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Biola on the Road

Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

Mattoon, IL

Cost and Admission

This is a paid event.

$39.00General Ticket
$68.00Couple Ticket (2 Individuals)
$34.00Early Bird Ticket
Available until April 22, 2022
$19.00Student or Active Military

Join us for an exciting two-day apologetics conference on April 29 - 30 in Mattoon, IL. Biola Apologetics is partnering with Broadway Christian Church to equip the church on how to defend and know the truth of the Christian faith. You will hear from a few of the top apologists and philosophers Craig Hazen, John Bloom and Alan Shlemon speak on topics such as arguments for the existence of God, why archaeology is important today and how Christians should respond to homosexuality. There will even be a time of Q&A! This is an event you will not want to miss. Register today for this special conference.


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Friday, April 29, 2022

6 p.m. Doors Open
6:45 p.m. Event Begins
6:45–7 p.m.Announcements
7–7:20 p.m. Craig Hazen: What in the World are We Afraid Of?
7:20–8:10 p.m. Alan Shlemon: Responding to Relativism
8:10–8:30 p.m. Break
8:30–9:30 p.m. John Bloom: The Case for Intelligent Design
9:30 p.m. Event Ends


Saturday, April 30, 2022

8:30 a.m. Doors Open
9 a.m. Event Begins
9–9:10 a.m.Announcements
9:10–10:05 a.m. Craig Hazen: Christianity and the Challenge of World Religions
10:05–10:20 a.m. Break
10:20–11:10 a.m. Alan Shlemon: Clear Thinking on Homosexuality
11:10–11:20 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m.–12:10 p.m. John Bloom: Archaeological Apologetics
12:10–12:45 p.m. Q & A with the Audience
12:45 p.m. Event Ends

Plenary Speakers

Craig Hazen

Craig J. Hazen, Ph.D.

Craig is the founder and director of the M.A. in Christian Apologetics and Director of the M.A. in Science and Religion at Talbot School of Theology. Craig has written and edited several books and articles including Five Sacred Crossings and Fearless Prayer.

John Bloom

John Bloom, Ph.D. Ph.D.

Dr. Bloom holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from the Annenberg Research Institute (now the Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania). He is the Director of Biola’s M.A. - Science and Religion degree program and former Chair of the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Department.

Alan Shlemon

Alan Shlemon, M.A.

Alan graduated from California State University, Long Beach and holds a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He has been a guest on both TV and radio, and has spoken to thousands of adults and students across the country and throughout the world at churches, conferences, and college campuses. He has been a part of Stand to Reason since 2004 and teaches about some of the most controversial issues of our time: abortion, evolution, homosexuality, bioethics, and Islam.

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