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SATURDAY, 24TH AUGUST 2024
10am - 2pm

Civic Centre Main Auditorium
287 Renwick Rd, Suva

Speakers & Topics

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MAX JEGANATHAN

Senior Research Fellow, CPX

Salt and Light in a post-truth world
How can the 21st century Christian navigate the increasingly volatile marketplace of ideas; and what the does the Christian message have to offer human hearts and human minds in a world of such unprecedented diversity. This session will set out the beauty and fundamentals of the Gospel, by looking more closely at three foundational issues: the nature of technology, the nature of success, the nature of people.

BIO
Max is a speaker and writer for the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). Max is a speaker and writer for the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX). A former lawyer and political & policy adviser, Max was educated at the Australian National University and the University of Oxford and is undertaking a PhD in Law. He has spoken in businesses, universities and political institutions, including Samsung, Lego, Goldman Sachs and Amazon. He loves good movies, good wine and making his kids laugh.

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Erica Mandi Manga

Associate Minister, St Barnabas Anglican Church, Sydney True

True Friends?
How to be close with your group without losing yourself
Why can friendship sometimes feel so exhausting? How can we be there for our friends when we are also struggling? Do I have to be reachable 24/7? Most of us have grown up with a vision of friendship that is intense, and involved, and if we're Christians we'll feel even greater pressure to be 'good' friends. What does being a Christian mean for our friendships? What can Jesus show us about what being a good friend actually means, and could it actually be better than we think?.

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Erica Mandi Manga is an associate minister at St Barnabas Broadway and Strategic Consultant for Common Grace Domestic and Family Violence Justice Team. She is married to Obase and she hopes that 2024 is the year she learns to rollerskate backwards.

What is Masterclass?

Bible Society's Masterclass events are for students in school years 9-11* to explore contemporary issues from a biblical perspective. Masterclass also includes a popular Q&A session, giving students the freedom to ask our panel of speakers searching questions about the Christian faith. Students are frequently challenged to give a reason for the hope they have in Jesus. Masterclass helps young Christians to grow in their confidence and withstand the pressures of living in a post-Christian society. *Years 8 and 12 are also welcome to attend.

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