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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

How to find meaning in a material world

How to find meaning in a material world

Andy Moore explores this deeply human quest through the lens of Christianity. Despite the great feast of things we could do, we rarely think about what we should do. Many forms of ‘freedom from’ have been won, but we have lost sight of what we want freedom for.

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Does brain activity mean God isn’t real?

Does brain activity mean God isn’t real?

Brain activity during prayer does not negate God. In fact, philosophers such as Alston, Plantinga and Swinburne argue that authentic religious experiences more generally are evidence for God. And if God does exist, then it comes as no surprise that he would make us such that our brains are active when we encounter him. This kind of data is not a threat to religious belief.

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Is faith in God blind? Four ways to reason with atheists

Is faith in God blind? Four ways to reason with atheists

Christianity makes some big claims but here’s a phrase I want you to remember: criticism without alternative is empty. If someone wants to say your faith is blind or based on ignorance, ask them in turn what they believe in; ask them if they live by a better alternative for making sense of the world. At which point, you can put the alternatives side-by-side and see which beliefs make more sense.

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