Sunday, September 14, 2008
The National Conference on Christian Apologetics is holding a meeting of what is described as the "nation's leading Christian apologists" at Hickory Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 7th and 8th. The theme of the conference is, "A Summit On Defense of the Biblical Worldview."
Christian apologetics is the discipline which deals with a rational defense of Christianity. Our term, "apologetics" comes from the Greek word apologia, which means "to give a reason or defense." It has nothing to do with saying, "I'm sorry."
-The National Conference on Christian Apologetics
Among the speakers will be Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family; Chuck Colson of Breakpoint and Prison Fellowship Ministries; Dinesh D'Souza, author and former senior policy analyst during the Reagan administration; and Lee Strobel, a journalist and author of such books The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator. That certainly is quite a lineup of rationalists to field in defense of Christianity.
Sessions will be offered on various subjects, including
... the trustworthiness and authenticity of the Bible, the resurrection, and ancient evidence for the life of Christ, absolute truth, and why it matters; discuss Creation vs. evolution; overcome spiritual doubts; reach skeptics with the Gospel; provide a Christian response to Islam; answer atheism / agnosticism; provide a Christian response to cults, a Christian response to the occult and respond to popular media themes related to the Christian faith [such as popular books like The God Delusion and Misquoting Jesus], and more.Oh, yes. There's one more notable speaker: William Dembski. Funny, I didn't see where one of the subjects was going to be science. It can't be that session on "Creation vs. evolution." We know that Intelligent Design isn't creationism because the Discovery Institute tells us so.
Gee, I wonder what kind of apologetics Wild Bill will be discussing.