Basil McLaren

An Adjunct Speaker with RZIM Canada, Basil McLaren is passionate about marrying the ancient wisdom of Christianity with the post-Christian longings of the heart and mind that surface today.

Basil McLaren is passionate about marrying the ancient wisdom of Christianity with the post-Christian longings of the heart and mind that surface today: translating Christian truths into contemporary situations.

An ­­­­­Adjunct Speaker with RZIM Canada, Basil is currently based in Nelson, British Columbia, and soon moving to Calgary, Alberta. He has visited and taught the Bible in over seventy countries. For four years he studied and taught the Bible in Taiwan while learning Mandarin Chinese. Some of the things he enjoys are learning languages, experiencing different cultures, and most of all, tasting international cuisine.

He was graduated from Regent College with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies with study interests in systematic theology, the Sexual Revolution, and C.S. Lewis and the moral argument. In 2017-2018 Basil spent a year of further studies in theology and philosophy at the University of Oxford while attending the OCCA (Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics). Basil enjoys speaking on a variety of topics including: “Do the Christian Claims Matter?” “The Public Evidence for Christianity (The Resurrection of Jesus),” “What Does it Mean to be Human?” and “The Core of Christianity.”

In Nelson Basil is a property investor and is married to his lovely wife, Sheryl. They recently adopted three boys from Lesotho and enjoy hiking, dirt biking, and spending time with the boys.

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