Summer School is an intense week of training in evangelism and apologetics, conducted by the RZIM speaking team in Oxford.

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:6-7)


We live in a fast-paced information age, where the relentless advances of technology and scientific knowledge seem to be on their way to solving many of life’s greatest problems. Yet, rather than producing more wisdom and well-being, the vast amount of information at our fingertips appears to have caused greater confusion and polarisation. As strong opinions collide in the global marketplace of ideas, where should we turn for guidance? What viewpoints stand up to scrutiny in a world where certain arguments are not tolerated in the name of tolerance, and rights are often discussed without much consideration about what is right.

‘The Way of Wisdom’ is a week-long summer school run by the Zacharias Trust that looks at the answers that Christianity gives to many of the fundamental questions of human existence. What meaning is there to our lives and how do we navigate the ethical minefield we are faced with? What do we say to those who challenge our viewpoint and how do we stand up for truth in contested places? What wisdom does the Bible hold for us today and does it stand up to criticism? The summer school features talks from Amy Orr-Ewing, Michael Ramsden, Max Jeganathan, Tanya Walker and Os Guinness, amongst many others, and will address topics such as Wisdom in an age of confusion, where is God in our suffering, and what it looks like to be a Christian in a ‘many paths’ world. Afternoon seminars will include reaching the workplace, ethics and conversational evangelism. 

The 2020 Summer School will take place at Merton College and St Aldates Church from Sunday 12th– Saturday 18th July. As in previous years there will be three different ticket categories for you to choose from:

  • Individual residential (to include meals and accommodation at Merton College) – £1,870
  • Married residential (to include meals and accommodation at Merton College for two people in a twin room) – £3,550
  • Individual non-residential (to include lunches and dinners) – £1,600

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