2017 ISCA Conference Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2017

9:00 - 11:00 am — ISCA Board Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 pm — Registration Opens
2:00 - 2:45 pm — Welcome and Instructions
3:00 - 4:00 pm — Breakout Session 1
4:15 - 5:00 pm — ISCA Members Meeting
5:00 - 6:30 pm — Break for Dinner (on your own)
5:30 - 6:30 pm — Registration table re-opens
6:30 - 6:45 pm — Welcome
6:45 - 8:00 pm — Plenary Session 1
8:00 - 8:15 pm — Break
8:15 - 9:30 pm — Plenary Session 2

Saturday, March 25, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am — Registration opens
9:00 - 10:00 am — Breakout Session 2
10:15 - 11:15 am — Breakout Session 3
11:15 am -1:00 pm — Lunch Break (on your own)
1:00 - 2:15 pm — Plenary Session 3
2:30 - 3:30 pm — Breakout Session 4
3:45 - 4:45 pm — Breakout Session 5
5:00 - 6:00 — ISCA Presidential Address

 


 

Breakout Sessions

Breakout 1 Friday, March 24, 2017 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Donald Williams
The Most Probable Explanation: C. S. Lewis’s Apologetic Arguments
Michael Field
Not All Scripture (grafh) is God-Breathed
Paul Golata
Biblical Inerrancy, Artificial Superintelligence, and God: The Ethical Implications to Human Wellbeing

Jefrey Breshears
The Dark Side of the Reformation: A Bitter and Bloody Legacy

D. T. Timmerman
Naturalism’s Civil War: Reductionism, Emergentism, and the Opportunity for Theism

Breakout 2 Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 - 10:00 am

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Dan Guinn
Francis Schaeffer
and the Apologetic of Beauty
Ed LaBelle* and Terry Rathman
Look to the Heavens for Inerrancy and Evangelism
Christopher Haun
Towards an Evangelical Statement on the Transhumanist-Posthumanist Philosophies and the Ethics of Emerging Technologies
Phil Fernandes
Refuting the Jesus-Myth Hypothesis
Richard K. Min
Circular Rhetoric and the Logic of Paradox

Breakout 3 Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:15 - 11:15 am

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Juan Valdez
Building Bridges: Important Considerations in Developing an Effective Apologetic for Millennials
Bob Wilkin
The New Battle for the Bible
John Ferrer
How Holocausts Happen
Kenneth Samples
Jesus: The Only Hope of the World’s Religions
Jason Moore
A Critique of African American Atheism

Breakout 4 Saturday, March 25, 2017 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Don Veinot
Stealth
Norman Geisler
Fifteen Reasons to Reject Greco-Roman Genre as a way to Interpret the New Testament
Dave Sterrett
Aborting Aristotle: Examining Fatal Flaws in the Abortion Debate
Jason Crowder
The Myth of No Afterlife: The Case for Immorality for both the Sheep and Goats
William C. Roach
Justification by Faith Alone: Galatians 2:20

Breakout 5 Saturday, March 25, 2017 3:45 - 4:45 pm

Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5
Ed Payne
Michael Polanyi: Unintentional Christian Apologist and Theologian: Part II – Centrality of Faith in Apologetics
Jack L. Greenoe
Why Inerrancy Is Too High a Price for the Compromise of Theistic Evolution
Olufemi Oluniyi
A Critique of Social Darwinism as an Administrative Tool in Colonial Northern Nigeria and Its Continuing Legacy of Violence
Dewayne Bryant
The Search for King David: Exploring the Intersection of Archaeology, Christian Apologetics, and the Biblical Text
James R. Wicker
Muslims and Mormons

*Winfried Corduan will be conducting his Sanskrit training course in the Hope Green Room. If the numbers require a room change, that can be made when the conference begins.


Plenary Session 1
Friday, March 24, 2017
6:45 - 8:00 pm
and
Plenary Session 3
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Dr. Paul Gould
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics,
Chair of Philosophy and Cultural Studies Division,
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Charles L. QuarlesPlenary Session 2
Friday, March 24, 2017
8:15 - 9:30 pm
Dr. Charles L. Quarles
Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology,
Director of Ph.D. Studies,
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Richard G. HoweISCA Presidential Address
Saturday, March 25, 2017
5:00 - 6:00 pm
Dr. Richard G. Howe
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics,
Southern Evangelical Seminary
President, International Society of Christian Apologetics