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Join us at Confident Faith 2024 on Saturday 13th July
Confident Faith Conference

In this age of artificial intelligence, concerns over deep fakes and global unrest, the truth really matters. Christians claim to have solid hope, but it’s easy to feel that the chaos is winning. In our current cultural moment with all its confusion and questions, we want to equip you to consider and respond to these challenges the world is facing today. https://www.theocca.org/cfc2024

57:30
How Do I Prove Truth?

In this interview, Mark Lanier, a prominent lawyer, shares the intersections of his faith and his professional career as a trial lawyer. Mark has had significant legal achievements, including landmark cases that have brought about changes in public health and safety, such as the removal of talcum from baby powders due to asbestos contamination and his involvement in litigation related to the opioid crisis in America. He dives into how the principles of justice and truth-seeking in the courtroom resonate with his religious beliefs and offers a unique perspective on themes of living a life of authenticity, the intrinsic value of human beings, and finding evidence that leads to the truth even when the truth is uncomfortable.

16:25
Strategy, Culture, or Character – Which is Most Important?

Strategy, culture and character have been talked about by leadership theorists for the last couple hundred years and this conversation has shifted to include the relevance of each of these concepts in our lives as individuals, our families and communities. Max Jeganathan helps us think through strategy, culture and character as different strands of leadership and psychological thinking have begun to place different levels of emphasis on each of these 3 concepts. So, the question then naturally emerges, which one is more important, and how do they relate to one another? Max meaningfully explores how love and relationality help to prioritise the three and explains the relevance Jesus Christ has on radically transforming the nature of strategy, culture, and character in our lives.

21:24
Broken Planet Book Interview on Natural Disasters & Disease

In this interview on Sharon's book "Broken Planet - If There's a God, Then Why are There Natural Disasters?" Charlie Styles digs deeper to find out Sharon's motivation behind writing this book, and listens to the stories of people who have experienced suffering from natural disasters. Grab a cup of tea and listen in on this deeply meaningful and moving conversation.

31:55
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.

22:22
What Makes Me Human?

In today’s world, the booming self-help and self-discovery industries indicate that, although we place value on finding ourselves, we struggle to know who we really are. In this session, Sam Allberry examines various methods of defining ourselves and suggests that our identities need to be anchored in something with lasting security.

9:55
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?

7:59
So you want to Live Forever? Reincarnation

In the this episode of the series ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’ join Ben Thomas and Rahil Patel as they consider the possibilities of returning to life in other forms. What is the offer of reincarnation? What kind of hope might it give us?

8:24
So you want to Live Forever? Optimistic Nihilism

In this episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas and Sara Stevenson as they explore a view called ‘optimistic nihilism,’ which argues that, although an afterlife does not exist, our mortality could liberate us to find meaning in other ways. Together, they consider whether reconciling the universe’s lack of meaning with a personal search for significance presents a challenge.

7:51
So you want to Live Forever? Transhumanism

In the this episode of the series ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’ join Ben Thomas and John Lennox as they explore transhumanism’s mission to extend human life, and ultimately prevent death, through scientific and technological development. Together, they consider this ambitious goal and its potential impact on our lives today.

25:08
If God Exists, Why Are There Natural Disasters and Diseases?

Based on her recently published book, Broken Planet, Sharon Dirckx explores how God could exist in a world rife with natural disasters, environmental crises, and diseases. Through scientific, philosophical, and theological perspectives, she offers insight, compassion, and hope, unraveling the complexities of suffering in our world.

5:43
So you want to Live Forever? Be Remembered

In our second episode of the series, ‘So You Want to Live Forever?’, join Ben Thomas, a seasoned medical doctor, and Charlie Styles, a vicar, as they investigate humanity’s quest for immortality. Both have been confronted by death and grief in their professional work, yet have noticed a curious, unwavering desire for humanity to leave a legacy and be remembered… What is this desire and where does it come from?

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