Video: A Godless Public Square – Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life?

The video from our recent panel discussion with Matt Flannagan, Glenn Peoples, and Madeleine Flannagan on religion in the public square is now available.

Here’s Part 1 of 11 (or you can watch the created playlist here):

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Special thanks to Stuart for recording, editing, and uploading the video.

The event took place at Auckland University and was co-sponsored by the Evangelical Union. Patt Brittenden moderated the discussion.

Here are the questions that each speaker considered:

Theology – Dr Matthew Flannagan (PhD in Theology)
How should Christians reconcile the requirement to live an undivided life with the expectation that they keep their religion private?

Philosophy – Dr Glenn Peoples (PhD in Philosophy)
Can liberal thinkers consistently maintain that secular beliefs are neutral and that religious beliefs are not? Or are they in fact privileging their own secular viewpoint over all others?

Law – Madeleine Flannagan (LLB and Post-Graduate Law Student)
In New Zealand the law around public expressions of religion is a little contradictory – we have a right to freedom of religion and a right to manifest that freedom in public, but there are also laws which privilege secularism. Are public expressions of religion regulated by law?

Transcripts for each speaker’s presentation can also be found on Matt and Madeleine’s blog.

Part 2:

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Part 3:

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Part 4:

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Part 5:

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Part 6:

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Part 7:

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Part 8:

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Part 9:

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Part 10:

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Part 11:

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