Southern Evangelical Seminary Adds Evening of Women’s Workshops to Next Week’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics
Speakers at ‘Ladies’ Night’ at SES’s New Campus on Thursday, Oct. 11, Will Give Thoughtful Presentations on a Variety of Apologetics Issues
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Southern Evangelical Seminary’s (SES) brand new campus home will be the site for an evening of women’s workshops to kick off next week’s 25th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA).
Set for Thursday, Oct. 11, “Ladies’ Night” will serve as an evening of thoughtful presentations from several female representatives from SES on a variety of apologetics issues.
“We are thrilled that a special evening for women is again part of SES’s National Conference on Christian Apologetics,” said SES President and Evangelical leader Dr. Richard Land. “The very capable women featured at this extra conference night will pose questions and provide answers that will give insight into living out a biblical worldview in this complex culture—which is extremely valuable for every Christian, both male and female, young and old.”
Sessions will touch on several timely topics from knowledgeable speakers:
- 6-6:45 p.m. — (Plenary) “Woman … Who Do You Think You Are?” with Carol Ardizonne. How did God design women? How does the culture define women? Will “transformation” refine women? This dynamic session will explore the essence of what it is to be a woman.
- 6:55-7:40 p.m. — (Breakout) “Evangelism 101: Experiences with Evangelism before and after Apologetics” with Heather Schuldt. Schuldt will compare her evangelistic mission experiences before and after applying apologetics and will also share some of her personal conversations, showing how Christian apologetics can give a Christian a more fruitful discussion with an unbeliever or with a person lacking Scriptural truth.
- 6:55-7:40 p.m. — (Breakout) “Old Testament: History or Hoax?” with Kristen Davis. Christianity is often undermined by the claim that the Old Testament should be viewed as a collection of moral stories rather than as an historical narrative of God’s interaction with real people, in real places, at real points in history. However, if Abraham, Moses, David, and others were not real people, a significant amount of the understanding of God’s nature and interaction with mankind is lost. This presentation explores the reliability of the Old Testament, responding to specific arguments against the historical accuracy of the Scriptural narrative.
- 6:55-7:40 p.m. — (Breakout) “Humanity in Conflict” with Kathryn Camp. Who are we as humans, and is God really necessary? How insidious is the cultural deception? See what this all means for families in this session that explores what makes the complexities of humanity tick and why humans are so easily manipulated.
- 7:50-8:35 p.m. — (Breakout) “Jesus Christ: Who Does He Think He Is?” with Tricia Scribner. Many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Muslims and atheists insist that Jesus never claimed to be God. If Jesus didn’t claim to be God, why should we believe he is God? Discover the truth about Jesus’ claim to deity and equip yourself to respond to this crucial question.
- 7:50-8:35 p.m. — (Breakout) “Morality’s Foundation: Rock or Sand?” with Kristen Davis. Christian morals are clashing with modern culture at an alarming rate. Cake bakers, florists and photographers are finding themselves on the wrong side of the law because they refuse to compromise their moral convictions. Yet many Christians believe these individuals are misguided in their refusal of service. This session will delve into the nature of morality, the implications of moral relativism and how morality relates to the legal system.
- 7:50-8:35 p.m. — (Breakout) “The Harmony of Faith and Reason” with Carey Walton. Many influential voices in our current culture are under the impression that faith and reason are in conflict, on opposite sides of an unbridgeable chasm. A biblical understanding of each, however, assures us that the two are meant to work together to help us to know and love the Maker. This talk will look at how careful reasoning and trust in revealed truth should intertwine in building an effective, satisfying and coherent Christian life.
- 8:45-9:30 p.m. — (Plenary) “Open Q&A” with all speakers. No question is off limits; a great time in a smaller setting to ask apologetics-related questions to the panel of experts.
To learn more, see speakers’ bios or to register for the women’s conference, click here. Cost is $20, and light refreshments will be provided. Men are also welcome to attend.
Several Ladies’ Night speakers will also be speaking at the full National Conference on Christian Apologetics, which kicks off Friday, Oct. 12, and continues Saturday, Oct. 13, at Calvary Church in Charlotte. The conference will focus on the theme of “The God Who Is,” as the seminary will welcome 80 of the nation’s top thinkers, scholars, authors, apologists and scientific minds, including plenary speakers Ravi Zacharias, Josh McDowell and Chip Ingram, along with Gary Habermas, Richard Howe, Hugh Ross, Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace and Natasha Crain, plus many more. For answers to frequently asked questions about the conference, click here.