What is Reasoned Faith?

Reasoned Faith is a monthly gathering held in Wellington (The Life Centre) which seeks to deepen people’s understanding and awareness of various Christian issues and culturally relevant topics discussed from a biblical worldview.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September’s Topic: Compassion without compromise – questions of God and sexuality

As Christians, how do we authentically love our friends, family members, colleagues and others who identify as being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ) in a way which is faithful to the Gospel? What does the Bible actually say about same-sex attraction and how can we as Christians and the Church reach out to those in the LGBTIQ community in truth and love? This month Simon is going to help us consider these questions. The heart of his talk will be about grace, truth and the example of Jesus.

What: Compassion without compromise – questions of God and sexuality?
When: 7pm, Monday 17 September 2018
Where: The Life Centre (21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 – building next to The Street Church).

About Simon Gill

Simon along with his wife Jenny are the lead pastors at the East location of The Street Church in Wellington. He has been a pastor for over six years and prior to that worked as an accountant in the UK where he also obtained a law degree from the University of Sheffield.

Simon has a heart to see people come to know Jesus and believes that if people in LGBTIQ community are not moving towards the church, the church needs to move towards them and work on some of the barriers which prevent them from knowing Jesus.

Come as you are

Please note this group operates on a come as you are basis. That is, no prior knowledge of apologetics or theology is necessary. It is our hope that people of all ages and stages would feel welcome. Please consider inviting people who you think might be interested.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

August’s Topic: If God is good why is there suffering?

This is a question which many of us quietly ponder and at times struggle with. It becomes even more difficult when we or our loved ones experience terrible evil or suffering. This month, we are going to offer a couple of ways to approach this question, from both a head and heart perspective. There are no “perfect” answers to this question, but there is a God who loves us and suffered with and for us.

What: If God is good why is there suffering?
When: 7pm, Monday 27 August 2018
Where: The Life Centre (21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 – building next to The Street Church).

July’s Topic: Who is Jesus? Jesus amongst other ‘gods’ and religions

Who is Jesus and how does he compare when looking at other religions? According to the 2013 census, the three major religions other than Christianity in New Zealand are Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. So what do we know about these religions and how do we talk about and show who Jesus is?

What: Who is Jesus? Jesus amongst other ‘gods’ and religions
When: 7pm, Monday 23 July 2018
Where: The Life Centre (21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 – building next to The Street Church).

June’s Topic: What is Faith? Just blind or unthinking belief?

Noted atheist Richard Dawkins infamously said:

“Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence,”

As Christians we are taught to have faith in Jesus and the promises of God (Gal 3:22). So how do we respond to a challenge like Dawkins? Do we have to suspend critical thought and blindly believe to be a Christian? Come and join us on Monday 25 June to hear a response to Dawkins and how to understand what faith is from a Christian perspective.

What: What is Faith? Just blind or unthinking belief?
When: 7pm, Monday 25 June 2018
Where: The Life Centre (21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 – building next to The Street Church).

DETAILS:

WHEN: One Monday per Month (typically the last Monday- but exceptions happen depending on speaker availability)

TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm

WHERE: The Life Centre (21 Hania Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011 – building next to The Street Church)

COST: Free

RSVP: None needed – just turn up and bring a friend!

EMAIL: reasonedfaith@outlook.com

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