Thinking about the reasons for belief
St. John’s is pleased to welcome Dr. Andy Bannister as the guest speaker at The Open Door on Sunday April 17. Andy will speak on the topic of “Why I Believe in the Resurrection.” The resurrection of Christ on the first Easter morning is one of the most pivotal events in history – and an event that can seem unbelievable. Could the body of a man dead for 48 hours really be returned to life? Does Jesus’s return to life really signal a victory over death?
Andy is part of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, a worldwide organization that “helps thinkers believe and believers think.” On April 17, he will explore the evidence and the reasoning that has convinced him that the resurrection is indeed a fact.
Dr. Andy Bannister speaks and teaches regularly throughout Canada, the US and the wider world. He addresses Christian audiences and those of all faiths and none, on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society. His background is in youth ministry across the denominational spectrum.
Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively on both Islam and philosophy. He is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology; he is also the Director and Lead Apologist for the Canadian arm of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, a worldwide organization that “helps thinkers believe and believers think.” His latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments), is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. Michael Coren, Canadian broadcaster, author and journalist, calls the book “remarkable and timely… intelligent, funny and elegant.”
When not travelling, speaking or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber and photographer. He lives in Toronto and is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.
The Open Door
Join us for an enlightening Sunday morning when renowned guest speaker Andy Bannister takes the floor.
at The Open Door
“Why I Believe in the Resurrection”
Sunday, April 17
St. John’s York Mills
19 Don Ridge Drive
A part of St. John’s 200th Anniversary celebrations