worldview apologetics conference

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How do you defend your faith in a world that fights so hard to silence you? Are you ready to give an account to someone who asks you to explain the hope that is in you, as stated in 1 Peter 3:15? This conference is for anyone who is thirsty to learn more about the biblical worldview, and how to defend and impart these truths to others.
Our speakers are nationally and internationally recognized within their areas of expertise. Our presentations are cutting-edge and will challenge your thinking to effectively make your case for Christ in a hostile world.

DATE & TIMES
April 26-27, 2019
Friday, 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Westminster Chapel
13646 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

SPEAKERS

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Josh McDowell
As a young man, he considered himself an agnostic, believing Christianity was worthless. When challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, he discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After trusting in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Josh’s life changed dramatically as he experienced the power of God’s love. Josh graduated from Wheaton College and attended Talbot Theological Seminary, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master of Divinity degree. In 1961 Josh joined the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Not long after, he started the Josh McDowell Ministry to reach young people worldwide with the truth and love of Jesus. Well known as an articulate speaker, Josh has addressed more than 25,000,000 people, giving over 27,000 talks in 125 countries. Josh has authored or co-authored 150 books in over 128 languages including: More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Josh will tell anyone that his greatest joys and pleasures come from his family. He and his wife Dottie have been married 46 years and have four children and ten grandchildren.
www.josh.org

 
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Dr. Sean McDowell
A gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith.

He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. He is the Resident Scholar for Summit California. He is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Theology and another in Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview

Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean is the author, co-author or editor of over eighteen books including: So the Next Generation will Know, A New Kind of Apologist, The Beauty of Intolerance.

He and his wife, Stephanie, have three children. www.seanmcdowell.org

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Duane Morris attended Talbot School of Theology and received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics in 1998. Duane is the Founder and President of On Reasonable Ground, preparing believers to defend their faith and answer questions clearly. On Reasonable Ground has focused on training students at the University of Washington for 13 years. He works with students on campus to help them defend their Faith through Apologetics and Biblical interpretation within a two-year discipleship program. He is also reaching beyond the campus to help equip churches through seminars and conference events. Duane has also been a college pastor, he lives in the Seattle area with his wife Ann and their two young daughters.

COST
$30 – Students
$40 – Adults
Max $150 for Immediate Family (4+)

 
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Greg Koukl
Founder and president of Stand to Reason. Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg’s speaking and writing is that Christianity—if it’s properly understood and properly communicated—makes the most sense of the world as we find it. Greg has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.” He’s debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television on Lee Strobel’s “Faith Under Fire.” An award-winning writer. Greg is author of seven books, including Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family radio and has been interviewed for CBN and the BBC. He’s been quoted in Christianity Today, the U.S. News & World Report, and the L.A. Times. Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.
www.str.org

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Doug Geivett
Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, BIOLA University in La Mirada, California. He has earned a B.S. in Religious Education from Multnomah College, a M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from USC. He has authored the books; Evil and the Evidence for God; Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology; In Defense of Miracles and his latest book published in 2014, A New Apostolic Reformation: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement. He has also contributed articles to various scholarly journals. Dr. Geivett served as the college pastor of a church in Washington and the Church of the Open Door in Southern California. He is currently a consultant for a series of films on youth culture to be produced by Focus on the Family, and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Focus on the Family Institute. His research interests lie in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and epistemology.
www.douggeivett.wordpress.com

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Dan Kreft is a seven-foot-tall, blood-bought, bullet-proof child of the King by election, a software engineer by trade, a teacher by gifting, and an apologist, author, and public speaker by passion. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University where he played basketball in the BigTen and later went on to play professionally in Europe and in the U.S.

Since 2003, Dan has been teaching practical theology and apologetics to pre-teens through adults at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, WA. He has a reputation for provoking his students to thought with challenging questions and for rejecting shallow, “generic Sunday school answers.” His unconventional approach to Sunday school is captured in his three-volume book “Jesus” Is Not the Answer to Every Sunday School Question, which brings the reader into his class as he equips students to answer questions including “Why should anyone believe the Bible?,” “What is and when was the Beginning?,” “Did God use the big bang?,” “Why is the divinity of Jesus such a big deal?,” and demonstrates how to talk to Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and skeptics.

Dan’s Facebook author page.