Kedron Jones (ARS Board Member) taught a class entitled, “The Moral Question of Abortion” at the 2013 ICEC at San Diego State University. The emphasis of the class was to clarify the abortion debate by focusing on the debates key question, “What is the unborn?” Kedron argued that from the earliest stages of development, the unborn are distinct, living and whole human beings and because the unborn are humans they have value simply because of the kind of thing they are, not because of some acquired property they may gain or lose during their lifetime. The Moral Question of Abortion PPT Moral Question of Abortion Notes
Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity and Bioethics at the 2013 ICEC at San Diego State University. The class includes a discussion of the various technologies which we can assume will be coming in the fairly near future. John proposes the kinds of technologies Christians should embrace and those which they should consider opposing. Compassion, the desire to relieve suffering and the concept of responsible spiritual stewardship can guide wise choices, while the push to enhance human abilities beyond the “natural” present problems. Christianity and Bioethics Notes Christianity and Bioethics PPT
Dr. John Oakes taught a class titled Christianity in a Postmodern World at the 2013 ICEC at San Diego State University. He proposes a rational Christian response to both the good and the bad which comes with postmodern thinking. The class covers the history of modernism and why it was replaced by postmodernism, as well as a brief bio of the major influences in the movement as well as suggesting both the strengths and weaknesses of the postmodern mood. Christianity in a Postmodern World Notes Christianity in a Postmodern World PPT
We are excited to announce our seventh annual International Christian Evidence Conference: Christianity and Culture. The conference will be in San Diego June 14-16. Teachers will include Guy Hammond, Dr. John Oakes, Dr. Dyron Daughrity, Joey Harris, Kedron Jones, Robert Carrillo, Todd Spath, Jennifer Konzen and Dan Conder. We will be examining the relationship between Christianity and human culture, ethics, politics, race, warfare and much more. All classes will be at San Diego State University or at the Mission Center of Hope, both of which are easily accessible by trolley from the hotel. We will be making available a group rate for housing at the conference.
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2013 International Christian Evidence Conference
Christianity and Culture
June 14-16 San Diego, California
We are excited to announce registration is open for our seventh annual International Christian Evidence Conference. The theme of the conference this year is Christianity and Culture. We want to ask and to suggest answers to the questions where Christian life and teaching interacts with the broader culture.
The conference this year is at San Diego State University in San Diego California. The dates are Friday-Sunday June 14-16. The cost for registration is $70 for the entire conference or $40 for those who can only come on Saturday. The Saturday night banquet will be $12.
Dr. Dyron Daughrity Pepperdine University Malibu, California
Guy Hammond Evangelist Halifax, Nova Scotia
Dr. John Oakes Grossmont College, President ARS
Robert Carrillo Evangelist, San Diego
Dan Conder Board Member, ARS
Kedron Jones Board Member, ARS
“Beyond Theoretical Rhetoric and Political Battles: The Church’s Response to Homosexuality.”
“The Moral Question of Abortion.”
“Christianity, War and Pacifism”
“Responding to Postmodernism and Relativism”
“Christianity and Bioethics”
“The Intolerance of Tolerance”
“A History of Christianity and Culture”
“The Myths and Realities of Same-Sex Attractions”
“Christianity and Race”
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION TOPICS:
Politics and Christianity,
Stem Cell Research, In Vitro Fertilization, etc.
Mental Health and Christianity
Environmentalism and Christianity
Sin and Genetics
Christian Response to Addiction
John Oakes did a class on church history in Panama City, Panama June 8, 2013. The power point is mostly in Spanish, with some English and the outline is in English. Historia de la Iglesia PPT Church History Notes
The essay below if by Randy Hroziencik, a student in our Apologetics Certificate program (see the link on the front page of the site). It is a follow-up to another essay (referred to as essay #2) in which he answered a request to write a defense of atheism. Thanks to Randy for permission to publish this essay.
John Oakes wrote this article three years ago, but for some reason it never got published at the site. This article was written to prepare for a forum on evolution of the same title. A DVD of the debate is available at www.ipibooks.com Four Chrsitian Views of Evolution
One of our ARS Apologetics Certificate students, Randy Hroziencik, submitted a paper on fideism which many will find helpful, so we are publishing it. Thanks, Randy. Fideism
Dr. John Oakes taught a lesson recently on discipling. This is not a Christian evidence topic, obviously, but we thought some of our website users might be interested. Discipling PPT Discipling Notes Discipling audio
ARS sponsored a class intended to help us to understand Islam. The teachers were Dan Conder and Dr. John Oakes. The class was 5/4/2013 in Gardena, CA. See below for class outline and more information. Apologetics and Islam notes Apologetics and Islam PPT
POST-CLASS SURVEY: http://ow.ly/kF88L