2022 Apologetics Conference

"Beyond the Stars" is about the witness of the Christian imagination.

FEBRUARY 9TH & 10TH 2022

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The Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity at Cedarville University is pleased to sponsor the “Beyond the Stars” apologetics conference, witness of the Christian imagination.

The event includes a concert, with Andrew Peterson on Wednesday, February 9th and a full schedule of events on Thursday, February 10th with a plenary session with Andrew Peterson, breakout sessions, and a panel discussion on Christianity and creativity.


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Event Livestreams

Join for three sessions that will be available as a livestream at the time of the event. Except for those with a Watch button, the livestream will play inline below.

Apologetics Conference chapel livestream will begin at 10:00 a.m. on 2/10/2022

Schedule - February 10, 2022

8:30 a.m.Opening Session with Dr. Daniel DeWittEvent Rooms
(Stevens Student Center)
10 a.m.Chapel with Andrew PetersonJeremiah Chapel
(Dixon Ministry Center)

11 a.m.Breakout Session with Cedarville University ProfessorsSee Details Below
12 p.m.Lunch on Your Own
1:30 p.m.Panel Discussion led by Dr. Daniel DeWitt with special guests Andrew Peterson, Flame, and Sarah SparksEvent Rooms
(Stevens Student Center)
2:45 p.m.Break
3 p.m.Breakout Sessions with Andrew Peterson, FLAME, and Sarah SparksFLAME (DMC 152)
Sarah Sparks (Apple 107)
Andrew Peterson (SSC – Event Rooms)
4:30 p.m.End of Conference
6 p.m.Sarah Sparks concertStingers
(Stevens Student Center)


Bryana Fern and Scott Calhoun (BTS 101)
Beyond the Stars: Writing Beauty No Shadow Can Touch

J.R. Gilhooly (BTS 115)
Why Christian Art is Idolatry

Josh Kira (BTS 201)
What Hath Jerusalem to Do with Hollywood?

Ronni Kurtz (BTS 206)
Beauty as an Apologetic: How a Love of Beauty Helps Us Love Our Neighbors

Jeremy Kimble (BTS 203)
Theology and the Christian Imagination in the Home: Forming an Environment for God-Centered Innovation

Mark Leeds (SSC 245/246)
When Creativity Goes to Church: Philosophical and Biblical Conceptions of the Imagination

Justin D. Lyons (DMC 152)
The Law of the Jungle: Tarzan Meets Thomas Aquinas

Billy Marsh (BTS 208)
The Evangelical Imagination: Christian Witness Caught Up in the Drama of Salvation