REASONABLE FAITH ADELAIDE
Reasonable Faith Adelaide is a Christian apologetics group that is a local chapter of Reasonable Faith in the US, which is led by Dr William Lane Craig. We aim to provide a specific voice on Christian apologetics in South Australia, are non-denominational and adhere to mainstream Christian beliefs as summarized in the Nicene Creed.
The purposes of Reasonable Faith Adelaide are to:
- Provide an articulate, intelligent voice for biblical Christianity in the public arena,
- Strengthen the faith and foundational beliefs of believers,
- Equip believers to engage unbelievers,
- Reach out to unbelievers, and
- Create an environment in which the Christian faith is perceived as a viable intellectual option such that the gospel can be heard.
The aim will be to provide events that are of interest to people of all persuasions.
I encourage you to invite friends or acquaintances who are likely to be interested in this venture.
We meet at 7-9 pm on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Tabor College, 181 Goodwood Road (entry via Mitchell Street). Sign up to receive our twice monthly email using the sign up form on the right hand pane. This does not commit you to pay any money and you can unsubscribe at any time.
For more information, contact Kevin Rogers at Kevin@reasonablefaithadelaide.org.au.
We have our own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reasonable-Faith-Adelaide/144869532387472?hc_location=stream
Our meetings are recorded on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ReasonableFaithSA
“Oh Taste and see that the Lord is good.” Psalm 34:8
March 25, 2018
1.1 The 4 gospels
The New Testament starts with the 4 gospels: Matthew, Mark Luke and John. Each gospel also provides unique material. For example, only Luke gives us the parable of the prodigal son and only Matthew tells us about the visit by the Magi, but, some material is repeated. I have sometimes reacted, “Ho hum, boring! I have heard this all before”, but I was wrong.
January 2, 2017
The New Testament (NT) manuscripts are defined as those manuscripts that are still extant that were copied manually prior to the invention of the printing press. This article gives an overview of the New Testament manuscripts. It is a summary of a talk that is view-able on YouTube.
This article covers:
- Writing Forms,
- New Testament Papyri,
- Highly Significant Papyri,
- The great uncial codices,
- Criticisms of the manuscript record, and
- The significance of the NT manuscripts.
March 1, 2016
This is a summary of David Turnbull’s presentation on Australian Spirituality on the 25th February 2016. A video of his presentation will be available from our You Tube site.
My personal cross-cultural journey over five decades has established my belief that evangelism and apologetics are influenced by the context and require a cross-cultural communication framework. The goal is twofold –
- Reduce the noise that prevents the hearing of the message, and
- Present the message in a manner (verbal and non-verbal) that enables the audience/hearers/respondents to decode what was encoded rather than block the message through the heavy use of filters.
November 5, 2015
The nature of religious intolerance in the early modern Era
By Matt Gray
On the 10th of September Matt Gray spoke to our Reasonable Faith group on ‘the nature of religious intolerance in the early modern era’ and the proposition that enlightenment secularism ushered in a greater level of tolerance in early modern Europe.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
September 6, 2015
“The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1601-1602)
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us.” 1 John 1:1-2
This is a summary of Steve White’s presentation on an argument for the resurrection on the 27th August 2015. (more…)