REASON FOR BELIEF - DEFENDING THE FAITH - 4th Annual Apologetics Conference

CLC's 4th Annual Apologetics Conference may be over, but you can listen to all of the sessions and follow along with Outlines and PDF documents below. At CLC's Apologetic Conferences we seek to meet the challenge of evangelism in today’s culture by equipping our minds to give a reasoned explanation of our faith. This year's conference was entitled REASON for BELIEF - DEFENDING THE FAITH. Guest speakers for the conference were Dr. Mark Farnham and Dr. Byron Curtis.


Guest Speakers

Dr. Mark Farnham is Founder and President of Apologetics for the Church and Associate Professor and Coordinator of Pastoral and Pre-Pastoral Majors at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA. Dr. Farnham has been teaching Apologetics in local churches for 10+ years. His doctoral work in Apologetics has opened doors to interact with all kinds of unbelievers, from doctoral students in philosophy at a Philadelphia University, to Muslims inside the mosque, to everyday people on the streets of Lancaster, PA. 

As a former pastor, Dr. Farnham understands the frustration of trying so many "Come and See" events with little apparent fruit. By training church members to confidently “Go and Tell,” apologetics strengthens the faith and witness of the entire church. His training seminars are aimed at average church members who want to become prepared and confident to share their faith with anyone they meet. Prior to teaching at Lancaster Bible College, Dr. Farnham taught systematic theology and apologetics at the seminary level for eleven years. Prior to that he served as senior pastor in New London, CT for seven years.

Dr. Farnham earned a PhD in Apologetics from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He also holds a Master of Theology degree in New Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity degree from Calvary Baptist Seminary. Since 2011 he has been an adjunct professor of World Religion at Strayer University in Allentown, PA. He has also done graduate and postgraduate studies at Harvard Divinity School and Villanova University


Dr. Byron G. Curtis is a Christian theologian, pastor, and professional scholar in missional engagement with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures for the sake of the Academy, the Church, and the wider world. He specializes in Old Testament studies and biblical Hebrew.

His research is internationally published, and focuses on late Old Testament prophecy, the Persian period in Palestine, and the history of biblical interpretation. He teaches in several biblical, historical, and theological fields, and is often called on to serve the wider Church as preacher, teacher, and theological consultant. He has lectured on three continents.

Dr. Curtis is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and has served on Geneva College’s full-time faculty since 1991. Dr. Curtis holds a PhD in Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA and a Masters of Divinity from the Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS. He and his wife, Sue Ann, have two grown children, Nathan and Naomi, and one granddaughter, Psyche Ariel.



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