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In a world of pandemics, violence, civil unrest, natural disasters, and utter confusion, how can we believe in and uphold the truth and goodness of Christianity? Join world-class scholars at FBC Rock Hill, in Rock Hill, SC, for the 28th annual SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics as we become more equipped to defend the truth and goodness of the Gospel in a dark and confused world. For questions, call (704) 847-5600 x201

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Thursday, April 7
 

7:00pm EDT

Pre-Event (add-on ticket required) – Engage and Equip: A Christian Conversation about Extraterrestrial Phenomena
There’s no shortage of beliefs and theories about extraterrestrial life. People everywhere are looking for honest answers to questions surrounding UFOs (now officially called unidentified aerial phenomena or UAP), life on other planets, and space travel. How do we address these questions with the knowledge derived from our Christian faith? Join us for a compelling evening where we’ll explore these controversial topics with three qualified scholars and then invite the audience to participate in open Q&A.  

Brian Huffling
What are the most likely and common explanations for unexplained aerial phenomena? How do we assess secret technology, the extraterrestrial hypothesis, the interdimensional hypothesis, and the demonic hypothesis? Dr. Brian Huffling will provide an examination of UAP, arguing that only a small percentage of the reports are truly unidentified objects. He will explain how the various explanations for UAP relate to the Christian faith.

Hugh Ross
In the last couple of decades, advancing technology has allowed us to learn more about our universe than ever before. Scientists have discovered thousands of planets orbiting stars other than the Sun, and this knowledge has led to even more questions. Are these planets habitable? Does life exist on any of them? How far can humans travel through space? How do we learn more? Dr. Hugh Ross will unpack these questions while providing the latest data on the plausibility of habitability and space exploration. 

Fazale Rana
The laws of physics rule out interstellar travel across the universe’s vast distances, making it unlikely that any life-forms are visitors from another star system. But isn’t this conclusion valid only for life as we know it? What if the aliens are different forms of life that we have yet to discover? Dr. Fazale Rana will offer technical reasons why any putative physical life in the universe must be based on water and carbon and why it must be just like life here on Earth.


Speakers
avatar for Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross

President, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Astrophysicist Hugh Ross is founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization that researches and communicates how discoveries about nature harmonize with the words of the Bible. His books include Weathering Climate Change, The Creator and the Cosmos, and Improbable Pl... Read More →
avatar for Brian Huffling

Brian Huffling

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Brian is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology and the Director of the Ph.D. program at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has taught at The Art Institute of Charlotte, Arborbrook Christian Academy, and also teaches at Apologia. His BA is from Lee University in History with... Read More →
avatar for Fazale Rana

Fazale Rana

VP of Research & Apologetics, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is VP of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific support for Christianity. His books include Humans 2.0, Thinking about Evolution, and Fit for a Purpose.



Thursday April 7, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Worship Center
 
Friday, April 8
 

9:00am EDT

Should You Follow Your Heart?
For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Turek

Frank Turek

President, SES Alum & Adjunct Professor, CrossExamined.org
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... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Worship Center

9:55am EDT

Developing Gentleness and Respect in Evangelism
1 Peter 3:15 exhorts all Christians to always be ready to share good reasons for their faith and hope in Christ with gentleness and respect. The building of gentleness and respect in one’s witness to achieve productive evangelism requires 1) a commitment to develop a broad spectrum of good reasons for one’s Christian faith, 2) a commitment to share those reasons on a regular basis, 3) a focus on developing all the fruits of the Holy Spirit, 4) showing hospitality, active listening, and compassion, 5) developing skills in asking questions that reveal spiritual needs, 6) listening to feedback from fellow believers and non-believers about where one’s gentleness and respect can be improved, and 7) developing awareness of cultural barriers and developing skills in overcoming cultural barriers.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross

President, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Astrophysicist Hugh Ross is founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization that researches and communicates how discoveries about nature harmonize with the words of the Bible. His books include Weathering Climate Change, The Creator and the Cosmos, and Improbable Pl... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 9:55am - 10:45am EDT
Worship Center

10:45am EDT

Break (Visit our exhibitors on the main floor and the third floor)
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Friday April 8, 2022 10:45am - 11:10am EDT

10:45am EDT

"Norm Geisler: Not Qualified" Documentary Film
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Friday April 8, 2022 10:45am - 4:30pm EDT
Rm 324

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1A – How Can Jesus Be the Only Way? Plus Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Frank Turek

Frank Turek

President, SES Alum & Adjunct Professor, CrossExamined.org
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... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Worship Center

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1B – Fit for a Purpose
The anthropic principle—which describes the fine-tuning of the constants of physics—stands as one of the most provocative discoveries in astrophysics and is used to make the case that the universe has been designed for a purpose. If the anthropic principle evinces a Creator’s role in the origin and design of the universe, it prompts the question: does the anthropic principle extend beyond physics and astronomy to include chemistry and biochemistry? This presentation makes the case that anthropic coincidences abound in the structure and function of biochemical systems. As it turns out, biochemical systems appear to be fine-tuned, possessing the just-right properties that make them uniquely and ideally fit for life.

Speakers
avatar for Fazale Rana

Fazale Rana

VP of Research & Apologetics, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is VP of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific support for Christianity. His books include Humans 2.0, Thinking about Evolution, and Fit for a Purpose.


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
The Apex

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1C – The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament as an Apologetic
Demonstrating that the way New Testament writers used the Old Testament supports the unity of the Bible.

Speakers
avatar for Melton Winstead

Melton Winstead

Assistant Professor of New Testament & Dean of Students, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Dr. Mel Winstead teaches in the Biblical Studies Dept. at Southern Evangelical Seminary and also pastors Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Marshville, NC.


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 302/304

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1D – The False Gospel of Social Justice
The cry for 'social justice' is louder than ever and comes increasingly not just from the political left, but also the right. Should Christians adopt "compassionate conservative" policies of big government solutions to help the poor? What exactly is meant by social justice? Is social justice the same as Biblical justice? What should we know about reality to help the poor as Jesus commands? Come to this session to find out.

Speakers
avatar for Bernard James Mauser

Bernard James Mauser

Adjunct Professor, SES Alum, Southern Evangelical Seminary
I have been married to Amber since 2003 and we have six beautiful children (one in heaven). I became a Christian in 1999 after trying to refute Christianity. After finding out it is true, I went on for my first Masters at Southern Evangelical Seminary (in Christian Apologetics) and... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 308

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1E – Apologetics, Evangelism, Discipleship, and the Battle for Your Soul
Are you aware of the enemy’s strategy to twist your thinking about apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship? What are the most common tactics the enemy employs in these disciplines to weaken our faith and dilute our witness? The Bible teaches that the enemy, “…prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). If apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship are critical disciplines for every Christian, then we ought to know how the enemy seeks to sabotage us in these areas. It’s time for us to better understand, like the men of Issachar, the times in which we live and know what we should do. Come and learn, and then teach these principles to the next generation.

Speakers
avatar for David Geisler

David Geisler

President, SES Alum & Adjunct Professor, Norm Geisler International Ministries
David currently serves as the president and co-founder of Norm Geisler International Ministries (www.NGIM.org). He teaches as an adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Veritas International University. He has been involved in church and para-church ministry for over... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 315

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1F – Persevering Through Persecution
Is God finished with America? Is America finished with God? What does the Bible say about persecution of the church and how we as Christians ought to live in the midst of our current world? In this session we will explore what the Bible says regarding preparing to live out our faith in a post-Christian culture according to the Scriptures: Persevering through persecution with understanding, joy and contentment. You don't want to miss this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Garofalo

Steven Garofalo

President, SES Alum, Reason For Truth
Steven Garofalo is a dynamic speaker, author and the President of the ReasonForTruth.org, EquippedAcademy.Com and host of the Reason For Truth Podcast and YouTube Channels. As a dynamic and engaging communicator Steven appeals to both the heart and mind. See more about Reason For... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 316

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1G – Walking Right Side Up In an Upside Down World
In the world you will have tribulation, so why are we surprised at the course of events. The New Testament gives us a clear understanding of how to walk right side up in this upside-down world.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Ciervo

Ray Ciervo

Director, SES Alum, Ray Ciervo Ministries
Ray Ciervo holds an M.A. and D.Min. in apologetics from SES. He has pastored, taught Bible college, and holds seminars and conferences regularly in NJ. He helps the church strengthen their faith and witness to declare the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 317

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1H – Christianity and Slavery
Christianity is often called a "slave" religion. But the fact is very different. Although there were Christian slaveowners, slavery at its core is incompatible with Christianity. In this session, Dr. H.C. Felder will show how slavery was tolerated since the dawn of man through various cultures and religions and how Christianity set the foundation for the abolition of slavery world-wide.

Speakers
avatar for H.C. Felder

H.C. Felder

Founder, SES Alum, Giving An Answer
Dr. H.C. Felder is a former atheist and NASA Software Engineer. After becoming a believer and being exposed to the truth of Christianity, he has dedicated his life to sharing that truth with others through his ministry Giving An Answer.  He has an undergraduate degree in Computer... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 318

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1I – Why is Christianity Good and not Bad for the World?
Christianity is now (similar to the early church) charged by many in the west to not only be headless, but also heartless and harmful for the world. As part of "rhetorical apologetics," we need to emphasize ethos and not just logos in showing the goodness as well as the truth of Christianity. By appealing to a broadly accepted set of objective values and goods in the western world that made it great, Christianity is shown to be demonstratively good for civilization. Further, this goodness is best explained by causation from not merely correlation to Christianity. Jesus is the ground for logic and love.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Miller

Corey Miller

President/CEO, Ratio Christi
Corey Miller (PhD, Aberdeen) is President/CEO of Ratio Christi: Campus Apologetics Alliance. He grew up in Utah as a seventh generation Mormon before coming to Christ. He's been a pastor, a professor (Purdue and Indiana Universities) of philosophy and comparative religions, and campus... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 319

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1J – Scriptural Womanhood in the Twenty-First Century
This talk deals with the importance of careful Bible study in understanding the roles of men and women as God ordained in the family and church. Christians authors and teachers who attempt to accommodate the gender ideology of our present culture inadvertently violate the foundations of our faith and human identity found in Genesis One and Two. This talk hopes to prove that making these roles interchangeable eviscerates God’s design and devalues masculinity and femininity.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Hale

Nora Hale

Former Dean of Women, SES Alum, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Nora Hale is a graduate of SES. After graduation she served as Dean of Women developing a women’s ministry certificate to encourage seminary wives of men preparing for ministry to be equipped in apologetics and Bible study methods. Nora is a wife, mother and grandmother, taking... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 320

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1K – Why Apologetics Is Personal: Keeping Human Dignity at the Heart of Defending the Faith
A consideration of apologetics through the lens of Thomistic personalism's emphasis on human dignity and its related self-determination. Thomistic personalism will be explained and applied to apologetic method.

Speakers
avatar for T.J. Gentry

T.J. Gentry

Executive Editor & Executive Vice-President, SES Ph.D. Student, MoralApologetics.com & BellatorChristi.com
Dr. T. J. Gentry is the Senior minister at First Christian Church in West Frankfort, IL, where he lives with his wife and five children. T. J. has been in Christian ministry since 1984, having served as a youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, Christian school teacher and principal... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 321

11:10am EDT

Breakout 1L – Engaging Muslims in Gospel Conversations
It’s exciting to know that Christ is currently using the global Church and the power of the gospel to transform the Islamic world. Yet widespread confusion and fear of Islam exists within the American church. In this session we will examine the biblical basis for pre-evangelism and how Christians can overcome these problems and effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ by (1) asking clarifying questions. (2) recognizing various Quranic barriers, and (3) how to keep the conversation moving towards the reality of Jesus.

Speakers
avatar for Olin D. Giles

Olin D. Giles

Islamic Outreach, SES Alum, Tactical Evangelism
Olin is a native of South Carolina and grew up in a Christian home, but did not come to know Christ as his personal Savior until later on in life. After graduating high school in 1983 with no further plans of continuing his education, it became evident that God had other plans. On... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 323

11:10am EDT

Spanish 1 – ¿Es la Biblia sexista?
Esta conferencia responde a los argumentos que intentan desacreditar la Biblia como machista y/o sexista.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Valdes

Juan Valdes

Speaker/ Writer, SES Alum, Reasons for Hope
Juan is an apologist and SES alumni. He engages in apologetics in both English and Spanish--in the US, Latin America, and Asia. Juan es un apologista graduado de SES. Él ejerce su ministerio tanto en español como en inglés--en los EU, Latinoamérica, y Asia.


Friday April 8, 2022 11:10am - 12:05pm EDT
Rm 322

12:05pm EDT

Lunch (On Your Own)
Friday April 8, 2022 12:05pm - 1:30pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2A – How to Share a Forensic Faith
In this session, J. Warner Wallace will encourage you to make an evidential case for Christianity, even if you find it intimidating to share Jesus wit the people in your world.

Speakers
avatar for J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace

Cold Case Detective / Author, Cold Case Christianity
J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Worship Center

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2B – Is Christianity to Blame for White Nationalism?: The Role of Darwinism in the History of Racism
Many scholars and media today emphasize the role that evangelical Christianity has played in promoting racism. Few, however, grapple with the prevalence of scientific and Darwinian racism in the history of racist ideology. This presentation will draw on material from my new book, Darwinian Racism: How Darwinism Influenced Hitler, Nazism, and White Nationalism to explain the powerful influence of Darwinism on racial ideologies, including Darwin’s own racism, Nazi racism, and today’s white nationalism.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Weikart

Richard Weikart

Professor, Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture
Richard Weikart is professor emeritus of history at California State University, Stanislaus, and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is author of seven books, including The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life; Hitler’s Religion; and the... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
The Apex

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2C – UFOs and the Resurrection: Similarities of Evidence Types, Objections, and Replies
This talk will examine the similarity between UFOs and the resurrection in terms of the types evidence, objections, and responses to those objections.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Huffling

Brian Huffling

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Brian is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology and the Director of the Ph.D. program at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has taught at The Art Institute of Charlotte, Arborbrook Christian Academy, and also teaches at Apologia. His BA is from Lee University in History with... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 302/304

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2D – Apostasy (walking away from the faith) Then and Now: Biblical Causes and Warnings
A survey of some instance of apostasy in the New Testament for the purposes of comparing and applying the causes, warnings, and judgment to people and groups today.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Potter

Doug Potter

Associate Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Associate Professor of Theology and Apologetics and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary with a Master of Arts and Doctor of Ministry degree in Apologetics. Has taught Christian apologetics and... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 308

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2E – The Need for Apologists in a World of Gospel Confusion
False teaching has been around since the beginning of the church and there truly is nothing new under the sun. The same confused and false Gospels continue to pop up with slightly different packaging. However, the Gospel is currently under an all-out attack from inside and outside the church. This is the time for the apologist to rise up and serve the church, but a new approach may yield better results for the church. In this talk we will look at how we can be faithful servants in our churches and communities, stewarding the gifts God has given us to use in the body.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Schmidt

Matt Schmidt

CEO, SES Alum, Engage 360
Matt Schmidt is the CEO of Engage 360 Ministries (E360). Engage 360 is focused on evangelism training for the modern world by helping Christians to have effective spiritual conversations in everyday life. Matt has an MA Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary and has spoken... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 315

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2F – Dealing with Wokeness on College Campuses
This talk will discuss what is happening with wokeness on college campuses and how we can respond to some of the ongoing challenges incoming students face.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Chabot

Eric Chabot

Chapter Director, SES Alum, Ratio Christi
Eric graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2010 with a M.A. in Religion. He has been the chapter director of Ratio Christi at The Ohio State University (64,000 students) since 2009. He is also the director of Ratio Christi at Columbus State Community College (30,000) students... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 316

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2G – "Worldviews" in Conflict: Classic vs Historic Worldview Theory
What is one essential difference between Classical and Presuppositional Apologetics? In this talk, Dr. Roach is going to discuss how Classical and Presuppositional Apologists differ in their understanding of the concept of "worldview," and how that affects both groups understanding of apologetic methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Roach

Bill Roach

Director of Theological Studies, SES Alum, Veritas International University
Dr. Bill Roach is an author, professor, ordained minister, and international speaker. He serves as the Director of Theological Studies at Veritas International University and professor at several other seminaries and colleges. Dr. Roach is the author of several books and dozens of... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 317

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2H – If God Exists, Why Is There Evil? A Biblical Answer
Atheists believe the existence of evil in our world is evidence against Christianity and if God were all-good, then evil would not exist. In doing so, they assume God created the world to be a safe, comfortable, paradise for humans. However, the overall plot of the Bible paints a different picture of God’s purpose for creating. In this talk, I will explain what the Bible says about God’s purpose for creating and how this purpose plays out in the events of the Bible. I will show that atheists are mistaken and that evil plays a major role in God’s plan for humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Keltz

Kyle Keltz

Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy, SES Alum, South Plains College
Kyle is an Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy at South Plains College where he teaches introductory philosophy, introductory world religions, and English composition. Kyle earned a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and a MA in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 318

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2I – Artificial Intelligence: What's the Big Deal?
Is our brain a computer and our mind software? Will robots one day have souls? Will we one day be able to be uploaded to a super computer? These questions and more stem from a very specific view of the nature of the human intellect. Join me for an exploration of what it means to be a rational being to determine whether there are extra-biblical grounds for believing that humanity is indeed unique and irreplicable.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis

SES Ph.D. Student, Adventurous Apologetics & Eat Steak Not Cake
Kristen Davis is the Founder of DoubtLess Faith Ministries, the President of Eat Steak Not Cake, and the Co-Founder of Adventurous Apologetics. She speaks internationally; is an Associate of Associates for Biblical Research, an Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 319

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2J – Good News for a Fake News World: The Biblical Case for the Uniqueness of Jesus from the Old Testament
In this talk I will be addressing the inclusivism vs. exclusivism debate but utilizing the discipline of Biblical Theology and tracing the theme of the uniqueness of Jesus in the Old Testament.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cummings

Jeremy Cummings

Spiritual Life Director and Old Testament Bible Teacher, SES Alum, Biblically Sound
I am currently serving as the Upper School Spiritual Life Director and Old Testament Bible Teacher at Charlotte Christian School. I have been married for 20 years to my beautiful wife, Wanda, and together we have 7 precious children. I have an M.A. in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 320

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2K – Concepts of Goodness and Love in Young Earth Creationism and the LGBT Movement
How will a return to a classical understanding of Goodness and of Love help us in the Evangelical Church referee one of the most divisive issues between us? How will it help us provide an effective case against one of the most hotly debated cultural issues of our time?

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gustafson

Eric Gustafson

Regional Donor Officer, SES Alum, Reasons to Believe
Eric is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary. His heart is to approach touchy topics and help Christians communicate, with gentleness and respect, to the world and with one another. He serves as a Regional Donor Officer with Reasons to Believe.


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 321

1:30pm EDT

Breakout 2L – The Pursuit of Happiness: God's Intention and Man's Confusion
Would it surprise you to know that God's plan and purpose for each of us is our complete happiness? It's true. But human happiness, properly understood, has to do with becoming who we are meant to be according to the nature God has given us. Tragically, contemporary culture has divorced itself from this understanding and now encourages individuals to fashion their own path to meaning and fulfillment. This mindset is conspicuous everywhere, such as the endless virtue-signaling on social media, the choosing of one's own gender, and even the the shameless political/military power-grabs that fill our news headlines. This talk will look at the what true happiness means from a biblical and philosophical perspective, and also offer some ways to communicate this reality to others in an objective way.

Speakers
avatar for Carey Walton

Carey Walton

SES Ph.D. Student
Carey holds a Masters degree in Biblical Apologetics and is presently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary. She teaches and speaks on a variety of apologetic subjects at conferences and churches, and periodically runs apologetics teaching conferences... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 323

1:30pm EDT

Spanish 2 – 5 ideas erróneas acerca de la Biblia que podrías tener en este momento
Las ideas más peligrosos son las que son falsas pero pasan desapercibidas y las creemos, o bien no las logramos identificar. Cuánto mas relevante es exponer estas ideas si hablamos de que la Biblia es el fundamento de nuestra vida cristiana. Estas cinco ideas erróneas que puedes tener en este momento pueden revolucionar tu cristianismo.

Speakers
avatar for Diego Fallas

Diego Fallas

Director of Operations, SES Student, CrossExamined.org
Diego Fallas earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. During his studies, he became passionate about Christian apologetics. He quickly found himself immersed in the field as he started taking seminary courses in apologetics and became a Reasonable Faith chapter director... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 1:30pm - 2:25pm EDT
Rm 322

2:25pm EDT

Break (Visit our exhibitors on the main floor and the third floor)
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Friday April 8, 2022 2:25pm - 2:50pm EDT

2:50pm EDT

Jesus Just Left Chicago
The doctrine of inerrancy is once again a topic of conversation. More specifically, the question is being asked whether the “Chicago Statement” on biblical inerrancy needs to be updated. This session will seek to explain exactly what is the “Chicago Statement” and why it matters as we seek to remain steadfast believers in this upside down world.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Richard G. Howe

Richard G. Howe

Provost; Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Richard G. Howe is a writer as well as a public speaker and debater in churches, conferences, and university campuses on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. He is Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 2:50pm - 3:40pm EDT
Worship Center

3:50pm EDT

Five Resurrection Facts That Occurred by 36 A.D.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Habermas

Gary Habermas

Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Liberty University
Gary Habermas has dedicated his professional life to the examination of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. His extensive list of publications and debates provides a thorough account of the current state of... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 3:50pm - 4:40pm EDT
Worship Center

4:45pm EDT

Dinner (On Your Own)
Friday April 8, 2022 4:45pm - 6:45pm EDT

6:45pm EDT

Defending Truth with a Fearless Faith
We live in a society that is forever coming against the Gospel and biblical principles. Christians and Christianity are under attack. Cissie Graham Lynch’s challenge to us is to stand boldly against the opposition in defense of Truth – living a fearless faith in a compromising culture.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Cissie Graham Lynch

Cissie Graham Lynch

Senior Advisor and Ministry Spokesperson for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association / Samaritan's Purse
Due to extenuating circumstances, Edward Graham will not be able to attend this year’s NCCA. We are, however, excited to have his sister, Cissie Graham Lynch join us in his stead. Cissie serves as Senior Advisor for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 6:45pm - 8:05pm EDT
Worship Center

8:10pm EDT

Facing the Challenges of Evil Days
Exploring the call of God on the lives of Christians when they are faced with evil days.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for Judge Phil Ginn

Judge Phil Ginn

President, Southern Evangelical Seminary
After a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge, Judge Ginn retired as the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge for the 24th Judicial District in North Carolina. Judge Ginn holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2022 8:10pm - 9:00pm EDT
Worship Center
 
Saturday, April 9
 

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3A – Is the Shroud of Turin Authentic?
Speakers
avatar for Gary Habermas

Gary Habermas

Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy, Liberty University
Gary Habermas has dedicated his professional life to the examination of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. His extensive list of publications and debates provides a thorough account of the current state of... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Worship Center

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3C – Human Exceptionalism and the Image of God in the Age of Darwin
In much of the world, the prevailing view of human origins is steeped in the evolutionary paradigm. According to this view, human beings differ only in degree from other creatures, not kind—a belief that holds the potential to undermine a biblical view of humanity and with it the notion that human beings possess inherent dignity and worth. Yet, an increasing number of scientific studies from primatology, physical anthropology, and archeology are challenging the standard evolutionary view. In other words, there is emerging scientific evidence for human uniqueness and exceptionalism. This presentation suggests a way to integrate these emerging scientific insights and the biblical accounts of human origins and, in doing so, demonstrate the scientific credibility of a biblical understanding of human nature and identity.

Speakers
avatar for Fazale Rana

Fazale Rana

VP of Research & Apologetics, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Biochemist Fazale “Fuz” Rana is VP of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to communicating the powerful scientific support for Christianity. His books include Humans 2.0, Thinking about Evolution, and Fit for a Purpose.


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 302/304

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3D – Answering Progressive Christianity
A Movement Seeks to Redefine Christianity. Some Think that It Is a Much-Needed Progressive Reformation. In this talk, Alisa will describe the history and theology of the movement of progressive Christianity, and show how it is not a legitimate stream, but is, in fact, another gospel.

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Childers

Alisa Childers

Founder, SES Student, alisachilders.com
Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, and a speaker. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences and has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 308

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3E* – Apologetics, Evangelism, Discipleship, and the Battle for Your Soul
Are you aware of the enemy’s strategy to twist your thinking about apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship? What are the most common tactics the enemy employs in these disciplines to weaken our faith and dilute our witness? The Bible teaches that the enemy, “…prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). If apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship are critical disciplines for every Christian, then we ought to know how the enemy seeks to sabotage us in these areas. It’s time for us to better understand, like the men of Issachar, the times in which we live and know what we should do. Come and learn, and then teach these principles to the next generation.

Speakers
avatar for David Geisler

David Geisler

President, SES Alum & Adjunct Professor, Norm Geisler International Ministries
David currently serves as the president and co-founder of Norm Geisler International Ministries (www.NGIM.org). He teaches as an adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Veritas International University. He has been involved in church and para-church ministry for over... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 315

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3F* – Persevering Through Persecution
Is God finished with America? Is America finished with God? What does the Bible say about persecution of the church and how we as Christians ought to live in the midst of our current world? In this session we will explore what the Bible says regarding preparing to live out our faith in a post-Christian culture according to the Scriptures: Persevering through persecution with understanding, joy and contentment. You don't want to miss this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Garofalo

Steven Garofalo

President, SES Alum, Reason For Truth
Steven Garofalo is a dynamic speaker, author and the President of the ReasonForTruth.org, EquippedAcademy.Com and host of the Reason For Truth Podcast and YouTube Channels. As a dynamic and engaging communicator Steven appeals to both the heart and mind. See more about Reason For... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 316

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3G* – Walking Right Side Up In an Upside Down World
In the world you will have tribulation, so why are we surprised at the course of events. The New Testament gives us a clear understanding of how to walk right side up in this upside-down world.

Speakers
avatar for Ray Ciervo

Ray Ciervo

Director, SES Alum, Ray Ciervo Ministries
Ray Ciervo holds an M.A. and D.Min. in apologetics from SES. He has pastored, taught Bible college, and holds seminars and conferences regularly in NJ. He helps the church strengthen their faith and witness to declare the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 317

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3H* – Christianity and Slavery
Christianity is often called a "slave" religion. But the fact is very different. Although there were Christian slaveowners, slavery at its core is incompatible with Christianity. In this session, Dr. H.C. Felder will show how slavery was tolerated since the dawn of man through various cultures and religions and how Christianity set the foundation for the abolition of slavery world-wide.

Speakers
avatar for H.C. Felder

H.C. Felder

Founder, SES Alum, Giving An Answer
Dr. H.C. Felder is a former atheist and NASA Software Engineer. After becoming a believer and being exposed to the truth of Christianity, he has dedicated his life to sharing that truth with others through his ministry Giving An Answer.  He has an undergraduate degree in Computer... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 318

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3I* – Why is Christianity Good and not Bad for the World?
Christianity is now (similar to the early church) charged by many in the west to not only be headless, but also heartless and harmful for the world. As part of "rhetorical apologetics," we need to emphasize ethos and not just logos in showing the goodness as well as the truth of Christianity. By appealing to a broadly accepted set of objective values and goods in the western world that made it great, Christianity is shown to be demonstratively good for civilization. Further, this goodness is best explained by causation from not merely correlation to Christianity. Jesus is the ground for logic and love.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Miller

Corey Miller

President/CEO, Ratio Christi
Corey Miller (PhD, Aberdeen) is President/CEO of Ratio Christi: Campus Apologetics Alliance. He grew up in Utah as a seventh generation Mormon before coming to Christ. He's been a pastor, a professor (Purdue and Indiana Universities) of philosophy and comparative religions, and campus... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 319

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3J* – Scriptural Womanhood in the Twenty-First Century
This talk deals with the importance of careful Bible study in understanding the roles of men and women as God ordained in the family and church. Christians authors and teachers who attempt to accommodate the gender ideology of our present culture inadvertently violate the foundations of our faith and human identity found in Genesis One and Two. This talk hopes to prove that making these roles interchangeable eviscerates God’s design and devalues masculinity and femininity.

Speakers
avatar for Nora Hale

Nora Hale

Former Dean of Women, SES Alum, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Nora Hale is a graduate of SES. After graduation she served as Dean of Women developing a women’s ministry certificate to encourage seminary wives of men preparing for ministry to be equipped in apologetics and Bible study methods. Nora is a wife, mother and grandmother, taking... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 320

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3K* – Why Apologetics Is Personal: Keeping Human Dignity at the Heart of Defending the Faith
A consideration of apologetics through the lens of Thomistic personalism's emphasis on human dignity and its related self-determination. Thomistic personalism will be explained and applied to apologetic method.

Speakers
avatar for T.J. Gentry

T.J. Gentry

Executive Editor & Executive Vice-President, SES Ph.D. Student, MoralApologetics.com & BellatorChristi.com
Dr. T. J. Gentry is the Senior minister at First Christian Church in West Frankfort, IL, where he lives with his wife and five children. T. J. has been in Christian ministry since 1984, having served as a youth pastor, church planter, senior pastor, Christian school teacher and principal... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 321

9:00am EDT

Breakout 3L* – Engaging Muslims in Gospel Conversations
It’s exciting to know that Christ is currently using the global Church and the power of the gospel to transform the Islamic world. Yet widespread confusion and fear of Islam exists within the American church. In this session we will examine the biblical basis for pre-evangelism and how Christians can overcome these problems and effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ by (1) asking clarifying questions. (2) recognizing various Quranic barriers, and (3) how to keep the conversation moving towards the reality of Jesus.

Speakers
avatar for Olin D. Giles

Olin D. Giles

Islamic Outreach, SES Alum, Tactical Evangelism
Olin is a native of South Carolina and grew up in a Christian home, but did not come to know Christ as his personal Savior until later on in life. After graduating high school in 1983 with no further plans of continuing his education, it became evident that God had other plans. On... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 323

9:00am EDT

Spanish 3 – Mas alla del Bien y el Mal
I begin with an introduction to the day in which I was confronted to defend my faith and was left speechless, and how that led me to analyze a precarious situation I lived in my native country. I then commence to analyze that situation and begin to build a 'moral ladder' in which I eliminate the options of moral standards where finally it all points to God as a reference point to morality.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Felipe Faraj

Luis Felipe Faraj

Founder, Soon-to-be SES Student, Mas alla de la Tinta
Born and raised in Honduras, Luis Felipe dedicated himself to the world of music, radio and television in his homeland. Despite being raised under the Christian faith, he suffered from a psychological disorder of anxiety and depression in which he began to doubt his faith. Years later... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Rm 322

9:00am EDT

"Norm Geisler: Not Qualified" Documentary Film
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Saturday April 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
Rm 324

9:55am EDT

Break (Visit our exhibitors on the main floor and the third floor)
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Saturday April 9, 2022 9:55am - 10:15am EDT

10:15am EDT

Debate: Is a Good God Logically Possible?
We will explore the question of whether or not the all-good, all-powerful God of traditional theism is logically compatible with all the evil in the world.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Moderators
avatar for Richard G. Howe

Richard G. Howe

Provost; Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Richard G. Howe is a writer as well as a public speaker and debater in churches, conferences, and university campuses on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. He is Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Huffling

Brian Huffling

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Brian is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology and the Director of the Ph.D. program at Southern Evangelical Seminary. He has taught at The Art Institute of Charlotte, Arborbrook Christian Academy, and also teaches at Apologia. His BA is from Lee University in History with... Read More →
avatar for James Sterba

James Sterba

Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Jim Sterba teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in ethics and political philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He has published 35 books, and over 200 articles. And he is past president of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, the North American Society... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 10:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Worship Center

12:00pm EDT

Lunch (On Your Own)
Saturday April 9, 2022 12:00pm - 1:45pm EDT

12:00pm EDT

"Norm Geisler: Not Qualified" Documentary Film
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Saturday April 9, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Rm 324

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4A – How We Got the Building Blocks of Life
The cosmic mass density must be exquisitely fine-tuned for there to be any carbon, nitrogen, or oxygen in the universe. The quantities and proximities to the proto-solar system of asymptotic red giant stars, type II supernovae, hypernovae, and especially neutron star merger events also must be exquisitely fine-tuned to produce the needed quantities of elements heavier than iron that are essential for life and crucial for sustaining civilization. Another feature crucial for advanced life is for the solar system to be born in the most life-hostile part of our galaxy and early in its history ejected into the most life-friendly part of our galaxy.

Speakers
avatar for Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross

President, SES Adjunct Professor, Reasons to Believe
Astrophysicist Hugh Ross is founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization that researches and communicates how discoveries about nature harmonize with the words of the Bible. His books include Weathering Climate Change, The Creator and the Cosmos, and Improbable Pl... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Worship Center

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4B – Apologetics Arguments Based on the Value of Human Life
Many secularists admit that in their worldview human life has no objective value or meaning or purpose. However, they seem to know better, because they often take positions that assume that human life is valuable. In this presentation I will use material from my book, The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life to explain how we as Christians can appeal to the value of human life to make the case for a loving God who created us in His image.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Weikart

Richard Weikart

Professor, Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture
Richard Weikart is professor emeritus of history at California State University, Stanislaus, and Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. He is author of seven books, including The Death of Humanity: And the Case for Life; Hitler’s Religion; and the... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
The Apex

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4C – Saving Natural Theology from Jeffrey Johnson
Evangelicals broadly embrace the doctrine of General Revelation—God’s revelation of Himself in creation. Those truths about God knowable by human reason on the basis of General Revelation comprise Natural Theology. There is a growing (in volume if not in numbers) contingent of evangelicals who are advancing a compromised view of Natural Theology. This session will seek to respond to that contingent.

Speakers
avatar for Richard G. Howe

Richard G. Howe

Provost; Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary
Richard G. Howe is a writer as well as a public speaker and debater in churches, conferences, and university campuses on issues concerning Christian apologetics and philosophy. He is Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics, and Norman L. Geisler Chair of Christian Apologetics... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 302/304

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4D – Close Encounters with the Spiritual Realm: A Scientific Case for Jesus and Biblical Prophecy
This presentation highlights the scientific evidence for the biblical prophets’ accuracy and the reliability of the New Testament. It offers insight into prophets’ encounters with God, angels, and their glimpses into the future. Jesus fits perfectly within this prophetic context, which also shows that the Gospels’ portrayal of Jesus is plausible in light of scientific data.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Winchester

Christopher Winchester

Adjunct Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary
I completed my undergraduate studies with a double major in English and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I went on to receive my Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. I then went on a journey to Scotland... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 308

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4E* – The Need for Apologists in a World of Gospel Confusion
False teaching has been around since the beginning of the church and there truly is nothing new under the sun. The same confused and false Gospels continue to pop up with slightly different packaging. However, the Gospel is currently under an all-out attack from inside and outside the church. This is the time for the apologist to rise up and serve the church, but a new approach may yield better results for the church. In this talk we will look at how we can be faithful servants in our churches and communities, stewarding the gifts God has given us to use in the body.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Schmidt

Matt Schmidt

CEO, SES Alum, Engage 360
Matt Schmidt is the CEO of Engage 360 Ministries (E360). Engage 360 is focused on evangelism training for the modern world by helping Christians to have effective spiritual conversations in everyday life. Matt has an MA Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary and has spoken... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 315

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4F* – Dealing with Wokeness on College Campuses
This talk will discuss what is happening with wokeness on college campuses and how we can respond to some of the ongoing challenges incoming students face.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Chabot

Eric Chabot

Chapter Director, SES Alum, Ratio Christi
Eric graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary in 2010 with a M.A. in Religion. He has been the chapter director of Ratio Christi at The Ohio State University (64,000 students) since 2009. He is also the director of Ratio Christi at Columbus State Community College (30,000) students... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 316

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4G* – "Worldviews" in Conflict: Classic vs Historic Worldview Theory
What is one essential difference between Classical and Presuppositional Apologetics? In this talk, Dr. Roach is going to discuss how Classical and Presuppositional Apologists differ in their understanding of the concept of "worldview," and how that affects both groups understanding of apologetic methodology.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Roach

Bill Roach

Director of Theological Studies, SES Alum, Veritas International University
Dr. Bill Roach is an author, professor, ordained minister, and international speaker. He serves as the Director of Theological Studies at Veritas International University and professor at several other seminaries and colleges. Dr. Roach is the author of several books and dozens of... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 317

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4H* – If God Exists, Why Is There Evil? A Biblical Answer
Atheists believe the existence of evil in our world is evidence against Christianity and if God were all-good, then evil would not exist. In doing so, they assume God created the world to be a safe, comfortable, paradise for humans. However, the overall plot of the Bible paints a different picture of God’s purpose for creating. In this talk, I will explain what the Bible says about God’s purpose for creating and how this purpose plays out in the events of the Bible. I will show that atheists are mistaken and that evil plays a major role in God’s plan for humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Keltz

Kyle Keltz

Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy, SES Alum, South Plains College
Kyle is an Assistant Professor of English and Philosophy at South Plains College where he teaches introductory philosophy, introductory world religions, and English composition. Kyle earned a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and a MA in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 318

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4I* – Artificial Intelligence: What's the Big Deal?
Is our brain a computer and our mind software? Will robots one day have souls? Will we one day be able to be uploaded to a super computer? These questions and more stem from a very specific view of the nature of the human intellect. Join me for an exploration of what it means to be a rational being to determine whether there are extra-biblical grounds for believing that humanity is indeed unique and irreplicable.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Davis

Kristen Davis

SES Ph.D. Student, Adventurous Apologetics & Eat Steak Not Cake
Kristen Davis is the Founder of DoubtLess Faith Ministries, the President of Eat Steak Not Cake, and the Co-Founder of Adventurous Apologetics. She speaks internationally; is an Associate of Associates for Biblical Research, an Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 319

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4J* – Good News for a Fake News World: The Biblical Case for the Uniqueness of Jesus from the Old Testament
In this talk I will be addressing the inclusivism vs. exclusivism debate but utilizing the discipline of Biblical Theology and tracing the theme of the uniqueness of Jesus in the Old Testament.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Cummings

Jeremy Cummings

Spiritual Life Director and Old Testament Bible Teacher, SES Alum, Biblically Sound
I am currently serving as the Upper School Spiritual Life Director and Old Testament Bible Teacher at Charlotte Christian School. I have been married for 20 years to my beautiful wife, Wanda, and together we have 7 precious children. I have an M.A. in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 320

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4K* – Concepts of Goodness and Love in Young Earth Creationism and the LGBT Movement
How will a return to a classical understanding of Goodness and of Love help us in the Evangelical Church referee one of the most divisive issues between us? How will it help us provide an effective case against one of the most hotly debated cultural issues of our time?

Speakers
avatar for Eric Gustafson

Eric Gustafson

Regional Donor Officer, SES Alum, Reasons to Believe
Eric is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary. His heart is to approach touchy topics and help Christians communicate, with gentleness and respect, to the world and with one another. He serves as a Regional Donor Officer with Reasons to Believe.


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 321

1:45pm EDT

Breakout 4L* – The Pursuit of Happiness: God's Intention and Man's Confusion
Would it surprise you to know that God's plan and purpose for each of us is our complete happiness? It's true. But human happiness, properly understood, has to do with becoming who we are meant to be according to the nature God has given us. Tragically, contemporary culture has divorced itself from this understanding and now encourages individuals to fashion their own path to meaning and fulfillment. This mindset is conspicuous everywhere, such as the endless virtue-signaling on social media, the choosing of one's own gender, and even the the shameless political/military power-grabs that fill our news headlines. This talk will look at the what true happiness means from a biblical and philosophical perspective, and also offer some ways to communicate this reality to others in an objective way.

Speakers
avatar for Carey Walton

Carey Walton

SES Ph.D. Student
Carey holds a Masters degree in Biblical Apologetics and is presently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary. She teaches and speaks on a variety of apologetic subjects at conferences and churches, and periodically runs apologetics teaching conferences... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 323

1:45pm EDT

Spanish 4 – El posmodernismo se queda corto... la Biblia no tiene ese problema
Hoy la verdad objetiva es puesta en tela de juicio, en esta charla Jorge demostrara la cruda realidad que afirmar la idea central del posmodernismo es vivir en bancarrota intelectua.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Gill

Jorge Gill

Executive Director, SES Student, CrossExamined.org
Jorge is an author, speaker and digital content creator with a passion for truth, theology and philosophy. He's also the Executive Director for CrossExamined.org and founder of WorlviewMedia.org


Saturday April 9, 2022 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Rm 322

2:40pm EDT

Break (Visit our exhibitors on the main floor and the third floor)
Note: The Norm Geisler: Not Qualified documentary film will be running continuously in room 324 (third floor of main building). See the NGIM exhibit for more information.

Saturday April 9, 2022 2:40pm - 3:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Panel Discussion: Why are Christian 'Celebrities' Abandoning the Faith?
Over the last two to three years a number of Christian 'celebrities' from various walks of life have either left Christianity altogether or began to question essential aspects of Christianity. Why is this, and why are their stories so impactful to so many? One of our panel members was on the verge of deconstruction, while another actually jumped into the progressive Christian waters only to fine his way back to the shores of the historic faith. Join our panel of 'insiders' in the Christian 'celebrity' culture as we attempt to evaluate this issue and see what we can learn.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Moderators
avatar for J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace

Cold Case Detective / Author, Cold Case Christianity
J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Childers

Alisa Childers

Founder, SES Student, alisachilders.com
Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, and a speaker. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences and has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every... Read More →
avatar for John L. Cooper

John L. Cooper

Musician / Speaker / Author, Skillet
John Cooper is the lead vocalist, bassist, and songwriter/producer for Skillet, one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century. The two-time Grammy-award nominated, 12X platinum band was inducted to Pandora’s Billionaire club after garnering 2 Billion streams, took home... Read More →
avatar for Dave Stovall

Dave Stovall

Worship Minister, Harpeth Christian Church
Dave Stovall is originally from Red Bay, AL and he spent about 15 years of his life as a touring artist with bands such as Wavorly and Audio Adrenaline. He currently lives near Franklin, TN with his wife Summer and three kiddos Bear, Byrdie, and Basil. He is a longtime Christian songwriter... Read More →


Saturday April 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Worship Center

4:05pm EDT

Why Jesus Still Matters in a World That Rejects the Bible
In this session, J. Warner Wallace will examine the "fuse" and "fallout" of History to make a case for Jesus as History's most important Person of Interest.
**For those live-streaming, click the yellow "video link" button to access the video.

Speakers
avatar for J. Warner Wallace

J. Warner Wallace

Cold Case Detective / Author, Cold Case Christianity
J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured Cold-Case Detective, Author, Speaker, Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary


Saturday April 9, 2022 4:05pm - 5:00pm EDT
Worship Center

5:00pm EDT