A historic event is coming to the Lower Mainland. Apologetics.com and Ethos, a young adult ministry, are collaborating with ministries, universities, seminaries and churches to present “Believers Thinking, Thinkers Believing,” the first Apologetics Canada Conference. Coquitlam Alliance Church will host the event March 4-5.
Confirmed speakers include Greg Koukl, Craig Hazen, Steven Collins, John Mark Reynolds, Paul Chamberlain, Andy Steiger, Jon Morrison, Chris Price, Harry Edwards, Lindsay Brooks, Steve Tsai, Dan Martin and Mikel Del Rosario.
Seminar topics will include: Answering the New Atheists, Confirming the Bible through Archeology, Evidence for the Resurrection, the War of Worldviews, Evidence for God, and Why Suffering?
Apologetics is based on 1 Peter 3:15, which tells Christians to always give an apologia, a defence of the Christian faith. Apologetics means to defend, discuss and show what faith is and how it is to be lived out. It is not apologizing nor arguing. It’s about Christians knowing what they believe and why, and learning how to share it by everything they say and do.
Apologetics is not a new trend but a Christian tradition. It has been a basic task of Christians for millennia. But it is even more important today, in what R.C. Sproul has called the most anti-intellectual period in the history of the church.
In The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis writes, “Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered.”
For more information and to register: www.apologeticscanadaconference.ca