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16 Oct Perth Screening: “For the Love of God”

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined (Documentary screening followed by Q&A with film-makers)

Come along a screening experience of For the Love of God Including a panel discussion with John Dickson and Simon Smart

When: Tuesday, 16 October
 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Where: Event Cinemas Innaloo, WA
57 Liege Street, Innaloo, WA, 6018


How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined. Christian history offers plenty of ammunition to its critics – Crusades, inquisitions, witch trials, the oppression of women …

For the Love of God: How the church is better and worse than you ever imagined is a documentary by the Centre for Public Christianity. It addresses the worst of what Christians have done, as well as tracing the origins of Western values like human rights, charity, humility, and non-violence back to the influence of the life and teachings of Jesus.

This is not the history we think we know. Join us as we weigh up the good, the bad, the ugly – and the unexpected – impact Christianity has had on the world we live in.

How the Church is better and worse than you ever imagined

Christianity may be the wellspring for many of our most cherished values today, but Christians should be the first to admit that there’s been plenty of bloodshed along the way.

John Dickson is founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. He has a degree in theology and a doctorate in ancient history, specialising in the birth of Christianity. An ordained Anglican minister, he is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Ancient History, Macquarie University, and he teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney. He has hosted two nationally televised documentaries (The Christ Files and Life of Jesus), authored over a dozen books and is a busy public speaker.

Simon Smart is Executive Director of the Centre for Public Christianity. A former English and History teacher, Simon has a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Canada. He has years of experience writing and editing both academic curricula and popular books.

He is the author of For God’s Sake: An Atheist, a Jew, a Christian and a Muslim Debate Religion, and editor of A Spectator’s Guide to Worldviews.



October 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege Street
Innaloo, WA 6018 Australia
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