Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Talk Title: "You Have a Gospel to Tell”
Description: God is so much of a genius that he weaves his story into the fabric of our stories. He connects us through them and he affirms us through them. Purpose is built into our stories. This talk is intended to inspire people to reflect on the good news of what God has done in their lives and how God has drawn them into a life-altering, life-giving relationship with the Son and into the transformative work of the Holy Spirit.
Slogan: “It’s time to tell your story!”
Talk Title: “Our Never-Ending Search for Peace and Rest”
Description: What do you find satisfaction in? Can we ever be truly fulfilled in this life? Many of us occupy our lives with various diversions but are unable to find true and lasting joy. This talk will explore the biblical idea that creatures made in God’s image can find genuine contentment—rest and peace for our souls—only through an intimate relationship with our Creator-Redeemer God.
Slogan: “It’s time to find peace and rest!”
Talk Title: “Did the Apostles Really Die As Martyrs?”
Description: One of the most common evidences given to trust the reliability of the apostles’ testimony is their willingness to die as martyrs. And yet, what is the evidence for their fates? And what about others who have died for their beliefs? In this talk, Sean will examine the historical evidence for the deaths of the various apostles and show how this helps confirm their sincere conviction that Jesus rose from the dead.
Slogan: “It’s time to live with the boldness of the apostles!”
Talk Title: "Clarity in a Confused World”
Description: Our culture seems to have embraced confusion—about sex, identity, religion, morality—as a virtue and shunned clarity as a sin. How do we offer the clarity of God’s majestic purposes to a world that rejects it, yet so desperately needs it? This talk aims to offer ways for us to disentangle ourselves from this confusion and find hope in the clarity that Christ offers.
Slogan: “It’s time to bring clarity with compassion!”
Talk Title: “Finding God in the Midst of Suffering”
Description: The prevalence of suffering—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—in the world and in our lives keeps many from believing and trusting in God. So, what do we do when we're faced with the devastations of life? How do we address the problem of evil and suffering when it seems woven into the fabric of creation? And can science tell us anything about the heart of God and his purposes in creation? This talk will integrate a deeper understanding of creation and a biblical context of suffering so we can begin to see a deeper purpose that may alleviate some of the sting and power such things wield against our claims of a good and loving God. This deeper revelation may even offer us great hope to share with others and more courage and strength as we journey on.
Slogan: “It's time to change our outlook on evil!”
Talk Title: The Love of the Creator
Description: The vastness of the cosmos, the symmetry of a snowflake, the diversity of the biosphere, the logic of physics. Nature captures our imagination like nothing else. What if the world all around us quietly, persistently, points us to the greatest truth of all?
Slogan: “It’s time to worship the Creator!”
Talk Title: “What about Those Who Have Never Heard the Gospel?”
Description: Do people who have never heard the gospel still have a chance at redemption? This talk aims to examine of the problem of the unreached. Richard will cover various options, including universalism, pluralism, inclusivism, and exclusivism. While he maintains that no one goes to heaven without knowingly trusting Jesus as Savior, Richard explains how this perspective works out for those who have never heard the specifics of the gospel.
Slogan: “It’s time to answer a tough question!”
Talk Title: “How to Talk about Jesus without Freaking Out”
Description: Sharing your faith can be intimidating, especially in an increasingly secular culture. As creative professionals in the entertainment industry, Jim and Karen Covell find that the most powerful way to express their love for Jesus is through stories. Join them as they give practical tools on how to make an eternal difference as Christians in today’s media culture.
Slogan: “It’s time to share your faith without freaking out!”
Talk Title: “Treasure in Broken Clay Jars”
Description: Paul declares that “we have this treasure in clay jars so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us.” God blesses each one of us with defects and infirmities because he wants to reveal to an unbelieving world his awesome glory shining through the cracks in our broken jars. In this talk, Hugh will share how God shone through his defect of autism spectrum disorder (Asperger’s syndrome) to bring many otherwise resistant people to faith in Jesus Christ. The talk will close with some tips on how to discover your personal defect that God can use to reveal his glory to people who are not yet his disciples.
Slogan: “It’s time embrace God’s blessings!”