Crossing Over

From the outside, they were just another group of men who would meet regularly at the pub. They met at the same place, most weeks, for a drink and a chat. They talked about all manner of things on their minds: what they were working on, what they were thinking about doing. This story becomes more interesting when the men …

C. S. Lewis Biography Book Launch in Oxford

Alister McGrath’s new biography of C.S. Lewis, C. S. Lewis: a Life: The Story of the Man Who Created Narnia, has recently gone on sale. To celebrate the launch of the book The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics are hosting a book launch at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford on Thursday 2nd May. See below for further details. Alister McGrath and everyone …

Professor John Lennox addressing the proposition ‘This House Believes in God’ at the Oxford Union

It was a great privilege to study under Professor John Lennox last year. Here’s a recent clip of his November 2012 debate at the Oxford Union. You can catch Professor Lennox, along with Amy Orr-Ewing and the RZIM team at the Oxford Training Day on Saturday 26th January. Featuring: John Lennox, Amy Orr-Ewing, Keith Small, Tanya Walker Location: Examination Schools, 81 High …

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Launching Missional Community: Latimers Oxford

Latimers Oxford

In February last year, whilst visiting Oxford for the day, I paused for coffee at G&D’s with a friend. Over the light chit-chat my friend, Tom, found out that I was leaving my job to study full time. “Why not come and study in Oxford?” he asked. And so, in October I found myself in Oxford starting the one-year programme …

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What’s Your Purpose?

On Saturday 7th April I sat down in my college common room, with my friends, to watch the Boat Race. Since 1829 this amateur event has captured special attention and it is listed amongst the crowning achievements of any rower’s career. With demanding training for 6 hours a day, for 7 months, alongside full time Oxford or Cambridge studies, there …

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Apologetics Training Day: Jan 28th 2012, Oxford

The opening verses of the Bible establish the bedrock upon which the rest of scripture and the Christian faith is anchored. Many Christians, however, find these verses in Genesis difficult to digest and even harder to interpret. Over time, people’s confidence in the text has been eroded by a combination of modern scientific discoveries and assaults against the authority of …

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What I Have Learnt from Rowing

It is pitch black outside. It will be dark for the entire session on the water. The morning light will only begin to infiltrate the gloom as you hoist the boat back to the boathouse. The sweat threatens to freeze on your ears as your thoughts turn to coffee. Your friends are only just stumbling from their beds to join …

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William Lane Craig UK Tour

It has been a couple of weeks since William Lane Craig visited the UK. I was privileged to catch Dr. Craig a number of times – twice in London and then at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford (see below for the full video of that evening). Dr. Craig is one of the foremost Christian philosophers of his generation and argues in …

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A Typical Day in Oxford

I thought I would provide a snap shot of what a day in my life looks like right now. Take for example, Thursday: 5:45 Off and at ’em 6:30 On the water for river session with Queen’s College Boat Club 8:30 Coffee 9:00 Chapel 10:00 Morning Lecture 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Afternoon Lecture 16:00 Research and writing time 19:00 Co-lead Alpha …