Dr. Charles Ringma has taught in universities, colleges and seminaries in Australia, Asia and Canada. He is Emeritus Professor, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada. He is a Franciscan Tertiary and a Companion of Northumbria Community, Brisbane. His many books on Christian spirituality include Seek the Silences with Thomas Merton and Hear the Ancient Wisdom. He is involved in justice issues and plants rain forest trees. Visit charlesringma.com and https://holyscribblers.blogspot.com. He is an Honorary Research Fellow at Trinity College Queensland.