This is an outstanding and challenging lecture by Professor John Lennox from Oxford University. We highly recommend this lecture and Prof. Lennox’s book, both of which are highly relevant to Christians living in a post-Christian western world. From the Premier website:
Mathematician and Christian thinker John Lennox gave the Premier Lecture for the 20th Anniversary of the Radio station on June 10th.
Drawing on his new book ‘Against the Flow’, Lennox draws lessons from the book of Daniel for the church today.
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For more info & the transcript of the lecture: www.premier.org.uk/premierlecture
For Against The Flow (the book): www.amazon.co.uk/Against-Flow-Inspiration-Daniel-Relativism/dp/085721621X
For more faith debates visit www.premierchristianradio.com/unbelievable
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Join Bob McCoskrie and others at this conference in Sydney,
You may think it’s just New Zealand dealing with issues like redefining marriage, abortion, euthanasia, sexualisation of children in the media, child abuse, family breakdown, religious freedom, and many others – but it’s a worldwide trend. It’s now time to build a pro-family movement, and be part of the solution!
Please take just a few minutes to read this info – and if you feel inspired, join me, Ian and Mary Grant, Nick Tuitasi, Bev Adair, Scott and Jennie Milne, Adrian le Pou, and many other kiwis at this important conference next month. CLICK HERE to register and for further info.
Family First NZ is an official sponsor of the World Congress of Families – and it would be great to get a ‘kiwi contingent’ there!
7-9 February 2013
Exploring the best evidence for Christ’s resurrection and the historical reliability of the New Testament.
We’re getting ready for “Alive,” our national conference which kicks off with our 25th Anniversary Banquet on Thursday night, Feb. 7th. On Friday night and Saturday (Feb 8-9), our conference will focus on the resurrection of Christ, along with the strong basis for the historical credibility of the New Testament.
Our two great speakers are top experts in the world on these two topics: Dr. Gary Habermas of Liberty University focuses his research on Christ’s conquest of death; Dr. Dan Wallace of Dallas Seminary is a leading authority on the New Testament manuscripts, and on two occasions has successfully debated the famous skeptic Bart Ehrman.
Michael Card! This leading Christian artist and Dove Music Award winner will present a live concert on Friday night, Feb. 8th, with a short talk from Dr. Habermas. Michael will also provide music during the conference on Saturday, Feb. 9th. His richly biblical music always magnifies the Lord!
Reservations for the banquet on Feb. 7th will begin January 1st!
Tickets for the conference on Feb. 8 – 9th can be purchased by clicking on this link: www.Alive-Conference.com.
The ALIVE conference will be live streamed internationally through “iheart radio,” which can be found at www.iheart.com. This amazing live radio feed can be listened to online as you type in WTBN or can be downloaded free as an app on your smartphone or tablet. Just download the app and search for WTBN in order to listen to the conference live.
The Bethinking National Apologetics Day Conference, ‘Countering the New Atheism’, took place during the UK Reasonable Faith Tour in October 2011. Christian academics William Lane Craig, John Lennox, Peter J. Williams and Gary Habermas lead 600 people in training for how to defend and proclaim the credibility of Christianity against the growing tide of secularism and New Atheist popular thought in western society.
In this second session, John Lennox delivers his critique of Stephen Hawking’s arguments in The Grand Design and explains why, despite its media hype, neither God nor philosophy is dead. The lecture is followed by questions and answers from the audience.
Intelligent Design scholar Dr. Thomas Woodward (Wikipedia) will be visiting New Zealand in the second week of December 2012.
Dr. Woodward is the author of Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design, is also coauthor with Dr. James Gills of The Mysterious Epigenome: What Lies Beyond DNA (2012). A graduate of Princeton University (in History), he received a Th.M. from Dallas Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of South Florida. His doctoral specialty was in the “Rhetoric of Science,” and his research focus has been the history of the scientific controversy over intelligent design and neo-Darwinism.
Dr. Woodward is Research Professor at Trinity College of Florida in Tampa Bay, where he has taught for 23 years. He has spoken on the topic of evolution, intelligent design and the existence of God at over 80 colleges and universities in 25 countries. His campus presentations include a lecture series at Princeton University and Dartmouth College, and an intelligent design seminar at Cambridge University (UK) hosted by Ranald Macauley, son-in-law of L’Abri founder Francis Schaeffer. Church presentations have included Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale, Westminster Chapel in London, Surfers’ Paradise Church in Gold Coast, Australia, and Mision Mundial Church in Lima, Peru. He was featured on “Janet Parshall’s America” and Hank Hanegraaff’s program, “The Bible Answer Man.”*
Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe (author of “Darwin’s Black Box”) has described Dr. Woodward as the “premier historian of intelligent design.” He was invited by CNBC TV Network to engage Dr. Brian Alters of McGill University in an “evolution debate” moderated by Carl Quintanilla on the popular Squawk Box morning program. He has also engaged in three university debates: at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida with renowned Darwinist Michael Ruse, at Michigan State University with Dr. Donald Weinshank, and at La Sapienza University in Rome with Italy’s premier evolutionary biologist, Dr. Boncinelli.
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Tom Woodward is the founder and director of the C. S. Lewis Society, which hosts lectures, conferences and debates on university campuses and in heavily secular countries.
Woodward’s 2002 book Darwinism Under the Microscope, was co-edited with Dr. James Gills. He is the author of two books which trace the debate between Darwinism and intelligent design. His first book, Doubts about Darwin (Baker 2003), won a national book award from Christianity Today. His second book on the “design controversy,” Darwin Strikes Back (Baker 2006), was released in a Spanish translation (“Darwin Contraataca”) by Portavoz in 2008.
Dr. Woodward hosted a weekly radio program since 2006: “Darwin or Design.” In December, 2011 it took on a new name: The Universe Next Door. It is aired on WTBN in Tampa, and on The Bridge FM in the greater New York City metro area, along with stations in eight states. It is accessible on the internet at Bayword.com each Saturday at 5:05 p.m. Eastern time.
You can listen here to his friendly debate / discussion with Peter Hearty on the Unbelievable radio program from the UK.
Well known USA Intelligent Design advocate Tom Woodward takes on the National Secular Society’s science representative Pete Hearty. Does the new evidence in biological science point towards an ultimate creator? Other guests also join the fray…
Dr. Woodward and Dr. James P. Gills M.D. on The Mysterious Epigenome. What lies beyond DNA.
Dr. Woodward interviews Princeton Chemistry Professor Dr. Andrew Bocarsly
Palmerston North itinerary:
+ 1-2pm Massey University SSLB3 “Why I am a Christian” (aimed at students)
+ 2-3pm Massey University SSLB3 “Defending Christianity” (aimed at students)
+ 7:30pm Gateway’s Church (opposite The Warehouse) “Why I am a Christian” (aimed at youth)
Coming, end of June.
Our very special guest at this year’s Forum on the Family will be Dr Miriam Grossman. Dr. Grossman’s mission is to highlight the dangers of the anything-goes, condom-based approach to sexual health. With examples from cutting edge research, she proves that sex is a serious matter, and can never be “casual,” especially for girls. Her politically-incorrect books and lectures provide parents with urgently needed ammunition to counter the hazardous messages that bombard young people, some of which come from trusted sources.
William Lane Craig, a man well endowed with reasoning and debating skills, has just returned from the land of amazing ball skills (photos here).
Craig attended two conferences and had university-level engagements with large audiences (no surprise there). In addition, five of his books are now available for Brazilian readers by way of publisher Vida Nova.
More info about the tour can be found here.
Arnold Fruchtenbaum is a Messianic Jewish scholar and expert on the life of the Messiah from a Jewish perspective (MP3s and DVDs are available — scholarly and popular books by that title may be on the way). Arnold was born in Russia and escaped Hitler before landing in the USA.
Arnold is a Bible encyclopedia — rumor has it he even studies the Bible in the shower. His scholarship is perhaps best evidenced during the Q and A times following each lecture. Arnold appears to know the Bible off-by-heart including the ability to cite chapter and verse for almost everything.
Arnold’s lectures are highly structured and methodical, and delivered in an accented monotonic manner. Notes are provided including lots of whitespace for you to add your own notes on them. Every lecture section ends by a Rabbi joke.
Following the lecture given in the photo above, one questioner asserted that the Jews have a debt owing to the church. Arnold replied correctly that the actual debt is the other way around. The church is hugely in debt to the Jews, and part of that debt should be an apology for the disgraceful treatment the Jews have received at the hands of Christians during their diaspora. This disgraceful behavior continues in parts of the anti-Semitic church today.
New Certificate, CEU Credits, Annual Report, and The Story of Jesus Speaks!
Lots of things are happening at BiblicalTraining. Here are the highlights.
Christians in the Marketplace is a 10 hour certificate taught by Dr. Gerry Breshears and Kent Humphreys and is offered by Western Seminary and BiblicalTraining. It addresses the issue of how do business leaders apply biblical principles to their leadership and interaction with others in the marketplace in such a way that Christ is glorified and men and women are born into the Kingdom of God.
CEU CREDITS AT BIBLICALTRAINING
BiblicalTraining has been certified by ACSI so that we can offer versions of the Certificates for Continuing Education Units. Check out our offerings.
THE STORY OF JESUS SPEAKS
This is our translation of the Gospel of John specifically for seekers and new believers. A friend has just recorded the translation so you can listen to the Story as well as read it.
You can download a copy of our Annual Report 2010. It will give you a snapshot of where we are, where we are going, and some financial numbers.
For His Glory,
P.S. Response to our last newsletter about helping the Chinese house church system was strong. Please pray for wisdom as we put a core curriculum together for them and all bi-vocational pastors around the world. Thanks to all who are helping with the transcriptions. And please, when school starts in a few weeks, remember to start your Amazon purchases at BiblicalTraining.org.
More info here: www.riverbend.org.nz/site/default.asp?sec_id=3218