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.
LESSONS OF THE HEAVENS
PRESENTED BY MATTHEW PRICE
Astronomical Examples of Good and Poor Reasoning
The history of astronomy is full of examples of triumph and of failure – for not just scientists and their ideas, but for reasoning itself. And this reasoning involves not only the way in which science is carried out, but also the ideological foundations upon which it is carried out.
In this talk, Matthew Price will examine some of these colourful episodes of history to see what lessons we might learn about principles of critical thinking and good science, of the interaction of science and faith, and implications for us today.
About Matthew Price
Matthew Price will be a familiar face, as part of the local Thinking Matters team. Having been raised in a Christian environment, and having studied science here and abroad, he has a keen interest in the interaction of faith and science, and more fundamentally, in the philosophies upon which they rest. He is passionate about dialoguing with and helping others understand the rich and robust heritage we have as believers in Christ.
Thinking Matters is a ministry encouraging New Zealand Christians to explore WHAT they believe and WHY they believe it, so they can engage culture and present the Christian faith both gracefully and persuasively.
We do this through training in apologetics, worldview, culture, and evangelism.