Apologetics Events

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June 21-22, 2023

A Culture of Deception? Equipping Christians with Truth & Love in Tumultuous Times

  • Equipped with Words and Works of Love in an Angry and Frightened World—Pastor David Jay Webber
  • Equipped for the Worldview Battlefront in the Classroom and the Workplace—Pastor Paul Dare
  • Equipped to Steer Difficult Conversations toward Truth, with Gentleness and Respect—Joshua Nelson
March 18, 2023

Bringing Truth and Compassion to the Transgenderism Debate

  • Reality’s Edges and God’s Good Words That Lovingly Define Them—Pastor Jonathan Conner
  • Caring for the Transgender Child—Dr. Beverly Yahnke
  • Encountering Transgenderism across the Curriculum—Mrs. Joy Pullmann


June 29 and 30, 2022

Biblical Identities in an Age of Wokism & Transhumanism

  • Curved into Ourselves: How the New Gnosticism Cancels Our Own Humanity – Dr. Ryan MacPherson, Director, Center for Apologetics and Worldviews
  • The Creation Foundation vs. Critical Theory “Identities”: Viewing Human Nature from the Proper Perspective — Keynote address by Rev. Jonathan Conner
  • Answering the Transhumanist Challenge: Finding Our Dignity and Purpose in the Incarnate Christ — Mr. Brandon Steenbock
  • The Trojan Horse of ‘Online Worship’: How Embodied Souls Receive Sacramental Blessings from the Incarnate God — Mr. Joshua Pauling
  • Presenting the Biblical Understanding of Human Nature in an Age of Wokism and Transhumanism — Panel Discussion moderated by Dr. Ryan MacPherson and featuring Pastor Jonathan Conner, Mr. Brandon Steenbock, and Mr. Joshua Pauling
  • The Ministry of the Word in Our Epilogue World — Dr. Greg Schulz

    Bonus session sponsored by the Bethany Institute for Biblical and Ecclesiastical Languages.

March 15

Race, Justice, Mercy, and Jesus Christ: A Biblical Worldview Conference Addressing Tough Questions with True Answers

  • The Bible and Bigotry: Is Christianity a White Man’s Religion? — Dr. H. C. Felder, Director, Giving An Answer
  • Truth and Justice: How Shall Christians Respond to Critical Theory? — Monique Duson, President and Co-Founder, Center for Biblical Unity
  • One Creator, One Redeemer: What Is the Basis of Human Unity? — Joshua J. Nelson, Wisconsin Lutheran High School
  • Panel Discussion: Speaking the Truth in Love across Social Barriers — Anna Martinez Pacheco, President, Bethany Lutheran College World Club, joining the other speakers for extended Q and A.


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)