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 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…)
January 29, 2015
On the 18th of September Dr. Stephen Spence, professor of New Testament studies and theology at Tabor College, spoke at Reasonable Faith Adelaide about the nature of the oral tradition that is behind the New Testament and about how we can date when the New Testament documents were written.
Dr Stephen Spence
This is a brief summary of his talk. A video of his talk and the subsequent discussion is available on You Tube.
January 4, 2015
On the 27th of November Brian Schroeder provided a presentation on Faith and reality.
He covered the following issues:
- Is faith believing without evidence?
- What is the nature of faith?
- Is faith reasonable?
- What should we put our faith in?
A You Tube recording of the meeting is available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff59zUuSCUs and Brian’s summary of his talk is provided in Faith and Reality Summary.