Guest article written by Michael Otto. Originally posted at www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2018/07/11/engaging-with-people-on-the-problem-of-evil/. Republished with permission from NZ Catholic. It is not often that St Augustine and his wisdom are subjects of everyday conversation, but his thinking might be given more of an airing after US Christian apologist Mary Jo Sharp visited New Zealand. Mrs Sharp, a Professor […]
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About David Billing
David Billing is the Waikato Campus representative for Thinking Matters, lives in Hamilton, New Zealand and is currently studying full-time for a double degree in Economics and Computer Science at the University of Waikato. Reading, current-events, playing computer games, anything sci-fi related, listening to music, and cracking dry jokes (esp puns) are among some of his favorite things to do.
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This is a guest post by Lachlan Gordon, one of our newest writers at TM. The Psalmist reports the fool saying there is no God. The Atheist, meanwhile, declares the Christian the fool. Who, then, is the fool? Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was, according to Voltaire, the ‘father’ of the scientific method – the method of […]
Today’s guest post comes to us from Luke Williamson. ***** Translation is Impossible!!!!! (Or is it?) In a scene of Studio Ghibli’s Whisper of the Heart, Shizuku laments her slide into cynicism. The difference in her monologue in the dub and in the subtitles is subtle, and both touch the same notes. However, the Shizuku […]
Thinking Matters 2016 – The Year in Review Hello everyone, the year just gone has been an amazing year for Thinking Matters up and down the country and God has blessed us abundantly. To remember all that has happened, here is a brief summary of 2016 for Thinking Matters. February Thinking Matters Team-talk – Auckland […]
This is the ninth post in a series of posts running parallel to a weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. WEALTH A Curse and Blessing Wealth is a curse and a blessing, it affords many great opportunities yet tempts us to trust in it. Many people detest those with wealth, thinking that […]
This is the seventh post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. Leadership Starts With Humility Humility, Trump, and the All Blacks What is one trait that Donald Trump seems to have little of? Humility. This Presidential race in America has seen a marked departure […]
This is the fifth post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. Democracy and Christianity Democracy in America In 1831 a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville traveled to America to undertake a study of American Society. He wanted to understand why the French democratic experiment […]
This is the third post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV.
This is the first post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. Who has had the greatest impact on history? Who is the most important person who ever lived? Who is the most unexpected person to ever be remembered? Jesus. The Romans […]
If someone asked you right now “How certain are you that you are going to heaven?” what would you say? Could you put a number on it? This is what is known as Assurance of Salvation, the knowledge that God has saved us from our sins and that we are in a right relationship with […]
Hello readers, today we have uploaded the the debate with Dr Ron Smith and Dr Matthew Flannagan to YouTube, though some of you may have noticed it floating around Facebook. It was a well-attended debate, in total 200 people came along and participated. This sort of event is what we like to see at Thinking […]
Here at Thinking Matters we love free stuff, so whenever something is free and of a high quality, we go for it! The free audiobook this month is Delighting in God by A. W. Tozer; you can find it at christianaudio.com/free/. Usually it will cost you $15 (US), however, for one month only, it is […]
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