Emily Stevens
Student at Biola University

"Learning apologetics essentially kept me from losing my faith entirely.

When I was in 7th grade, the question, 'How do we know the Bible is true and the Qur'an is not' made me doubt my faith for over a decade. It was conversations and learning apologetics that essentially kept me from losing my faith altogether.

After attending AMP I was encouraged to see so many people in the church who were also interested in this topic. I liked the chance to fellowship during the conference.  I actually had an interesting conversation with another attendee about the nature of beauty and how we understand it as humans. That was a fun conversation where we got to ask each other, 'Why do you think what you think?' As I have more discussions and increase my knowledge of my faith, I’m much less likely to be thrown off balance by a question that I don’t have an answer for."

Steve Rogstad
Projects Manager at JPL

"I’ve been around the topic of apologetics for 30 years.

When I heard about the AMP Conference, I wasn’t sure if there was something there for me. I’m very familiar with Reasons to Believe. I also work as a project manager at JPL to send unmanned probes into space, so I understand quiet a bit of science. Despite my familiarity, I decided to go and see what they were up to. 

I found that I’d heard a lot of information like this before, but it still improved my understanding. What was even more valuable was that AMP was very inspirational. I would consider myself an evangelist, but don't think I'm very good at it. I quickly let people know I’m a believer and try to strike up a conversation. I’ve never had an easy time doing this though, so the motivation I was able to walk away with from AMP made it worth it. I haven’t been to an event that inspirational in decades honestly."