Tagged with: apologetics

Summer of Love: Life, Love and Light - 1 John 1:1-2:2; 5:13

Liam Thatcher |

What is God like and how can we know Him? In the first talk of this new series, Liam looks at the opening of John’s letter and considers what it means for God to be life, love and light.

Walker with Dinosaurs: On Creation and the BBC

Liam Thatcher |

Few things make me involuntarily spit out my coffee. The taste of bad coffee is one. Reading this article was a second. The BBC has announced that after 15 years, Bill Turnbull is giving up his seat on the BBC...

Put a spring in your step: student events

Andy Tuck |

The Spring Term always feels like the hinge of the academic year. It’s when the serious work is done and thoughts stretch forward towards exams and the Summer. So this term we’ve planned some student events that provide space to...

The Fall of Jericho and the Love of God

Liam Thatcher |

Today Tim Frisby and Jo Wells both continued our sermon series on the life of Joshua by looking at the fall of Jericho from chapters 5-6. This passage, and others like it, raise important and difficult questions about how we are to...

Faith, Science and the Master of Silly Walks

Andy Tilsley |

‘I would like 2016 to be the year when people remembered that science is a method of investigation and NOT a belief system.’ So reads the first tweet of the year from the masterful John Cleese which, at the time...

Sharing the Centre of our Lives

Hannah Robinson |

“I thought that in this way we were alike, for I had learned to be guarded, too, in conversation. If you cannot talk about the thing that is at the centre of your life – cannot let bits slip out...

Guest Speakers: Has Science Made God Obsolete?

Prof. Ard Louis |

Professor Ard Louis is a Theoretical Physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. In this talk, from our recent Alpha Course launch, he considers the relationship between science and faith, and whether science has removed the...

Faith Conversations: Real Transformation - Luke 7:36-50

Michael Ramsden |

In Luke 7 a woman kisses Jesus’ feet, washes them with her tears, and anoints them with oil; a strangely extravagant action. In this talk, Michael Ramsden looks at what this story teaches us about love and forgiveness, and what...

Faith Conversations: Is God Love? - 1 John 4:7-19

Michael Ramsden |

For many, the idea of a God of Love stands in sharp contrast to a God who would judge. But in this talk, guest speaker Michael Ramsden considers how love and judgment work together, and shows the powerful implications of...

Faith Conversations: Is God a Moral Monster?

Liam Thatcher |

Many people struggle with the picture of God painted by the Old Testament, and consider Him to be wicked and unpleasant. In this talk, Liam will consider how Christians, who claim to worship a God of Love, ought to understand...

Faith Conversations: God and the New Atheists

Alister McGrath |

Professor McGrath is a much-sought-after writer and speaker, and has debated many of the world’s leading atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and the late Christopher Hitchens. In this talk, he will examine some of their key arguments, and seek...

Global Cities: Friday Session 1: Knowing and Seeing God - John 17

Liam Thatcher |

What is eternal life? How do we know God, and how does our knowledge lead us to worship? In this talk, Liam Thatcher looks at Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and considers the awesome invitation to see and savour Christ. Click here...

I Am: The Way, The Truth and The Life - John 14:1-14

Tanya Walker |

In a world where many people claim to know the way to happiness, doubt the existence of truth, and just want to live their own lives however they want, what should we make of Jesus’ exclusive claim that he is...

If God, Then What?

Liam Thatcher |

I live in the same part of South West London as a prominent food critic. As soon as somewhere new opens locally he reviews it, which has led to some great culinary discoveries! So on the one hand it’s a...

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