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Meet the Speakers

This year, Justin Brierley will welcome Hugh Ross, Rob Parsons, Sharon Dirckx, Andy Bannister, Katharine Hill and more. Find out all about them! 

 

Conference Host & Speaker

Justin Brierley is the host of the popular weekly radio show / podcast Unbelievable? which brings Christians and non-Christians together for dialogue. In 2017 he published his first book Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I’m still a Christian 

Speaker Line-up

Rob Parsons

Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross is founder and president of Reasons To Believe. As an astrophysicist Hugh came to faith because of the evidence for God from science, and then became convinced that only Jesus answered the deepest questions of life. He is one of the most prominent voices in the world making the scientific case for a creator.

Andy Bannister

Andy Bannister a gifted apologist and communicator. He is director of Solas Centre  for Public Christianity and adjunct speaker for RZIM. He is passionate about engaging atheists, Muslims, and those of other faiths with the case for Christianity. His most recent book is "The Atheist who didn't exist".

Rob Parsons

Rob Parsons is the founder and director of Care for the Family. A widely respected speaker and author, Rob has been helping Christians to put family, faith and everyday life together for decades. He will be addressing how to respond when loved ones walk away from faith.

   

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill

Katharine Hill is the UK director for Care for the Family. She speaks, writes, and broadcasts widely on family matters, and blogs regularly for HuffPost. She is the author of Left to Their Own Devices? Confident Parenting in a World of Screens.

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Fazale (Fuz) Rana

Fazale (Fuz) Rana is a biologist and vice president of research and apologetics for Reasons to Believe. Fuz became a Christian after witnessing the complexity of biochemistry in his research. He now works to show how science provides evidence for God and the reliability of scripture.

Ruth Jackson

Ruth Jackson is the Editor of Premier Youth and Children's Work magazine and head of youth apologetics. She previously left the BBC to set up a media unit at RZIM / OCCA before joining Premier and she plays bass guitar in all-girl rock ‘n roll band The Daisy Chains.

Kenneth Samples

Kenneth Samples is a senior research scholar for Reasons To Believe. As a theologian and philosopher he works to show how the great doctrinal truth of Christianity are uniquely compatible with reason.

Glen Scrivener

Glen Scrivener is an evangelist for Speak Life, a charity which shares the gospel through online video and resources such as the Christmas campaign Meet The Nativity. Glen regularly engages with sceptics and those of other faiths and speaker and writer.

Sharon Dirckx

Sharon Dirckx

Sharon Dirckx is a speaker and tutor from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics with a background in scientific research. She regularly speaks on the objections to faith in God, especially science and suffering, and is the author of the award-winning book Why?:Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering.

Gareth Crispin

Gareth Crispin

Gareth Crispin is Youth, Children & Families Minister at St. John's Church, Lindow. Gareth is behind a new online youth apologetics resource called “Out of The Question” and will be co-leading a seminar stream aimed at helping youth workers and parents answer the questions of young people.

  

 

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Topics

# What’s the evidence for God?

# What do I do when loved ones walk away from faith?

# Is science a friend or foe of scripture?

# How do I respond to Islam and other religions?

# How can I make the case for Christ?

# How is technology affecting my children’s faith?

# What about suffering?

# How do I sharing the gospel in non-cringey ways?

 

PLUS: at #JustAsk you’ll be able to vote on other questions and objections you’d like our team to respond to on the day… watch this space for more details 

Exhibition

We are delighted to welcome a range of exhibitors with a host of resources to The Brewery on 19th of May including Church Housing Trust

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