Apologetics Events

The Christian Apologetics Program at Biola University:

Featured Broadcasts and Past Events:

Available for On-Demand Viewing

Do the Right Thing with Chuck Colson

Newly Available on DVD

God And Evolution Conference

Summer/Fall 2011 - At a Glance:


26 - 27 • Ventura, CA: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World with Multiple Speakers

28 • On Campus: An Exclusive Evening and Banquet with William Lane Craig


22 - 24 • On Campus: The Changing World of Mormonism with Carl Mosser

28 • Atlanta, GA: Is God a Moral Monster? with Paul Copan & Clay Jones

30 • Washington, DC: Faith & Law Lecture on Capitol Hill with J. P. Moreland


5 • Washington, DC: Making Journalistic Sense of a World of Religions with Craig Hazen

6 - 8 • Mt. Airy, MD: Reason, Relevance, and Religion with Multiple Speakers

15 • Frisco, TX: Legacy Christian Academy Conference with Multiple Speakers

20 • On Campus: FREE: Resolving the Conflict between Faith & Knowledge Kick-off with Dallas Willard

20 - 22 • On Campus: Resolving the Conflict between Faith & Knowledge Seminar with Willard, Moreland, & Smith

21 - 22 • Bend, OR: Worldview and Apologetics Conference with Multiple Speakers


4 - 5 • Euless, TX: Confident Christianity Conference with Multiple Speakers

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Event Descriptions

Reasonable Faith
in an Uncertain World

Ventura Baptist Church

with Craig Hazen, J. P. Moreland, Tim Muehlhoff, and William Lane Craig

August 26 - 27, 2011

Friday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $25

Please sign-up at the door.
Ventura Baptist Church
5415 Ralston Street
Ventura, CA 93003

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An Exclusive Evening with William Lane Craig:
Topic: The Johannine Logos and Abstract Objects

Giumarra Courtyard, Biola University Library

We have reserved a limited number of seats for an exclusive gourmet dinner with Dr. William Lane Craig at which he will give a brand new lecture titled "The Johannine Logos and Abstract Objects." And don't forget, a delicious gourmet meal is included. This will fill up quickly, so we recommend you register now.

Meal choices:
• New York Strip Loin Roast with Wild Mushroom Sauce
• Pesto Herb Encrusted Stuffed Chicken Breast
• Five Layer Vegetables Stack featuring Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Sundried Tomatoes, Spinach, Zucchini & Boursin Cheese accompanied by Fingerling Potatoes

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Sunday, August 28, 7:00 pm
Giumarra Courtyard
Biola University Library
Cost: $45 a seat, or $300 for a table of 8.

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The Changing World of Mormonism
Weekend Seminar

with Carl Mosser, Ph.D. and others

A fast-paced and in-depth course on some of the most interesting questions about the history and doctrine of the Mormon movement. Are Mormons Christian? Was Joseph Smith a prophet, a fraud, or something in between? How is the LDS view of Jesus and the Godhead different from the Evangelical view? How do we fruitfully engage our Mormon neighbors with the Gospel? And much more.

September 22 - 24, 2011

Thursday & Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $65

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Business Building, Room 103
Biola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

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Is God a Moral Monster?

Reasonable Faith Apologetics Event in Marietta, Georgia

with Paul Copan and Clay Jones. Sponsored by the Reasonable Faith Atlanta Chapter.

Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011

Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, Georgia 30068
Cost: FREE!

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Moreland Lecture on Capitol Hill
United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

with J. P. Moreland, Ph.D.

Washington, D.C.

Dr. Moreland will address leaders and staff in Congress and Cabinet Departments on the impact of Christian philosophical ideas in their day-to-day work running the government.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
U.S. Capitol Room TBA
East Capitol Street NE & First Street NE
Washington, DC 20001
Cost: FREE (First-come seating for general public)

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Making Journalistic Sense of a World of Religions
Washington, DC

with Craig Hazen, Ph.D.

Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hazen will address the Press Corp in Washington, DC on the topic of "Making Journalistic Sense of a World of Religions."

Friday, October 5, 2011

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Exact location to be announced
Cost: FREE (First-come seating for general public)

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Reason, Relevance, and Religion:
Looking at Christianity's Place in Today's Culture

Mount Airy, Maryland

Click Here for more details & to register now!

When you boil it down, isn't Christianity really about blind faith and mystery?  That's certainly what we hear the world saying through every vehicle of the media.  But it turns out to be the furthest thing from the truth.

In this fast-paced and stimulating conference, some of the leaders in Christian thinking and philosophy will demonstrate that Christianity is really all about KNOWLEDGE!  As the Apostle John said, we can "KNOW the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32).  The very best scholarship and thinking in history, philosophy, science, and cultural studies point to the truth of the Christian worldview.  This conference will help equip you to make your case for Christ in a hostile world.

Free Kick-Off

Apologetics and Evangelism in a Skeptical Age
Thursday, October 6
7:00 - 9:30 pm
with Craig Hazen

October 7-8 Conference

Join us for cutting-edge plenary sessions on basic apologetics and communicating your ideas with impact. Plus a fantastic slate of break-out sessions just before the lunch break.

Is the Bible Intolerant?
with Brett Kunkle

Friday, October 7
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Finding Christ in Culture
with John Mark Reynolds

Saturday, October 8
9:00 am - 11:20 pm

Evidence for the Resurrection
with Gary Habermas

Saturday, October 8
2:00 - 4:00 pm


Mt. Airy Bible Church Fall Apologetics Conference

For Conference Pricing and Registration Info:

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Conference Location:
Mount Airy Bible Church
16700 Old Frederick Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771    View Map!

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Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

Apologetics Conference in Frisco, Texas

with Craig Hazen, John Mark Reynolds, and J. P. Moreland. Sponsored by the Legacy Christian Academy.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Legacy Christian Academy
5000 Academy Drive
Frisco, Texas 75034
Cost: $20 (add lunch for $6 more)

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Resolving the Conflict between Faith and Knowledge

Kick-Off & Weekend Seminar at Biola University

Faith & Knowledge Seminar

The secular world regularly communicates to us that Christianity is not a source of knowledge. You either believe it or you don't. More importantly (and tragically) we as Christians often assimilate this message and treat God (and the soul, angels, sin and the like) as if they are less than real, or maybe only real in a "faith" dimension.

This talk by Prof. Willard will argue that we can take the Christian truths at face value and treat them as real, critical aspects of our everyday lives.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kick-off with Dallas Willard
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sutherland Auditorium, Biola University
Cost: FREE


Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, October 20-22, 2011

Seminar with J.P. Moreland & Scott Smith
(Including the Willard Kick-off)
Fri: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Moats Lecture Hall (BUSN 109), Biola University
Cost: $45

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Worldview and Apologetics Conference

Christian Life Center in Bend, OR

with Craig Hazen and Sean McDowell.

October 22 - 22, 2011

Christian Life Center
21720 E. Hwy 20
Bend, OR 97701

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Confident Christianity Apologetics Conference

Euless, Texas

The SBTC is committed to proclaiming the certainty of forgiveness and life in Christ in an age of unbelief. We are excited to be working with the Apologetics ministry of Confident Christianity, Biola University, NAMB, and FBC Euless to bring you the Confident Christianity Conference. The goal of the conference is to strengthen and equip Christians so that they will be better able to evangelize those who have no faith or are of another faith. In order to accomplish this, we have brought together an impressive team of expert speakers and workshop leaders who will present compelling evidence for the truths of Christianity in a way that is Biblically grounded and culturally relevant.

Speakers include: Craig Hazen, Mike Licona, Clay Jones, J. P. Moreland, MaryJo Sharp, Brett Kunkle, Mike Keas, Bruno Molina, Rudy Gonzalez, & Melissa Travis.

Download the Poster Here!

November. 4 - 5, 2011

Time: Friday 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: First Baptist Church, Euless
1000 Airport Fwy
Euless, Texas 76039

Cost: General Admission $35 ($30 if registered by Oct. 4)
Student Discount $15 (High School, College or Seminary)

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Apologetics Events "On-Demand"

God And Evolution:
Protestants, Catholics, and Jews Explore Darwin's Challenge to Faith

with Marvin Olasky, Ph.D., Jonathan Wells, Ph.D., Ph.D., Jay Richards, Ph.D., Denyse O'Leary, John West, Ph.D., David Klinghoffer, Casey Luskin, J.D., Craig J. Hazen, Ph.D., John Bloom, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Can you believe in God and evolution at the same time? What is "theistic" evolution, and how consistent is it with traditional theism? What challenges does Darwin's theory pose for Protestants, Catholics, and Jews? Is it "anti-science" to question Darwinian theory? Explore these questions and more at this upcoming conference at Biola University.

Sponsored by the Discovery Institute and Biola's Master of Arts in Science and Religion.

Now on DVD: Order Yours Today!
$20 for the Conference Book info
$29 for the Event Recording DVD
$45 for the Combo: Book + DVD

Purchase Online

Did you miss this October 16, 2010 Event?
Duration: Approx 5 hours

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BROADCAST of Do the Right Thing Event

with Chuck Colson, Scott Rae, John Stonestreet, Frank Pastore, & Sean McDowell

Reasonable Faith Atlanta

Join Chuck Colson and a panel of leading ethicists, CEOs, economists, legal minds and scholars as they examine the recent financial and economic crises, cultural shifts in attitudes towards marriage and family, human and civil rights, life and death and what it means to be human, and basic principles of right and wrong. How do we learn to retrain our minds and restrain our will and start doing the right thing?

Doing the Right Thing is an exploration of ethics, and the Colson Center has a DVD curriculum suitable for small group or classroom study. Panelists and guests at this event will examine and discuss questions such as:

  • How did we get into this mess?
  • Is there truth or a moral law that we can all know?
  • If we know what is right, can we do it?
  • What does it mean to be human, and why does it matter?
  • How do we rebuild and apply ethics and morality in the marketplace and public life?

Wrestle with these questions in live, interactive sessions with Chuck Colson and Doing the Right Thing panelists, guest speakers and other scholars and ethicists as part of the Doing the Right Thing Tour, beginning at Biola University on Saturday, February 5, 2011.

On-Demand Web Broadcast

$34 for the Online Event Broadcast Viewing: Online Broadcast

$49 for the Broadcast & Do the Right Thing Event recording on DVD: Package Deal

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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!

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

Proceeds benefit the ministry of the Christian Apologetics Program.

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More Apologetics Events

Upcoming Events Sponsored by our Friends:

2011 At a Glance:


17 • Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies Premiere (Fullerton, CA)

30 - Oct 1 • Dare to Defend Conference (San Diego, CA)

Event Descriptions

Illustra Media Film Premiere
Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies

Fullerton, CA

Dare to Defend

The Southern California premiere of Illustra Media's newest documentary Metamorphosis: The Beauty and Design of Butterflies will take place on Saturday September 17 at the historic Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton.

The event begins at 2:00 PM and is open to the public.
Every family that attends will receive a free DVD of the film.

Metamorphosis explores the mysterious life cycles of butterflies--of some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet. Photographed in Mexico, Ecuador, and throughout the United States, it presents compelling evidence for intelligent design as the best explanation for the origin of life on earth.

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Plummer Auditorium
201 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Time: Sept. 17, 2011: 2:00pm
Cost: FREE with RSVP

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Dare to Defend Conference
Come Reason Ministries

San Diego, CA

Dare to Defend

Session topics: Guest Speaker – Lenny Esposito
Friday night: How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell? – Q∓A to follow
Saturday morning: Witnessing to Cults: Jehovah's Witnesses (break/continental breakfast)
Witnessing to Cults: Mormonism (break)
The Challenge of Islam – Q∓A to follow

Registrer at http://calvarysandiego.com or get your tickets at the door.
The event costs $10 for both Friday and Saturday.

More Info

Calvary Chapel San Diego - Main Sanctuary
1771 E. Palomar Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91913
Time: Friday, Sept. 30, 2011: 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 1: 8:00am - noon
Cost: $10 for both Friday and Saturday

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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

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 pm
Chase Gymnasium, Biola University

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"Signature In The Cell" Event:
Stephen Meyer Faces His Critics

Free copy of the new DVD Darwin’s Dilemma for each family in attendance!

Dr. Stephen Meyer has written a book that is shaking the evolutionary establishment like “Darwin’s Black Box” and “Evolution: A Theory in Crisis” did in previous decades. Meyer has assembled a set of ideas based on the latest research on living cells that must be answered if traditional Darwinism is to survive. So we have assembled a powerful group of credentialed critics of Meyer’s “Intelligent Design” position to let him have it with both barrels. No hiding in dark libraries or murky laboratories—if Meyer has the goods, he needs to debate his toughest critics face to face! In addition, we will be screening some clips of the latest Illustra Media DVD titled “Darwin’s Dilemma” and providing free copies to each family who attends.

Want to see all the action,
but missed the main event?

Contact our office to find out more about viewing this event whether you are local or outside of southern california.

Distance Viewing

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Ethics at the Edge of Life:
Clear Christian Thinking on the Most Troubling Bio-Ethical Issues

Weekend Seminar with Scott Rae, Ph.D. and Scott Klusendorf, M.A.

View the Class Recordings on iTunesU: Click Here

Advances in medical procedures, technologies, and drugs have made issues of life and death more and more complicated. As Christians, because we care deeply about life and death issues, we are often tagged as people who are standing against progress and the relief of suffering. Hence, we need help from experts to understand what is really going on in modern medicine and how to make a persuasive case in the public square for the Biblical views. We are bringing in two world-class Christian experts on bioethics, Dr. Scott Rae and Scott Klusendorf, to help us understand and defend the biblical position on the most difficult subjects: abortion, euthanasia, reproductive technology, and more.

September 16, 17, 18
Thursday & Friday, 6 - 10 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
Updated Location:
Business Building, Room 220

Biola University

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