Category: Stories

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

By DAVID ROBERTSON Last month I had the privilege of speaking at this debate in St Andrews – I believe it was the first of this kind that the CU have organised. I loved it. The place was relatively full, the chairman was excellent and my opponent, Dr Manfredi La Manna, reader of Economics at University of St Andrews, was pleasant, affable and spoke well. However I found his arguments quite astonishing.

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

I couldn’t explain through science alone where morality came from, or why humans feel such a desperate desire to find meaning and purpose. I held that atheism and therefore nihilism was true, but saw the inconsistency of my own strong conscience and need for meaning. Christians seemed to have better answers as to where to find meaning and purpose than nihilism, scientism or atheism.

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

I’ve just got back from doing a mission in Plymouth, and it was an amazing week. I spoke 21 times in 6 days and although it was exhausting, it was incredibly exciting! We were mostly involved in outreach and had the privilege of speaking in schools, in universities, and evangelistic settings, and also on BBC …

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Solas Evangelism Network

Launch Day Here at Solas, we are all about sharing the gospel and empowering you to do the same. To those ends, we recently launched the Solas Evangelism Network with an event in Stirling. We were delighted to hear Steve Clifford, the General Director of Evangelical Alliance UK, speak on lessons for evangelism from John’s …

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Three Universities

The beginning of the new year has been an exciting time of outreach activities at universities across the country.  It has been particularly joyful for me (David) to get involved with Christian Unions again and engage with questioning students. In the past month I have been to three very different mission weeks – each unique and …

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Director’s Report – University Missions

These last few weeks it’s been exciting to walk onto university campus after university campus and to talk to thousands of students about Jesus and the gospel. We’re in the middle of university mission season and so far this year, David and I have been at Edinburgh University, Aberdeen University, Dundee University, Abertay University and, …

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