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What is The Forge?

The Forge is a monthly Thinking Matters gathering held in Auckland (Greenlane Christian Centre) which seeks to deepen people’s understanding and awareness of various Christian issues and culturally relevant topics discussed from a biblical worldview.

Every month, we invite a guest speaker to present on a given topic with periodic breaks in their talk to encourage discussion both with the speaker and those around you.  The point of this is to allow you to soak up the information you just heard, process it with your neighbors, and perhaps even challenge others with a different point of view.

A forge is a place where a blacksmith “makes or shapes an object by heating it in a fire or furnace and hammers it to create something strong, enduring and successful”.  This definition is what our vision was built on. Our desire is for these interactive events to be a place where messy and difficult topics can be cleaned up, re-shaped, and smoothed out to help uncover God’s beautiful designs in this crazy world.

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How Limits Help Liberate Us

We often think of freedom as being able to do whatever you please, proposing that the very nature of freedom means a life without restraint. Discover how logic, reason, and scripture prove otherwise.

This presentation clarifies the Biblical view of freedom and exposes the distorted definition of freedom taught by common culture. It will explain how discipline, limitations, free-will, and love are fundamental threads that tie together the very fabric of what it means to be truly free. Through the use of allegory, illustration, and metaphor, Jason will show how boundaries are an essential part of life; that ultimately pave the way for God’s provision.

About Jason KnappJason Knapp

Jason Knapp has a passion for helping young people and university students navigate the complex issues around faith and culture. He is the National Youth Director of Thinking Matters, a student of Psychology and Philosophy and is a dynamic communicator who speaks to students across the country at youth groups, churches, and university campuses.


WHEN: One Wednesday per Month (typically the first Wednesday – but exceptions happen depending on speaker availability)

TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm

WHERE: Greenlane Christian Centre, 17 Marewa Rd, Greenlane, Auckland

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

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


Joshua King


PHONE: 0225257837

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