Andy is the Director of Solas and is a highly in-demand speaker, writer, and broadcaster. From universities to churches, cafes to pubs, schools to workplaces, Andy regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society. His latest book is How To Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like An Idiot. He also hosts two podcasts, PEP Talk and Pod of the Gaps and presents the Short Answers video series for Solas.
Healthy Faith and the Coronavirus Crisis — Andy wrote a chapter in this multi-author volume looking at how we can engage in evangelism even in an age of lockdown
Heroes: Five Leaders From Whose Lives We Can Learn — an exciting and fast-moving looking at the lives of five incredible giants of the Christian faith
An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an — a groundbreaking and innovative study that reveals many of the ways the Qur’an was first composed
Three Questions Muslims Ask — talk given at the Reboot conference in London
Why Don’t We Just Believe the Things That We Want To? — an episode of Short Answers
Burning Questions — a Canadian TV documentary exploring six big questions about God, faith, and Christianity
Can God and Science Co-Exist? — talk given at Glasgow University Christian Union
Have You Ever Wondered If All Religions Are Basically the Same? — An article from the Have You Ever Wondered? series
The Apathy Gap — An article from the Mind the Gap series
The Argument from Beauty — An article from The Beginner’s Guide to Apologetics
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Dr. Andy Bannister is the Director of Solas Centre for Public Christianity, speaking and teaching regularly throughout the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, and the wider world. From universities to churches, business forums to TV and radio, he regularly addresses audiences of both Christians and those of all faiths and none on issues relating to faith, culture, politics and society.
Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology and is also Adjunct Faculty at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
When not travelling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber and photographer. He lives near Swindon with his wife, Astrid, and their two children, Caitriona and Christopher.