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Evangelism Training at St Silas, Glasgow

17 April 2019

“What does it mean to be human?” I think that is one of the great questions of our age which pops up all over the… Read more

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Easter Evidence: Academics who Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus.

15 April 2019

by Vince Vitale If you were to lock a group of atheist philosophers who do not specialize in religion in a room with theist philosophers… Read more

Why did Jesus have to die?

Short Answers for Easter

10 April 2019

Two of our most popular ever Short Answers have been about Easter. As we approach the Easter season, enjoy these—but why not share them on… Read more

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“My resolute agnosticism crumbled under the weight of the evidence for Jesus” – Derek’s Story

8 April 2019

So I started to look (really look) for this atheistic evidence on Jesus. I trawled bookshops for books on atheism. I scoured atheist websites. I… Read more

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Andy Bannister Reports on Recent Work in Canada

17 December 2018

“A War of Loves”: In Conversation with David Bennett

13 December 2018

Christmas Adverts: Some Gifts Are More Than Just a Gift

10 December 2018

Are We Matter or Do We Matter?

5 December 2018

Debating Atheists at St Andrews University: a fascinating exchange of views

3 December 2018

Sorry, not sorry!

26 November 2018

Why Can’t You Believe What You Want As Long As You’re Sincere?

19 November 2018

Exploring The God Question – Review

19 November 2018

“The Big Conversation”: Andy Bannister talks to Peter Singer

14 November 2018

Confident Christianity Conference Report

12 November 2018

“Christians seemed to have better answers than nihilism, scientism or atheism”: Cole’s Story

6 November 2018

Why are religious people such hypocrites?

31 October 2018

“Exhilarating and Exhausting”: Andy Bannister on Six Days of Mission in Plymouth

29 October 2018

Yuval Noah Harari’s ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Homo Deus’ – a depressing view of our Humanity

22 October 2018

What is Wrong With the World?

18 October 2018

Believing, belonging, speaking: how true community commends Christianity

15 October 2018

God is a ‘Father to the Fatherless’: Phil’s Story.

10 October 2018

What is the Gospel? Part two

8 October 2018

The Advocate: CSW’s Mervyn Thomas

1 October 2018

Redeeming an Unmentionable Word?

24 September 2018

What is the Gospel?

20 September 2018

The Questions of Pluralism

10 September 2018

Trump, England and Identity Politics | Quantum 123

14 July 2018

Is religion the cause of most wars? | Andy Bannister

2 July 2018

How can I trust the Bible? | Andy Bannister

28 June 2018

Joined Up Mission

11 June 2018

Solas Evangelism Network

21 May 2018

Why did Jesus have to die? | Andy Bannister

10 April 2018

God is love? What does that mean? | Andy Bannister

29 March 2018

Unbelievable? The Foundations of Human Rights

21 March 2018

Destruction of life on an unimaginable scale

20 March 2018

How do you know if what you believe is true? | Andy Bannister

19 March 2018

Hawking, Abortion and Suchet | Quantum 122

19 March 2018

True for you but not for me. | Andy Bannister

8 March 2018

Gender Self Identity in Dundee, Circumcision in Iceland and Harassing Prayer | Quantum 121

5 March 2018

Billy Graham and the BBC | Quantum 120

26 February 2018

Do all religions lead to God? | Andy Bannister

14 February 2018

Polyamory in Scotland, Euthanasia in Holland and Stephen Fry on Unhappy Children | Quantum 119

12 February 2018

Three Universities

12 February 2018

In The Market 7-2-18 | David Robertson

8 February 2018

Ofsted’s Muscular Liberalism, Star Wars on the Sabbath and Rachael Denhollander | Quantum 118

5 February 2018

The new secular ‘Puritans’, Jordan Peterson’s book and Churchill’s Finest Hour | Quantum 117

3 February 2018

Can we really know what the Bible means? | Andy Bannister

22 January 2018

Carillion, Jordan Peterson and Steve Chalke | Quantum 116

22 January 2018

In The Market 3-1-18 | David Robertson

3 January 2018

#MeetTheNativity, Brexit and Transgender | Quantum 115

21 December 2017

If God, why evil and suffering? | Andy Bannister

17 November 2017

Agnostic? Are you sure? | Andy Bannister

9 November 2017

Weinstein, a French Brexit Cantata and the continued march of progressive ideology | Quantum 114

28 October 2017

Would you believe in God if he showed you a miracle? | Andy Bannister

23 October 2017

In The Market 19-10-17 | David Robertson

19 October 2017

What should I do if I have doubts? | Andy Bannister

12 October 2017

Vegas Shooting, Train Bible Chaos and Transgender Eggs | Quantum 113

5 October 2017

Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God | The Scotsman

5 October 2017

Is Christianity dying? | Andy Bannister

4 October 2017

German AfD, Aussie SSM & Suppression of Research into Transgender Reversion | Quantum 112

29 September 2017

The Strange Death of Europe | Conversations 01

22 September 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON…GERMANY

11 September 2017

Michael Ramsden – Solas Conference Inverness 2016 | Quantum 111

24 August 2017

What would it take to make you abandon the Christian Faith? | Andy Bannister

1 August 2017

AN ENDURING TRUTH

25 July 2017

The Funeral, The Media and The Politicians | Quantum 110

13 July 2017

What do you think about death? | David Robertson

10 July 2017

Why does science work? | Andy Bannister

3 July 2017

Why am I not an atheist? | David Robertson

2 July 2017

Gordon Wilson

26 June 2017

Director’s Report – questions of suffering

24 June 2017

Does the existence of suffering prove there is no God? | Andy Bannister

22 June 2017

Solas Papers | Science and Scientism | Dr Alistair Noble

21 June 2017

Islamist Extremism & Atheist Fundamentalism | Quantum 109

12 June 2017

Is Atheism a belief? | Andy Bannister

7 June 2017

What’s the problem with the “One God Less” argument? | Andy Bannister

26 May 2017

Fake News Crocodiles, Blasphemy and a Brace of Presidents | Quantum 108

22 May 2017

Four Key Principles for Apologetics

15 May 2017

Elections, Religious Liberty, the Church of Scotland and Fishing | Quantum 107

9 May 2017

Why are Christians such homophobic bigots? | David Robertson

6 May 2017

Are you saying atheists can’t live good, meaningful lives? How dare you! | Andy Bannister

26 April 2017

The World is going nuts. Happy Easter 2017 | Quantum 106

17 April 2017

Scottish Humanist Easter Eggs, German Fake News and Australian Fairy Tales | Quantum 105

7 April 2017

Uni missions, Quench, Conferences and Short/Answers | Quantum 104

5 April 2017

What is the evidence for the Resurrection? | Andy Bannister

30 March 2017

Westminster, McGuinness, Scottish Prostitution and Emotional Abuse | Quantum 103

25 March 2017

Can Life Have Meaning Without God? | Andrew Copson v Andy Bannister

23 March 2017

#ScotRef, Belief-v-Evidence & the BBC Comedians | Quantum 102

21 March 2017

Can life have meaning without God? | Andy Bannister

16 March 2017

Gigamansions, Jenni Murray and Russell Brand | Quantum 101

11 March 2017

What are Human Rights based on? | Andy Bannister

4 March 2017

The Oscars, The Rising Tide of Paedophilia and The Apocalypse Preppers | Quantum 100

4 March 2017

The growing confusion in the culture | Quantum 99

28 February 2017

ETS Mission Society | Andy Bannister

28 February 2017

How do we know what truth is? | David Robertson

22 February 2017

God of Love, God of Judgement? | Andy Bannister

22 February 2017

Understanding and Answering Atheists | Andy Bannister

21 February 2017

Sharing Faith Without Looking Like An Idiot | Andy Bannister

20 February 2017

Isn’t Religion Dangerous? | Gareth Black

18 February 2017

Director’s Report – University Missions

9 February 2017

Anti-Fascism: The new Fascism | Quantum 98

4 February 2017

Who made God? | Andy Bannister

30 January 2017

Northern Ireland Trumps the Marches over Abortion | Quantum 97

30 January 2017

Trump, Streep and the BBC Transgender Documentary | Quantum 96

21 January 2017

Can you be good without God? | Andy Bannister

19 January 2017

Ten ‘Prophecies’ for the Church in 2017 | Quantum 95

14 January 2017

Insight January 2017

12 January 2017

Is death the end? | Andy Bannister

11 January 2017

Ten ‘Prophecies’ for Society/Culture in 2017 | Quantum 94

6 January 2017

What’s all the fuss about Christmas? | Andy Bannister

22 December 2016

Merry Christmas | Quantum 93

22 December 2016

Puberty Blockers, Universities and Secular Swimming Pools | Quantum 92

19 December 2016

Is belief in God just like belief in Santa Claus? | Andy Bannister

15 December 2016

The Transgender Equality ‘Debate’ in the UK Parliament | Quantum 91

8 December 2016

Reaching the Highlands conference | David Robertson

6 December 2016

Reaching the Highlands conference | Michael Ramsden

5 December 2016

Reaching the Highlands conference | Andy Bannister

5 December 2016

Castro, Crime, Wealth, Taxes and the Anglicans | Quantum 90

2 December 2016

Are you more than your resume? | Andy Bannister

29 November 2016

Post Truth | Quantum 89

26 November 2016

Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? | Andy Bannister

21 November 2016

Post-Trump, Trudeau and Leonard Cohen | Quantum 88

17 November 2016

Why the BBC should not broadcast Muslim prayer

17 November 2016

What is beauty? | Andy Bannister

14 November 2016

Post election special on President Trump | Quantum 87

13 November 2016

‘Sexuality Society and the Church’ | David Robertson

7 November 2016

‘Sexuality, Society and the Church’ part two | Ed Shaw

6 November 2016

I don’t believe in God. I believe in science! | Andy Bannister

5 November 2016

‘Sexuality, Society and the Church’ part one | Ed Shaw

5 November 2016

Solas conference on sexuality, society and the church | Quantum 86

4 November 2016

The responses to the Ashers Bakery decision | Quantum 85

31 October 2016

BBC Radio Scotland – Gordon Brewer interviews Gordon Wilson

24 October 2016

Church Planting in Govan | Quantum 84

22 October 2016

Down’s Syndrome, Sally Phillips & the BBC | Quantum 83

15 October 2016

BBC Radio Ulster – Andy Bannister on Islam and Christianity

10 October 2016

Speak Up | Quantum 82

7 October 2016

Leviticus Scroll, John Knox’s Bible & the St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity | Quantum 81

1 October 2016

Quantum Extra – Life|Explored

26 September 2016

Brangelina, Syria & Yemen plus Gender Dysphoria | Quantum 80

26 September 2016

Insight Sept 2016

21 September 2016

Speak Up – The Law and Your Gospel Freedoms

19 September 2016

Politicians, Gender Fluidity & Liberal Intolerance | Quantum 79

18 September 2016

Sturgeon’s Sorrow, Transgender Update & Marrying yourself | Quantum 78

11 September 2016

Time for Inclusive Education? Or Cheap Progressivism? | Quantum 77

3 September 2016

PRESS RELEASE: New Director for the Solas Centre for Public Christianity – Dr. Andy Bannister

1 September 2016

Faith & the BBC, Christian Voice v Tom Daly, plus Sexuality & Gender | Quantum 76

29 August 2016

The argument in favour of abortion is changing. Are you ready to respond to it? | Quantum 75

19 August 2016

Olympics, Nuclear Power & the Bloody Sunday Priest | Quantum 74

13 August 2016

How to read – and understand – the book of Revelation

8 August 2016

Named Person, PrEP HIV drugs & Tim LaHaye | Quantum 73

5 August 2016

Brexit, Post-Truth & a Hate Crime Spike | Quantum 72

4 August 2016

Europe’s Identity Crisis

31 July 2016

The Resistible Rise of the New Eugenics.

31 July 2016

Naming and Shaming – the Named Person Debacle

29 July 2016

Tim LaHaye and the end times: What should we believe about the end of the world?

29 July 2016

The burning issue: Why the Church has got to start talking about hell

25 July 2016

Pie in the Sky when you Die? How to understand heaven

7 July 2016

Intelligent Design with Jonathan McLatchie | Quantum 71

6 July 2016

Insight July 2016

30 June 2016

Does Christianity stifle creativity?

21 June 2016

EU Referendum | Quantum 70

21 June 2016

BBC – Kaye Adams Programme – Orlando / Homophobia?

14 June 2016

Was Hitler really a Christian?

13 June 2016

Generation Snowflake, Muhammed Ali & Jan Crouch | Quantum 69

9 June 2016

The Scotsman | It’s time for democracy to make itself felt

9 June 2016

Everyone expects the Secular Inquisition! | Quantum 68

4 June 2016

Does religion restrict freedom?

1 June 2016

Abortion, Euthanasia and Trident | Quantum 67

21 May 2016

How to answer people who say Christians are all hypocrites

20 May 2016

Fort McMurray Fires, The Queen & China plus the Kirking of the Scottish Parliament | Quantum 66

15 May 2016

Unbelievable? Why Can’t Mike Believe? David Robertson & Mike Rand

14 May 2016

Moody Radio: In the Market with Janet Parshall | May 12, 2016

12 May 2016

Is Christianity homophobic?

9 May 2016

Trump, the EU Referendum & The Scottish Election | Quantum 65

8 May 2016

John Whittingdale MP, Ch4’s Sex Box plus Abortion and the Greens | Quantum 64

27 April 2016

Is Christianity Regressive?

22 April 2016

The EU, University Safe Spaces & Creflo Dollar in Scotland | Quantum 63

17 April 2016

What have Christians ever done for us?

15 April 2016

Moody Radio: In the Market with Janet Parshall | April 12, 2016

12 April 2016

Scotsman: Comment: LGBTI discussion more like a rally than a debate

12 April 2016

The Panama Papers, Scotland & China plus the LGBT+ re-education plans for Schools | Quantum 62

9 April 2016

Did Christianity spread by violence?

8 April 2016

Gender politics and the gospel: A warning from Scotland

6 April 2016

Brussels & Lahore attacks, BBC & The battle for Christianity plus the suspended judge | Quantum 61

3 April 2016