Sharon Dirckx is a Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and an RZIM Apologist. Originally from a scientific background, she has a PhD in brain imaging from the University of Cambridge and has held research positions at the University of Oxford, UK, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, USA. Sharon is an OCCA Alumna and graduated from OCCA in 2005 during its founding year. She is invited to speak and lecture in a variety of contexts across the UK, including the 2014 Veritas Forum at the University of Oxford.
Sharon has also appeared on BBC Songs of Praise, Justin Brierley’s program, Unbelievable, on Premier Christian Radio, BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding, and BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief. Her topics of interest focus on the interaction of belief in God with Science and with the problem of evil and suffering. Her book, Why? Looking at God, Evil, and Personal Suffering, won the prize for best book at the 2014 Speaking Volumes UK Christian Book Awards (presented by Pam Rhodes). Why?interweaves the stories of people who have suffered, with a practical look at some “Why?” questions on suffering.
Sharon lives in Oxford with her husband and two young children.
Upcoming Appearances by Sharon Dirckx
Seeing things from a different perspective
National Church of England Academy,Annesley Rd, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7DB
Graduate Christian Forum
The Mitre, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AG
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Why Series - Why the future is now
St Marys Church London
London W1H 1PQ
Andy Moore, Calum Miller, Lara Buchanan, Max Baker-Hytch, Michael Ramsden, Sharon Dirckx, Simon Edwards, Tom Price
What significance has the Gospel for humanity in an accelerating world without limits? This event will equip you to address contemporary challenges to the Christian understanding of what it means to be human.