Faith & Reason Conference 2014



Christianity: Why Bother?

(RZIM in collaboration with Moreleta Church and AntWoord)


Saturday, 16 August


Moreleta Church (Mini-Auditorium), 1353 De Villabois Mareuil Drive, Pretoria

Registration details:

Conference fee: R50

To register, please send an email to with your name and the number of people you are registering for.

The conference fee can be paid on the morning of the conference or by EFT (banking details: AntWoord, FNB, 62393022539, reference: FRC + initials and surname)


9:00 – 9:30     Registration

9:30 – 10:45   Do We Really Still Need God? (Michael Ramsden)


11:00 – 12:15   The Rules of Religion: Why Bother? (Winston Mashua)


13:15 – 14:30   Isn’t the Christian FaithSimply Arrogant? (Michael Ramsden)


14:45 – 15:30   Q&A with Michael and Winston


Michael Ramsden is an Honorary Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Michael has worked for the Lord Chancellor’s department investing funds. While doing research in Law and Economics at Sheffield University, he taught Moral Philosophy and lectured for the International Seminar for Jurisprudence and Human Rights in Strasbourg. He has also been a Professor-in-Residence at the Wolfsberg Executive Institute in Switzerland. Michael has been invited to lecture in various settings including the White House in Washington DC and has in the past addressed leaders at NATO HQ in Brussels, Members of the European Parliament, as well as bankers and investment managers on the current global financial crisis.

Mahlatse Winston Mashua is the Director of RZIM Zacharias Trust in South Africa. He grew up in Bushbuckridge, in the Mpumalanga Province, within a household that practiced Ancestralism (a traditional African religion). He came to know Jesus early in his life when he had a miraculous encounter during a visit to his village by itinerant missionaries. He went on to study biochemistry at the University of KwaZulu Natal, and, more recently, apologetics at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He served as a pastor for a church in Durban for seven years where he was also involved with training the congregation in evangelism and discipleship. He regularly speaks evangelistically in many different contexts including rural villages, townships, and university campuses. Mahlatse is married to Lusanda and they live in Durban.

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