Ask Simon Edwards (October 2-6, 2017)

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(Carson Weitnauer) #1

Hi friends,

Next week Simon Edwards will be our Featured Itinerant! It is exciting to hear from our global team from the convenience of our own homes! Simon brings a very rich and diverse set of experiences to the RZIM team. Please read through his biography and take full advantage of the opportunity to learn from him!

EDIT: All Q&A with Simon Edwards has been split into their own topics. You can find them below.

gratefully,
Carson

Simon’s official RZIM biography:

Simon Edwards is an Apologist for RZIM and Assistant Chaplain of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He holds separate degrees in law, economics and education from the University of Queensland, Australia. He also recently completed post-graduate studies in theology at the University of Oxford. Simon brings with him a diverse experience of Christian ministry, legal, government and teaching experience. Prior to joining RZIM, Simon lived and worked in Australia as a lawyer, specializing in private practice in commercial law and in government practice in constitutional law. He also worked for two years in a secondary school as a religious education teacher.

Simon is a gifted communicator, speaking regularly at evangelistic and apologetic training events in universities, schools, churches and workplaces both in the UK and abroad. He has also been invited to speak on a number of BBC Radio programs regarding the evidence for the Christian faith, particularly from his perspective as a lawyer. Simon’s areas of interest include evidence for the resurrection, historicity of the Bible, faith and reason, epistemology, tolerance, the nature of truth, suffering, miracles, ethics. Together with his wife Natasha he is part of the team at Latimer Minster, a missional Church of England church situated between London and Oxford. Simon and Natasha live in Beaconsfield with their two young children, Grace and Jonathan.


(Kay Kalra) #2

2 posts were split to a new topic: How do we explain horrendous evils?


(Kay Kalra) #3

2 posts were split to a new topic: What do you have at the top of your mind and heart when you are engaged in an evangelistic conversation?


(Carson Weitnauer) #4

Simon,

For someone who lives an evangelistic lifestyle - as best they know how - and desires to grow in the faithfulness of their witness, what would you recommend as next steps to grow as an evangelist?

gratefully,
Carson


(Kay Kalra) #6

2 posts were split to a new topic: Does the Bible borrow from myths?


(Kay Kalra) #9

2 posts were merged into an existing topic: How do we explain horrendous evils?


(Kay Kalra) #11

3 posts were split to a new topic: Is God the source of evil, if he made everything? And is God responsible for evil, if he’s meant to be in control of everything?


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