Here’s a list of my speaking events over the last seven days in the United Kingdom:
- 4 radio interviews
- 2 television interviews
- Lecture at Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics: “The Authority of Scripture (Sola Scriptura)”
- Lecture at City Temple Koinonia: “Best Explanation Apologetics”
- Talk to London pastors about Reasons To Believe
- 3 talks at the Unbelievable Conference: “Confessions of a Compulsive Thinker,” “CLEAR Reasons Christianity Makes Sense,” “Evangelism in a Multifaith World,” plus a Q&A with the other conference speakers
- Sermon at City Temple: “Do All Religions Lead to God?”
- Sermon at Duke Street Church: “What Does It Mean to Be Made in the Image of God?”
- Debate at Gunnersbury Baptist Church: “Old-Earth Creationism vs. Young-Earth Creationism”
I often describe myself as “a thinker, but not a doer.” But after this busy week in London, it seems I qualify as both!
I had a great day today (Thursday: 5/24). It was long and tiring but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
First, I got to tour C. S. Lewis’ home (called The Kilns). Michael Ward, a leading scholar on Lewis, gave us a tour of the house and then gave a lecture on The Chronicles of Narnia. The house was great and Ward has a deep knowledge of Lewis’ life and writings. I felt honored to be in the home of one of my fathers in the faith (the first Christian book that I ever read was Mere Christianity). Continue reading
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Walking the streets of London last night I envisioned the German bombers above London during the blitz campaigns of World War II. I thought of C. S. Lewis on the BBC radio, broadcasting his talks that would become his book Mere Christianity. And I remembered prime minister Winston Churchill giving his “We Shall Never Surrender” speech. I also thought of the Beatles during their early days.
All the things I enjoy (history, theology, music). There’s no city I would rather visit than London.
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