We hope that what we do within the blogosphere and beyond – with our formal publications, speaking engagements, debates, contribution to social commentary and in the one on one discussions we have with those we have met through these endeavors – serves more than simply fulfilling our own need to share the results of our respective tertiary training and the contents of our hearts and minds. We hope, God willing, that we are playing a small part in the transformation of our culture; that we are helping to shatter the erroneous stereotype that the Christian tradition cannot be rationally held, that Christianity has no place in sensible intellectual discussion and no place at the table of public discourse.
What we do takes a lot of our time and effort and sometimes places us in receipt of some flack, which, being human, can be hard to take. We do it because we are passionate about the things we speak about and because we want to serve God with the giftings and the opportunities he has given us. The realities of life, however, remain. Matt has, since graduating PhD in 2006, not been able to find full-time employment in his field and Madeleine is limited as to working part-time by her pain levels following her car accident in 2008. Add to this, we have a family to feed, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) has unfairly cut Madeleine off so we are taking legal action against them. The support from our church, family, friends and complete strangers has been (and continues to be) a source of great encouragement and an incredible testimony to God’s provision over these difficult times.
So if you appreciate what we do, are in a position to and would like to support us with our current goals, which are centered on being able to find permanent, full-time employment and using our skills to serve God and His church, please prayerfully consider supporting us.
Our current employment goals:
- To find Matt a full-time, permanent position using his talents in either a faculty or a para-church organisation anywhere in the world;
- To do more speaking engagements, public lectures, symposiums, debates, talks with small groups, social commentary and to publish more articles in both popular and academic mediums.
If you have such a vacancy, even if you are small and somewhere obscure and cannot pay much contact us, we’ll consider anything!
We do not charge speakers fees (donations are appreciated of course) as we do not want to be out of reach for anyone wanting us to speak.
Cheques can be sent to:
M and M Flannagan
C/o 2 Tamariki Avenue
Direct credits, Automatic Payments and Wire Transfers can be sent to:
M and M Flannagan ANZ 011159 – 0131664 – 46
Credit Card and Pay-Pal donations can be received through the donate button in the side-bar.
Another way you can support us is to use us or promote us as speakers; if you are attending an event you think we’d make a good addition to that asks for feedback for future events, consider suggesting us. We’ll travel anywhere.
If you wish to ear-mark your donation for a specific purpose please include a reference or drop us an email to mattflannagan @gmail dot com.
We would like to thank our supporters publicly with a link to their blog, business or website but out of respect for privacy unless you give us permission to do so and provide us with the link you want us to point to, our default position must be to treat you anonymously on our Support Received to Date page.