Monday, 24 July at 7:00 PM → 8:30 PM
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John started out as a singer-songwriter, but he now works as a writer, speaker, historian of religion (focusing on early Christianity and Judaism), media presenter, Anglican minister and founding director of a multi-media think-tank (CPX – Centre for Public Christianity). John wrote his first book in 1993 and has since published more than a dozen titles. He writes regularly for mainstream outlets and appears in the media promoting ‘thoughtful Christianity’. He has also presented two historical documentaries which were shown on commercial television: The Christ Files and Life of Jesus.
John focuses on the big ideas that have shaped our world. He is committed to delivering creative, engaging content grounded in careful thought.
He lives with his wife and three children on Sydney’s North Shore.
Atheist Christopher Hitchens famously wrote that “Religion poisons everything”. And from Crusades and inquisitions to the child abuse scandals of recent years, it does seem like Hitchens has a point.
How bad have Christians been, really? What does that mean for the credibility of Christianity itself and its well-loved Founder? And what about the other side of the story: Is the modern world’s love of democracy, charity, and human rights a legacy of the Christian faith or the result of moving away from it?
Join Dr John Dickson as he weighs up the good and the bad - and the unexpected - in Christian history, and argues that the church is, in fact, better and worse than you ever imagined.