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Summer School in Oxford

Every summer in the first week of July, about one hundred Christians gather at Keble College, Oxford University, for a life-changing educational and spiritual experience. The RZIM Zacharias Trust Team, a group of extraordinarily talented and eloquent Christians, brings depth and profound meaning to Scripture and contrasts it with current attitudes and postmodern worldviews. I was fortunate to attend RZIM’s conference this summer.

Many of the students arrived in England a day or two before the first day of summer school to do a little pre-conference sightseeing, but Keble College started to buzz with activity Sunday afternoon as the attendees arrived for the conference. Everyone congregated in the welcoming center for a cup of tea or coffee, and we each received a notebook outlining the week’s events. Measuring close to two inches thick, the notebook forecasted a week that would not be light in subject matter and a schedule without much free time. Despite this demanding curriculum, the yoke of the schedule was easy, and its content was deep and meaningful. As the attendees continued to congregate on the eve of the summer school, new friends were made as handshakes and names were exchanged, and hugs greeted friends made the previous year. The excitement was palpable both for new and returning attendees. . .

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Thomas S. Heard

Thomas S. Heard, CSLI Fellow, works at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He formerly taught in the C.S Lewis Institute Worldview Program and has a passionate interest in Christian apologetics and theology. Tom is a member of The Falls Church in Falls Church, Virginia.

 

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