David Couchman
David Couchman is the Director of Focus and the producer of the 'God: new evidence,' 'God and the Big Bang,' 'After Life?' and 'Jesus Myths' video series. More...

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Coming in 2015: 'The Biggest Question: why does God allow suffering?'

For many people, all the suffering and evil in the world is a convincing reason why they do not believe in a good God. For others who do believe, suffering and evil still raise all kinds of doubts. In this new series, we'll talk to people who face all kinds of tragic circumstances, and yet still keep their faith. We'll ask why tragedies have not turned them away from God - and why does God allow suffering?

'Careful thinking and warm Biblical faith go hand in hand in these series of short apologetics videos that explore important themes and capture some of the best in contemporary scholarship. They deserve to be widely watched.'

- Professor Jim Packer

China focus – Chinese translation of 'After Life?' videos

A short video about our planned Chinese translation of the ‘After Life?’ video series about the evidence that Jesus rose from the dead, with Amy Orr-Ewing, Tom Wright, William Lane Craig, Gary Habermas and Mike Licona.

'... an excellent resource to give Christians confidence in their faith and tools to engage effectively in mission and evangelism.'

- Dr Krish Kandiah
Director, Churches in Mission
The Evangelical Alliance

Modern myths about Jesus

Our contemporary world is awash with myths about Jesus:

  • We can’t be sure that he ever lived
  • We don’t know what the Gospel authors originally wrote
  • The Gospel stories were distorted through many years of being passed on by word of mouth
    The Gospel authors did not know what they were talking about
  • The Gospels contradict each other
  • Jesus never claimed he was anything more than a prophet

But what if the evidence tells a different story? In nineteen short programmes ‘Jesus Myths’ explores the facts behind the myths.

With contributions from:

  • Professor Richard Bauckham, University of St. Andrews
  • Professor Craig Blomberg, Denver Theological Seminary
  • Professor Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Professor Craig Evans, Acadia University
  • Professor Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Dan Wallace, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Dr David Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol
  • Dr Peter Williams, Tyndale House, Cambridge

Go here to watch the complete series.

'With contributions from leading scientists and scholars, these videos do an important job of showing that there need be no conflict between science and Christian faith.'

- Dr Paul Schmor
former head of the Accelerator Division
TRIUMF, Canada

Evidence Jesus rose from the dead

Our 'After Life?' video series explores the evidence Jesus rose from the dead, answers objections, and shows why it matters for us today.

What really happens when we die? At the heart of the Christian message is the claim that Jesus rose from the dead. This is the defining moment of history. It confirms the reality of God, and the identity of Jesus as the Son of God, and it means we can know that there is life after death.

This new series of videos (on DVD and free online) explores the evidence, answers the objections, shows why it matters. With contributions from Professor William Lane Craig, Professor Gary Habermas, Professor Mike Licona, Amy Orr-Ewing and Professor Tom Wright.

Go here to watch the complete series.

God and the Big Bang'

New series: God and the Big Bang

'Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.' - Nobel Prize-winning scientist Arno Penzias

Many people think that science and faith tell conflicting stories about how the universe began. But the scientific picture is of a definite moment of creation in a vast cosmic explosion which had to be carefully adjusted for human life to be possible.

Far from conflicting, the scientific picture may point us towards a supernatural creator. These programmes feature astronomers and physicists who accept the scientific account of the Big Bang, and who also believe in a God who created us.

Dr Jennifer Wiseman is Senior Project Scientist on the Hubble Space Telescope; Gerald Gabrielse is Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University; Owen Gingerich is emeritus professor of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard University; Dr Peter Bussey is a particle physicist working on the search for the Higgs Boson; Dr Nick Saunders is a theologian and physicist who designed some of the instruments on the Large Hadron Collider.

To buy the DVD / watch the videos / find out more, go to www.focus.org.uk

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Our new brochure describes Focus' vision for the next five years. Download it here to read and share with friends.