An update on issue 1 of the Thinking Matters Journal

We had originally said we would have the first issue of the journal published in late June. Clearly, late June is now slightly past. The reason for the delay is primarily because there are a couple of articles still outstanding which we want to include in the first edition, and we would rather delay publication than release things in dribs and drabs. One of the articles we’re particularly wanting to include is an interview with Bill Craig, which we sadly didn’t have time to do while in Tauranga. We’re organizing a phone interview, but we need to work within his obviously very busy schedule. Thus, we’re unfortunately not yet sure when it will be done.

In order to whet your appetite until then, here is the planned list of article topics for issue 1:

  • Opening address: a brief history of apologetics in New Zealand (Steve Kumar)
  • What is apologetics? (Jason Kumar)
  • Why does apologetics matter? (Stuart McEwing)
  • Principles of practical engagement (Elisabeth Marshall)
  • Exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:16 as a basis for apologetics (Dominic Bnonn Tennant)
  • Exposition of Acts 17 as a blueprint for apologetics (Sarah Tennant)
  • Faith and evidence, and the need for apologetics (Jason Kumar)
  • Postmodernism and apologetics: is apologetics relevant in today’s intellectual climate? (Jason Kumar)
  • Interview with Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig