Apologetics Events

The Christian Apologetics Program at Biola University:



Winter/Spring 2015 - At a Glance:


January

20-23 • La Mirada, CA: God, Science and the New Atheists Seminar with John Lennox

20-23 • La Mirada, CA: Addressing Homosexuality: Clarity and Compassion Seminar with Sean McDowell & Alan Shlemon

30 • La Mirada, CA: God, Science, and the Big Questions with John Lennox & others



February

6-7 • Tucson, AZ: BOTR: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World with Multiple Speakers

6-7 • Fresno, AZ: Evidence Conference 2015: Confronting Moral Confusion in the 21st Century with Scott Smith

20-21 • Anaheim, CA: AMP Conference 2015 with Multiple Speakers

27-28 • Richmond, VA: Dealing With Doubt with Gary Habermas

27-28 • La Mirada, CA: God of the Gaps with Paul Nelson



March

6-7 • Abbotsford, BC: Apologetics Canada Conference 2015 with Multiple Speakers

13-14 • La Mirada, CA: A Program for Daily Apologetics Impact with J. Warner Wallace

21 • Flushing, NY: BOTR: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World with Craig Hazen and Clay Jones



April

April 10-11 • Pensacola, FL: BOTR: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World with Multiple Speakers

17-18 • Marietta, GA: Coherence of Theism Weekend Seminar with William Lane Craig



May

1-2 • Richland, WA: BOTR: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World with Craig Hazen, Clay Jones, Tim Muehlhoff, and Sean McDowell




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Event Descriptions


God, Science, and the New Atheists Seminar

with John Lennox, Ph.D.

BIOLA Campus - La Mirada, California



Biola University Apologetics is delighted to announce that Dr. John C. Lennox will be teaching a special class for our students and friends in January 2015. Dr. Lennox is a renowned mathematician and scientist from Oxford University and a magnificent lecturer and debater. He is the author of God's Undertaker, Gunning for God, God and Stephen Hawking, in addition to a range of mathematical and scientific works. In these fascinating presentations, Dr. Lennox will demonstrate beyond a reasonable doubt that atheists like Dawkins, Hawking, and Hitchens have in no way "buried God." Indeed, the evidence is clear that modern science points unalterably toward God.


January 20-23, 2015

Time: Tuesday - Friday Mornings, 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
Location: Room 109
Biola University - Crowell School of Business Building
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
Cost: $95

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Addressing Homosexuality: Clarity and Compassion Seminar

with Sean McDowell and Alan Shlemon

BIOLA Campus - La Mirada, California



Homosexuality is clearly one of the most pressing social issues of our day. It is critical the church addresses the issue with compassion and understanding. In this class, Sean McDowell and Alan Shlemon will guide us through an in-depth look at what the Bible really teaches about homosexuality, provide responses to a range of arguments on human sexuality and marriage, explore issues related to the origins of same-sex attraction, and provide a road map for compassionately ministering to people with same-sex attraction.


January 20-23, 2015

Time: Tuesday - Friday Evenings, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Location: Room 206
Biola University - Crowell School of Business Building
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
Cost: $95

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God, Science, and the Big Questions: Leading Christian Thinkers Respond to the New Atheism

with Hugh Hewitt, John Lennox, William Lane Craig, JP Moreland, and many more

BIOLA Campus - La Mirada, California



Join us for this fast-paced, wide-ranging, and supremely stimulating discussion among some of the finest thinkers in the Christian world. Nothing is off the table as they discuss science vs. Christianity, arguments for God, the decline of Darwinism, radical Islam and the Gospel, responding to skeptics, the problem of consciousness, mathematics and the cosmos, the nature of knowledge, and much, much more.


January 30, 2015

Time: Friday - 6:00-7:00 pm VIP Reception
7:30-9:30 pm Main Event
Location: Chase Gymnasium
Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
Cost:
$15 General Admission
$75 VIP - includes reception, reserved seat in main event, and priority for book signing
$10 Biola alumni, employee, student (please show student ID at the door)

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Evidence Conference 2015: Confronting Moral Confusion in the 21st Century

featuring Scott Smith

New Covenant Community Church - Fresno, California



Evidence 2015 is our second annual conference in Christian Apologetics in Fresno, California, on the beautiful campus of New Covenant Community Church. Come hear from Biola University's own Scott Smith and other expert speakers with hands-on experience in mission and ministry.


February 6-7, 2015

Time: Friday - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am
Location: New Covenant Community Church
1744 East Nees Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720

Cost:
$30 General Admission

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AMP Conference: Apologetics, Mission, Partnership 2015
with John S. Dickerson, Craig Hazen, Hugh Ross, Jeff Vines, Stuart McAllister, Fazale Rana, Jeff Zweerink, Kenneth Samples, Gary Habermas, & Abdu Murray

Anaheim, California


Reasons to Believe, in partnership with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) and Biola University, are excited to announce the AMP 2015 Conference! AMP aims to amplify the voices of Christians sharing their faith with the world. By bringing together leaders in Christian apologetics, we hope to cultivate in all believers an awareness of issues key to today's outreach efforts. This two-day, premier, apologetics conference features 10 speakers (including Biola's own Dr. Craig Hazen) who are ready to share their wisdom and experiences in spreading the Good News.
Sponsors: Biola University, Reason to Believe, & Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

February 20-21, 2015

Time: Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Eastside Christian Church
33330 E. Miraloma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806

Cost: $49 until December 16, and then $59 afterword and $79 at the door.

More Info!
For the latest AMP information, visit the AMP Conference website: ampconference2015.com





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Dealing With Doubt Seminar

with Gary Habermas

Richmond, Virginia



Doubt is rampant in the church and this course is designed to take a close look at what it means to have doubt and how to deal with the doubts of unbelievers and believers alike. Various species of doubt (such as, factual, emotional, and volitional) will be examined together with their underlying causes. By means of readings and lectures, we will be challenged to explore our own hearts and souls in relation to areas of doubt and, by application of biblical principles, find resolution to this perennial and ubiquitous problem. The course is useful both for those who are working through uncertainty themselves and for those who are professionals assisting others in such a process.


February 27-28, 2015

Time: Friday: 1:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Bon Air Baptist Church
7250 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, VA 23229
Cost: $95

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God of the Gaps

with Paul Nelson

La Mirada, CA



Dr. Paul Nelson (Ph.D, philosophy of science, University of Chicago; Adjunct Professor, Biola Science & Religion MA program) helped to start the intelligent design (ID) research community during the historic Mere Creation conference held at Biola in June 1996. In an upcoming pair of lectures, Nelson responds to one of the leading objections to ID from both atheistic and theistic critics: that ID is simply a 'God-of-the-Gaps.' On Friday evening February 27 at 7:00 PM, Nelson examines both the history of science and current debates to rebut this criticism. In his second talk, on Saturday morningFebruary 28 at 10:00 AM, Nelson shows how design reasoning can encompass any physical discovery or mechanism – whereas materialism or physicalism cannot use teleological causes. This fundamental asymmetry in explanatory power creates great advantages for design-based perspectives in the sciences. Both lectures will be held in Bardwell 112, with Q & A to follow.



Apologetics Canada Conference 2015
with Nancy Pearcey, Sean McDowell, & Louis Markos

Abbotsford, B.C., Canada


Apologetics Conference

Join a community of like-minded people for an inspiring weekend of thinking with some of today's leading thinkers. This in-depth look at the Christian faith will help you develop a solid foundation of faith, hope and love.

March 6-7, 2015

Time: Friday 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am
Location: Northview Community Church
32949 Downes Road
Abbotsford, BC

Cost: Early Bird - $40
Early Bird with Lunch - $53
Early Bird Student - $35
Early Bird Student with Lunch - $48
Early Bird Couple: $75
Early Bird Couple with lunch - $101

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A Program for Daily Apologetics Impact

with J. Warner Wallace

BIOLA Campus - La Mirada, California




What exactly are you planning on doing with your all of your study in apologetics? This practical apologetics class will help you answer that question as you develop a strategy to establish and grow your cultural influence, find the place where you can contribute to the apologetics community on a regular basis, master your use of social media, and achieve realistic goals as a persuasive Christian communicator. J. Warner Wallace is a master of daily impactful apologetics activity and he will guide us through some key steps to help us all "ramp it up."


March 13-14, 2015

Time: Friday: 2:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Room 109 - Moats Auditorium
Biola University - Crowell School of Business Building
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639
Cost: $95

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Coherence of Theism

with William Lane Craig

Marietta, Georgia



World-class scholar, Dr. William Lane Craig, will explore some of the deeper but essential apologetics issues dealing with the coherence of theism and an analysis of God's attributes. Topics will include those that will come up in the loftier debates about theism: God's necessity, aseity, incorporeality, omnipresence, omniscience, omnipotence, eternity, simplicity, immutability, and goodness. This class also will allow Dr. Craig to touch on Molinism (theory of God's middle knowledge), Platonism vs. anti-Platonism, and perfect being theology.


April 17-18, 2015

Time: Friday: 1:00 - 10:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: TBA
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
Cost: $95

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Faculty Books

Reasonable Faith Third Edition
by William Lane Craig


Be sure to visit the exclusive online store of William Lane Craig only at Biola!



Reasonable Faith is a perfect book for the classroom, yet it is also a resourceful guide for thoughtful Christian leaders, whether in the local church, the academy, or other para-church organizations. This updated third edition builds a positive case for Christianity that reflects twenty-five years of debating, lecturing, and writing on important issues in Christian apologetics. A complimentary study guide workbook has been created and serves as the perfect tool for anyone interested in discussing and digesting the material presented by Dr. Craig in a more thorough fashion.



Order Yours Now!

Cost:
Reasonable Faith Third Edition $17 + shipping
Study Guide $10 + shipping
     or
Get both for $25 + shipping

Proceeds benefit the ministry of the Christian Apologetics Program.




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Past Event Descriptions

Does God Exist?
A Debate

with Christopher Hitchens vs. William Lane Craig


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Witness one of the great debates of the new millennium. Devoted atheist, Christopher Hitchens, author of the best-selling God is Not Great, squares off with one of the most formidable debaters in the Christian world, Dr. William Lane Craig, on the topic: Does God Exist?
Moderated by Hugh Hewitt and hosted by Craig Hazen
Cosponsored with Biola Associated Students

April 4, 2009
Chase Gymnasium, Biola University





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