Reasons for Faith | Hamilton

Reasons for Faith is a monthly Thinking Matters gathering, run in association with Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. We explore topics that are directly relevant to fulfilling the call of 1 Peter 3:15-16, which says:

In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

 Apologetics can sometimes be a bit heavy duty but our aim is to be intensely practical and to make the presentations and discussions suitable for people who have a beating heart for the gospel and who want to grow their understanding specifically in the area of secular challenges to Christian faith.

We make arguments, but we are not argumentative.

It is tremendously faith-building to discover just how strong the arguments for biblical Christianity really are. The apostle Peter encourages us to always be prepared to give an answer regarding the reason for our hope in Christ. In these monthly meetings we will discuss and learn many such answers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Euthanasia – EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION.

PRESENTED BY RENEE JOUBERT

Unfortunately, in light of the Covid-19 situation we have decided to cancel this event. We hope to have Renee back as soon as possible in the future.

Enquiries: gerald.broome@thinkingmatters.org.nz.

ABOUT RENEE JOUBERT
Executive Officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ

Renee Joubert is the executive officer of Euthanasia-Free NZ, a nationwide secular non-profit organisation dedicated to informing the public about the dangers and wider implications of legal euthanasia and assisted suicide. Euthanasia-Free NZ is a member of the Care Alliance, along with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Hospice NZ, Family First NZ, The Salvation Army, the disability group Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, among others.

PAST EVENTS

Six Reasons Belief in God is More Intellectually Honest Than Atheism

PRESENTED BY TODD FUNK

This month Todd returns to address six top reasons why belief in God (theism) is more intellectually honest and tenable than atheism. He uses an acrostic: URWISE. U – the universe is highly ordered. R – reason. Humans have the ability to think rationally. W – wrong and right, the universal moral code. I – information found in DNA. S – science. Christian belief specifically led to the rise of modern science. There is no conflict between theism and science.  E – evil. If there’s evil there must be good. Where does that come from?

Time and venue: 7 pm Monday 24th February, 2020,

at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chedworth.

Enquiries: gerald.broome@thinkingmatters.org.nz.

Todd FunkABOUT TODD FUNK
National Director of Speaker Development

In 2004, Todd, along with his wife Donna of 26 years and their two children, Alixx and Nikki, lay down the safety and security of their teaching careers and immigrated to New Zealand from the United States. In response to his obedience to fulfil God’s ministry call on his life, God has opened doors of opportunity for teaching, preaching and training throughout the USA, New Zealand, Ukraine, Australia, the Pacific Islands and beyond.

Todd‘s messages, teaching and ministry have powerfully impacted people of all ages on several continents. He has spoken for Thinking Matters at our Confident Christianity conferences and Unshaken Youth & Young Adult Conference and has been involved in men’s ministries and accountability groups for over 15 years.

THE TESTIMONY OF THE HEAVENS

PRESENTED BY TODD FUNK

Todd Funk, National Director of Speaker Development for Thinking Matters, will present The Testimony of the Heavens. Using some of the best images available, this multi-media rich presentation will inspire wonder and build faith in the God of creativity whose word is true. Todd was previously a high school science teacher, and has spoken extensively throughout New Zealand, the USA, Ukraine, Australia, and the Pacific Islands.

Time and venue: 7 – 9pm Monday 25th November, 2019,

at Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chedworth.

Enquiries: gerald.broome@thinkingmatters.org.nz.

Todd FunkABOUT TODD FUNK
National Director of Speaker Development

In 2004, Todd, along with his wife Donna of 26 years and their two children, Alixx and Nikki, lay down the safety and security of their teaching careers and immigrated to New Zealand from the United States. In response to his obedience to fulfil God’s ministry call on his life, God has opened doors of opportunity for teaching, preaching and training throughout the USA, New Zealand, Ukraine, Australia, the Pacific Islands and beyond.

Todd‘s messages, teaching and ministry have powerfully impacted people of all ages on several continents. He has spoken for Thinking Matters at our Confident Christianity conferences and Unshaken Youth & Young Adult Conference and has been involved in men’s ministries and accountability groups for over 15 years.

Worldview in Conflict: the Cosmic Battle for Our Minds

Presented by Rodney Lake

In this presentation, Rodney highlights the great war between the truth claims of God and the lies and deceptions of the world. He introduces the concept of ‘Worldview’ and contrasts the two greatest worldviews in New Zealand today: Materialism/Naturalism (roughly 35% of the population) and Christianity (roughly 33% of the population) – showing that while the first is unliveable, the second gives profound answers to all the deepest questions of life.

7 – 9 PM | MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

An Engaging Presentation with Q&A
Lighthouse Christian Fellowship   |   703 Wairere Drive, Chartwell, Hamilton
A Free Event – Donations Gladly Accepted   |   No RSVP Required

Rodney LakeABOUT RODNEY LAKE
National Director, Thinking Matters

Rodney Lake is the National Director of Thinking Matters NZ Foundation, a national Christian apologetics ministry that encourages Christians to know the reasons why we believe what we believe. Rodney speaks at churches, youth groups, conferences and to non-believers at outreach events around the country on the reasons why Christianity is true.

He teaches staff, parents and youth at various Christian schools, is an adjunct apologetics lecturer at Faith Bible College and a visiting lecturer at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute and Carey Baptist College. He teaches regular ‘Introduction to Christianity’ courses to parents at Bethlehem College and serves on the board of Bethlehem College Limited.

DETAILS:

WHEN: Once per Month as advised

TIME: 7 pm – 9 pm

WHERELighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chedworth, Hamilton 3210

COST: Free – but we have a donation box

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

LOCAL CONTACT:

Gerald Broome

EMAIL: gerald.broome@thinkingmatters.org.nz

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