Faith and reason Conference 2017.

WHEN:     Saturday, 26 August 2017

WHERE:  Oosterlig Church (see google maps location), 469 Lea Street, corner of Judith Street,Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria

COST:        No cost, no need to register, but donations will be appreciated. A light snack available at lunch time.

WHAT:      The programme will start at 08:30 until 15:00 (see below)



08:30 – 09:00   Tea/Coffee

09:00 – 09:15   Welcoming

09:15 – 10:15   Session 1a, b, c

  • Ray Ciervo – The Eyewitness Testimony About Jesus: Are They Trustworthy?
  • Liza Bornman – Science and Faith in God: Inherent Differences and Its Implication
  • Itai Chitapi –  Truth, Justice and (Re)Conciliation: Challenges for the Church in South Africa


10:30 – 11:30   Session 2a, b, c

  • Mathabo Baase – Does the Bible Condone Slavery?
  • Herman Carstens – Persuasion, Christians and Climate Change: A Look at How Our Beliefs are Formed
  • Nel Brace – Speaking of Justice: How Meaningful Without God?

11:30 – 12:30   Lunch (A light snack will be available)

12:30 – 13:30   Session 3a, b, c

  • Roedolf Botha – How We Got Our Bible & Why It Is Authoritative
  • Sue Dykes – Interpreting Hominin Fossils
  • Afrika Mhlophe – Christianity and the Veneration of Ancestors


13:45 – 14:45   Session 4a, b, c

  • Lara Buchanan – Is Christianity Sexist?
  • Rudolph Boshoff – Christ In Me International: Emergence of a New Cult?
  • Mahlatse Mashua – Conflict & the Challenge of Peacemaking in a Secular South Africa

2 thoughts on “Faith and reason Conference 2017.

  1. Was very nice. Enjoyed the topics. I enjoyed Rudolph ‘s explanation on the ‘ cult ‘ Christ in me international.
    I really hope and pray that more prominent church leaders can speak out against Christ in me international.
    I can’t but wonder, why people are so afraid of this false church. It seems like there is almost a tolerance of them. I believe they should openly be criticized and actively pursued to stop, before a lot of people are hurt, or should i say already hurt through their teachings and actions.

    • Dankie Antony, I pray that it would provoke people to be more discerning. Have a lovely day!


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