Amy Orr-Ewing

Senior Vice President, RZIM and Director of the OCCA

Dr. Amy Orr-Ewing is a Senior Vice President with RZIM and President of OCCA The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She leads a team of pioneering apologist-evangelists and speaks around the world on how the Christian faith answers the deepest questions of life.

Over the last twenty years, Amy has spoken on university campuses, including Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, Hong Kong, Phoenix, Massachusetts, in the Speakers Rooms and Chapel at the UK Parliament, on Capitol Hill, and to West Wing staff at the White House. She also speaks in banks, businesses, and consultancy firms as well as churches and conferences.

Amy gained a first-class degree in Theology and a DPhil (doctorate) from the University of Oxford. She is also the co-founder of REBOOT, a youth apologetics initiative aimed at helping young people think deeply about faith, which now runs in countries all over the world.

Amy is married to Frog and helps lead Latimer Minster, a church plant and community on a farm in Buckinghamshire, and they have three children.

Areas of interest:  the nature of truth, identity, rational defence of Christianity, historicity of the Bible, New Testament history, ethical dilemmas, tolerance, evil, suffering, friendship, human trafficking.

Amy has made various appearances on national television in the UK  including appearances on BBC  Television (Blue Peter and Songs of Praise) and television networks in the USA. She is increasingly called upon to comment on a variety of topics relating to the Christian faith on radio interviews both across the UK and worldwide.  She has contributed to various discussions including the BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief.

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Publications by Amy Orr-Ewing

whytrustbibleWhy Trust the Bible?

You don’t honestly believe all that stuff in the Bible! Are the original manuscripts reliable? What about other holy books? How can I know? Sensitively yet convincingly the author addresses the arguments: how can the reliability of the New Testament be in doubt when there are no fewer than 24,000 manuscripts to support it? How can evidence for Jesus’ existence be questioned when the Gospel writers recorded historical events with such scrupulous accuracy? This fascinating study tackles ten difficult questions about the Bible with honesty and conviction. A must-read for anyone wrestling with these issues.

But Is It Real?But Is It Real?

Is God real? Is it possible to know anything, let alone know him? Why do bad things happen to people who worship God? What about the spiritual experiences of other faiths? “Your relationship with God is just a psychological crutch”, “Belief in God is dangerous”, “I used to believe, but I’ve given it up”. All of these accusations, objections and questions have come directly from real-life situations. Says Amy, ‘I hope that the thoughts offered here will help you see what the Christian faith has to say amid all the pain, confusion and complexity of life