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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.

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.

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?

14 min read
The Easter Miracle

The Christian gospel is based squarely on a miracle.  It was the miracle of the resurrection of Christ that started it going, and that same miracle is its central message. In a world steeped in scientific rationality, belief in miracles often faces skepticism, epitomised by David Hume's critique. But a nuanced reevaluation challenges this dichotomy.

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.

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?

4:43
So you want to Live Forever? Matters of Life and Death

In the lead-up to Easter, join Ben Thomas as he fearlessly explores the taboo topics of death, heaven, and eternal life. Over the next few weeks, he’ll interview colleagues about different perspectives on living forever, from reincarnation to transhumanism to nihilism, among others.

22:33
Love the Lord Your God With All Your Mind

Is the notion of a "Christian mind" contradictory? Some may assert that "faith" equates to believing without evidence. In this lecture, Tom Price refutes these and other common misconceptions about the Christian faith.

26:45
Gandhi and Christianity Series: How Gandhi Used Jesus’ Teachings in His Political Activism

The final session on Gandhi and Christianity explores how Mahatma Gandhi incorporated Christian teachings into his political ideologies emphasising non-violence and social justice.

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