Articles

Which Virgin Birth?

18 December 2013

A while back I received an email from a friend of mine, a retired Princeton University professor, in which he detailed some of his objections to Christianity, and in his last line—as if to trump all other considerations—he wrote, “Nor can I believe in a virgin birth.” No further argument. As if to say, it […]

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Remembering the man behind Narnia

10 December 2013

November 22nd this year marked 50 years since the death of C.S Lewis.  Many of our speakers here at RZIM and the OCCA were involved in nationwide events and media opportunities celebrating his anniversary. To commemorate Lewis’ life and work, Westminster Abbey unveiled a memorial stone in poet’s corner and held a symposium exploring Lewis’s […]

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BBC Four programme with Alister McGrath

27 November 2013

Last week marked fifty years since the death of C.S. Lewis.  Rev Professor Alister McGrath, author of a prolific new biography C.S. Lewis: A Life was one of the key contributors for a BBC Four documentary Narnia’s Lost Poet: The Secret Lives and Loves of CS Lewis.  The programme was presented by A.N Wilson and aired […]

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Alister McGrath on CS Lewis with BBC Radio

23 November 2013

BBC 2: Songs of Praise Alister McGrath is involved in a Songs of Praise episode about great storytellers including CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein. The programme will air this Sunday, 24th November at 4.55pm on BBC Two Click here for more information.   BBC Radio 4: Sunday Worship A Vision of Heaven: CS Lewis’s biographer […]

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Michael Ramsden and Alister McGrath at Westminster Abbey

21 November 2013

On 22nd November, 1963, Clive Staples Lewis died. To mark the 50th anniversary of his C.S. Lewis’ death, Westminster Abbey are holding a series of events on 21st and 22nd November, culminating in a service of thanksgiving for his life and work during which a memorial to C.S. Lewis will be unveiled in Poets’ Corner. Alister McGrath […]

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Interview with Alister McGrath

20 November 2013

Professor of Theology, Ministry and Education at King’s College, London, Alister McGrath is well known for debating with the high priests of the ‘New Atheism’ including Richard Dawkins. He was Principal of Wycliffe Hall Theological College in Oxford until 2004, is an Anglican Priest and has written many books including ‘The Dawkins Delusion?’ and ‘Why […]

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The Scandanavian Sceptic (or Why Atheism Is a Belief System)

14 October 2013

“I don’t believe that Sweden exists,” my friend suddenly declared from across the coffee shop table. He took a sip of espresso and stared intently at me, clearly awaiting a response. I paused, my cinnamon roll halfway to my mouth, as I digested what he’d just said. “Pardon?” “I don’t believe that Sweden exists,” he […]

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A response to Reza Aslan’s “Zealot”

8 October 2013

Creative writing or influential anti-Christian apologetic?  Reza Aslan’s book  Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth  (Westbourne Press, 2013) has really hit the headlines in the US media and online, aided hugely by an unfortunate interview on Fox News, in which the presenter could not seem to accept that a Muslim might legitimately choose […]

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