About | The CASE Centre

The Centre for Christian Apologetics, Scholarship and Education[i] was established as a ministry of New College in 2002 by Prof Trevor Cairney. The CASE Centre aims to provide Christian commentary on social, intellectual and academic issues, and engage people of all persuasions in debate and discussion concerning contemporary issues of broad interest.  It does this through the CASE website, the Case Quarterly publication, regular comment by our expert columnists, in-depth articles by local and international authors, occasional seminars, conferences, and the JustInCase blog.

The CASE Centre reaches well beyond traditional ‘defence’ apologetics, and seeks to encourage people to consider the claims of Christianity and bring a biblical perspective to all of life. It does this in many ways:

  • Providing Christian comment on areas of popular and intellectual culture (e.g. music, art, literature, history, science, philosophy, anthropology)
  • Encouraging Christians to live thoughtfully in the way they approach day-to-day life (e.g. work, money, family, social justice)
  • Helping people understand and respond to direct challenges to Christianity (e.g. New Atheism, scientism, the problem of evil, and historical challenges)
  • Providing Christian comment on societal trends (e.g. new technology, globalisation, climate change, changing families)
  • Exploring potential ethical conflicts between Christianity and the world (e.g. euthanasia, sexuality & gender, consumerism)
  • Encouraging Christians to engage the non-Christian world with faithfulness, integrity and understanding.

We hope the work of The CASE Centre will be a blessing to you now and into the future.

[i] Originally ‘The Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education’.