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Mary Jo Sharp “Responding to the Intolerance of the New Tolerance.”
Mary Jo Sharp, Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, and keynote speaker at the Thinking Matters Christchurch and Auckland conferences, will be speaking at Reasons for Faith, Tuesday 22nd May, on the subject, “Responding to the Intolerance of the New Tolerance.” Venue: Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, 703 Wairere Drive, Chartwell. Time: 7 – 9pm.
Mary Jo Sharp is a former atheist from the Pacific Northwest who thought religion was for the weak-minded. She now holds a Masters in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and is the first woman to become a Certified Apologetics Instructor through the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mary Jo is an Assistant Professor at Houston Baptist University, on faculty with Summit Ministries, an author with Kregel Publications and B&H Publications, and has recently produced a new DVD Bible Study with LifeWay Resources. A clear communicator with a heart for people, she finds great joy in sharing the deep truths of her Lord and Savior. She administrates the website, Confident Christianity, and has engaged in two formal, public debates with Muslims.
Books written by Mary Jo Sharp:
Defending the Faith
Women want answers! Today's Christian woman needs the transformation that having a reasoned belief in the reality of God's existence can bring, the intellectual confidence that will empower her to speak boldly on faith issues, with love and self-control.
Living in Truth
We're becoming a culture that says there is no truth to be found about God. We also think that tolerance is about accepting every view as equally true but, realistically, with an exception excluding the Christian faith. Christians are rapidly becoming the target of secular media and aggressive atheist propaganda, marginalizing not just Christian beliefs, but also Christian people.
Resilient Faith: Standing Strong in the Midst of Suffering,
Dvd Leader Kit (Bible Studies for Life) Paperback
Faith in Christ can - and should - be constant, because Christ, the One in whom we place our faith, is constant. First Peter offers understanding of what resilient faith looks like and how we can stand strong regardless of what comes at us.
Why Do You Believe That?
Video-driven women's Bible study to equip women to have meaningful spiritual conversations.
How confident do you feel in talking about matters of faith? Do you wish you could express your beliefs with more effectiveness? Join Mary Jo in a practical seven-session study and gain understanding and skill to share Jesus effectively with others, and you’ll better understand your own faith. Answer your doubts, build your confidence, and start changing lives.
Community Services Lunch.
We have recently been encouraged to show practical support for our local police and fire service personnel. One idea that emerged was to organise a free banquet luncheon at Raleigh Street showing grace and providing encouragement upon the staff involved. It would be also an opportunity to pray/karakia over those attending.
We currently have a number of RSCC individuals working in these spheres too and it would be a good opportunity to show our support and appreciation. They do an amazing work in our community providing help in numerous situations and often under a great deal of stress.
We are keen to work alongside Narrows Camp staff Al and Dot Belcher who would prepare and serve a wonderful feast! If anyone would be interested in helping to support this event practically or financially please contact Jeremy or Kath Lind for details.
Contact Details: Kath