Fides Quaerens Intellectum: Faith Seeking Understanding
The MandM blog addresses philosophy of religion, ethics, theology, jurisprudence and social commentary from a Christian perspective, with a distinctly kiwi twist. MandM utilise a deliberate blend of academic and popular writings and mix it up with a good measure of dry humour in the hope that there will be something accessible for everyone in their pages.
MandM feature at the higher end of the New Zealand blog rankings, they also do well in international blog rankings and can be found in the top 10 of both the Biblioblogs and the Top 25 Philosophy Blogs.
Who are MandM?
Matthew and Madeleine Flannagan have four children and one grandchild. They are Evangelicals, with Reformed leanings and are currently members of the Presbyterian Church. Both are adult converts.
Both were founding members of civil liberties student group, Student Choice, national leaders of tertiary student pro-life organisation, Students Organised to Uphold Life, and board members of research think tank, The Locke Foundation. They were elected as President and Vice-President of the University of Waikato’s Student Union.
Currently they work with Thinking Matters Auckland, an Apologetics organisation promoting the rational defence of the Christian faith. Matthew writes the column, Contra Mundum, in Investigate Magazine.
MandM are available for public speaking, debates, lectures, symposiums – see videos of them speaking here. They can speak on a wide range of topics including philosophy, ethics, theology, apologetics, critical thinking and logic; Matt is available for preaching. Both have years of experience talking to audiences both lay and academic and can pitch their topic to suit any audience from children through to university level.
Individual Profile Pages
PhD – Analytic Theology (Thesis: Ethics)
MSocSci(Hons) – Philosophy of Religion (Thesis: Religious Epistemology)
BSocSci – Philosophy
DipTchg Sec – Religious Studies, Ethics, Philosophy, Critical Thinking
LLB – Law
Masters Student – Legal Philosophy (Thesis: Religion in Public Life/Free Exercise)
Undergrad – Philosophy and Science Major
Undergrad - Philosophy Major
“A couple of post-grad degrees”
BA – Philosophy
Doctoral Candidate – Philosophy of Religion
OblivionFall (Christian Flannagan)
High School Student
mattflannagan at gmail dot com