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Christianity in the Public Square


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Friday, May 15 - Doors open at 6:30pm

7:00 - 7:30 pm    "The Spiritual Virtues of Apologetics" - Kurt Jaros

7:40 - 8:30 pm     "What is the Public Square?" - Dr. Richard Park

8:40 - 9:00 pm     An Interview with Erick Erickson

Saturday, May 16 - Doors open at 9:00am

9:30 - 10:25am   "The Lost World of Adam and Eve" - Dr. John Walton

10:40 - 11:30am  BREAKOUT

11:30 - 12:45pm  LUNCH* (included!)

12:45 - 1:40pm   "The Evidential Value of the Book of Acts" - Dr. Timothy McGrew

1:55 - 2:45pm      BREAKOUT

3:00 - 3:55pm     "The Believer in the Public Square" - Erick Erickson


Breakout Session Speakers:

Cisco Cotto, Moody Radio, Village Church Oak Park, "The Un-Christian Nature of Christian Universalism"
Paul Rupple, Solid Reasons, "Science & Christianity: Can’t We All Just Get Along?"
Richard Park, Biola University, Apologetics.com, "The Role of Faith in the New Public Square"
Lt. Col. Karl "KJ" Johnson (USMC), C. S. Lewis Institute (Chicago), "Pluralism: An American Christian Response"

For inquiries please contact Kurt Jaros at tkjaros [@] apologetics.com.

Lemont Calvary Church, 1375 State St. Lemont, IL 60439 (map below)


*served by the Indian Boundary YMCA - Y’s Men and Women service club. This club, based at their local YMCA, volunteers their time and talents in serving the needs of the local communities.

Erick Erickson

Erick Erickson is a recovering lawyer, the Editor of RedState.com, a Fox News Contributor, and host of the Erick Erickson Show on the nation’s most listened to news/talk station, WSB Radio out of Atlanta.  Occasionally, Rush Limbaugh lets him fill in.  When not working or with his family, Erick is working on his Masters Degree at Reformed Theological Seminary.
The Atlantic magazine named Erick the most powerful conservative in America and the Hollywood Reporter called him the most influential conservative blogger on the internet.
Erick lives in Macon, Georgia with his wife and two children where he’s far more likely to be discussing cooking or bourbon than politics.

Richard Park

Dr. Richard Park serves as Research Fellow and Director of the Speakers Bureau, working to expand our speaking ministry globally to Asia and Europe. He also remains active with radio shows, blogs, and conference speaking. Richard obtained his D.Phil. in Theology & Religion from the University of Oxford, and completed two Master’s—Education and Philosophy—at Biola University, along with a Bachelor’s in History at the University of California, Berkeley.

Over the past 15 years, the Parks have had the invaluable privilege of being mentored by prominent Christian leaders such as Drs. Os Guinness, David Horner, John Lennox, and Alister McGrath. Drawing on their wisdom and the treasures of knowledge found in Christ (Col. 2:3), the Parks’ deepest desire is to see Jesus lifted up among the nations of the world and to invest in the next generation of Christian leaders to do the same.

Speaking Topics:

Religion and Civility
Faith in the Public Square
Apologetics and Social Change
Muslim-Christian Relations

John Walton

John H. Walton, Ph.D., is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and also taught at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years. He received his Ph.D. in Hebrew and Cognate Studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and has used his academic training to focus his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He is author or co-author to more than 20 books including his most recent book published by InterVarsity Press Academic, The Lost World of Adam and Eve.

Tim McGrew

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Dr. Timothy McGrew serves as a Senior Research Fellow with Apologetics.com. He is Professor of Philosophy at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University (1992). He has published in numerous journals including Mind,The MonistAnalysisBritish Journal for the Philosophy of Science, and Philosophia Christi. His most recent publications include “Evidence” in The Routledge Companion to Epistemology, a co-authored anthology in The Philosophy of Science, and co-authored (with his wife, Lydia) an article on the argument from miracles in The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology.
He specializes in theory of knowledge, logic, probability theory, and the history and philosophy of science. He is an avid chess player, enjoys the great hymns of the faith, and directs the Library of Historical Apologetics, which can be found online and on Facebook.

Tim has been married to Lydia for 28 years and they have three children, all of whom play chess.

Speaking Topics:

Historicity of the Gospels
Undesigned Coincidences

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