faith — in spite of all the hype to the contrary. Dawn to Dusk’s singular goal is to make a contribution, however small, to fulfilling these needs.
If you love God and Truth, and are delighted by His glory, these pages will provide
balm for the soul, food for the mind, and insights into what lies ahead
in the kingdom of God that you will not find fully replicated anywhere
else. Would that you could.
We guarantee you will
sometimes disagree with what you find on this site, but we believe you will
rarely be bored if you, too, number among the God-obsessed.
What will you find here?
All the material you find on this site is dedicated to enhancing understanding of our heavenly Father’s and Brother’s glory and goodness. God has given us a number of windows through which we can see His glory: what He has done (His works in creation and history), what He has said (His written Word), and, above all, His Incarnation in the form of Jesus Christ. As the navigation links make obvious, material on these topics is dealt with in three main areas: our blog, videos, and article bank. Fossick to your heart’s content. We are convinced you will find our material thought-provoking and, we would like to hope, bordering on witty on occasion.
In addition to the large amount of free material on this site, quality versions of many longer articles will be made available at minimal cost on our yet-to-be-developed bookshop site. Rod also written a number of books on biblical topics that will also be made available at that site. Below is a list of those books with links to promotional brochures on our legacy site:
These books are no longer available in hard copy. As time permits, they will be rejigged as ebooks and made available for download from the bookshop. Numerous other books are in the works. If you would like to be informed when they are available, drop us an email and we will add you to our list.
Rod McQueen, founder of Dawn to Dusk, was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in 1950 and grew up in Melbourne, Australia. After graduating from Scotch College, he spent two years at Melbourne University studying Russian, Indonesian, Middle Eastern Studies, History and Philosophy of Science, and Biology before going to England to study theology at Ambassador College.
Upon graduation, Rod pastored various Church of God congregations in Australia and the United States for twenty three years. As a minister, he developed a great love of teaching, as well as the communication skills necessary to explain complex topics in interesting, understandable terms. At the same time, he became more and more astounded by the scope of God's glory as clearly manifested in all aspects of the creation and in His written revelation, the Bible, and in His incarnate Son, Jesus Christ. Concerned over the lack of user-friendly material about God's majesty, Rod left the paid ministry in 1997 to devote himself to doing what he could to redress this unhappy state of affairs, with special emphasis on the insights provided into the mind of God by the marvels of creation. To maintain hands-on experience with the wonders of creation, Rod joined the Central North Field Naturalists club of Tasmania in 1990, in which he served as president for a couple of terms.
Ably assisting and supporting him is his wife and best friend since 1974, Martha. Martha was born in San Francisco in 1952, and grew up in nearby San Anselmo. Upon graduating from High School, she attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, for one year before transferring to spend the next three years studying at its sister campus in Brickett Wood, England, where she and Rod met, fell in love, and married. They have four children, eleven grandchildren and counting. They live in Tasmania, the renowned "Apple Isle" of Australia.
Rod has had articles published in a number of Christian magazines, including Good News and Creation Ex Nihilo. Rod served for a number of years as a member of two local development committees and a special committee of the Meander Valley Council, the Parks, Reserves and Townscapes Committee. In addition to helping run Dawn to Dusk, Martha works as a library technician and teacher’s aide at the Hagley Farm Primary School, specializing in speech therapy and literacy support. Over the years she has done much voluntary copyediting, devoted herself to visiting the elderly, and participated in and helped conduct the Meander Valley Choir.