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Learn to answer the tough questions from some of the leading christian thinkers of our day. Guest speakers Tim Muehlhoff, Craig J. Hazen, John Bloom and Clay Jones
$30 per person, $55 for a couple
Harvest Church Heights Campus
Friday, 7 - 9:30 PM
Saturday, 9 - 1 PM
Craig Hazen - Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics
Director of the M.A. Program in Science and Religion, Professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics, Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals. He is a recipient of the Fischer Award, the highest faculty honor at Biola and has lectured across North America and Europe on key apologetics topics—including lectures on Capitol Hill and in the White House. He is a popular church and conference speaker and former co-host of a national radio talk program.
Clay Jones, D.Min. - Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics, Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; M.Div.; B.A., philosophy
Formerly hosted Contend for Truth, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. On his program he debated many people over eight years including John Cobb, Jr.; a professor of Buddhism; Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Institute; a Muslim cleric; Lee Holzinger, Church of Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a euthanasia advocate; a secular humanist, Rep. Loretta Sanchez; KFI talk show host Bill Handle; Jimmy Creech, SoulForce; Bruce Ware; R. C. Sproul, Jr.; Robert Morey; R. Scott Clark; and a KJV only advocate. Dr. Jones was the Executive Director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School) has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches; has authored apologetic software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles; is writing a book, Why God Allows Evil, and speaks widely on that subject.
Tim Muehlhoff, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Communication, Ph.D., M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
While teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Muehlhoff received his department's highest award for teaching and has been recognized by the International Communication Association for outstanding teaching. In his M.A. thesis Dr. Muehlhoff developed a method of encouraging civil dialogue and perspective-taking between groups who perceive themselves as morally opposed with no room for, or interest in, connection. Extending his thesis research, his dissertation focused on a performative approach to enriching marital communication. His research interests also include social justice, gender, family communication, interpersonal communication, and persuasion. Outside the classroom Dr. Muehlhoff and wife Noreen are frequent speakers at marriage conferences and seminars. His current project involves understanding the narratives of oppressed women in rural parts of New Delhi, India.
Dr. Muelhoff is the co-author of The God Conversation and has written about marriage, faith, and communication in diverse journals and magazines such as the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Religion and Communication, Mars Hill Review, and Discipleship Journal.
John Bloom - Professor of Physics, Academic Chair of the Master of Arts Program in Science and Religion, Ph.D., M.S. in Physics, Cornell University; Ph.D., M..A., in Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Annenberg Research Institute; M.A., M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary.
Dr. Bloom serves as Chair of the Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department and as the Academic Director for Biola's M.A. in Science and Religion program, which he founded in 2004. He teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in Physics and graduate courses in the MASR. His research interests include the integration of Christianity with the sciences, and Apologetics. Dr. Bloom also has an interest in viable alternative energy sources and equipped his home with photovoltaic solar panels that supply most his home's electrical needs.