Those who have insight will shine brightly, like the brightness of the expanse of heaven,
and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars, forever and ever.
Friday, October 23rd – Arguments for God from Science
|6:00 – 6:45 PM||Has Science Buried God?||Dr. John Lennox|
|7:00 – 7:45 PM||How Four-Year-Olds Grasp Design Better Than Most Biology Professors||Dr. Douglas Axe|
|8:00 – 8:45 PM||Genetic / Biological Truth & Myth||Dr. Michael Behe|
Saturday, October 24th – The Reliability of God’s Word
|9:00 -9:45 AM||Evidence from Archaeology||Dr. Titus Kennedy|
|10:00 – 10:45 AM||The Reliability of the Gospels||Dr. Mike Licona|
|11:00 – 11:45 AM||Tactical Faith||Prof. Greg Koukl|
Sunday, October 25th – Logos: God’s Final Word
|5:30 – 6:15 PM||Cold Case Christianity||Prof. J. Warner Wallace|
|6:30 – 7:15 PM||Is Christianity the Only Way?||Dr. Frank Turek|
|7:30 – 8:30 PM||“The Wrap” Panel||Panel Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Dr. Frank Turek|
Speakers and Presentations
Dr. John Lennox
Dr. John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, is an internationally renowned speaker on the interface of science, philosophy and religion. He regularly teaches at many academic institutions, is Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum and has written a series of books exploring the relationship between science and Christianity.
He studied at the Royal School Armagh, Northern Ireland and was Exhibitioner and Senior Scholar at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University from which he took his MA, MMath and PhD. He worked for many years in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales in Cardiff which awarded him a DSc for his research. He also holds an MA and DPhil from Oxford University (by incorporation) and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey. He was a Senior Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Würzburg and Freiburg in Germany.
He has lectured extensively in North America, Eastern and Western Europe and Australasia on mathematics, the philosophy of science and the intellectual defence of Christianity. He has written a number of books on the interface between science, philosophy and theology. These include God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? (2009), God and Stephen Hawking, a response to The Grand Design (2011), Gunning for God, on the new atheism (2011), and Seven Days that Divide the World, on the first chapters of Genesis (2011). He has also written a number of books exploring biblical themes, including Against the Flow (2015), on the topic of Daniel, Determined to Believe? (2017), on the the subject of free will and God’s sovereignty, Joseph (2019), on the story in Genesis, and the ‘Key Bible Concepts’ series, co–written with David Gooding (in the 1990s). His most recent titles are Have no Fear (2018), on evangelism today, Can Science Explain Everything? (2019), on the relationship between science and Christianity, and the six–part ‘Quest for Reality and Significance’ series co–written by David Gooding (2018–9). Furthermore, in addition to over seventy published mathematical papers, he is the co–author of two research level texts in algebra in the Oxford Mathematical Monographs series.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, John Lennox will not join us live but will be presenting at the conference in a session specially recorded just for INSIGHT is 20/20.https://www.johnlennox.org/
Dr. Douglas Axe
Dr. Douglas Axe is the Maxwell Professor of Molecular Biology at Biola University, the founding Director of Biologic Institute—a scientific research organization partnered with Discovery Institute in Seattle—and the founding editor of the peer-reviewed science journal BIO-Complexity. He’s the author of the award-winning book Undeniable—How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed, and co-author (with Jay Richards and William Briggs) of the newly released book The Price of Panic—How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe.
After a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Caltech PhD, Dr. Axe held research scientist positions at the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Centre in Cambridge. His work and ideas have been featured in many scientific journals, including the Journal of Molecular Biology, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Nature, in such books as Signature in the Cell and Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen Meyer and Life’s Solution by Simon Conway Morris, and in popular media ranging from The New York Times and Newsweek to The Gospel Coalition website.https://www.discovery.org/p/axe/
Dr. Michael J. Behe
Dr. Michael J. Behe is Professor of Biological Sciences at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Behe’s current research involves delineation of design and natural selection in protein structures.
In his career he has authored over 40 technical papers and two books, Darwin’s Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution and The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, which argue that living system at the molecular level are best explained as being the result of deliberate intelligent design. The books have been reviewed by the New York Times, Nature, Philosophy of Science, Christianity Today, and many other periodicals. Darwin’s Black Box has sold over 250,000 copies and was internationally reviewed in over one hundred publications. Both National Review and World magazine named it as one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century.
Behe has presented and debated his work at major universities throughout North America and England.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, Michael Behe will not join us live but will be presenting at the conference in a session specially recorded just for INSIGHT is 20/20.https://michaelbehe.com/
Dr. Titus Kennedy
Dr. Titus Kennedy is an archaeologist working primarily with sites and materials related to the Bible, predominantly from the Bronze Age through the Roman period. His fieldwork includes archaeological excavations and surveys at numerous sites in the Middle East and the Americas, and artifact research at museums all over the world.
Titus received his doctorate in Biblical Archaeology from the University of South Africa, two MA degrees in Near Eastern Archaeology and Biblical Archaeology from the University of Toronto and the University of South Africa, and a BA from Biola University. His archaeological interests include Biblical Archaeology, the interplay between ancient documents and the archaeological record, and the similarities between civilizations of antiquity.
Titus teaches courses on archaeology and the ancient world as an adjunct professor, works as a researcher and consultant on media and curriculum projects, and has published numerous articles dealing with archaeology and the Bible.
Dr. Mike Licona
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1961, Dr. Mike Licona became a Christian at the age of 10 and grew up in a Christian home. He attended Liberty University where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance (Saxophone). During his undergraduate studies, he had a strong desire to know God, devoting himself to studying the Bible daily. He decided to learn Koine Greek in order to read the New Testament in its original language and later completed a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies.
Toward the end of his graduate work in 1985, Mike began to question the veracity of his faith and wondered if there was any evidence to support it. He decided not to go into Christian ministry at that time. Finding answers to his questions consumed him and he almost jettisoned his faith. He investigated the evidence for Christianity and a number of other major world religions. He also considered the arguments for atheism. His investigation solidified his belief that God exists and that he has actually revealed himself to mankind in Jesus Christ and that the Christian view provides the most plausible and unified theory of reality.
In July of 1997, Mike formed TruthQuest Ministries in order to give an official name to his growing ministry and to allow future donors to make tax-deductible gifts. In October 2001, the ministry was renamed “RisenJesus” in order to avoid confusion with other ministries named “TruthQuest” and more closely reflect its vision of equipping 100,000 Christians to share their faith using the evidence for Jesus’ resurrection.
Mike has a Ph.D. in New Testament (University of Pretoria). He completed all requirements “with distinction” and the highest marks. He is a frequent speaker on university campuses, churches, Christian groups, retreats, frequently debates, and has appeared as a guest on dozens of radio and television programs. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Societies, the Institute for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the prestigious Studitorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Mike is associate professor in theology at Houston Baptist University and the president of Risen Jesus, Inc.
Mike is married to Debbie and they have two grown children, Alexandra and Zachary.
Dr. Greg Koukl
Prof. Greg Koukl started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg’s speaking and writing is that Christianity—if it’s properly understood and properly communicated—makes the most sense of the world as we find it.
Greg has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.” He’s debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television on Lee Strobel’s “Faith Under Fire.” An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books, including The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between; Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family radio and has been interviewed for CBN and the BBC. He’s been quoted in Christianity Today, the U.S. News & World Report, and the L.A. Times.
Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.https://www.str.org/training/speakers/greg-koukl/
Prof. J. Warner Wallace
Prof. J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an adjunct professor of apologetics at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University) and Southern Evangelical Seminary, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner became a Christ-follower at the age of thirty-five after investigating the claims of the New Testament gospels using his skill set as a detective. He eventually earned a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary.
J. Warner has appeared on television and radio, explaining the role that evidence plays in the Christian definition of “faith” and defending the historicity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and the truth of the Christian worldview. Jim also speaks at churches, retreats and camps as he seeks to help people become confident Christian case makers. J. Warner’s book, Cold-Case Christianity, provides readers with ten principles of cold case investigations and utilizes these principles to examine the reliability of the gospel eyewitness accounts. In God’s Crime Scene, he investigates eight pieces of evidence in the universe to make the case for God’s existence. In Forensic Faith, J. Warner makes the case for a more reasonable, evidential Christian faith.
J. Warner’s professional investigative work has received national recognition; his cases have been featured more than any other detective on NBC’s Dateline, and his work has also appeared on CourtTV and Fox News. He also appears on television as an investigative consultant (most recently on truTV) and had a role in God’s Not Dead 2, making the case for the historicity of Jesus. J. Warner was awarded the Police and Fire Medal of Valor “Sustained Superiority” Award for his continuing work on cold-case homicides, and the CopsWest Award after solving a 1979 murder. Relying on over two decades of investigative experience, J. Warner provides his readers and audiences with the tools they will need to investigate the claims of Christianity and make a convincing case for the truth of the Christian worldview.https://coldcasechristianity.com/j-warner-wallace-christian-apologist-and-author/
Dr. Frank Turek
Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.
Frank hosts an hour-long TV program each week called I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist that is broadcast Wednesday nights on DirecTV Channel 378 (NRBTV). His radio program called CrossExamined with Frank Turek airs on 186 stations every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. eastern and is available continuously on the free CrossExamined App.
Frank is a widely featured guest in the media as a leading apologetics expert and cultural commentator. He has appeared on hundreds of radio programs and many top TV programs including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith Under Fire, and Politically Incorrect. He also writes a column for Townhall.com and several other sites.
A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.https://crossexamined.org/dr-frank-turek/
Q & A Panel
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