Reasons

Faith Bible Church is excited for our approaching season of apologetics. There will be a variety of events beginning March 31st, all hosted at Faith Bible Church and culminating with the Reasons Conference April 28-29.

Friday - Saturday, April 28-29 - Reasons Conference: Responding to a World Gone Mad

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A two-day conference discussing topics in our culture today, such as homosexuality, gender identity, bioethics, truth, tolerance, the soul and more.  

Eight top speakers will bring the Reasons Conference and Conversations on the Issues that Define Us to life.

Speakers include:

Dr. Craig Hazen: Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics and Director of M.A. Program in Science and Religion at Biola University.

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff: Professor of Communications at Biola University, recognized by the International Communication Association for outstanding teaching.

Melissa Travis, M.A.: Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. Earned an M.A. in Science and Religion from Biola University and is a Ph.D. candidate at Faulkner University.

Megan Almon: Award-winning journalist and holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Ken Mann:Holds an M.A. in Science and Religion — a software engineer by way of vocation, a physicist by way of education and a devout follower of Jesus Christ. 

Alan Shlemon, M.A.: Graduate of California State University, Long Beach and a holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University.

Heather Zeiger: Holds an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas and an M.A. in Bioethics from Trinity International University.

Lisa Schwandt: Serves as Associate Pastor of HopePointe Anglican Church in The Woodlands, Texas and as Dean of the College of Deacons for the ACNA Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast.

Dates: April 28 from 7-9 p.m. and April 29 from 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Register for the Reasons Conference  

Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m.: Origin Film and expert Q & A 

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With spectacular computer animation and cutting-edge research, the film ORIGIN: Design, Chance and the First Life on Earth examines a question that has baffled science for centuries: How did life on Earth begin? The film screening (trailer here) will be followed by in person Q & A with one of the film’s featured scholars, philosopher of biology Paul Nelson, as well as the film’s creator Lad Allen.  We hope adults and youth alike can join us at Faith Bible Church on March 31 from 7-9 p.m. for this free event.  Registration is requested at discovery.org/scnhouston

Deeper Dive Follow-Up Sessions

In partnership with the Houston Science & Culture Network, the following expert speakers will be featured in “Deeper Dive” presentation and Q&A sessions on the three successive Tuesday evenings following the Origin film. The events are free, open to the public and no registration is required.

Tuesday, April 4, 7 p.m.: Dr. Micah Green on Is It Rational to Believe in Anything Other Than Science?Dr. Micah Green completed his Ph.D. at MIT and is currently a professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M with research focus in nanomaterial characterization and biological interactions. Dr. Green has observed that it is commonplace in his work and in the culture at large to hold a view of “I don’t believe anything unless scientific reasoning backs it up.” This talk will explore this belief and how: (1) A commitment to naturalistic science means that we cannot consider evidence for the supernatural, even when it is clear, (2) This commitment to science as the only way to knowledge is inherently self-defeating, and (3) A commitment to science as the only way to knowledge makes all talk of values and purpose subjective and meaningless.

Tuesday, April 11, 7 p.m.: Dr. Walter Bradley on The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories AGAIN!Dr. Walter Bradley co-authored the seminal book “The Mystery of Life’s Origin: Reassessing Current Theories” over 33 years ago, highlighting the problems in origin of life theories at the time in perhaps the first comprehensive scientific critique of the field. Dr. Bradley will present an update of how scientists have sought to resolve the problems highlighted in his original book, and give an overview of current hypotheses along with an assessment of whether these approaches are likely to establish a plausible naturalistic explanation for life’s origin.

Tuesday, April 18, 7 p.m.: Dr. James Tour on The Origin of Life – An Inside StoryDr. James Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world, has over 600 research publications and over 120 patents, was named among “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today,” and was ranked as one of the Top 10 chemists in the world over the past decade. Dr. Tour will speak on abiogenesis, the prebiotic process wherein life, such as a cell, arises from non-living materials such as simple organic compounds. An opinion will be rendered showing that current theories and assumptions for how life began are not substantiated, and that the strongest evidence against the proposals of current prebiotic research is the researchers' own data. 

 

If you're interested in joining weekly conversations about topics such as apologetics, please consider joining our Reasons Adult Community that meets on Sunday mornings at 10:40 a.m. in Room 211. All are welcome!