Entries by David

Engaging with people on the problem of evil

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 […]

Fool’s Gold

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 […]

Translation – Part 1

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 […]

2016 – The Year in Review

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 […]

Jesus the Game Changer 5 of 10: DEMOCRACY

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 […]

Jesus the Game Changer 1 of 10: JESUS

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 […]

Free Audiobook

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 […]