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SIX-DAY VIRTUAL APOLOGETICS EVENT  /  OCT 12-17

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SIX-DAY VIRTUAL APOLOGETICS EVENT

OCT 12-17

100+ HOURS
of Helpful Content

LIVE-STREAMING
w/On-Demand Recordings

OVER 75
High-Quality Speakers

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL EVENT?

In light of uncertainties regarding venue usage and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, SES made the bold decision to make the 27th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics a virtual event for 2020. While we will miss being with our attendees in person, we are still able to provide you amazing speakers and even more content. Here are a few highlights:

  • Plenary and breakout sessions will be live-streamed, and the recordings will be posted back to each session for on-demand viewing within 48-72 hours.
  • Spanish sessions are also included.
  • Attendees will have exclusive access to over 100 hours of content for at least three months.
  • In addition, attendees will have the ability to connect with our wonderful NCCA partners and fellow attendees via the event app or event web app.
  • The 2020 NCCA will run Monday – Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon ET (Oct. 12-17).
  • Attendees can download the Attendify app using the links above and search for the “NCCA 2020” event.

REGISTRATION IS ONLY $30! Please note, tickets should be purchased for each person wanting personal access to the event. Families watching a stream together on the same device, for example, do NOT need to purchase individual tickets for each person.

PLENARY SPEAKERS

SCHEDULE

 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Truth  / Abdu Murray
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. Christian Theology, Racism, and Social Justice / Richard Land
2. Old Testament: History or Hoax / Kristen Davis
3. Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Christianity: Are They Compatible? / Neil Shenvi
4. Genetic Entropy – We are Going Down, Not Up! / John Sanford
5. Acts Gets Hard Things Right: External Evidence for Acts / Lydia McGrew
6. God, Morality, and Evil / Brian Huffling
7. The Big Story and Christian Case Making / Raymond Ciervo
8. Canceled to Due to Death in Immediate Family
9. Creation’s Story – Preparing Homeschool Students for University Science Courses / Ken Wolgemuth
10. Are God’s Attributes Incoherent and Incompatible? / Kyle Keltz
11. A Biblical Apologetic for Controlled Immigration / Tom Hillegas
12. Christian Exclusivism in a Pluralistic Culture: Is Jesus the Only Way? / Scott Toenges
13. Introduction to Cultural Apologetics / Prem Isaac
14. Relativism, Morality and Sexual Purity: How America’s Non-biblical View of Truth Produced a Non-biblical Understanding Sexuality / Richard Tompkins
15. Is there a Special Apologetic for the Jewish People / Cary Weisbaum
Todos los caminos llevan a Dios… / Raul Jaramillo
La radicalización de nuestra fe / Priscilla Fonseca

*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to the Good   / Richard Howe
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. The Latest Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus / Gary Habermas
2. The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe / Jay Richards
3. Why I am Not a Theistic Evolutionist / Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana
4. Three Dimensional Apologetics: Being A Certain Kind of Apologists / David Geisler
5. Literary Devices in the Gospels: Fact or Fiction? / Lydia McGrew
6. Why Arguments from Natural Science Cannot Prove the God of Christianity and Why Philosophy Can / Brian Huffling
7. Proven Strategies to Introduce Your Muslim Friend to the Word of God / J. Anthony Hildahl
8. The Golden Rule and its Evidential Value in Worldviews and Religions / Corey Miller
9. Right For You, But Not For Me-The Christian Role In Political Discourse / Steven Garofalo
10. Too Good to be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Is Evidence for His Reality / Tom Gilson
11. Christianity and Slavery / Harold Felder
12. Raising Kids Who Hold Fast To The Bible / Rodney Navey
13. Tactics in Defending Your Faith / Tim Barnett
14. Apologetics and Preaching: A Practical, Biblical, Expository Approach / Hayes Wicker
15. The Grand Canyon – Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? / Ken Wolgemuth
Tengo Ciencia no ocupo la FE / Juan Valdes
El humanismo detrás de los debates éticos actuales: homosexualidad y aborto / Diego Fallas
 
*All times are Eastern
  
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Faith  / Richard Land
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. The Cross and the Cancel Culture / Abdu Murray
2. The Sexual Holocaust: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in History / John Sanford
3. The Ring of Truth: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels / Tim McGrew
4. The Simple Triune God / Travis Campbell
5. The Four Words of God: General and Special Revelation / Ken Boa
6. The Paranormal World: A Window to the Occult? / Doug Potter
7. Diagnostic Discipleship: the Integration of Apologetic Methodology to Strengthen the work of Evangelism and Making Disciple-Makers / Thomas McCuddy
8. Discipleship in Apologetics Teen Ministry / Mark Phillips
9. The Power of Purpose for Impact in Apologetics and Discipleship / Michael Kozlinski
10. The Bible, Are There Any Errors? / Harold Hansen
11. John of Damascus Updated: Islam IS a Heresy / Daniel Janosik
12. What Science Can’t See / Don Deal
13. Why Does Jesus Resemble So Many Ancient Mythologies? / J. Warner Wallace
14. How Progressive Christianity is Hijacking the Gospel / Alisa Childers
15. How Beauty Points to God / Kenneth Samples
La historicidad de Jesús y los Evangelios / Kattien Rosario
Respondiendo objeciones contra la resurrección / Santiago Alarcon
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Love   / Frank Turek
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. Open Q&A with Frank Turek / Frank Turek
2. Creating Life in the Lab / Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana
3. An Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive World / Bob Stewart
4. The Verdict of History: How Non-Christian Sources Authenticate the Gospels / Tim McGrew
5. Van Til’s Trinitarianism: A Reformed Critique / Travis Campbell
6. Critical Theory and Christianity: A Deep Dive / Neil Shenvi
7. The Uniqueness of Biblical Theism: A Robust Approach to the Defense of the Faith / Ken Boa
8. The Problem of How the New Testament Writers Used the Old Testament / Mel Winstead
9. Transhumanism: The Gospel of Guided Human Evolution through Science and Technology / Christopher Haun
10. Have Christians Been Science Deniers? / J. Warner Wallace
11. Integrating Apologetics in the Local Church through Evangelism and Discipleship / Matt Schmidt
12. The Top 10 Bodies of Evidence for the Existence of God / Doug LaPointe
13. Is Abortion Ever Necessary? / Heather Schuldt
14. Does Christianity Oppress Women? / Dianna Williams
15. Did Jesus Have Faith? / Tom Gilson
Relatos bíblicos ¿ficción o realidad? Respuestas a la luz de la arqueología / Joaquin Mauricio Moya G
Spanish Session: Panel / Multiple Speakers
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Human Dignity   / John Stonestreet
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. TBA / John Stonestreet
2. Why Should I Believe? / Alycia Wood
3. The Apologetics of Paul / Bob Stewart
4. Doubting Our Doubts–How to Deal With Doubt / Brett Kunkle
5. “PROVE IT” – Leading 8 Great Weeks of Apologetics Training / Stephen Cutchins
6. Ambassadors of the Gospel: How to Reach the Thinkers in Your Life / Krista Bontrager
7. How to Implement a Discipleship Apologetic Model in the Local Church / Terren Dames
8. No Other Book: Why We Can Trust the Bible! / Lawrence Helms
9. Discerning Education from Indoctrination and Propaganda / Kenneth Samples
10. Language and our Knowledge of God / Matthew Coté
11. Concept of Goodness and Love in Young Earth Creationism and the LGBT Movement / Eric Gustafson
12. The Christian and the College World / Casey Schmidt
13. Tactical Evangelism / Greg Walker
14. Reconciling the Reconciled / Monique Duson
Licencia para Dudar / Chris Du Pond
La mejor herramienta para tu estudio de la biblia / Jose Chico
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  12:00-1:00PM
Hold Fast to the Bible / Daniel Wallace
 
BREAKOUTS  1:15-2:15PM
1. Weathering Climate Change / Hugh Ross
2. Textual Variants and the Verity of Scripture / Daniel Wallace
3. Struggling to Believe / Alycia Wood
4. Why Should We Think the Bible is an Authority in Modern Times? / Brett Kunkle
5. How Do I Know That I Know? / Richard Howe
6. Evidence for the Bible’s Supernatural Origin: Fulfilled Messianic Prophecies / Brian Henson
7. The 1st Responder Apologist / Del Potter
8. Do Your Homework! / Kathryn Camp
9. Defending the Christian Faith in Africa / Simon & Nel Brace
10. Beauty: an Inconvenient Reality for Atheism / Carey Walton
11. Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Deception / Marcia Montenegro
12. Is the Old Testament Trinitarian? / Jonathan McLatchie
13. Humor: The Black Sheep of Apologetics / Mia Langford
14. Boaz: A Role Model for Biblical Justice / Monique Duson
La tecnología y la supervivencia de los jóvenes / Jorge Gil
Spanish Session: Panel / Multiple Speakers
 
PLENARY  2:30-3:15PM
Hold Fast to the Gospel / Hugh Ross
 
PLENARY  3:30-4:15PM
Hold Fast to Courage / Kristen Davis, Gary Habermas, Jay Richards
 
PLENARY  4:30-5:15PM
Hold Fast to Hope / Will Ford III & Matt Lockett
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Truth  / Abdu Murray
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. Christian Theology, Racism, and Social Justice / Richard Land
2. Old Testament: History or Hoax / Kristen Davis
3. Social Justice, Critical Theory, and Christianity: Are They Compatible? / Neil Shenvi
4. Genetic Entropy – We are Going Down, Not Up! / John Sanford
5. Acts Gets Hard Things Right: External Evidence for Acts / Lydia McGrew
6. God, Morality, and Evil / Brian Huffling
7. The Big Story and Christian Case Making / Raymond Ciervo
8. Canceled to Due to Death in Immediate Family
9. Creation’s Story – Preparing Homeschool Students for University Science Courses / Ken Wolgemuth
10. Are God’s Attributes Incoherent and Incompatible? / Kyle Keltz
11. A Biblical Apologetic for Controlled Immigration / Tom Hillegas
12. Christian Exclusivism in a Pluralistic Culture: Is Jesus the Only Way? / Scott Toenges
13. Introduction to Cultural Apologetics / Prem Isaac
14. Relativism, Morality and Sexual Purity: How America’s Non-biblical View of Truth Produced a Non-biblical Understanding Sexuality / Richard Tompkins
15. Is there a Special Apologetic for the Jewish People / Cary Weisbaum
Todos los caminos llevan a Dios… / Raul Jaramillo
La radicalización de nuestra fe / Priscilla Fonseca

*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to the Good   / Richard Howe
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. The Latest Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus / Gary Habermas
2. The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic Into a Catastrophe / Jay Richards
3. Why I am Not a Theistic Evolutionist / Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana
4. Three Dimensional Apologetics: Being A Certain Kind of Apologists / David Geisler
5. Literary Devices in the Gospels: Fact or Fiction? / Lydia McGrew
6. Why Arguments from Natural Science Cannot Prove the God of Christianity and Why Philosophy Can / Brian Huffling
7. Proven Strategies to Introduce Your Muslim Friend to the Word of God / J. Anthony Hildahl
8. The Golden Rule and its Evidential Value in Worldviews and Religions / Corey Miller
9. Right For You, But Not For Me-The Christian Role In Political Discourse / Steven Garofalo
10. Too Good to be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Is Evidence for His Reality / Tom Gilson
11. Christianity and Slavery / Harold Felder
12. Raising Kids Who Hold Fast To The Bible / Rodney Navey
13. Tactics in Defending Your Faith / Tim Barnett
14. Apologetics and Preaching: A Practical, Biblical, Expository Approach / Hayes Wicker
15. The Grand Canyon – Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon? / Ken Wolgemuth
Tengo Ciencia no ocupo la FE / Juan Valdes
El humanismo detrás de los debates éticos actuales: homosexualidad y aborto / Diego Fallas
 
*All times are Eastern
  
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Faith  / Richard Land
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. The Cross and the Cancel Culture / Abdu Murray
2. The Sexual Holocaust: The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in History / John Sanford
3. The Ring of Truth: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels / Tim McGrew
4. The Simple Triune God / Travis Campbell
5. The Four Words of God: General and Special Revelation / Ken Boa
6. The Paranormal World: A Window to the Occult? / Doug Potter
7. Diagnostic Discipleship: the Integration of Apologetic Methodology to Strengthen the work of Evangelism and Making Disciple-Makers / Thomas McCuddy
8. Discipleship in Apologetics Teen Ministry / Mark Phillips
9. The Power of Purpose for Impact in Apologetics and Discipleship / Michael Kozlinski
10. The Bible, Are There Any Errors? / Harold Hansen
11. John of Damascus Updated: Islam IS a Heresy / Daniel Janosik
12. What Science Can’t See / Don Deal
13. Why Does Jesus Resemble So Many Ancient Mythologies? / J. Warner Wallace
14. How Progressive Christianity is Hijacking the Gospel / Alisa Childers
15. How Beauty Points to God / Kenneth Samples
La historicidad de Jesús y los Evangelios / Kattien Rosario
Respondiendo objeciones contra la resurrección / Santiago Alarcon 
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Love   / Frank Turek
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. Open Q&A with Frank Turek / Frank Turek
2. Creating Life in the Lab / Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana
3. An Exclusive Gospel in an Inclusive World / Bob Stewart
4. The Verdict of History: How Non-Christian Sources Authenticate the Gospels / Tim McGrew
5. Van Til’s Trinitarianism: A Reformed Critique / Travis Campbell
6. Critical Theory and Christianity: A Deep Dive / Neil Shenvi
7. The Uniqueness of Biblical Theism: A Robust Approach to the Defense of the Faith / Ken Boa
8. The Problem of How the New Testament Writers Used the Old Testament / Mel Winstead
9. Transhumanism: The Gospel of Guided Human Evolution through Science and Technology / Christopher Haun
10. Have Christians Been Science Deniers? / J. Warner Wallace
11. Integrating Apologetics in the Local Church through Evangelism and Discipleship / Matt Schmidt
12. The Top 10 Bodies of Evidence for the Existence of God / Doug LaPointe
13. Is Abortion Ever Necessary? / Heather Schuldt
14. Does Christianity Oppress Women? / Dianna Williams
15. Did Jesus Have Faith? / Tom Gilson
Relatos bíblicos ¿ficción o realidad? Respuestas a la luz de la arqueología / Joaquin Mauricio Moya G
Spanish Session: Panel / Multiple Speakers
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  7:00-8:00PM
Hold Fast to Human Dignity   / John Stonestreet
 
BREAKOUTS  8:15-9:15PM
1. The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims: Upholding the imago Dei in our Cultural Moment / John Stonestreet
2. Why Should I Believe? / Alycia Wood
3. The Apologetics of Paul / Bob Stewart
4. Doubting Our Doubts–How to Deal With Doubt / Brett Kunkle
5. “PROVE IT” – Leading 8 Great Weeks of Apologetics Training / Stephen Cutchins
6. Ambassadors of the Gospel: How to Reach the Thinkers in Your Life / Krista Bontrager
7. How to Implement a Discipleship Apologetic Model in the Local Church / Terren Dames
8. No Other Book: Why We Can Trust the Bible! / Lawrence Helms
9. Discerning Education from Indoctrination and Propaganda / Kenneth Samples
10. Language and our Knowledge of God / Matthew Coté
11. Concept of Goodness and Love in Young Earth Creationism and the LGBT Movement / Eric Gustafson
12. The Christian and the College World / Casey Schmidt
13. Tactical Evangelism / Greg Walker
14. Reconciling the Reconciled / Monique Duson
Licencia para Dudar / Chris Du Pond
La mejor herramienta para tu estudio de la biblia / Jose Chico
 
*All times are Eastern
 
 
PLENARY  12:00-1:00PM
Hold Fast to the Bible / Daniel Wallace
 
BREAKOUTS  1:15-2:15PM
1. Weathering Climate Change / Hugh Ross
2. Textual Variants and the Verity of Scripture / Daniel Wallace
3. Struggling to Believe / Alycia Wood
4. Why Should We Think the Bible is an Authority in Modern Times? / Brett Kunkle
5. How Do I Know That I Know? / Richard Howe
6. Evidence for the Bible’s Supernatural Origin: Fulfilled Messianic Prophecies / Brian Henson
7. The 1st Responder Apologist / Del Potter
8. Do Your Homework! / Kathryn Camp
9. Defending the Christian Faith in Africa / Simon & Nel Brace
10. Beauty: an Inconvenient Reality for Atheism / Carey Walton
11. Richard Rohr and the Enneagram Deception / Marcia Montenegro
12. Is the Old Testament Trinitarian? / Jonathan McLatchie
13. Humor: The Black Sheep of Apologetics / Mia Langford
14. Boaz: A Role Model for Biblical Justice / Monique Duson
La tecnología y la supervivencia de los jóvenes / Jorge Gil
Spanish Session: Panel / Multiple Speakers
 
PLENARY  2:30-3:15PM
Hold Fast to the Gospel / Hugh Ross
 
PLENARY  3:30-4:15PM
Hold Fast to Courage / Kristen Davis, Gary Habermas, Jay Richards
 
PLENARY  4:30-5:15PM
Hold Fast to Hope / Will Ford III & Matt Lockett
 
*All times are Eastern
 

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