Fine-tuning and the case for a Creator
May
12
4:00 PM16:00

Fine-tuning and the case for a Creator

The ‘Fine-tuning’ argument has become one of the strongest scientific evidences for the existence of a creator. It stems from the wealth of scientific research undertaken in the last 20 years that shows that various cosmological constants (such as the speed of light, the gravitational constant, electrical and magnetic constants) that determine the nature and properties of our universe are all incredibly fine-tuned for life. Yet many people remain blissfully unaware that such scientific evidence exists and that the most logical interpretation is that the universe has a Designer.          

Dr Luke Barnes (Astrophysicist and co-author of ‘A Fortune Universe’) joins us as we take a detailed look at the fine-tuning argument. We will discuss the various ways of interpreting this data (including the multiverse theory) and how it has convinced many atheistic scientists that there must be a Creator.

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History and the Seductive Power of Stories
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

History and the Seductive Power of Stories

Stories are all around us. Our lives are saturated with fiction. From the constant bombardment of advertisements to the lucrative business of Hollywood, we are continually using stories to communicate ideas and find meaning in our lives. From prehistoric art to the copious number of modern day films and TV shows it is clear we have always had an insatiable appetite for stories. You could say story-telling is in our DNA, it is part of what makes us human.

But does this propensity towards communicating through stories make us susceptible to deception? Can we trust narratives to be free from bias and faithfully communicate truth? Or are all narratives untrustworthy by nature simply because they originate from individual human beings who are evolutionary engineered to embellish the truth and believe fantasies?

Come join us as we discuss these issues and how it relates to the Christian belief of a historical Jesus and his resurrection.

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Evolution, Theology and the Origin of Life: A Complementary Perspective
Mar
10
4:00 PM16:00

Evolution, Theology and the Origin of Life: A Complementary Perspective

The theory of evolution has long been viewed as a serious threat to the biblical worldview. Since its conception, it has been welded as a tool for discrediting the existence of God. However, many Christian scholars and leading theologians see no contradiction between the theory of evolution and Christianity. This seminar will attempt to answer and discuss a range of highly debated questions associated with evolution and Christianity

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Relativism: the legacy of post-modernism
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Relativism: the legacy of post-modernism

In the wake of post-modernism, the idea of 'absolute truth' has been significantly criticised and undermined by relativistic thinking. Taken alongside an increasingly pluralistic society our culture largely believes that all truth is relative and that there is no one ‘right’ way to live.

Join us on Sunday 10 February between 4-6pm as we investigate the origins and history of relativistic thinking and how this has influenced the growing number of people choosing to disbelieve in God and identify themselves as non-religious.

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Scientism: the belief that science explains all
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Scientism: the belief that science explains all

Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 13 January. We will be discussing why the cultural authority of science is so entrenched in modern society and why anyone who voices concerns about its limitations are considered to be a 'blasphemer'!

Come along and join us between 4-6pm down at the Church as we explore the limits and philosophy of scientism; outlining what it can and cannot do, with the hope that we'll be better informed and encouraged to challenge this influential worldview.

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Humanism: pulling ourselves up by our moral bootstraps
Nov
11
3:00 PM15:00

Humanism: pulling ourselves up by our moral bootstraps

If God is dead, who has taken his place? We have!

Secular humanism is the worldview that human beings are on a trajectory of progress and that one day, through the application of our intellect and reason, we will be able to build a moral and just society devoid of superstitious religious institutions.

Come join us for a lively discussion on whether the humanistic worldview can be justified without the moral underpinnings of a just and loving God.

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Agnosticism: why some people cannot decide
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Agnosticism: why some people cannot decide

Come along and join us for our next meeting on agnosticism: the worldview that encapsulates anything from 'I don't really care if God exists' to 'I don't know if God exists and you don't either!' We will discuss ways to respectfully challenge the common apathy towards God and truth within our highly relativistic and postmodern culture. 

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