A summary of William Paley’s eleven point argument for the authenticity of the Gospels.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Design, a Graduate Diploma in Theology, a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and is undertaking a Masters of Theology at Laidlaw College, in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Dr Flannagan will address the objection that Christianity is irrational in the absence of proof. He will unpack this claim and offer an alternative method of looking at faith and reason demonstrating that lack of evidence does not make faith in God irrational.
A testimony from Peter Thein Nyunt, a former Buddhist’s apprentice who was recently in New Zealand with the Langham Partnership. The view from the inside of this religion and supposedly superior ethical system from this native from Myanmar (formerly Burma) about Buddhism is illuminating.
Thinking Matters is proud to present the very first of Thinking Matters Auckland. The details of what this is and how this event will be run follows. Big thanks go to Madeline Flannagan for orchestrating and managing the event. Make sure you mark this in your calendar. What: Dr Steve Kumar speaking on Faith and Reason When: Tuesday, 17th March […]
Auckland University school of theology is hosting a public lecture on Global Warming: a Christian response with Professor Robert White, Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth Sciences at University of Cambridge.
Auckland University School of Theology is hosting a symposium on Science and religion in the 21st Century: faith in science, science in faith with Professor Robert White FRS, Professor of Geophysics, University of Cambridge. Saturday 14 March 2009, 8.30am-6pm.
I have long thought that a miracle can be an apologetic. It was one of the chief ways that God authenticated His word and His revelation. Today, with the resurgence of our awareness of miracles, it is important we think about how the testimony of miracles sounds to unbelievers, particularly those who are sceptical and philosophically opposed to Christianity and belief in God.
In order to develop an apologetic for God’s existence that reduces the opportunity for scepticism, based upon the testimony of miracles, I suggest that a miracle X meets the following criteria.
I am deeply concerned about a perceived attitude accompanying our rising awareness that miracles are a part of the normal Christian life. The danger in the resurgence of the miraculous, especially in so-called “healing-evangelism”, is an outlook that says all we need to prove God’s existence, and solve all our apologetic needs, is to believe, pray for a miracle, and let God do the rest.
The following is taken from a friendly email that was discussing the evidence for the existence of God. The presumption of atheism and the case for God’s existence is discussed with respect to the Bertrand Russell’s famous teapot objection.
An explanation why the oft heard axiom ‘extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence’ is false.
A response to Yahoo News article “God and science: an inner conflict,” by Robin Lloyd. And Kenneth Samples gives four reasons why historically science and Christianity have been allies rather than enemies.
A request for help from Creation Ministries International and an invitation to equip pastors and churches on refuting evolution.
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