What is Mining for Truth

Mining for Truth is a monthly Thinking Matters gathering held in Hamilton which seeks to deepen people’s understanding and awareness of various Christian issues and culturally relevant topics discussed from a biblical worldview.

Every month, we invite a guest speaker to present on a given topic with periodic breaks in their talk to encourage discussion both with the speaker and those around you.  The point of this is to allow you to soak up the information you just heard, process it with your neighbors, and perhaps even challenge others with a different point of view.


Hello Hamilton Friends,

Our Tech/Web trilogy began with one of the new gems from Thinking Matters’ Confident Christianity Conference — Irene Zhang’s talk on artificial intelligence.

For Saturday August 11, we have snapped up another conference debut topic…

Answering Anti-Christian Memes
Profitably Engaging the Memosphere

(Part 3 of the Tech/Web Trilogy)

Memes. These funny pictures pack a big punch; they prowl around Facebook and Reddit, looking for netizens on whom they may lay down their sick burns. Many memes carry counter-Christian messages. When the youth who Mark Maney was pastoring came to him for wisdom on their meme encounters, what did he find out? Come hear. Mark will equip you with great reasoning and relational tools for the meme world.

This talk was a hit at this year’s Confident Christianity Conference, so don’t miss it!

Speaker: Mark Maney’s passion for apologetics and cross-cultural ministry led him to gain a Masters from Trinity Western University in Vancouver. He now follows his pastoral vocation in New Zealand as the recently-ordained minister at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Mt Maunganui. A seasoned speaker, he won the 2016 Toastmasters Humorous Speech Award.

WHAT: Seminar and Q & A
WHEN: Saturday 11th August
TIME: 7 pm-9 pm (meeting begins at 7 sharp)
WHERE: Lady Goodfellow Chapel, Gate One, Knighton Rd, Hillcrest, Hamilton 3216 (Drive through Gate One on Knighton Road. Parking is available at the car park in front of the chapel.)
RSVP: Not needed – just turn up
COST: Free – but koha (donation) welcome
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MiningforTruth/
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT: luke.williamson@thinkingmatters.org.nz





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

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


Irene Zhang

EMAIL: irene.zhang@thinkingmatters.org.nz

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