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WELCOME! SmartFaith.net provides resources to assist in the exploration and defense of the Christian faith. A continually expanding range of podcasts, documents and PowerPoint presentations are available for FREE on many different topics, as well as books for sale.

 

As well as equipping Christians to better understand and defend their faith, Smartfaith also aims to help those who are struggling to believe, by pointing to the overwhelming evidence for the existence of God from a variety of disciplines, including science, history and philosophy. As Albert Einstein said, “The more I study science, the more I believe in God”. Max Born, the German physicist, who won the Nobel Prize for Science in 1954, said; "Those who say that the study of science must make a person an atheist must be rather silly people."

The Christian faith is overwhelmingly supported by the physical and philosophical sciences. Recent developments in cosmology, genetics, paleontology, physics and bio-molecular science have resulted in a significant shift within the scientific community towards belief in a theistic first cause for the origin of the universe. Although this paradigm shift is not always reflected in popular media, the concept of intelligent design is gaining significant momentum within academic circles.

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Dr Robert Jastrow, astronomer, astrophysicist and founder of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, states, “Astronomers now find that they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover…. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”

 

 

 

The first aim of SmartFaith.net is to provide resources to assist Christians in developing a faith that is biblically faithful and intellectually robust. Resources include books, podcasts, theological papers, PowerPoint presentations, Bible studies and training courses. Some of these resources were published in the early 1990's by Churches of Christ, NSW, Department of Church Development and Education, and are still used by churches throughout Australia. With the exception of the books offered for sale, all other resources are made available free of charge in the hope that they may assist in the extension of God's Kingdom.

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The second aim of SmartFaith.net is to challenge the presuppositions and arguments made by sceptics. Many of the resources on this website provide responses to the common questions and objections raised against Christianity, and propose strong, evidence-based arguments for the existence of God and the truth of the Gospel.

 


BOOKS by Kevin Simington

"7 Reasons To Believe" is a clear, powerful presentation of the seven most persuasive arguments for the existence of God. Compelling evidence is examined from the fields of microbiology, genetics, cosmology, history and personal experience. Peppered with wit and brimming with meticulously-researched facts, this book will challenge even the most hardened sceptics and will strengthen the faith of those who already believe.

REVIEWS: 

"7 Reasons to Believe is the clearest, most up-to-date defines of the existence of God and the truth of the Christian faith currently available!."

"I highly recommend '7 Reasons to Believe' for believers and non-believers alike... The evidence cannot be ignored!"

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"Finding God When He Seems To Be Hiding", examines the 12 most common questions and objections raised against Christianity. It provides detailed responses that move beyond the standard, glib answers that are often proposed, and addresses these issues with clarity and insight. It is an excellent book to give to seekers and sceptics, as well as a valuable resource for your own understanding. The book can also be used as a study book for Home Bible Study groups, with reflection questions at the end of each chapter.

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"Making Sense of the Bible" will change the way you read the Bible! It will open your eyes to the remarkable journey of the Bible, from original text to modern translation, and will assist you to develop a more mature, complex understanding of the nature of its divine inspiration. It examines the many complex cultural and contextual issues, such as the difference between the two covenants and the nature of progressive revelation, which need to be understood in order to accurately apply the Bible’s message. What sets “Making Sense Of The Bible” apart from similar books is its intensely practical nature. Commonly misinterpreted doctrines are explored in detail, and important principles of interpretation are applied. A large range of key biblical doctrines are examined in detail.This book is a must for ordinary Bible readers and serious students alike!

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No More Monkey Business is a stunning, up-to-date exposé of a theory that is in deep crisis. It presents a comprehensive examination of the overwhelming scientific evidence that now directly contradicts the theory of evolution, and it documents the complete abandonment of the theory by a growing number of the world’s leading scientists. Aimed at the intelligent layperson, written with wit, and brimming with fascinating scientific evidence, this book highlights the huge problems now facing the naively simplistic theory proposed more than a century ago.

“The depth and scope of this research is truly breathtaking” - James Barclay.

"Brilliant!!! A witty yet informative read that challenges everything you regarded as established fact regarding evolution. An exposé that leaves you wanting more." - Nick, Amazon Review.

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“Rethinking the Gospel” is a profoundly challenging exploration of the modern church’s proclamation of the gospel. It examines an element of the gospel that has been largely ignored or under-emphasised since the start of the Reformation in the 1500’s. In the modern church's rush to present salvation as a free gift, it has under-emphasised the necessity of  repentance and ongoing submission to the Lordship of Christ – a theme that was a central tenet of Jesus’ teaching. This book will challenge you to re-examine your understanding of the gospel in the light of Jesus' consistently confronting teaching on the relationship between faith and obedience.

One reviewer commented: “Every church pastor, preacher and Christian should read this book! It has transformed my understanding of the gospel.”

Another reviewer commented: “This is a devastating and eye-opening commentary on the blight that has infiltrated the modern church. It is a wake-up call that desperately needs to be heard.”

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"The Little Book of Church Leadership" highlights a crisis of leadership within the modern church; not an absence of leadership, but a proliferation of the wrong kind of leadership. The modern church has departed from the collaborative leadership principles of the New Testament and has adopted a secular business model that is undermining the very essence of what it means to be God’s people. The contemporary emphasis upon the paid minister as the vision-casting leader and entrepreneurial professional is a far cry from the kind of shared pastoral leadership that was instigated and modelled by the first century church. This book points us back to the New Testament principles of collaborative church leadership and mutual accountability that were set in place in the very beginning and which are God's continued design for His people today.

This is a little book with BIG ideas. It calls the church to radically re-think the roles of clergy and laity and return to the biblical principles laid down by the New Testament church. It calls for a culture shift that will not be easy. Are you ready to be challenged?

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"Welcome To The Universe" is a beautifully illustrated book that addresses the big questions that our seemingly limitless universe poses. How big is our solar system? Our galaxy? The universe? Does extra-terrestrial life exist? How unique is Earth? Will we ever be able to travel to other stars? How realistic are the science fiction accounts of space travel? "Welcome To The Universe" addresses these and many other issues of cosmic proportion. With stunning photographs and mind-boggling facts,

"Welcome To The Universe" provides a fascinating glimpse into the wonders of the universe and the many challenges of space travel. It is the perfect ‘pocket sized’ compendium for budding astronomers and armchair lovers of science and science fiction.

REVIEW:

"Simington has done a great job of exploring our universe: starting from our own immediate surrounds and moving out toward the end of the universe. 5 stars!" - David M.W. Powers, Amazon Reviewer.

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Other Resources:
A variety of resources are available on this website, free of charge. These include podcasts, Word documents, PDFs and PowerPoint presentations. Some Power Point presentations are large files (15MB) and so may take a couple of minutes to download.

Instructions For Downloading PowerPoint Presentations: Click the PowerPoint link, then click the "Open" drop down box at the top right of the screen and select "Open in PowerPoint Online" or "Open In PowerPoint". When the presentation is opened, click the "Notes" tab at the bottom right of screen. This will open the Presenter Notes, which provide a detailed explanation of each slide. Some slides also have embedded video content, which can be viewed via the standard "play" button or by clicking the image.


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