AN AUCKLAND EVENT This event is for Auckland friends who are passionate about how the Gospel of Jesus has the power to transform lives, communities and culture itself. Also for those who support the work of Thinking Matters through prayer, financial support or by attending our events – and who want to know more about […]
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Rodney Lake is the National Director of Thinking Matters NZ Foundation. Rodney speaks at churches, youth groups, Christian schools and to non-believers at outreach events around the country on the reasons why Christianity is true. He is an adjunct apologetics lecturer at Faith Bible College and teaches regular ‘Introduction to Christianity’ courses at Bethlehem College.
He is passionate about seeing people loving and seeking God with all their mind, developing a resilient faith that is supported with solid reasons to believe, while confidently and graciously sharing that faith with others.
For a list of the talks he can give - visit his speaking profile here: http://thinkingmatters.org.nz/speakers/rodney-lake/
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Carey College is running this a 15 week long course hosted by Mark Powell Apologetics: Gain confidence in what you believe and why you believe it Christianity is seen by many today as weird and incomprehensible – but is that true? The human condition, human experience, basic intuitions, history, science and reason all point to […]
In our conversations with others about God – we will eventually encounter difficult questions like these: “So you think I’m going to hell?” “Do you think everyone who doesn’t believe like you are going to hell?” “But why do I need Jesus?” How do we answer such a pointed questions without sounding judgemental and bigoted? […]
You can view a recording of the event here: The Foundation of Western Values Examining Christian Values in the Public Square with international speaker Dr Ravi Zacharias A cultural revolution is underway across the western world – and our shared meanings and values are being shaken apart with titanic force. Yet God in His wisdom has […]
We are excited to have just taken delivery of the following new-release for kids and tweens – just in time for Christmas! Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true. In Cold-Case Christianity young readers are drawn into the thrill of high-stakes investigation and taught “how to think, not […]
Jesus Christ has made an incredible mark on human history and he continues to do so through his followers. Yet many people do not realise that the values Western democracies are built on originate in the life and teaching of Jesus. The equality of all, servant leadership, care for the poor and marginalised, to name […]
We are excited to announce a partnership with Olive Tree Media to bring you Jesus the Game Changer – a 10 part documentary series on how the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters. Jesus Christ has made an indelible mark on human history and He continues to do so […]
We are excited that Alan Shlemon – our keynote speaker at our Confident Christianity Conference – is arriving in just a few days. Alan is a dynamic and entertaining speaker who speaks to thousands of adults and students around the world at churches, conferences and on university campuses on some of the most difficult challenges […]
Truth and Tolerance in a Whatever World A full day Apologetics and Christian Worldview workshop with Alan Shlemon – in Tauranga, Auckland and Christchurch. We have a full day of practical training for parents, pastors, youth leaders and teachers where you will be equipped to better prepare your kids for an increasingly hostile culture. Registration […]
The following event is coming up in Hamilton on Thursday 28th April: The Power of a Question How to have conversations about God without losing friends With Alan Shlemon Do you sometimes find yourself intimidated in conversations about your Christian faith and values? Do you let opportunities slip by because you don’t know what to say? […]
Thinking Matters and Reasons for Faith are privileged to welcome Dr Jeff Zweerink from Reasons to Believe for this special event: Are We Alone in the Universe? God and Planet Earth Over the past two decades, astronomers have found thousands of planets orbiting stars beside the Sun. These “exoplanets” bring us closer to answering the […]
We are excited to announce that this year our Confident Christianity Conference will be hosted in both Auckland (at Windsor Park Baptist Church) and Christchurch (at Rutland Street Church): AUCKLAND: Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April CHRISTCHURCH: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May This year our keynote speaker is Alan Shlemon from Stand to Reason. […]
Thinking Matters is a ministry encouraging New Zealand Christians to explore WHAT they believe and WHY they believe it, so they can present the Christian faith gracefully and persuasively.
We do this through training in apologetics, worldview, culture, and evangelism.
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