Can I ever really be free? In 1762, Rousseau famously wrote, ‘Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.’ Why is it that two and a half centuries later, with more liberties than he could have dreamed of, his words still ring true for us? For many, God is one source of those chains: wouldn’t He take our freedom away?
Glen Scrivener with Ken Costa
With over 40 years experience in the financial sector, Ken is an investment banker in the City of London. Born in South Africa, Ken studied Philosophy and Law in Johannesburg and was involved in student protests against the apartheid. Ken holds a second degree in Theology and Law from Cambridge University. After serving as Vice-Chairman of UBS Investment Bank, a global financial institution, where he advised international corporations, Ken was named as the Chairman of Lazard International, joining the bank in October 2007 until 2011.
Glen Scrivener with Ryan Lennon
Ryan, speaker and ex-gang leader, grew up in Northern Ireland, where his father was a prominent member of the Ulster Volunteer Force. He was involved from a young age in violent gangs, cocaine trafficking, and survived several attempts on his own life before having to deal with the murder of his best friend on a railway line at the age of 15. In 2013, Ryan was imprisoned again for orchestrating the Belfast riots before his life was radically changed by finding faith in God. He’ll be joining us to share his story of violence and transformation.
Isn’t the Bible just a book of myths? It’s undeniable that the Bible has had a tremendous impact on the world— but has taking it seriously caused more harm than good? With a contested history, revisions and alterations, and a very sketchy origin story, how can thinking people trust what it has to say?
If I am only matter, do I even matter? The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet…’ – Stephen Hawking Does this story about our origins and our purpose make sense of our experiences, or of those around us? Could there be more to life and more to us than this? Or is it just wishful thinking?