Grace Community Church of Ormond Beach, Fla., is partnering with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) to host a week-long conference from May 29-June 4, 2011, entitled Foundations of Apologetics. The Grace Brethren church is located at 1060 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.
“We invited RZIM because we long for people who are Christian to have a deeper understanding of their faith and those who have objections to be challenged to think differently about Christ and the answers He provides to life’s deepest questions,” says Erik Dubasak, senior pastor.
The conference will address the intellectual objections to the Christian faith presented by skeptics in universities, the media, and the arts. It is intended for church leaders, teachers, college students, thoughtful laypersons, and sincere skeptics who are processing doubts about Christianity.
Two keynote speakers will bookend the week. Representing RZIM and speaking twice on Sunday, May 29, is John Njoroge (pronounced Jarogee), a Kenyan native and graduate of Talbot School of Theology. The second keynote speaker, who will speak Saturday, June 4, is Paul Copan, who holds the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The remainder of the conference will feature a 12-part curriculum that addresses such issues as the historical reliability of the Bible, the uniqueness of Christ, the problem of evil, and the existence of God. These courses will be taught by the Truth, Evangelism, and Apologetics Mission (T.E.A.M.), which is a ministry comprised of students and alumni of Southern Evangelical Seminary.