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How To Read the Bible “Literally” Are Christians bumpkins for reading the Bible “literally”? We are often ridiculed for understanding the Bible in a way that defies 21st century sensibilities, but what are the guidelines for interpreting it in the first place? This session will demonstrate how skeptics really don’t understand what they are asking. Scriptural…

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The 4 Kinds of Skepticism (and how to engage them) Have you ever tried to memorize a bunch of answers for your skeptical friends only to have them brush aside your responses by raising more objections? There is a better way to engage skeptics than hopelessly chasing down all their objections. Bill’s book, Meet The…

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True For ME Moral relativism is the default “ethic” of our culture. It contends that reality is merely a blank canvas on which individuals project their preferences–truth is what is true for me. But can we liberate society by getting rid of absolute truth? In this session you’ll become familiar with the two kinds of truth…

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Reframing the “Faith vs. Science” Debate The discussion surrounding our origins is usually framed as “faith vs. science” as if each is independent of the other. Science is perceived as objective and fact-based while faith is not only internal and subjective but even destructive to scientific inquiry. The goal of this presentation is to expose…

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Rich, Poor, & Utopia Social justice, the “1%” vs. the “99%,” the war on poverty, and paying one’s “fair share” – what does the Bible have to say about these concepts? Does it give us insight into the validity of economic theories such as Socialism and Capitalism? Which one is the most Godly system for…

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Is Spirituality Enough? Can being “spiritual” or “religious” provide the eternal freedom humanity desires? Many people want to get to heaven (or a mystical destination of their choosing) through their own efforts. But can flawed individuals attain a perfected existence on their own? Find out in this session why the “narrow road” is a more merciful…

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How Can You Defend God in the Old Testament? One of the first biblical targets for a skeptic are God’s enigmatic commands in the Old Testament. Is God cruel and malicious? Does he sanction the subjugation of people? What about those odd laws concerning “clean” and “unclean,” and other strange social instructions? Get a better…

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6 Reasons Why 6 Days Makes Sense Few subjects generate more passion among believers and non-believers alike than Genesis 1. Does it really matter how we understand the six days of creation as long as we believe that God did it?  Absolutely. Is the Young-earth position scientifically valid? Is the Old-earth position theologically tenable? Does the…

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the Buzz vs. the Bible The Bible can be difficult to defend in a brief exchange. Many take for granted that it is a man-made book because they believe the hearsay (buzz) of the secular culture rather than inspecting it for themselves. This session is not the typical survey of biblical objections. Rather, it steps back…

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1o Reasons That Refute Man-Made Climate Change The green movement has become a powerful cultural influence promoted with religious fervor. Its dogma is popularized by media, Hollywood, and national governments. But how much of it is based on observation versus models and agendas? These sessions will articulate the difference between God-ordained environmental stewardship and religious…

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Answering the ‘Isms There are so many different religions (‘isms) out there, are they all saying pretty much the same thing? How can Christians prepare for an exchange with someone of another faith and what questions should they ask to be the ones evangelizing rather than being evangelized. This is a quick survey of 3-4…

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