What is Apologetics?
What it is and why it’s important
RFT 2011: Bethinking National Apologetics Day Conference
When: Saturday 22nd October 2011 from 10.00am to 5.30pm (Doors open at 09.30am)
Where: Westminster Chapel, Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6BS
What: Bethinking National Apologetics Day Conference
"Countering the New Atheism"
THE CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO ALL (STUDENT RATE AVAILABLE)
Opening and closing lectures from William Lane Craig
For full programme, session titles and speaker details, see below.
Cost: Ł20 (Students Ł10 with valid ID)
09.30 Doors Open
10.00 Welcome and Introduction
10.10 William Lane Craig “Deconstructing New Atheist Objections to the Arguments for God”
11.00 Question and Answer Session
11.20 Mid-Session Break
11.45 John Lennox “Stephen Hawking and The Grand Design”
12.35 Question and Answer Session
13.00 LUNCH (bring your own or use local cafes / shops)
13.50 Peter J. Williams “The Old Testament & the New Atheists”
14.30 Question and Answer Session
14.45 Gary Habermas “The Resurrection Evidence that Changed a Generation of Scholars”
15.25 Question and Answer Session
15.40 Mid-Session Break
16.00 William Lane Craig “The Apologetic Task”
16.45 Question and Answer Session
17.00 Panel Questions & Discussion (WLC, JL?, PJW, GH)
William Lane Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, California and is one of the world’s leading defenders of Christianity. Craig will provide the opening and closing lectures on evidence for God and the place of apologetics in the Church.
John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and Fellow in Mathematics and the Philosophy of Science. He will speak on Science and the Origins of the Universe, responding to Stephen Hawking’s book The Grand Design.
Gary Habermas is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy at Liberty University, Virginia and will speak on the evidence for the resurrection of Christ.
Peter J Williams is Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and an authority in Old and New Testament Studies. He will speak on the New Atheist attack on the Old Testament.
The Reasonable Faith Tour was sponsored by the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF), Premier Christian Radio and The Damaris Trust.