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Michael Ramsden

International Director for RZIM

Michael Ramsden is the International Director for RZIM and has been part of the organisation since its foundation in Europe in 1997. He is joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Michael was brought up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds. While doing research in Law and Economics at Sheffield University, he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has also been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre in Switzerland.

Michael has been invited to lecture in various settings including the White House in Washington DC and has in the past addressed leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament, as well as bankers and investment managers on the recent global financial crisis. Michael is also involved in a number of initiatives to equip and train emerging leaders and evangelists throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Michael lives in Oxford with his wife, Anne, and their three children.

Michael Ramsden is the International Director for RZIM and has been part of the organisation since its foundation in Europe in 1997. He is joint Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

Michael was brought up in the Middle East and later moved to England where he worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds. While doing research in Law and Economics at Sheffield University, he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has also been a Scholar-in-Residence at the Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre in Switzerland.

Michael has been invited to lecture in various settings including the White House in Washington DC and has in the past addressed leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament, as well as bankers and investment managers on the recent global financial crisis. Michael is also involved in a number of initiatives to equip and train emerging leaders and evangelists throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Michael lives in Oxford with his wife, Anne, and their three children.

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Michael’s Articles

Isn’t it all just a matter of faith?

‘Faith is believing what you want to believe, yet cannot prove.’ Sadly many people, including many Christians, live with this definition of faith. For some it feels liberating. It means being able to believe in anything that you want to – and the more silly the belief is, the more faith you have.

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Is Our Future Determined or Free?

The issue of free-will and predestination is one that has raised its head in every generation of Christians. Do we exercise choice, or has everything already been decided? The resultant mental gymnastics leave many feeling confused, and others feeling disappointed. Did you choose to read this article, or has God already determined that you will… or won’t?

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Why can’t I just be a good person?

“People are basically good,” wrote one poet, “it is only their behaviour that lets them down.” It is amazing to think that some people actually believe they are good enough to get into heaven. Perhaps it is because we read so much bad news in the papers about others...

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