July in Australia – Towards Belief, Bible Reading Groups and travel

It is the middle of winter in Australia. Yes, it does get cold here and we are in our winter school holidays. Even with the holidays and cold, we are still excited about the opportunities for ministry in July.

Towards Belief at Rouse Hill Bible Church has been a great series for our church to participate. It is a study where leading Christian thinkers diffuse the belief blockers of our time. We have gone through topics like suffering, the supernatural and the Bible. Our groups have grown and people love the discussion after we hear for these speakers from the UK, US and Australia confront each of the blockers to Christian faith in the western world. Suffering,

Pray as we engage both Christians and non-Christians who come along to discuss these belief blockers.

Bible Reading Groups: Reversal of  Fortune – Ruth series and the Cost Benefit Analysis of Following Jesus

For many of our evangelistic Bible Reading groups in the city, we will explore how God is in control of this world.  That God has an answer for life. In the Reversal of Fortune study, we look at whether suffering is an indication that God isn’t there, or that God doesn’t care and what is he doing within out suffering.

While in the Cost Benefit Analysis of Following Jesus analyses the value, challenges, sacrifice and hope we can have in following Jesus. A great study for those who like to go deeper into what it means to  follow The Saviour.

Traveling mercies : Our family will be travelling to the US in a few weeks. Please pray for our trip and our ministry opportunities.

Thank you for all you do for our family and please pray for these ministry opportunities.

Cheers,

The Matthews

 

Towards Belief, Son of God and Scripture Classes in public schools

The next few months are looking to be a great time for ministry in the city and at Rouse Hill Bible Church. As we look ahead to furlough, you might things would slow down, but that is not the case. Things seem to get busier, but we would not want it any other way. We appreciate your prayers for the next few months and all that the Lord has presented for us.

Towards Belief

At Rouse Hill Bible Church we will begin the great series, Towards Belief. It is a study where leading Christian thinkers diffuse the belief blockers of our time.  We will do the study we will hear for these speakers from the UK, US and Australia  confront each of the blockers to Christian faith in the western world. Suffering, The Church, Science and God, Exclusive Faith and many more.

This is a study that welcomes both Christians and non-Christians to come along and discuss these belief blockers. The challenge for our church is to come along and to invite their friends and family to this series.

 Son of God movie event + panel discussion

City Bible Forum will be seeing a special screening of the movie Son of God followed by a Q&A session. It will be an evangelistic evening of film and discussion with some of the industry’s thought leaders.

After the film, join Ben McEachen (Empire Magazine, Open House), Dave Brown (Current editor of Empire Magazine) and Will Mitchell (film/TV professional) for a discussion on the topic ‘Jesus Christ – superstar?’  Does Hollywood’s depictions of Jesus and the Bible improve or diminish people’s perception?

Pray that we fill the theatre and people bring friends and your questions about the fact and fiction of Jesus on the Big Screen.

 Scripture Classes in the public schools

Every Thursday Cathy is privileged to teach 20+ eight year olds truths from God’s Word in our local public school.  Parents can choose to send their children to Protestant or Catholic Scripture classes, or to ethics classes or to none of those. Cathy gets 50 minutes to tell these children God loves them, Christ died for them and that they can know God if they put their trust in Him. All though most are familiar with the more well known stories from the Bible, almost none of the children attend church. They are really interested in the things Cathy has to teach but 8 year olds are really starting to think and so she gets questions like, “Who made God?” and “How is God and Jesus are the same?” There is a great need for more Scripture teachers in the schools and the government is constantly threatening to put an end to being able to teach Scripture in the public schools.  Please pray that God would allow this to continue and that more people would step up and teach.  Also pray for real inroads into these children’s lives, that real fruit would come from teaching them about God.

Fun furlough Fact: Joshua has been signed up with the US Australian Football League and will be having a go playing with the Des Moines Roosters, the local club. we will keep you up to date on the games. Thanks Tyler for giving Josh a go!

Thank you for your support and prayers.

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope Joshua and Caroline

An open letter to our supporters

As we prepare for furlough or US ministry, it can be daunting to look at all the meetings to be organised, the travel to the US and around the country and time away from our home and ministries in Australia. Over the last year, we have been trying to get in contact with all of our supporters through email, letters or phone calls. As we look over this list of partners in the ministry, one feeling tends to overwhelm us, thankfulness.

We have been raising support for over 11 years and we have been in Australia for over eight years. Throughout that time, supporters have come and gone, support levels have changed and many of you have been exceptionally generous during financially challenging times that have come up throughout our ministry life. We know that it is not always easy to keep giving, but we pray you are blessed by your faithfulness.

Furlough (or US ministry) can be considered a time for missionaries to raise support. Realistically, that is part of the process. But as we look through our list of supporters names we are thankful.  As we come to your churches or into your homes, we hope the message that walk away with one of thankfulness.

Thank you.

It may be a simple thing to say, but it is not minimalistic in its meaning. We are thankful for your your prayers and support.

Thank you for supporting our family.
Thank you for supporting the spread of the Gospel in a spiritually dark place of the world.
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for communicating with us.
Thank you for your friendship.
Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel.
Thank you for your love for our family And our Saviour.

We praise The Lord for you.

The adventure continues…
Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work.

We need some assistance in the cost of our travel. If you have the capacity to help with some of the costs of the travel, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 013236

Link: GIVE to the US ministry needs of the Matthews

Fun facts about Sydney, Questioning Faith and Genesis

 

Fun Sydney facts: We are still amazed how little people know about Sydney and Australia. Prior to our furlough, we thought we would share some fun facts about this amazing city.

1. Sydney Harbour is the deepest natural harbour in the world with 504,00 mega litres of water.

2. Sydney is the 12th most expensive city in the world with property prices averaging USD8,717 per square metre.

3. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world, and the 5th longest spanning-arch bridge according to Guinness World Records.

Questioning Faith at The Forum in April

Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and an Atheist walk into The Forum….

At the Forum, we will look at the key different faiths (or lack of faith). Next week to the end of April the irrepressible Ian Powell will investigate the questions the world faiths seek to answer about peace, paradise, truth and freedom. An excellent opportunity for enquirers to ask their curly questions during Q&A!

Please pray for these evangelistic opportunities and for people to come along. We had record breaking attendance for the Resurrection Inquest! Thank you for your prayers.

Rouse Hill Bible Church

The Hosea series is complete and we are currently in a short money series. Easter will be an exciting time and then we will begin a Genesis series.

We are loving the church and the opportunity to serve alongside the church family at RHBC.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. If you have the capacity to help with some of the costs of the travel,  please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

Thank you for your prayers and support.

The adventure continues…

The Matthews family

Happenings in Sydney: David Murrow, Resurrection on Trial & furlough update

The most recent updates have been about about the recent trip to Bangkok and the Urban Missions Summit. But we cannot forget Sydney. We have some exciting coming up in the next few weeks in the city. We would appreciate your prayers.

David Murrow

The Forum has the privilege of having David Murrow speaking at various events around Sydney. He will be part of the Bible on Trial series.

His talk will be The Church on Trial: Why are people leaving religion behind?

Details about David: Why are men and boys fleeing Christianity? David Murrow has dedicated his life to answering that question. He’s a best-selling author of ‘Why Men Hate Going to Church.’ Murrow is an entertaining speaker who handles this taboo subject with humour and grace. He’s a television producer and writer by trade. Murrow comes to us all the way from Chugiak, Alaska. We look forward to learn more from David on why people are leaving religion behind.

He will be speaking at The Forum, special dinners, City Bible Forum Legal, Moore Theological College and Bridge Street Fellowship.

The Resurrection Inquest - Hoax or history?

Two barristers go head to head questioning believer and Bible teacher Ian Powell on the evidence or otherwise for the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Defence Counsel – Ian Davidson, SC

Ian Davidson became a Barrister in 1991 after legal experience in the US, followed by work as a Solicitor from 1983. His practice is primarily in commercial and equity. Ian also has inquest experience, though never involving a vanishing corpse.

Prosecuting Counsel – Martin Hadley

Martin Hadley became a Solicitor in 1982 and a Barrister in 1990. He is an editorial consultant to The Skeptic magazine and Treasurer of Australian Skeptics Inc, having joined its Board in 2000.

This is an evangelistic event where the audience gets to be the jury.

Rouse Hill Bible Church

We will be concluding the Hosea Series this month. Then gearing up for the Easter holiday season and then… Genesis!

We are loving the church and the opportunity to serve alongside the church family at RHBC.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. We have saved over the past four years for the trip, but costs are higher and we find that we will need some assistance with the airfare and travel. Tickets will cost around $15,000. If you have the capacity to assist with this request, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

A fun furlough note: Australian Rules Football season has started in Sydney, we are looking forward to it all. Joshua will be playing for the Kellyville Magpies. When we are back in Des Moines, Josh may get a go with the Des Moines Roosters. Did you even know you had an AFL club in DSM? Go support our friend Tyler and the Roosters!

Thank you for all you do for our family. We look forward to seeing many of you this year. Please keep praying for the ministries in Sydney, Australia and Southeast Asia.

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua & Caroline

PS – For those pedantic folk, we live in Australia and our spelling is in the Australian tradition. Thank you for the editorial comments. 

Excited, Nervous and Thankful for Bangkok trip + a request for our future US trip

I will admit it, I woke up this morning excited and nervous about the today’s trip to Bangkok. I did not sleep well last night. Thinking of all the things coming up in the next week and month. But today, I need to focus on travel, being away from my family, and preparing for meetings. These meetings have the potential to have a significant impact on ministry in our area of the world. Please pray for me,our family and the ABWE team this week. The details are below for this trip and for our trip later this year. Thank you for all who contributed to this event and for your prayers.

Prayer points:

1. The Lord will work in the lives of all who are coming to the Summit and show us how we can reach more people for Christ in SE Asia.

2. Safety in travel to and in Bangkok. Also, for a safe return.

3. For the family while I am away for the week.

Goal of Urban Ministry Summit : to develop and implement an aggressive strategy to reach Asia through the cities.

City Ministry is a central theme of where we reach people for Christ. Thank you to all who have been praying and have supported the upcoming Urban Ministry Summit in Bangkok. Please pray for wisdom and strategies to reach into the cities of Asia/Pacific region. I hope to report some of the details surrounding the event. We have ministry leaders coming from all over the region and world to participate in this unique opportunity.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. We have saved over the past four years for the trip, but costs are higher and we find that we will need some assistance with the airfare and travel. Tickets will cost around $15,000. If you have the capacity to assist with this request, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

Thank you for all you do for our family. We look forward to seeing many of you this year. Please keep praying for the ministries in Sydney, Australia and Southeast Asia.

The adventure continues…

Russ Matthews

Urban Ministry Chronicles Vol. 1 – Is the city a mission field?

I am heading into the city of Sydney on the train. It is packed. People getting ready to get back to work and I am surrounded by a multitude of cultures. European, Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian and many others and all would probably consider themselves Australian.

It reminds me of a quote from a missionary friend who said, “Sydney is the city where the mission comes to you.”

I will concur with this statement. Sydney is not a mission field, but multiple mission fields. If  I think about it a bit, that statement  would be true all of over the world in all of the major cities. In missions, it should give us pause to think of going where the people are living, working, worshipping and experiencing life.

Based on the latest World Health Organisation, there are more people in 2014 living in urban (cities) settings than in rural settings. Based on the trends, by 2030, 6 out of 10 people will live in an urban area. The trend has been growth in city populations by 1.2 million every week.

Looking at these statistics, mission organisations need to evaluate where they are sending their workers. Churches need to begin to consider the paradigm for missions work is not only in rural centres, but in urban centres. This is not at the expense of the rural missionary, but with the view of growing mission opportunities. People who would not consider doing work in the remote tribes of Asia or Africa, but would see the urban setting as an opportunity to reach more people for Christ. If 6 out of 10 people will live in a city, for the greatest impact for Christ, why not consider the urban setting?

I am going to share a few things over the coming months to open the discussion for Urban Ministry in Missions. It is not a new idea, but I think it is one that needs to be revisited for the future of missions.

Question for our readers: When you think of missions, do you think of the city? Why or why not?

Prayer points:

The Forum: Pray for people to come along to the upcoming series and panel discussions.

-What is so great about Christianity?

-The Bible on Trial

-Does God have freedom of speech?

-Guest speaker: David Murrow – Why do men hate going to church?

Urban Ministry Summit: I will be going to Bangkok in February to meet up with other missionaries looking to do work in the Urban centres of Southeast Asia.

Family: Everyone coming off the summer holidays – Work, School and new church opportunities

Rouse Hill Bible Church: New series, New bible studies and new visitors at the church

 

Thanks for your prayers and support,

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Josh and Caroline

Encouraging, not depressed + Some links to the ministry

 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

This past year I have tried to be disciplined and send out some hand written notes of encouragement. Sending out thanks or words of encouragement to friends and partners in ministry. I know it may seem a bit dated in this email & social networking age. But I find there is nothing like getting something in the post from a friend. My purpose has no strings attached, just a line of scripture or a word of encouragement. I do not expect any response and I am not searching for people to send me notes because of this update. I am just trying to encourage others.

I have found that this practice has caused  some interesting  responses. Some have written back, some have emailed me or sent me a note via Facebook. (Not required, but appreciated. Thanks for the notes) Yet, some have thought I was depressed and I was reaching out for help. Friends who thought my note of encouragement to them was translated as my own personal state of mental health. (Now I might be a bit crazy to write these notes, but all in all I am doing fine) They would call or email me with concern. While others have admonished me because of the expense of the postage. That’s encouraging…

It has been an eye-opening experience. I think in this era, the Christian community finds it hard to genuinely encourage one another and to accept edification. To many it seems odd that someone in the community would notice something positive about them, much less acknowledge it. Yet, it is something we are to do.

On the other side of it, why can’t we accept a compliment or word of encouragement without reading into it or dismissing it. Maybe because we do not want to come off as puffed up or arrogant, but if people do not accept these words from others as a gift, others will begin to stop giving them out.

I was challenged by a book by Larry Osbourne recently to not send out a ‘drive by guilting’ in the area of gifts. Edification and encouragement are gifts, but shouldn’t we all seek to encourage one another? It isn’t too hard, but yet it can yield incredible benefits for both involved.

It is amazing what a genuine word of encouragement does for the soul. Not to get too warm & fuzzy or that in some indirect way communicate that I am seeking a ‘group hug’ from people. I do not need a hug, thanks.

I just thought, it might be worth encouraging people to be encouraging. 

Have you taken time to encourage a family member, a work colleague, a church leader (heaven forbid you should thank the music team at church, especially the drummer) or a friend today?

Thanks and I hope you would be encouraged today.

What would be encouraging to us is if you would look through the links below. Have a look at some of the links from our ministry in Sydney: 

I hope that you will be encouraged by our latest newsletter from City Bible Forum and some links to recent events.

Our latest newsletter gives you a sense for the scale, direction and potential of the City Bible Forum.

Also, if you want to catch up with what we’ve been doing, here are some videos to watch …

Nemmers visit and the city ministry Watch the time with Pat and Marilyn Nemmers and the national City Bible Forum team share what motivates them, and describe the shape of their ministry
Watch atheist Prof Lawrence Krauss discuss the Life, the Universe and Nothing events arranged by City Bible Forum
Watch an excerpt from one of our The Forum events where our panellists discuss if our technology gives us God-like control, or if it controls us
If you’d like to receive a copy, please reply to this email and tell us your mailing address.

Missionaries are weird

John 15:19

If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.

I am going to take you back to one of my weakest moments. I remember sitting at a camp and hearing a missionary speaker. I was distracted. I was distracted by his clothes, his manner and his words.

Then I am horrified by what came next. What I had planned in my heart for this poor man. The infamous questions. The questions that I wanted to ask the poor man during Q&A time. ‘How many people have you lead to The Lord?’  ‘How many churches have you planted?’ ‘Share with us the last time you shared your faith.’  They may seem innocent enough, but this was not the case.

Unfortunately these questions were not for his edification or to glorify the Lord, they were to be asked to measure his evangelistic prowess and communication abilities. My purpose was to show him to be a bumbling fool and a poor communicator. An unfortunate judgement, that would come back to haunt me.

Had I taken any consideration for him? Did I ever step back to think that he was having to do reverse translation in his head? Or that he was suffering from the sheer exhaustion of the curse of furlough? Or maybe the last evangelistic conversation, as with most of these conversations, was not one of any significance and maybe he was trying to remember a ‘positive’ one for my benefit?

Shame on me. I did not think of any of those things. I just saw a weird guy who needed to be humiliated. I will admit, I thought it and I am not proud of it, but in my head was the question…

‘Are all missionaries weird?’

(Pause for effect…)

Definition: weird (in Australia it is pronounced wid, now that is weird) 1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of the preternatural or supernatural. 2. Of a strikingly odd or unusual character; strange. 

As I ponder this question, I know the answer. You might not like it, but the answer to this question is ‘Yes.’ They (we) have to be weird. Before you judge me and start to write a scathing status on Twitter or Facebook, keep reading.

All missionaries are weird. At the time, due to my own short sightedness and sinful nature, I was focused on the external of this man. I did not take the time to meet this bloke, I cannot remember his name, but now I realise I was missing something. Missionaries have to be a bit different, dare I say weird, to even consider doing what they do. Going to a foreign country, sharing a strange message and setting themselves up as counter culture in a new culture, and then do the unthinkable. Fall in love with the country, the culture and the people they are sent to by God. I know, weird.

Fast forward to 2013: Our family is classified as missionaries. We call Australia home, we have lived here close to 8 years and we have become citizens. I do not wear white shirts  and we call ourselves ministry workers, not missionaries. Why? Because otherwise we are thought of as Mormans. I know, weird.

Weird Words: Relating to the original example, I understand why the missionary struggled at the camp. The longer we are in Australia, it is harder to communicate with people from our country of origin. We dress differently, we talk differently (Mate!), we like different food, we communicate the Gospel differently, and do you know why? The explanation is… We live in a different country. I know, weird.

Visitors: We had some Christian friends come and visit. They experienced the ministry, our life, the country, the people that we serve with here and our Australian friends that had become some of our closest friends. As we described the experience of ministry in Australia to our US friends, one word kept coming out, ‘Weird.’ It was strange, but this caused me to get angry. The word hit me in the face and the reason that term frustrated me was this visitor was in ‘my country’ and kept calling it weird. The culture, the food, the language and the churches were all apart of this country. Technically he was the odd man out. Based on the definition, he was the the weird one. Yet, even in my frustration, he was right. It was weird from his perspective.

In the near future, we will be weird with an audience: We will be the guy standing in front of a crowd trying to communicate what we do in Australia. Our family will be going to the US for the infamous furlough. A strange position from both sides of the ocean. Americans think we come back for rest and refreshment. Our friends in Australia that think that is is a time for holiday in the US. Yet, it is one of most challenging and exhausting times in ministry.

To give you perspective, try leaving your current career, country and home. All your work, the relationships and career objectives you have been building over the last eight years and travel through a foreign country and raise funds for months. Hoping that all the work and people will be there when you come back. Each week you pack up to travel to a different church every week. Deliver the same message to every church. The expectation is to keep it fresh & make sure there is enough rah-rah! Oh yeah, now you are the one who gets asked those questions. During the Q&A sessions, if you talk too much about the challenges, people think you are depressed. If you talk of too many successes, you are bragging and need a dose of humility.

I will let you in on a little secret, the goal and ultimate desire of missionaries is to get back to the country that is now called home. So, we can recover from furlough. Getting back to the people and country, that we see as where God has directed. Deep in the hearts of missionaries, we want to go home. I know, weird.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

If you have made it to this portion, you might think this is a poor judgement of a people group, a personal lament or a pity party. You would be wrong.

I am a missionary and I am weird. 

Guess what? This is the life the Lord has directed us. We understand it and in a strange way, we enjoy the process. Through all of the challenges, all the travel, all the rejections and humiliations, we come out the other end better for it all. If weird means loving the country the Lord has sent us to serve, loving the work we do, loving the people we serve alongside and loving the God who sent us here. I am good with that.

I know, weird. 

 

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline


Busy season ahead: Numerous evangelistic events, debates and church move

The days are getting shorter, the air a little chillier and the end of financial year (in Australia) is rapidly approaching as we move into June.

New Church:

We are excited to announce that we have moved to a new church opportunity. After much prayer, Godly counsel and consideration, our family will be working alongside Pastor Ben Kwok at Rouse Hill Bible Church.

Pray for our role at the church and that we would be able to assist with the growth of the church.

City Bible Forum updates

It is easy to get bogged down in the here and now as we struggle to meet demands at work at this busy time of year.

Let us help you to re:think, to consider the bigger questions about life and the universe, and keep your focus on the things that matter…

There are some exciting events and prayer opportunities coming up throughout the winter months. (Yes, it is winter in Australia)

Short course for the curious

Led by Al Stewart, this Short Course provides the opportunity to review Jesus’ teachings, look at original documents, and ask your own questions about Jesus’ claims.

Commencing Wednesday 5th June, the 4-week Short course for the curious meetsWednesday evenings 6:00pm for 6:15-8:00pmat 580 George Street, Sydney. Complimentary dinner is available.

Curious? Bring a friend and come along!

Read more and register …

Lunch forums: Re:think

Each Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime in June, Al Stewart challenges us to re:think our world view – could Jesus be right about leadership, human nature, religion, prejudice, his identity, and how we succeed?

Read more …

Lunch forums: Secret Hollywood

Secret Hollywood – a special Forum series, special day, special time, special venue: in July our three cinematic panellists Adrian Drayton, Mark Hadley and Ben McEachen lift the silver screen to reveal the back lot of Hollywood: what is the secret to scripting success? Why is Hollywood fascinated with gore? Who are Hollywood’s greatest villains (have your say!) and why do we love them? What is so important about a good director?

Read more …

Young workers: are you worth what you’re paid – or maybe more?

Brains, beauty, bank accounts and good deeds – is there a better way to assess a person’s worth?

Invite your friends to come and hear Ian Powell on this issue, and the insights of Andrew Wilkinson, Managing Director of a leading property company and former Partner at a leading professional services company.

Read more and purchase your tickets…

Winning the Cities newsletter available online

Would you like to know what City Bible Forum has been up to nationally?

Our latest National Newsletter is available on the City Bible Forum web site on the Support Us page.

In this issue we address what we’ve been doing to engage city workers with the good news of Jesus in the first half of 2013 in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Read more …

Life, the Universe and Nothing – Krauss and Lane Craig in August

Block these dates in your diary, invite your friends and contact your travel agent!

In August City Bible Forum hosts eminent cosmologist and theoretical physicist ProfLawrence Krauss and theologian, philosopher and Christian apologist Dr William Lane Craig.

These two high profile international speakers will discuss the VERY big issues of Life, the Universe and Nothing over three conversations:

7 August - Brisbane: Has science buried God?

13 August - Sydney: Why is there something rather than nothing?

16 August - Melbourne: Is it reasonable to believe in God?

Tickets go on sale very soon. In the meantime, check out the event website and contribute to the conversation on Facebook.

Read the website here …

Contribute to Facebook here …

Thank you for your prayers and support. The adventure continues…Russ, Cathy, Rebecca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline