Apologetics Events

  • Forthcoming event listings include links to promotional materials and registration instructions.
  • Past event listings include links to archives of PDF handouts and video recordings.
  • If you would like to suggest a theme for a future event, contact: Ryan MacPherson.
Center for Apologetics and Worldviews


June 23 and 24, 2021: Why Does Moses Matter to Christians? Examining the Meeting Point of Ancient Inscriptions, Archaeological Discoveries, and the Hebrew Scriptures

  • “Why Does Moses Matter to Christians?” — Pastor Donald Moldstad
  • “Is There Compelling Evidence of the Israelite Sojourn in Egypt?” — Keynote address by Dr. Douglas Petrovich
  • “Can Archaeology Teach Us Anything about the Conquest of Canaan?” — Dr. Douglas Petrovich
  • “Is Hebrew the World’s Oldest Alphabet, and Why Should Laypeople Care?” Dr. Douglas Petrovich
  • “How Can Believers Make Inroads within an Academy Plagued by Skepticism?” Panel discussion—Dr. Douglas Petrovich with Rev. Joseph Abrahamson and Rev. Steven Sparley
  • “How Does Evidence Properly Serve the Proclamation of the Gospel?”Pastor David Thompson
  • Apologetics Writers’ Workshop


September 26: The Christian Church amid Seismic Shifts

  • “COVID-19 and Disembodied Humanity” and “COVID-19, Power Politics & the Death of Education” (Dr. Gene Edward Veith)
  • “The Transgenderism Incursion: What to Think, How to Love” (Dr. Paul Wendland)
  • “Preparing Our Young People for the University” (Dr. A. Andrew Das)
  • “The Distinction between Rendering to Caesar and Resisting Tyranny” (Dr. Ryan MacPherson)
  • “All Christians Are One Body in Christ” (Missionary Karim Yaghleji)


June 27: Making the Case for the Truth of the Bible: Bringing Jesus to My Unbelieving Neighbor

  • “When Your Neighbor Doesn’t Believe in Truth—Combining Apologetics and Evangelism” (Pastor David Thompson)
  • “Is the Old Testament Reliable? The Evidence Within the Text” (Dr. Ryan MacPherson)
  • “Is the Old Testament Reliable? The Evidence Beyond Text” (Prof. Allen Quist)
  • “How to Make the Case for the Truth of the New Testament” (Dr. Michael Berg)


June 21: A Reliable and Defensible Christianity for Today’s World: Equipping Christians to Defend and Share the Gospel (cosponsor: Bethany Institute for Biblical and Ecclesiastical Languages)

  • “The Development of Ancient Writing Systems and the Biblical Text” (Pastor Joseph Abrahamson)
  • “Issues of Chronology in the Early Old Testament” (Pastor Steven Sparley)
  • “What’s Worldview Got to Do with Everything?” (Dr. Ryan MacPherson)
  • “Why Is Apologetics Lutheran?” (Prof. Allen Quist)
  • “How a False Worldview Has Eroded Biblical Inerrancy within Churches” (John Eidsmoe)