Reasons for Faith

Reasons for Faith is a monthly Thinking Matters Hamilton gathering, run in association with, and held at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. Occasionally, we host guest speakers, but the usual format is to screen DVD’s and have discussions which feature topics that are directly relevant to fulfilling the call of 1 Peter 3:15-16, which says:

In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Apologetics can sometimes be a bit heavy duty but our aim is to be intensely practical and make the presentations and discussions suitable for people who have a beating heart for the gospel and who want to grow their understanding specifically in the area of secular challenges to Christian faith. Over the past generation Western society has undergone a social change that is nothing short of a revolution, and while the Christian message never changes, the methods of conveying it certainly do.

  • We make arguments, but we are not argumentative.
  • We grapple with ideas in a way that helps fulfill the most important commandment, which in part says to love the Lord your God with all your mind (Matthew 22:37).

It is a tremendously faith-building exercise to discover just how strong the arguments for biblical Christianity really are. The apostle Peter encourages us to always be prepared to give an answer regarding the reason for our hope in Christ. In these monthly meetings we will discuss and learn many such answers.


A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World

7pm, Tuesday 13th March 2018

Puzzled about life?

Sometimes the world doesn’t make sense. Things seem random and disconnected, and we wonder if there’s any purpose to it all, any meaning to our lives. But what if everything could make sense? What if the scattered pieces are actually meant to fit together?

Alex McLellan says that figuring out life is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. You don’t have to have every piece in place before you start to see the big picture. You just need enough important pieces to fit together. There are enough clues in the universe and in human experience to discern that there is an underlying order and significance to all things.

McLellan explores competing views of truth and belief and examines the nature of doubt. Ultimately Christianity is reasonable because it resonates with how we see and experience the world. Even if we don’t have absolute certainty, we have enough to go on to have confidence in the Christian worldview.

You don’t have to have all the answers. Just start putting the pieces together, and the big picture will emerge.

Presented by Alex McLellan

For over fifteen years, in a dozen countries, Alex McLellan has been sharing ultimate truth with ordinary people. Writing, speaking and broadcasting on the airwaves, he connects and communicates with people who are looking at life and looking for answers. Alex’s passion is sharing good reasons to believe we can make sense of this broken world, we can discover the truth, and we can come to know the one who is the way, the truth and the life, Jesus Christ! 

WHAT: Presentation with discussions and Q&A
WHEN: Tuesday 13th March
TIME: 7pm – 9pm
WHERE: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chartwell, Hamilton
COST: Free – but a Koha/gift for the speaker will be encouraged
RSVP: None needed – just turn up


WHEN: One Tuesday per Month (this 

TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm

WHERELighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chartwell, Hamilton 3210

COST: Free – but a Koha for the speaker is encouraged

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


Gerald Broome


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