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.
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, and Dan Conder. We will be examining the relationship between Christianity and human culture, ethics, politics, race, warfare and much more.
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.”
“Pro-life 101: A case for life.”
“Christianity, War and Pacifism”
“Responding to Postmodernism and Relativism”
“Active Compassion: The Connection Between Church and Community”
“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
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. A detailed schedule and more information are available at www.evidenceforchristianity.org.
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
Illuminations Publishers International have begun to make John Oakes’ books available on e-books. Many of you have shared that you would like to Dr. Oakes work on e-books. Now is your chance. Six of Dr. Oakes’ eight books are now available as e-books. To purchase one go to www.ipibooks.com.
Dr. John Oakes gave a lesson 4/17/2013 in San Diego on the Christian doctrine of baptism. The class includes a brief history of teachings about baptism. Notes and power point are attached. Baptism: In Christ PPT Baptism: In Christ notes Baptism In Christ Audio
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