23RD MARCH 2019


Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Venue: Assembly Buildings Conference Centre, BT1 6DW 

Price: £12 (Early Bird Tickets £10 available until 21 January 2019)

We are thrilled to announce that Reboot is returning to Belfast in 2019! We will be gathering in the Assembly Buildings in the heart of the city to discuss your big questions about life, faith and God.

Reboot is a one-day event for 12-18 year olds that enables young people with or without any faith or Church background, to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives on life. No question is off limits at Reboot! Our team want you to have confidence in what you believe, and the chance to be honest with your doubts.

The day will be packed with interactive talks, Q&A sessions and lots more! Come and join us on the 23rd March 2019 to ask your big questions.


REBOOT meets in major cities across the globe to explore questions such as ‘How can we know God exists?’, ‘Why does God allow suffering?’ and ‘Hasn’t science disproved God?’.

REBOOT provides a place for young people, with or without any faith or church background, to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives on life.Through its conferences and online resources REBOOT aims to equip young people to understand and be able to answer some of these big questions for themselves.

Our team of world-class apologists want you to have confidence in what you believe, and the chance to be honest about your doubts. REBOOT has welcomed hundreds of young people through its doors, and we want you to be part of our story.



Gareth Black is a fellow of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, with undergraduate and post-grad qualifications in theology and divinity. Before joining us, he spent four years working with a church in his native Northern Ireland. Gareth is also one of the most dapper dressers on our team.



Why do you like speaking at Reboot? The Christian God takes our questions seriously because he takes us seriously as individuals and wants our faith to stand upon real conviction! I love speaking at Reboot because it exists to engage with the most important questions that teenagers are asking today with the timeless truth of Jesus’ teaching. And any young person who combines a deep love for God with a solid conviction about why Christianity is true will be a force to be reckoned with in an increasingly secular world.

What question(s) do you like answering? ‘If God exists, why is there so much suffering in the world?’ / ‘Isn’t Christianity just a bunch of boring rules?’ / Any questions on the Bible.

Most embarrassing moment? That time in the rugby changing room when I discovered that my twin sister had secretly put nail polish on my toenails as I slept.

Most desired superpower? Alister McGrath’s mind.

Favourite food? An Ulster Fry (aka heart-attack on a plate).


Amy Orr-Ewing’s diary rarely has any blank spaces in it. She leads RZIM across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and is in demand to speak at conferences, universities, colleges and churches worldwide. And when she’s not doing all that, she writes books and co-leads a church.

Why do you like speaking at Reboot:
I love working with young people. I was involved in helping start Reboot and I wouldn’t miss it for the world.

What question(s) do you like answering? Is God sexist?

Most embarrassing moment? Giving birth to my third child in hospital, 17 hours into labour, and a young doctor recognised me and wanted to ask me his burning apologetic question. That was embarrassing!

Most desired superpower? Flight

Favourite food? Indian


Simon Edwards is UK Director for the Zacharias Trust and a familiar face at Reboot.

Given he used to be a lawyer, it’s perhaps not surprising that Simon is very interested in evidence for the Christian faith, particularly for the resurrection of Jesus. Simon is Australian, but isn’t that good at cricket.



Why do you like speaking at Reboot: It’s just great having so many young people, with so many good questions, gathered together in one place. Plus, it makes me feel young again!

What question(s) do you like answering? I like all questions, especially questions from the heart. No questions are off limits for me

Most embarrassing moment? Having to sing the national anthem to my classmates in primary school as punishment for talking in class

Most desired superpower? Teleporting so I can visit my family and friends in Australia whenever I want to

Favourite food? Wallaby stew


Lara Buchanan started her working life as a history teacher in rural South Africa and later in London. She went on to study theology and apologetics at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University. Lara loves travelling the world engaging with ideas and the big questions of life facing people today. Lara is originally from South Africa, so loves a good braai, otherwise known as a barbecue.

Why do you like speaking at Reboot:
I love speaking at Reboot because young people ask some of the most profound questions I ever get asked. I love seeing young people engaging with truth, grappling with really challenging questions and finding answers that deeply satisfy them intellectually and emotionally.

What question(s) do you like answering ‘Why isn’t God more obvious?’, ‘Is the God of the Bible a moral monster?’, ‘If Christianity is true, why do Christians seem as bad as everyone else?’

Most embarrassing moment? I was on my way to my first day of work. I had a really bad cold but was on the train and had no tissues. In a moment of desperation, I grabbed the Metro newspaper and blew my nose into it, thinking, ‘Thank goodness I found a solution!’ But when I got into work everyone kept staring at me with a look of shock. I went into the bathroom and saw that my face was completely covered with the ink from the newsprint and I had little black words all over my face.

Most desired superpower? Breathe underwater

Favourite food? My Aunt Cathy’s roast lamb with mint sauce and crispy roast potatoes… mmmm




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