2016 Schedule of Monthly Seminars. Follow and Pre-register in Events.
Presenting the 2016 schedule of monthly seminars on Christian Apologetics. This is the combination of theology and biblical studies, philosophy, science. and archaeology. We also call it "E-pologetics". This is our term for Evangelistic Apologetics with a missional and relational aspect. (Here “missional” refers to Jesus's Great Commission in Matthew 28:19). The seminars come in two broad categories that rotate by month:
1) "Big Idea" seminars focus on a broad range of general apologetics taking place, in the odd months.
2) "Legacy" seminars focus on the teachings of Islam and related apologetics, in the even months.
All seminars are on the 3rd or 4th Saturday from 1-4:30pm. Each seminar features two or more presenters who are knowledgeable in their chosen subject and exceptional communicators—sometimes scholars and/or pastors but often ordinary Christians like you and me who are up for the challenge and aspire to serve the Lord in this way. We believe apologetics is biblical, really interesting, and essential for evangelism in today’s culture, as well as for developing a confident faith within a robust Christian worldview. However, you do not have to be a Christian to attend and participate. Please plan to participate and invite a friend as well.
1. To provide a consistent supply of intellectually and culturally relevant topics for the community.
2. To offer regular opportunities for both expert and amateur Christian thinkers to present ideas.
3. To stimulate interest and competence in e-pologetics and theology in Detroit-area churches.
4. To create intellectual “watering holes” that will attract thinking people into conversation.
*Pre-register in Events for $12. Cost at the door (unregistered) = $25
2016 Monthly Schedule
January 23: The New Homosexuality and Gay Marriage: Their history and their future in America. How should Christians think about them? How should we relate? –Dan Kersey and Marc Bayne
February 20 (Legacy): “No Compulsion?”–Violence and Force in Religion, a Comparative Analysis of Christianity and Islam. –Steve Schlichter, Wissam Al-Aethawi and Jim Walker
March 19: “E-pologetics”–not just a head game. What it is and why it is biblical, valuable and necessary for evangelism in today’s culture? –Chris Samuel and Tremayne Terrell
April 23: (Legacy): 1) The Trinity Paradox: Does it make sense and can we explain it to Muslims? 2) The Atonement: Is it necessary? –Ken Bresser and (Jeff Smith)
May 21: 1) Was Jesus a Legend? The selflessness of Jesus as an apologetic; 2) The Bible as Literature: A narrative-based apologetic to the NT. Tom Gilson and (David Smith)
June 23-24: Legacy Conference, Grand Rapids, MI. Get Info and Register Here
July 16: “Meet the Skeptic”–Four kinds of skeptics–Spiritual, Moral, Scientific, and Biblical. How to approach them and handle their objections. –Kim Carlson and Scott Cherry
August 20: (Legacy) Have We Corrupted the Bible? Muslim Idiom Translations and their threat to the integrity of the Scriptures and doctrine. Adam Simnowitz and Sam Alvarado
September 17: God and Mythology –1) Does God Exist? 2) Is Christianity a Myth? The arguments for God and the historicity of Christianity. Jonathan Swift and (Ben Smith)
October 22 (Legacy): Created Equal? 1) The Ethics of Slavery in Religion. 2) Women in Islam. Do Islam and/or Christianity justify inequality? Steve Schlichter and Paula Harris
Novmber 19: In the Beginning was the Logos–Math and Logic as Evidence for God and the Order of Reality. Scott Cherry and Clever Mathematicians yet to be identified.
*Registration and Cost: See all future seminars and pre-register in Events for $12. Cost at the door (unregistered) = $25