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Alanzo Paul

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Alanzo is a speaker at OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is passionate about apologetics, art, discipleship, history, literature, mission, philosophy and theology. His work primarily focuses on christocentrically addressing metaphysical and existential questions like: ‘Does God exist?’, ‘Why does God allow suffering (and evil)’, ‘What is the meaning of life?’, and much more.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), Alanzo became a Christian in 2009 after struggling with drug addiction for over ten years. Alanzo worked in the Oil & Gas sector before entering into full-time ministry. He held a corporate position for several years and then embarked upon his first private sector venture as an entrepreneur in the e-commerce world.

Ever since his decision to follow Jesus, Alanzo has been passionate about engaging with student’s questions about God, the Bible, life, and the Church. For over a decade now, he has spoken to crowds of students around the world.

Alanzo has a degree in theology (BTh.) from the University of Oxford (Wycliffe Hall) and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MA) from the University of Toronto. His research thesis on Thomistic metaphysics was entitled, Can a Simple God Incarnate? (2022).

Alanzo lives near Oxford with his wife.

Resources

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Why Did Jesus Die?

Jesus's death was by all accounts, brutal. So why did he have to die? Darrell Bock (Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary) & OCCA speaker Alanzo Paul consider the significance of Jesus's death from a biblical and historical perspective.

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So you want to Live Forever? Resurrection

In this episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas and Alanzo Paul as they consider the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Did it happen? And, if it did, what does it mean? How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago answer the human desire to live forever?

Why Would A Good God Allow Suffering?

No matter who we are or what we believe, the reality of suffering is something we all have to deal with. Delving into theological and philosophical perspectives on this complex issue, Alanzo Paul explores this topic from the logical problem of evil, to the deep significance of Christ’s suffering and resurrection.

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