Do you believe that God’s nature is discoverable through the study of nature? And, that God cannot be known through divine revelation and/or special acts in history? Well then, you may be a deist! But how does Deism differ from Christianity? This article will walk you through a Deist’s position on important questions such as ‘what does it mean to be human’ and ‘what happens to a person at death’.
About David Billing
David is a Data Analyst. He was born in New Zealand and now works in Europe. Reading, current-events, playing computer games, anything sci-fi related, listening to music, and cracking dry jokes (especially puns) are among some of his favorite things to do.
Entries by David Billing
Christianity has answers for the big questions of life, such as ‘why we are here?’, ‘what is real?’, and ‘what happens after death?’. In this article we will take a deeper look at the Christian faith, and how it answers questions such as these.
The content we watch and consume has a power to shape ourselves and our imaginations. To resist being molded by the world, one should know the truth and be able to identify worldly wisdom and deceptive philosophies in the day-to-day. So how does one go about this? In this article we look into the topic of worldviews, and how to recognise ideas that are seeping in and slowly fermenting and molding us into a direction we don’t want to go.
Apologetics is critically important for every Christian, and will help you point people to Christ. Here are five more reasons you should look into it.
Guest article written by Michael Otto about the talk given by Christian Apologist and Author, Mary Jo Sharp, titled: “Encountering the Problem of Evil in Everyday Conversation.” Mary Jo was keynote speaker for the 2018 series of Thinking Matters – Confident Christianity Conferences.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is the ninth post in a series of posts running parallel to a weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. WEALTH A Curse and Blessing Wealth is a curse and a blessing, it affords many great opportunities yet tempts us to trust in it. Many people detest those with wealth, thinking that […]
This is the seventh post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV. Leadership Starts With Humility Humility, Trump, and the All Blacks What is one trait that Donald Trump seems to have little of? Humility. This Presidential race in America has seen a marked departure […]
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 […]
This is the third post in a series of posts running parallel to weekly screening of the series Jesus the Game Changer on Shine TV.
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