Stand to Reason New Zealand Speaking Tour 2012

Stand to Reason / Life Training Institute

Apologetics Speaker Tour

September 2012

Brett Kunkle, Amy Hall, Jay Watts

Brett, Jay and Amy are three dynamic and experienced communicators who engage both the heart and mind, leaving audiences challenged and inspired and we are proud to be hosting them for a 10 day tour in September.

Brett and Jay speak to thousands of adults and students at churches, conferences, and university campuses across the US each year, while Amy writes for the Stand to Reason blog (roughly 32,000 unique visit per month) and speaks at churches and women’s retreats.

Schedule of Public Events while in New Zealand:

AUCKLAND – Friday 14th September – 5:00pm
Are ‘Christian Values’ Intolerant?
Evangelical Union – Auckland University
Venue: Arts 1, room 220 (lecture room 4) – Auckland University

In today’s culture, the Bible is politically incorrect. Its views on issues such as sexuality are considered outdated and intolerant. In this talk Brett will demonstrate how the accusation of intolerance is flawed in three important ways. We’ll examine the true nature of tolerance and raise the most important issue in this discussion: What is true? Will be followed by a panel discussion where any question is welcome. Brett will be joined by Jay Watts and Matt Flannagan.


AUCKLAND – Saturday 15th September
Venue & Times: To be confirmed.
Brett, Jay & Amy: Advanced Prolife Training Workshop

HAMILTON – Saturday 15th September – 7pm
Gateway Hamilton – 950 Victoria Street, Hamilton
Brett: Why I am a Christian – followed by Q&A panel with all three speakers

In this presentation Brett will examine the most common reasons Christians give for why they embrace Christianity, then we’ll examine the primary reason why we ought to embrace Christianity:  because Christianity is true.  We’ll clarify this controversial claim and show how the truth of religious claims must be grounded in reality.  Naturally, such a claim is followed by questions of how we can know Christianity is true, so we’ll set out a cumulative case approach that takes into account the wealth of evidence for the Christian worldview.

TAURANGA – Sunday 16th September – 9:30am
Bethlehem Community Church morning service – 183 Moffat Rd, Bethlehem, Tauranga
Brett Kunkle – Topic to be decided

TAURANGA – Sunday 16th September – 12:30-6:00pm
TAURANGA APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE 2012
Bethlehem Community Church, 183 Moffat Rd, Tauranga
Door charge $20
Jay Watts: Apologetics and Evangelism
Amy Hall: If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil?
Brett Kunkle: Is Faith a Blind Leap?
Jay Watts: Does Truth Matter?
Brett Kunkle: Tactics In Defending Your Faith
For more information see here.

PALMERSTON NORTH – Wednesday 19th September – 7:30pm
Gateway Christian Fellowship
Brett Kunkle – Topic to be decided

TAURANGA – Wednesday 19th September – 7:00pm
W.I.R.E.D. Youth – Bethlehem Baptist Church, 90 Bethlehem Rd
Jay Watts – Ideas have Consequences

Jay will be talking about how ideas have consequences, and bad ideas lead to destructive life choices. As Christians we not only need to understand our faith for our own sake but also to help others find the truth.

TAURANGA – Thursday 20th September – 6:45pm
Vital Student Ministries – Changepoint Church, 131 Poike Rd, Ohauiti
Brett Kunkle – Truth Never Gets Old

In his talk Brett discusses how there is deep confusion in our culture over the nature of truth. He will examine this confusion and test your knowledge of truth, looking at the objections to truth – and discovers why the truth really matters.

TAURANGA – Friday 21st September – 7:15pm
Highlife Youth – Lifezone Church, 19 Amber Crescent, Judea
Brett Kunkle – Why I Am a Christian

Brett will be examining the reasons why we can be confident that Christianity is true and why the truth of religious claims must be grounded in reality. Then he will set out a case that shows the clear evidence for the truthfulness of Christianity.

AUCKLAND – Saturday 22nd September – 10am-4:00pm
AUCKLAND YOUTH APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE 2012
St Paul’s Church, 28 Symonds Street, Auckland
Door charge $10 (includes lunch)
Jay Watts: Does Truth Matter?
Brett Kunkle: Is One Way the Only Way?
Jay Watts: How to discuss your faith with others.
Amy Hall: If God Is Good, Why Is There Evil?
Brett Kunkle: Is Christianity Intolerant?
Zach Ardern: Are Science and Faith compatible?
For more information see here.

AUCKLAND – Sunday 23rd September – 10:15am
Northcote Baptist Church morning service
67 Eban Avenue, Hillcrest, North Shore City
Brett Kunkle: If God is Good, Why is there Evil?

AUCKLAND – Sunday 23rd September – 2:00pm
The Upper Room Church
10a Clayton St, Newmarket
Jay Watts: Back to the Cross: Apologetics and Evangelism – followed by a Q&A panel featuring all our speakers

They are also speaking at a range of private events at schools, churches and bible colleges. If you want more information please email us.