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Reasonable Faith Adelaide. Introduction. Agenda. Introduction to Reasonable Faith Adelaide A sample presentation – The Existence of God Introduction to the On Guard Series Questions and open discussion Supper. Acknowledgements. Reasonable Faith Subscribers Tabor College
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Reasonable Faith AdelaideIntroductionAgenda
  • Introduction to Reasonable Faith Adelaide
  • A sample presentation – The Existence of God
  • Introduction to the On Guard Series
  • Questions and open discussion
  • Supper
  • Acknowledgements
  • Reasonable Faith Subscribers
  • Tabor College
  • Graeme Clark Research Institute
  • Adelaide City Bible Forum
  • Holy Trinity Anglican Church – Fellowship Group
  • Ingle Farm Baptist Church
  • Friends who help me even if they think I am silly
  • Cooks in the kitchen
  • What is Apologetics?
  • Always be prepared to give an answer (or defence - apologia) to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
  • Apologetics is not saying you are sorry
  • Apologia is Greek for “defence” as in a court of law
  • Christian apologetics is how to defend what the Bible teaches
  • Making a case for the truth of the Christian faith
  • Why is Apologetics Important?
  • Shaping Culture
  • Strengthening Believers
  • Winning Unbelievers
  • Unreasonable Faith
  • The public perception:
  • Faith is believing something you know ain’t true. (Mark Twain)
  • Faith means blind trust, in the absence of evidence, even in the teeth of evidence. (Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene)
  • Is this your view of Faith?
  • Who is Reasonable Faith?
  • US Apologetics Organisation
  • www.reasonablefaith.org
  • Headed by William Lane Craig
  • William Lane Craig
  • Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in California
  • Phds in Kalam Cosmological Argument and historical evidence for resurrection
  • Outstanding debater
  • Why Reasonable Faith?
  • Many outstanding apologetic organizations
  • RF has a large body of resources, books, DVDs, debates, podcasts etc
  • Clear presentation
  • As good as any
  • Why not?
  • Not limited to Reasonable Faith
  • Good place to start
  • Reasonable Faith Adelaide
  • Local Chapter of Reasonable Faith US
  • Local Chapters all over the world
  • Australian chapters in Melbourne, Tasmania and Adelaide
  • Use and promote resources of Reasonable Faith US
  • Non-denominational
  • Mainstream Christian views (Nicene Creed)
  • Main task is apologetics
  • Unique in SA
  • Addressing a huge need
  • Who am I?
  • Lay person – Electrical Engineer
  • Research Fellow at Uni SA
  • Former contributor to Australian Skeptic
  • Current contributor to The Investigator Magazine
  • Elder at Ingle Farm Baptist
  • Attend Holy Trinity Anglican
  • Undertaking Graduate Diploma in Philosophy at Tabor College
  • Approved to be a director of a Reasonable Faith Chapter
  • Types of Activities
  • Public talks on apologetic items of interest
  • Training in apologetics
  • Content
  • Strategy (tactics, manner)
  • Development of brochures for use by lay people
  • Debates with those who hold opposing views
  • Web site
  • www.reasonablefaithadelaide.org.au
  • Blogs and other resources
  • Immediate Plans
  • On Guard – signature RF resource
  • 8 Training session
  • Dress Rehearsals with sympathetic audience
  • Constructive criticism
  • Trying various formats to see what works
  • Training people in public presentation
  • Finances
  • Not for profit organisation
  • Not for loss
  • All volunteers - No paid staff
  • Only minor expenses for suppers, incorporation and insurance
  • Grateful to Tabor College for infrastructure support
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