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Post by cslewislover » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:05 pm

Saddleback Church in Southern California is having a free "apologetics weekend" on September 5-6 with speakers Darrell Bock, JP Moreland, Norm Geisler, William Lane Craig, Dinesh D'Souza, and Greg Koukl (thanks Rich). http://www.saddlebackfamily.com/service ... index.html

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Community: Apologetics Weekend

This is a special weekend dedicated to equipping our church family in the area of apologetics.

Time and Topics:
Sat 4:30: Darrell Bock: "How is Jesus Unique?"
Sat 6:30: JP Moreland: "Has Science Made Belief in God Obsolete?"
Sun 9:00: Norm Geisler: "If God, Why Evil?"
Sun 11:15: William Lane Craig: "How Did the Universe Begin?"
Sun 4:30: Dinesh D'Souza: "What's So Great About God?"
Sun 6:30: Gregory Koukl: "Why Does Faith Matter?"

* When:9/5/2009
* Where:Worship Center
* A Lake Forest Campus Event
* Start Time:4:30 PM
* End Time:6:30 PM
* Price:Free


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Biola University sponsored events - Not just in Southern California! "Carve out some time this fall to get equipped through a range of extraordinary classes and events in apologetics, evangelism, archaeology, classics, and more in your area!"

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FALL EVENTS AT A GLANCE
http://www.apologeticsevents.com
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Sep 17 - 19

“ARCHAEOLOGICAL APOLOGETICS”
with John Bloom (on Biola campus)


Sep 24 - Oct 29
“TOUGH QUESTIONS LECTURE SERIES” -- Free Kick-Off
with Moreland, Hazen, Rae, Sanders and more (in Turlock, California)

Oct 6

“WHEN ATHENS MET JERUSALEM” -- Free
with Reynolds, Moreland, and more (on Biola campus)

Oct 8 - 10

“KNOWING THE TRUTH IN THE SHADOW OF DOUBT" -- Free Kick-Off
with Moreland, Koukl, Bloom, and Hazen (in Mount Airy, Maryland)


Oct 22 - 24

“THOUGHTFUL EVANGELISM IN OUR SKEPTICAL AGE” -- Free Kick-Off
with Strobel, Mittelberg, Hazen, and more (at EV Free Fullerton and Biola)

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL APOLOGETICS
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The Bible is different than the “sacred” books of other religions in that the Bible corresponds tightly to the hard facts of history. Skeptics and unbelievers who want to dismiss the Bible as myth and fairytale have been proven wrong time and again by the stones that cry out through the science of archaeology.

Our guide will be Dr. John Bloom who holds two Ph.D.s and is known for his visually striking presentations of the digs, artifacts, and documents that show the Bible to be a reliable record of God's work in history.

September 17, 18, 19

Thursday and Friday Evening 6 — 10 pm

Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Moats Lecture Hall, Business Building
Biola University
Graduate credit toward the M.A. degree in Christian Apologetics is available
Cost: only $95
Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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TOUGH QUESTIONS LECTURE SERIES
Turlock, California
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FREE KICK-OFF LECTURE: Reasonable Faith in an Uncertain World

Thursday, September 24, 7 — 10 pm
with Craig Hazen, Ph.D. and Tim Muehlhoff, Ph.D.

Enjoy an exclusive and stimulating evening in the Central Valley with top scholars as they report on new advances, innovative arguments, and information from the frontlines of the battle for ideas. Equip yourself with the tools to talk about your faith!

Monte Vista Chapel
Main Auditorium
1619 W. Monte Vista Ave
Turlock, CA 95382

Cost: FREE!
RSVP now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

Then join us for the whole series…

Topics include:
- Responding to Pluralism
- Issues of Life and Death: Bioethics
- Naturalism: The Bankruptcy of Unbelief
- Solving the Problem of Evil, Pain, and Suffering
- The Reliability of the Bible

Speakers include:
- Greg Koukl, M.A.
- Scott Rae, Ph.D.
- John Mark Reynolds, Ph.D.
- J.P. Moreland, Ph.D.
- Fred Sanders, Ph.D.

This lecture series will provide resources for you to defend Christianity as a rational worldview. There is a great need today for every Christian to act upon the exhortation of the Apostle Peter to be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks about the hope that we have in Christ (1 Peter 3:15).

Thursdays, October 1 - 29, 7 — 10 p
Monte Vista Chapel
South Education Building
1619 W. Monte Vista Ave
Turlock, CA 95382

Cost: $95 before September 21
Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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WHEN ATHENS MET JERUSALEM
Light from the Past to Guide Us in Our Current Oppressive Times
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A FREE event with John Mark Reynolds, J.P. Moreland, and Gary Hartenburg

We live in a day when it seems that our freedoms are being diluted and even swallowed up by powerful forces. In this provocative talk based on his new book, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, J. P. Moreland, and Gary Hartenburg will show that a vision for a vibrant future for us and our children can be found powerfully in an ancient synthesis: the great meeting of Athens (classical thinking) and Jerusalem (the Judeo-Christian worldview).

Tuesday, October 6
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Sutherland Auditorium
Biola University
Cost: FREE!
RSVP now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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KNOWING THE TRUTH IN THE SHADOW OF DOUBT CONFERENCE
Mount Airy, Maryland
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with J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen, Greg Koukl, and John Bloom

"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 seminar will help equip you to make your case for Christ in a hostile world.

FREE KICK-OFF:

Thursday, October 8, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Our Skeptical Culture and the God Question with J.P. Moreland and Craig Hazen

CUTTING-EDGE SESSIONS:
Friday, October 9, 7:00 - 9:30 pm
The Resurrection of Jesus: A Bizarre Focal Point for Our Time with Craig Hazen

Saturday, October 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Scientific Knowledge as One of Our Greatest Allies: The Issue of Intelligent Design with John Bloom

Saturday, October 10, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
The Toughest Questions We Face as Christians with Greg Koukl

Mount Airy Bible Church
1670 Old Frederick Rd
Mount Airy, MD 21771
For pricing information, discounts, and to register for this can't-miss conference: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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THOUGHTFUL EVANGELISM IN OUR SKEPTICAL AGE
Apologetics on the Front Lines of Gospel Proclamation
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Supercharge your evangelism!
with Strobel, Mittelberg, Hazen, and more!

Over the last thirty years there has been a measurable decline in the effectiveness of the basic evangelistic message. Unbelievers today are better prepared with what they think are real objections to the gospel. Hence the simple saving message is more easily deflected by those who desperately need it.

Lee Strobel, Mark Mittelberg, Erik Thoennes, and Craig Hazen will be teaching about a powerful synthesis between evangelism and apologetics that can make our gospel preaching, in St. Paul's words, "powerful through God" (2 Cor 10:4).

FREE KICK-OFF:
Presenting the Gospel and Answering Objections: The Unexpected Adventure with Lee Strobel
Thursday, October 22, 7 - 9:30 pm
First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Main Auditorium
2801 N. Brea Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92835

Cost: FREE!
RSVP now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

CUTTING-EDGE SESSIONS:
Friday, October 23, 6 - 10 pm
Choosing a Thoughtful Faith: Evangelism in a World of Spiritual Options with Mark Mittelberg

Saturday, October 24, 9 am - 12 pm
Making Disciples through Proclamation and Persuasion with Erik Thoennes

Saturday, October 24, 1 - 4 pm
Capturing Hearts and Minds for Christ in a Radically Skeptical Age with Craig Hazen

Business Building, Moats Lecture Hall
Biola University

Cost: only $75
(Other pricing options available online.)

Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com
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Re: Upcoming Apologetics Events

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Post by ageofknowledge » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:05 pm

Thanks. Sounds FANTASTIC! I'll be at the Saddleback event.

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Post by cslewislover » Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:13 pm

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Post by cslewislover » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:02 am

Did you see "Billy: The Early Years" yet? It's about Billy Graham's early years, of course, but the main theme is apologetical. It focuses on his conflicts regarding faith and science, depicted through his relationship with Charles Templeton. There is a showing of this at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa this Friday (the 9th), as a pre-release to the dvd.

http://www.billytheearlyyears.com/home.htm

It seems weird that the film didn't do better when it came out, but the makers say that maybe it's because of the movie Fireproof. Maybe it was their marketing . . . The dvd release date has not been announced yet.
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Post by cslewislover » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:13 pm

Lol, I posted a little article at the Examiner about the Ray Comfort special edition of The Origin of Species, and it's actually getting hits with some "lively" discussion. If anyone here wants to join in, please do! (LOL, it's getting hits from all over - I'm not used to that! :lol: )

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2510 ... C-and-UCLA

There is a big Intelligent Design vs Evolution debate coming up really soon, with Stephen Meyer/Richard Sterberg, Michael Shermer/Donald Prothero. It's in Beverly Hills on Nov. 30 (I'd like to go, but don't think I will). http://www.americanfreedomalliance.org/ ... /index.htm
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Post by cslewislover » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:07 pm

La Mirada and San Diego, California, some for free. I have tickets for the Meyer event already.

LA MIRADA

May 6

FREE: The Virtues of Capitalism: A Moral Case for Free Markets
with Scott Rae and Austin Hill

May 14
FREE: Signature in the Cell: Stephen Meyer Faces His Critics

May 15
The Cambrian Explosion: The Data Behind Darwin's Dilemma
with Paul Nelson, Rick Sternberg, Doug Axe, Stephen Meyer, John Bloom and more


May 15
The Future of Intelligent Design Luncheon
with the leading thinkers in the movement


SAN DIEGO COUNTY

April 29

FREE: The Certainty of Christ in an Age of Skepticism
with Craig Hazen, John Mark Reynolds, and Tim Muehlhoff

May 6, 13, 20, 27

LECTURE SERIES

with J.P. Moreland, Clay Jones, Fred Sanders, and more!


WORLDWIDE

May 14

LIVE BROADCAST: Signature in the Cell: Stephen Meyer Faces His Critics


FROM OUR FRIENDS

May 2

The Disappearance of Moral Knowledge: How it Happened and What it Means?
With Dallas Willard


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CERTAINTY OF CHRIST IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM

with J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen, John Mark Reynolds, and more!

Economic unrest, war, and fear dominate the air waves. In such a time as this, can we be certain of the truth of Christianity? Is there reason to hope in the midst of doubt and skepticism? Defending the faith is not all about arguments and propositions. Apologetics can give us the assurance to trust in Christ through difficulty and uncertainty. This series will renew our confidence and give us practical tools as we seek to share the hope we have in Jesus in a lost and hurting world.

FREE Kick off: Thursday, April 29
with Craig Hazen, John Mark Reynolds, and Tim Muehlhoff

7 — 9:30 pm
Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Worship Center
639 E. 17th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

then join us for the series…

Speakers include: J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen, Clay Jones, Fred Sanders

Topics include:
Why God Allows Evil
Evidence for the Resurrection
The Case for the Soul
The Reliability of the New Testament


Thursday, May 6 — May 27
7 — 9:30 pm
Emmanuel Faith Community Church, Worship Center
639 E. 17th Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: only $25

Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MORAL KNOWLEDGE: HOW IT HAPPENED AND WHAT IT MEANS
with Dallas Willard

Come hear former Biola Board member and award-winning author and philosopher Dallas Willard give a talk on the meaning and relevance of moral knowledge, how it has been lost in a scientistic culture and what are the possibilities for recovering a shared moral knowledge. This lecture is being hosted by the Psychiatry & Spirituality Forum at UC-Irvine and sponsored by the generous support of Fieldstead & Company.


Sunday, May 2, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
UC-Irvine
Crystal Cove Auditorium inside the Student Center
Cost: FREE!

More info: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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THE VIRTUES OF CAPITALISM: A MORAL CASE FOR FREE MARKETS BOOK RELEASE
with Scott Rae, Ph.D. and Austin Hill, M.A.

Our country's founding fathers took very seriously the selfish, fallen nature of human beings described in Holy Scripture. In a stroke of brilliance, they set up a system of governance and economics that harnessed this sinful nature for the betterment of humankind through competition in branches of government and between economic interests. Today everything seems turned on its head. Have we lost the ideas that undergird the greatest system of government and economics the world has ever seen? Is there hope for the economic well being of our children? Is it moral to be a successful business person? Dr. Scott Rae and Austin Hill will address these news-making concerns, based on their latest book.

Thursday, May 6, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Mayers Auditorium
Biola University
Cost: FREE!

RSVP now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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SIGNATURE IN THE CELL EVENT: STEPHEN MEYER FACES HIS CRITICS

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 are assembling 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 answer 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 in attendance.

Friday, May 14, 7:00 — 10:00 pm

Chase Gymnasium
Biola University
Cost: FREE!

RSVP now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

BROADCAST

If you can't make it to Biola for this supercharged event, you have the opportunity to view it online with a group or at your personal computer!

This exclusive, limited On-Demand format will allow you to watch these videos live or at your convenience.

http://www.apologeticsevents.com


then join us for the conference and luncheon…

THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION: THE DATA BEHIND DARWIN'S DILEMMA
with Paul Nelson, Rick Sternberg, Doug Axe, Stephen Meyer, John Bloom, and more

The “Cambrian Explosion” is one of the most difficult and dynamic counterexamples to Darwinian evolution that the fossil record has ever revealed. We have assembled a group of experts in the field to talk in detail about this “hard evidence” that cannot be easily dismissed by proponents of Darwinism. Most of our speakers are those featured in the DVD “Darwin's Dilemma.” So come and hear the scientists themselves expound upon the data.

Saturday, May 15, 9:00 am — 12:00 pm
Mayers Auditorium
Biola University
Cost: $25

Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com

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THE FUTURE OF INTELLIGENT DESIGN LUNCHEON
with the leading thinkers in the movement

Join the leading lights of the Intelligent Design Movement for a gourmet lunch and an insider's briefing on the recent progress and future prospects of the movement.

Saturday, May 15, 12:30 — 2:30 pm
Café Banquet Room
Biola University
Cost: $15

Register now: http://www.apologeticsevents.com
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Post by cslewislover » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:18 pm

Are Christianity & Science Really in Conflict?
Faith and Science Symposium 2010
October 26-28, Austin, Texas



http://vibrantdance.org/


Welcome to The Vibrant Dance!

More than ever before, recent scientific discovery is both confirming and illuminating our Christian faith. From progressive-creationism to theistic-evolution, including intelligent design, there is a wide spectrum of interpretations of both science and the fact-and-mode of God’s creative activity.

Informed, non-confrontational discourse will be a key to furthering the gospel of Christ and enriching the enterprise of science.

The Vibrant Dance of Faith and Science is a series of symposia and online resources to inspire, equip, and unify the Church to transform cultures.
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Post by August » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:32 pm

This is one I am attending.

http://onguardconference.org/

Denton Bible Church is bringing a powerhouse group of speakers to the Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton area for this year’s apologetics conference entitled, “On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision.” The name of this year’s conference is taken from the title of William Lane Craig’s newest book addressing the subject of apologetics in the local church. Denton Bible Church has invited some of the greatest defenders of the Christian faith to speak at this year’s conference on a wide variety of subjects including the historical reliability of the New Testament, the evidence for the resurrection, scientific challenges to the theory of Evolution, and the battle of Worldviews.

Speakers:
Dr. William Lane Craig (www.reasonablefaith.org)

Dr. J.P. Moreland (www.kingdomtriangle.com)

Sean McDowell (www.seanmcdowell.org)

Dr. Mike Licona (www.risenjesus.com)

Dr. Craig Hazen (www.biola.edu/academics/sas/apologetics/)

Dr. Paul Nelson (www.discovery.org/p/45)
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Post by cslewislover » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:38 pm

Neat, a lot of Biola speakers. Craig Hazen's book, Five Sacred Crossings, is good, I thought; he might be selling it there. I wish I could go to that one in Texas!
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