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Advance: Exploring Tough Questions About Christianity

April 23rd, 2013 15 Comments

This blog’s Matthew Flannagan is scheduled to speak alongside Dr Glenn Peoples, Dr Chris Tucker, Sean du Toit and Jacqui Lloyd at this Friday’s one day Auckland conference Advance: Exploring Tough Questions About Christianity. From the promotional material: Are faith and reason enemies? Should we take Christianity seriously in the world of ideas? Can we even know […]

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“Why I am (not) an Atheist” Hear Madeleine speak @ Auckland University on Monday

September 30th, 2011 13 Comments

The Reason and Science Society and Evangelical Union are getting together on Monday to discuss why they believe what they do about God and related things during RSS’ regular meeting time. Any and all are welcome to come and listen and join in the discussion. Three University of Auckland students representing each club (including this […]

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A Godless Public Square: Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life? Part I Matthew Flannagan – Theology

August 22nd, 2011 74 Comments

A few weeks ago, as part of Jesus Week at the University of Auckland, Thinking Matters and Evangelical Union hosted an event entitled A Godless Public Square: Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life? This event was a conversation between Theology, Philosophy and Law and featured Matthew Flannagan – Analytic Theologian, Glenn Peoples – Philosopher and Madeleine Flannagan – Legal […]

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This Wednesday @ Auckland Uni: A Godless Public Square – Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life?

August 1st, 2011 11 Comments

A common slogan in western liberal societies is that religion is a private matter; it has no place in public discussions of law, economics, public policy, education, social ethics, culture and so on. This “separationist” view is often attributed to US Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson “Wall of Separation Letter” and has become the orthodox view in liberal thought receiving important advocacy by philosophers such as John […]

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A Godless Public Square: Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life? @ Auckland Uni

July 12th, 2011 8 Comments

Mon 1- Friday 5 August marks Jesus Week. A number of events will be held on the University of Auckland campus of which we are part of including this one brought to you by the Evangelical Union and Thinking Matters: A Godless Public Square: Do ‘Private’ Christian Beliefs Have a Place in Public Life? A Jesus […]

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Dr Glenn Peoples on Science and Morality, Sam Harris & the Claims of the New Atheism @ Auckland Uni

August 18th, 2010 8 Comments

Christian philosopher and blogger Dr Glenn Peoples is coming to Auckland to give a public talk entitled “Science and Morality: Is there a Naturalistic Basis of Moral Truth?” This talk will examine the claims of the new atheism, particularly the work of Sam Harris. Dr Peoples will ask, can the natural world tell us what is […]

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Bradley v Flannagan Debate @ Auckland Uni “Is God the Source of Morality?”

July 13th, 2010 99 Comments

Raymond Bradley and Matthew Flannagan will debate the topic “Is God the Source of Morality? Is it rational to ground right and wrong in commands issued by God?” The debate will be held at the University of Auckland on Monday 2 August from 7-9pm in “The Centennial” 260 – 098 OGGB (the bottom level of […]

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