Join us for a documentary screening of For the Love of God, followed by a panel discussion with John Dickson and Simon Smart, some of the film-makers.
Christianity may be the wellspring for many of our most cherished values today, but Christians should be the first to admit that there’s been plenty of bloodshed along the way. Christian history is full of violence, corruption, and oppression.
The history of the church offers plenty of ammunition to its critics. Crusades, inquisitions, witch hunts, the oppression of women ...
So would we be better off without Christianity? Does religion poison everything?
How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined
For the Love of God is a documentary by the Centre for Public Christianity. It addresses the worst of what Christians have done, but also traces the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of Jesus.
This is not the history we think we know. Join us as we weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly - and the unexpected - impact Christianity has had on the world we live in.
|Date||Tuesday 23 October|
|Time||6:45 - 9:30PM
(screening will start at 7:00pm sharp)
|Where||Event Cinemas, Myer Centre,
Level 3, Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
$23 for single tickets
About John Dickson and Simon Smart
|John Dickson is founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a degree in theology and a doctorate in ancient history, specialising in the birth of Christianity. An ordained Anglican minister, he is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, and he teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney. John has hosted two nationally televised documentaries (The Christ Files and Life of Jesus), authored over a dozen books, and is a busy public speaker.|
|Simon Smart is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. A former English and History teacher, Simon has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Canada. He has years of experience writing and editing both academic curricula and popular books. He is the author of For God's Sake: An Atheist, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim Debate Religion, and editor of A Spectator's Guide to Worldviews.|
We look forward to seeing you there!