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“To love God is something greater than to know him.” – St. Thomas Aquinas

Alanzo is a full-time speaker with the OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is passionate about literature, philosophy and theology. His work primarily focuses on questions such as, ‘Why does God allow suffering and injustice?’ and ‘What is the meaning of life?’. Additionally, he enjoys exploring topics such as the Occult, identity, Gen Z, difficult passages in the Old Testament, and the case for the historical Jesus.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Alanzo became a Christian in 2009 after grappling with drug addiction for over ten years. Since then, he has dedicated his life to Christ by engaging the questions of others and speaking to audiences worldwide.

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, from which he earned the Margaret Muckle Trust prize for outstanding work. Recently, he has been accepted into the doctoral programme (DPhil) at the University of Oxford, commencing in October 2024.


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.

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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