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.
THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM
PRESENTED BY MATTHEW PRICE
Thinking Christianly amidst Worldly Philosophies
More than ever, we live in the midst of a bewildering array of ideas and perspectives about the world. How are we to negotiate this complex landscape, whilst remaining true to God’s Truth?
Matthew Price will explore two of the fundamental worldly philosophies which shape much of Western thinking – Modernism and Postmodernism – and how they compare to a Christian worldview. We’ll learn something of their history, their validity (or lack thereof), and their impact. Ultimately, we’ll see how “the fear of the Lord” is the only starting point for an intellectually viable worldview.
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.