Conference Schedule

Wednesday, July 11

5:30PM
Doors Open
7:00-8:00PM
Ways of Knowing: How the Bible Speaks to the Whole Person - Jim Leffel
This plenary explores the Bible's teaching on the nature of truth and how we come to know it.  Truth has three dimensions: propositional, practical, and personal.  Each aspect of truth brings God's revealed word into the breadth of human experience and draws Christians to a deep and fulfilling connection with the Lord.
8:30-9:30PM
The Case for the New Testament - Sean McDowell
In this session, Sean presents the historical evidence for how accurately the New Testament has been preserved through history. Even though publicized opinions often claim there is a reason for skepticism, recent findings actually strengthen the case for the reliability and trustworthiness of the Scriptures.

Thursday, July 12

8:30AM
Doors Open
9:30-10:30AM
Did the Apostles Really Die as Martyrs? - Sean McDowell
One of the most common pieces of evidence given to trust the reliability of the apostles is their willingness to die as martyrs. And yet, what is the evidence for their fates? And what about others who have died for their beliefs? In this session, Sean examines the historical evidence for the deaths of the apostles and shows how this powerfully confirms their conviction that Jesus rose from the dead.
11:00-12:00PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00PM
Lunch
2:00-3:00PM
Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:30PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30-7:00PM
Dinner
7:00-8:00PM
Sensing Your Soul - Dennis McCallum
Anyone who claims he or she has never seen anything supernatural has missed something close to home--your own soul. If we can determine that the human soul is real and supersedes the material, what then? Then we are no longer in the realm of that which could even conceivably be the result of Darwinian evolution. Only special creation accounts for the soul.
8:30-9:30PM
In the Beginning - J. Warner Wallace
We live in a universe that came into being from nothing. What could cause all space, time and matter to come into being in such a way? In this session, J. Warner Wallace will establish a template for investigating the universe as a crime scene and then take the first step to examine the evidence demonstrating the existence of God.

Friday, July 13

8:30AM
Doors Open
9:30-10:30AM
Tampering with Evidence - J. Warner Wallace
The universe in which we live appears to be incredibly fine-tuned for the existence of life like ours. What could explain this fine-tuning? Is it an accident? Do the laws of physics demand such fine-tuning? In this session, J. Warner Wallace will describe the incredible fine-tuning of the universe and demonstrate that the best explanation is the creative work of God.
11:00-12:00PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00-2:00PM
Lunch
2:00-3:00PM
Breakout Sessions
3:30-4:30PM
Breakout Sessions
4:30-7:30PM
Dinner
7:30-8:30PM  
Goodness Without God: A Natural Delusion
or a Delusion of Naturalism?
- James Rochford
In this session, we will examine how the existence of objective moral values and duties provides powerful evidence against a naturalistic worldview, carefully analyzing and interacting with the work of some of the top atheistic thinkers on this subject. We will not only explore why theism is a far more compelling explanation of objective morality, but also why it is far more appealing.