“Finding Truth” is an apologetics conference for understanding, defending, and sharing the faith once for all delivered to the saints. It is a one day event hosted at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, sponsored by Crossings Ministries, The North American Mission Board, and Cedarville University.
The conference will feature plenary sessions with internationally known, best-selling author, Nancy Pearcey, and Dan DeWitt, Director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics & Public Christianity at Cedarville University. The conference will include a panel discussion and Q&A on “Flourishing Faith in a Secular Society,” and numerous break out seminars on a variety of topics.
This event is designed for college students, upperclassmen high school students, and those who care about and minister to them. Whether you are a student, a parent, a grandparent, or a ministry leader, invest a day of your life to better understand, defend, and share the faith once for all delivered to the saints.
This conference requires each attendee to register online. All registrations include a copy of Nancy Pearcey’s new book, Finding Truth,. Registration costs will increase $5 on February 1, 2017.
Thursday, February 16, 2017Register Now
General Attendee: $20 | Pre-conference, conference, Pearcey book, and dinner pass to University cafeteria
Student Attendee: $10 | Pre-conference, conference, Pearcey book
Evening Only Attendee: $10 | Conference, Pearcey book
Nancy Pearcey is a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University and editor at large of The Pearcey Report. Hailed in The Economist as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual," Pearcey has addressed staffers on Capitol Hill and at the White House; actors and screenwriters in Hollywood; scientists at labs such as Sandia and Los Alamos; students and faculty at Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, USC, Ohio State, and the University of Georgia; as well as educational and activist groups, including the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Pearcey has published 100+ articles in outlets such as the Washington Post, the Washington Times, First Things, American Thinker, Human Events, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, World, Human Life Review, American Enterprise, The Daily Caller, and Regent University Law Review. She has served as an editorial board member of Salem Communications and a commentator on Public Square Radio, and she appears frequently on radio and TV broadcast media, including guest appearances on the Fox News Channel, NPR, and C-SPAN.
Pearcey is the founding editor of the daily radio program "BreakPoint," heading up a team of writers producing broadcast-ready commentaries, and authoring more than 1,000 commentaries herself. Under her intellectual leadership, the program grew into an influential outlet for a Christian worldview perspective on current events, with an estimated weekly audience of five million.
A student of the late Francis Schaeffer at L’Abri, Pearcey holds an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate from Cairn University. She and her husband homeschooled their two sons. She is author of several books, including The Soul of Science, Saving Leonardo, and two ECPA Gold Medallion Award winners Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, and How Now Shall We Live? coauthored by Harold Fickett and Chuck Colson. Formerly an agnostic, her most recent book is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism & Other God Substitutes.
Dan DeWitt is the founding director of the Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity and Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics at Cedarville University where he teaches courses on worldview, theology, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis.
DeWitt spends most of his research and writing time at the intersection of faith and secularism. His areas of expertise are worldview studies, apologetics, and cultural engagement. He has authored the books, Christ or Chaos and Jesus or Nothing to help college-age readers wrestle with the implications of an atheistic worldview as well as The Owlings, a two-book, worldview adventure for young readers.
DeWitt earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his B.A. from Lexington Baptist College. He and his wife April live in Cedarville with their four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. Dan posts regularly on his blog theolatte.com.
Preconference Chapel (Nancy Pearcey)
Lunch for Ministry Leaders
Plenary 1: Plausible Arguments, Deceptive Philosophy, and the Gospel (Dan DeWitt)
Breakouts - view details »
|Oh, No, God Really Does Exist||Understanding and Using the Ontological Argument J.R. Gilhooly|
|Middle Earth Apologetics||The Role of Imagination & Narrative in Defending the Gospel Billy Marsh|
|Starbucks & Forever 21||Apologetics for Young Women Erin Shaw|
|One Holy Book||How We Got the Bible & Why We Should Trust It Ched Spellman|
|How Now Shall We Live||Gospel Ethics & Apologetics Jeremy Kimble|
|Common Sense & the Common Man||An Apologetic That Requires No Apology Bryan Baise|
|Creeds & Confessions||What Church History Can Teach Us About Defending the Faith Jonathan Arnold|
|Paradise Lost||Literary Apologetics Tyler Flatt|
Plenary 2: Flourishing Faith in a Secular Culture: A conversation with graduates from Harvard University, Yale University, and the University of Oxford about Christianity on the Secular Campus (Panel and Q&A)
Plenary 3: Finding Truth (Nancy Pearcey)
Plenary 4: Finding Truth (Nancy Pearcey)
Book Signing with Nancy Pearcey