Friday, October 26, 2007
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., University Club at ASU Tempe Campus
“Are Truth Claims of the Bible Intolerant?”
Amy Orr-Ewing, Training Director, Ravi Zacharias Trust, London, England
Amy Orr-Ewing is Training Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust. She gained a first class degree in Theology at Christ Church, Oxford University, before receiving a Masters degree in Theology at King’s College, London. As well as overseeing the Trust’s apologetics training program, Amy is invited to speak at many universities, churches and conferences. She has authored several books. Her new book Why Trust the Bible? (published by InterVarsity Press in North America under the title Is the Bible Intolerant? ) was shortlisted for the 2006 UK Christian Book Awards. Amy has traveled widely, including visits to Afghanistan, China and South Africa. She is married to Frog (Francis), who is a vicar in the Church of England, and they live in London with their twin boys. For more information about Amy and the Ravi Zacharias International Ministry, please see http://www.rzim.org.
Is the Bible Intolerant? Why bother with the Bible? Of all the books in the world, the Bible sticks out like a sore thumb. For some, it’s uniquely and divinely inspired, and thus the only authoritative source of truth. For others, it’s a quaint relic from a bygone era that offers personal comfort to some but little more to anyone else. For still others, the Bible is a tool of sexist oppression, or a reactionary account of a violent God, or an arrogant detractor of other holy books, or even an indecipherable mess. But the Bible has withstood such criticism over the centuries, and as Amy Orr-Ewing contends, it bears surprising relevance to this generation. Facing contemporary critics square-on, with refreshing honesty and wit, Amy will help you understand the Bible and the world it inhabits today. Bring your questions about the Bible, listen with an open mind, and discover for yourself just how relevant — and how good — the Good Book can be. Download a page of brief excerpts – http://www.ivpress.com/title/exc/3351-short.pdf – from Is the Bible Intolerant?