Biography – Amy Orr-Ewing
Amy Orr-Ewing is Director of Programmes for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (the OCCA) and UK Director for RZIM Zacharias Trust.
Amy is a passionate exponent of a rational Christian response to many of the pressing cultural issues of the day, bringing her formidable theological knowledge to bear on a wide variety of subjects. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University, before receiving a Master’s in Theology from King’s College London.
Amy has written two books exploring key questions in apologetics: Why Trust the Bible? (published under the title Is the Bible Intolerant? in North America) which was shortlisted for the 2006 UK Christian Book Awards, and But Is It Real? (USA title: Is Believing in God Irrational). Her most recent publication is Millennials, which she co-authored with her husband Frog . They have also published Holy Warriors: A Fresh Look at the Face of Extreme Islam and Deep. She has contributed to the books Beyond Opinion, God and the Generations and Worth Knowing: Wisdom for Women.
Amy speaks and lectures on Christian Apologetics worldwide, at events such as Keswick Convention, and the European Leadership Forum, Hungary. She was recently invited to speak both at the White House and to staffers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Amy and her husband Frog have recently planted a new church in Buckinghamshire called Latimer Minster.
Areas of interest: the nature of truth, identity, rational defence of Christianity, historicity of the Bible, New Testament history, ethical dilemmas, tolerance, evil, suffering, friendship, human trafficking.
Amy has made various appearances on national television in the UK including appearances on BBC Television (Blue Peter and Songs of Praise) and television networks in the USA. She is increasingly called upon to comment on a variety of topics relating to the Christian faith on radio interviews both across the UK and worldwide. She has contributed to various discussions including the BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief.
Amy Orr-Ewing – Speaking Engagements Diary:
Publications by Amy Orr-Ewing
You don’t honestly believe all that stuff in the Bible! Are the original manuscripts reliable? What about other holy books? How can I know? Sensitively yet convincingly the author addresses the arguments: how can the reliability of the New Testament be in doubt when there are no fewer than 24,000 manuscripts to support it? How can evidence for Jesus’ existence be questioned when the Gospel writers recorded historical events with such scrupulous accuracy? This fascinating study tackles ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty and conviction. A must-read for anyone wrestling with these issues.
Is God real? Is it possible to know anything, let alone know him? Why do bad things happen to people who worship God? What about the spiritual experiences of other faiths? “Your relationship with God is just a psychological crutch”, “Belief in God is dangerous”, “I used to believe, but I’ve given it up”. All of these accusations, objections and questions have come directly from real-life situations. Says Amy, ‘I hope that the thoughts offered here will help you see what the Christian faith has to say amid all the pain, confusion and complexity of life‘.
- Intergenerational Relationships in Family, Church and Society God and the Generations: Youth, Age and the Church Today
- Life in a postmodern world Worth Knowing: Wisdom for Women
- Don’t all religions lead to God? 2004 idea Magazine (UK Evangelical Alliance)
- If Christians are suppose to love everyone, why do they hate homosexuals? Sep/Oct 2004 idea Magazine (UK Evangelical Alliance)
- What’s wrong with sex before marriage? Jan/Feb 2005 idea Magazine (UK Evangelical Alliance)
- Isn’t the Bible sexist? Jul/Aug 2005 idea Magazine (UK Evangelical Alliance)
- Aren’t Christians responsible for most wars? Jan/Feb 2007 idea Magazine (UK Evangelical Alliance)