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The Spring Conference will be held on Saturday 26th May

Venue is the Free Church Hall, Rockfield Road, Oban PA34 5DQ

There is parking at the Hall

Spring Conference - Saturday 26th May

Dr Andy Bannister, Director of SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity will lead this conference. Timetable for the day:

10.00   Registration and Coffee

10.30   'How to Talk About Jesus Without Looking Like an Idiot'

11.15   Break

11.30   'The Uniqueness of Jesus Christ in a World of Other Religions'

12.15   Lunch break - light lunch provided

1.15     Q&A and feedback

2.45    'Understanding and Answering Atheist Friends'

3.30     Close

This is a donation event; there is no charge for taking part.

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SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity describes itself as ' a ministry organisation based in Scotland.  We are primarily involved in what you might think of as apologetics, but we prefer the term “persuasive evangelism”.   This involves bringing the gospel into all areas of public life – politics, art, the workplace and even the church.' Click below for a sample of its work.


Andy Bannister biography


Prior to working with Solas, Andy was Director and Lead Apologist at the Canada office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam and Other Faiths at Melbourne School of Theology. Andy is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an and his latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Terrible Consequences of Really Bad Arguments), is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. When not traveling, speaking, or writing, Andy is a keen hiker, mountain climber, and photographer. He is married to Astrid; they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher.

Argyll Convention - 7th to 9th August

'Search and Rescue'

The 2018 Argyll Convention will take place from 7th to 9th August

Venue is the Corran Halls, 54 Corran Esplanade, Oban PA34 5AB

There is parking at the venue and at nearby car parks.

The main speakers will be David Cook and Martin Allen.

David was Principal of Sydney Missionary and Bible College for 25 years and now works with a Chinese church in Surry Hills NSW. He is coming to Oban after speaking at the Gideons International Conference in New Orleans and the Keswick Convention in Cumbria.

David's Topic is: 'The God Who Seeks and Saves', and he will be looking at the Book of Acts.

Martin and his wife, Ann, are frequent conference speakers. Martin was minister of Chryston Parish Church in Lanarkshire and is Chairman of the Crieff Fellowship.

Martin will speak on 'Jonah - Revival in Nineveh'

Tom Lennie, author of Glory in the Glen and Land of Many Revivals will speak on God's work in the West highlands of Scotland

The Convention will be followed by a Songs of Praise in St John's Cathedral on the evening of Friday 10th.

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Spring conference: Saturday 26th May. Convention: Tuesday 7th to Thursday 9th August 2018


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