Bedrocks of Engagement: A biblical view of other religions and how to connect

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What does the Bible make of other religions – what does it say they actually are and how should God’s people view them?

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What does the Bible make of other religions – what does it say they actually are and how should God’s people view them?

Picking up the observations of a much neglected Dutch missionary thinker, J.H. Bavinck, we will be considering the five basic itches that all religions seem to be trying to scratch.

Using real life scenarios from local churches, Dan will help us connect theory to practice as we prepare ourselves to share the gospel meaningfully with those we encounter in our own work. This will help us engage with people from any religious background, or none.

  • Dan Strange

    Oak Hill College Director & Lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology
    BA, PhD

    Dan believes that within our British evangelical context, Christian worldview thinking does not come naturally to us. However, there is a whole world to claim for Christ and that is tremendously exciting as well as being vital evangelistically.

    Dan’s speciality is in the area of Christianity’s relationship to other religions. One of his most recent books is For Their Rock is Not as Our Rock: An Evangelical Theology of Religions, which draws out what the Bible says that other religions are, and probes at how we might best engage with people from those backgrounds.

    Before Oak Hill, Dan worked for UCCF and he is an elder at East Finchley Baptist Church. Dan is married to Elly and they have seven children. He’s also an ardent West Ham United football fan.

    Dan’s mother is white English but his dad was an Indian Guyanese, who swapped his Hindu name, Persaud, for one he thought might help him better fit into UK life, rather randomly choosing the surname ‘Strange’. Dan grew up watching Saturday morning serialisations of the Bhagavad Gita, eating egg and potato curry and listening to sitar music.