Reasons Why | Mount Maunganui

Reasons Why is a monthly Tauranga based Thinking Matters Tauranga gathering, run in association with, and held at St Andrews, Mount Maunganui. Reasons Why hopes to engage the Church on the reasonableness of Christian belief, and how our faith doesn’t operate in isolation to rationality and science, but complements it.


Did the Resurrection of Jesus Actually Happen?

Part One: Monday 19th March

Evidence for the Resurrection

Part Two: Monday 26th March

Addressing Objections to the Resurrection

“Did the resurrection of Jesus actually happen?” It is central to the Christian Gospel, yet it can be hard for many people to believe in the resurrection of Jesus. Usually when people die, they stay dead! Over these two weeks we will discuss the evidence for the resurrection and address some of the most common objections to the resurrection.

Presented by Mark Maney

Mark has had a passion for apologetics since he became a Christian 17 years ago. This is due to his belief that being like Jesus means knowing, loving, and living the truth. Engaging in the marketplace of ideas is a key part of discerning truth in our world, and apologetics is a beautiful pathway through that marketplace. Mark is also an engaging speaker, having won the 2016 Toastmasters National Humorous Speech contest. Mark did his undergrad (Religion & Theology) at Taylor University College in Edmonton, Canada and his graduate studies (Cross Cultural Studies & Apologetics) at Trinity Western University in Vancouver (Langley), Canada. He is the recently ordained Minister at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Mt Maunganui

WHAT: Presentation with discussions and Q&A
WHEN: Part One: Monday 19th March Part Two: Monday 26th March
TIME: 7.30pm – 9pm
WHERE: St. Andrews, cnr Macville Road and Dee Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
COST: Free – but a Koha/gift for the speaker will be encouraged
RSVP: None needed – just turn up


WHEN: One Monday per Month

TIME: 7.30 pm – 9 pm

WHERESt. Andrews, 8 Dee Street, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3149

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

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


Mark Maney


PHONE: 07-575-9347

Thinking Matters Calendar

View the Thinking Matters Events Calendar