The author is a nomad in more ways than one. Physically, he was born and raised in the USA (midwest), but left around the age of 25. He lived in Europe (Germany) for 15 years, then in Australia (Melbourne) for 19 years, then in Southeast Asia (Malaysia) for 8 1/2 years, and is currently (2016) sort of back in Australia. Intellectually, he started in the USA as a budding physicist (B.Sc.), but then decided to become a budding biologist (M.Sc.), then became a backpacker in India, followed by another go at biology (Dr. rer. nat. in West Berlin).
During a period of unemployment as a scientist, he became a budding physician (Dr. med. in Cologne, Germany). None of the buds blossomed into a long-term career, but he did earn money teaching IT (in Melbourne and Malaysia). During the times and careers in Berlin he did considerable research on how our brains learn to perceive speech. That not only made him understand how our brains learn, but also led to a study of language and languages, including "object-oriented" programming languages, which happened in Melbourne.
That in turn led to a study of "universal grammar" in Melbourne and Malaysia. The "aha!" experience about "The Word God" was in Malaysia. So after many years of wandering through the physical world and the experiential universe, he recognized the link between experience, language and religion. When we understand how our brains learn our experiences, and that language exists to communicate our experiences within the object-oriented universe, and what happens when language fails, then we finally understand the role of "The Word God".