Midwestern hosts 2007 Collegiate Conference
KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) hosts its 2007 Collegiate Conference Jan. 12-13. The theme of the conference will be “The Resurrection of Christ: Fact or Fiction?” and will feature Gary Habermas, chairman of the department of philosophy and theology, distinguished research professor of apologetics and philosophy at Liberty University.
Habermas has lectured extensively, more than 1,000 times at almost 100 colleges, universities, seminaries and churches. He has also written more than 50 books, book chapters and articles on the subject of Christian apologetics.
“We are thrilled to hear from leading Christian apologist Dr. Gary Habermas on this critical issue for young people today,” said MBTS President R. Philip Roberts. “We hope that those who attend this conference will be better equipped to answer these questions for themselves, and to face the often challenging questions of their peers.”
Registration for the conference will begin Jan. 12, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sessions will resume at 8 a.m. and end at noon on Jan. 13. Pastors, collegiate and youth ministers, college students and seniors in high school will explore the truth and reality of Jesus Christ spiritually and intellectually through lectures by Habermas as well as breakout sessions with MBTS faculty.
Breakout sessions will cover such topics as “The Resurrection, The Enlightenment and Narrative Theology,” “The Resurrection in the Letters of Paul,” “The Hope of Resurrection in Evangelism,” “The Last Written Words of the Resurrected Christ,” and “New Testament Backgrounds and the Resurrection of Christ.”
“How does the resurrection of Jesus Christ affect the dilemma of those who have never heard the Gospel? In light of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, how does the Bible indicate God will judge people of other religions who are genuine and sincere in their faith?” said MBTS vice President for Student Development Alan Branch, who will be leading a breakout session called “Christ’s Resurrection and Final Judgment.” “I will attempt to provide answers to serious and thoughtful Christians who have considered these questions,” he said.
The conference is free for pastors, collegiate and youth ministers. One free admission is provided to every college student who brings five additional students. The cost of the event for the general public is $15 per person. Admission cost covers dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday as well. For further information or to register for the conference, please contact Amy Gilmore at 1-800-944-MBTS, email email@example.com, or visit www.mbts.edu.