The Forge Christchurch

The Forge is a monthly Thinking Matters gathering in Christchurch which seeks to deepen people’s understanding and awareness of various Christian issues and culturally relevant topics – as seen from a biblical worldview.

Each month we host a guest speaker who presents an apologetics talk on a given topic.  Those attending are invited to dialogue with the speaker during a Q&A time after the main presentation.



Why Thinking Matters

Speaker: Bruce Fraser

1 Peter 3:15 reminds Christians to be prepared to give a reason for the hope that we have. To do that, we carefully study God’s message, as recorded by the Biblical authors, understand the original audience and context, and wrestle with how that interacts with the culture around us today. Finally, we grapple with the application of those words for the person right in front of us who is asking questions.

We will do that with this passage and in the process, discover that it contains so much more than a clever tag line for people interested in apologetics. It is a recipe for every Christian in every culture to live a compelling apologetic lifestyle that demonstrates the reality of God’s kingdom.

Beckenham Baptist Church, 146 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

Sunday, 2 August 2020 7 PM – 9 PM

Bruce Fraser


Bruce Fraser is the Christchurch Director for Thinking Matters, a member of the Canterbury Evangelism Network, a local church leader, and an apprentice of King Jesus.  He has a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a keen interest in the intersection of faith and science. He works as a Software Architect to pay the bills. He is married to Lee Fraser with two boys: Liam and Julian.


WHEN: Sunday, 2nd August 2020

TIME: 7pm -9pm

WHEREBeckenham Baptist Church, 146 Colombo St, Sydenham, Christchurch 8023

COST: Free – but a Koha for the speaker is encouraged

RSVP: None needed – just turn up and bring a friend!


Bruce Fraser


PHONE: 021-056-7358

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