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2020 Conference - change of dates and venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for the EMNR-ISCA joint conference has changed along with the dates. This year's conference will be hosted by New Hope Community Church in Palatine, Illinois on March 27-28, 2020.
Below is the updated link for workshop proposals. If you have already submitted a proposal, there is no need to do so again. I have that formation already. The new deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.
Workshop Proposal Form: https://forms.gle/CkCSdJUznB1oV4Wh8  

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Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS
jasondcrowder.com
Author of Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman's Introduction to Philosophy

Journal Editor and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
www.isca-apologetics.org  
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

2020 Conference

Members, please stop using the link I sent you previously for the 2020 EMNR-ISCA joint conference in New Orleans. Please your proposals directly to me ( drjasondcrowder@gmail.com ) from this point forward.

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Under His Grace,

Jason D. Crowder, DTS
jasondcrowder.com
Author of Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman's Introduction to Philosophy

Journal Editor and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
www.isca-apologetics.org 

Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

“I am put here for the defense of the gospel”—The Legacy of Dr. Norman L. Geisler

My tribute to Dr. Geisler. Dr. Geisler passed away this morning.

https://williamroach.org/2019/07/01/i-am-put-here-for-the-defense-of-the-gospel-the-legacy-of-dr-norman-l-geisler/


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William C. Roach, PhD

President: International Society of Christian Apologetics
Professor/Adjunct: Anderson University, Hannibal LaGrange University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, The College at Southeastern, Capital Theological Seminary, and Neuva Providencia (Medellin, Colombia)
Phone: 319-217-0034

Writing opportunity for The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics

Greetings ISCA Members,

The JISCA got a request from The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics (ERTP.org) this week, and I wanted to share the opportunity with our membership. ERTP desires for a writer willing to defend the traditional view of human sexuality as found in Scripture in an article-based debate with a scholar who believes that Scripture supports LGBTQ sexuality. The focus of the debate will be on Scripture and its interpretation/application. Interested individuals should contact Stephen M. Vantassel at svantassel@kingsdivinity.org.

I did ask Stephen three questions this week that were likely to get repeated in inquiries, and those are below with his answers.

1. Is there a deadline on when interested parties need to contact you?
We would like writers to contact me in a few months. First paper should be received in a year.

2. How long do the papers need to be?
We have a generous word counts. 5000-8000 words should cover the narrowness of the topic.

3. How many papers are you thinking each debater will have to write?
First a position paper than responses. But we could allow a third if the authors wished.

Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder

Journal Editor/Program Chairman

Call For Papers

Greetings ISCA Members!

We are expecting 2019 to be an exciting year for the International Society of Christian Apologetics. In 2019, ISCA is partnering with Evangelical Ministries to New Religions to co-host our 2019 Conference at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 2-3, 2019.

We are planning to have plenary sessions featuring Dr. David Farnell, Dr. Douglas Grothius, and leadership from both ISCA and EMNR. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit our website.

I also want to notify all of our members that we are now accepting paper proposals for our 2019 conference and journal. Both the conference and the journal provide a platform for our members to lecture and publish in apologetic related fields. We want to encourage all of our members to attend our conference and try to take advantage of the various avenues provided to further your apologetic ministry.

If you would like to present a paper at the conference or submit an article for our journal, please adhere unto the following guidelines.

Conference Presentation Papers

To submit papers or for inquiries concerning our 2019 conference, please adhere unto the following guidelines:

  1. The deadline for all paper submissions is March 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. All decisions will be made by March 15, 2019.
  2. All paper submissions must be sent directly to the ISCA Program Chair, Jason D. Crowder. Dr. Crowder’s email is: drjasondcrowder@gmail.com.
  3. When you email Dr. Crowder, please include in the subject line: 2019 ISCA Paper Proposal.
  4. Each proposal must include a clear title, thesis statement, and a brief synopsis of your paper. Each synopsis must be a single paragraph explaining the thesis and the argument presented in the paper. Because of the limited number of breakout sessions this year, priority will be given to well-developed proposals.
  5. The paper proposals can cover a wide variety of apologetic related issues (e.g., biblical and theological studies, philosophy, science, or any other related apologetic field).

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William C. Roach, PhD

President: International Society of Christian Apologetics
ISCA Website: http://www.isca-apologetics.org/
Professor/Adjunct: Anderson University, Hannibal LaGrange University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, The College at Southeastern, Capital Theological Seminary, and Neuva Providencia (Medellin, Colombia)
Phone: 319-217-0034
Website: www.williamroach.org

2019 Call for Conference Papers and Journal Articles

Greetings ISCA Members!

We are expecting 2019 to be an exciting year for the International Society of Christian Apologetics. In 2019, ISCA is partnering with Evangelical Ministries to New Religions to co-host our 2019 Conference at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 2-3, 2019.

We are planning to have plenary sessions featuring Dr. David Farnell, Dr. Douglas Grothius, and leadership from both ISCA and EMNR. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit our website.

I also want to notify all of our members that we are now accepting paper proposals for our 2019 conference and journal. Both the conference and the journal provide a platform for our members to lecture and publish in apologetic related fields. We want to encourage all of our members to attend our conference and try to take advantage of the various avenues provided to further your apologetic ministry.

If you would like to present a paper at the conference or submit an article for our journal, please
adhere unto the following guidelines.

Conference Presentation Papers

To submit papers or for inquiries concerning our 2019 conference, please adhere unto the following guidelines:

  1. The deadline for all paper submissions is March 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. All decisions will be made by March 15, 2019.
  2. All paper submissions must be sent directly to the ISCA Program Chair, Jason D. Crowder. Dr. Crowder’s email is: drjasondcrowder@gmail.com.
  3. When you email Dr. Crowder, please include in the subject line: 2019 ISCA Paper Proposal.
  4. Each proposal must include a clear title, thesis statement, and a brief synopsis of your paper. Each synopsis must be a single paragraph explaining the thesis and the argument presented in the paper. Because of the limited number of breakout sessions this year, priority will be given to well-developed proposals.
  5. The paper proposals can cover a wide variety of apologetic related issues (e.g., biblical and theological studies, philosophy, science, or any other related apologetic field).

 

Call For Journal Articles

For submission of prospective manuscripts or inquiries concerning the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, please adhere unto the following guidelines:

  1. The deadline for all journal articles is February 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.
  2. All article submissions must be sent directly to the editor of JISCA, Doug Potter. Dr. Potter’s email is: dpotter@ses.edu.
  3. All manuscripts must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers not submitted in the proper form will be rejected.
  4. The journal is now available both in print and e-book form.

About the Journal

The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics is a peer-reviewed journal published annually with the support of the International Society of Christian Apologetics to foster scholarly discussion of ideas among evangelical scholars relevant to the defense of the Christian Faith. It includes articles from a wide variety of apologetically relevant fields, including philosophy, ethics, theology, biblical studies, history, and missions.

Sincerely,

William C. Roach

William C. Roach, PhD
President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

2019 Call for Conference Papers and Journal Articles

Greetings ISCA Members!

We are expecting 2019 to be an exciting year for the International Society of Christian Apologetics. In 2019, ISCA is partnering with Evangelical Ministries to New Religions to co-host our 2019 Conference at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, May 2-3, 2019.

We are planning to have plenary sessions featuring Dr. David Farnell, Dr. Douglas Grothius, and leadership from both ISCA and EMNR. For more information or to register for the conference, please visit our website.

I also want to notify all of our members that we are now accepting paper proposals for our 2019 conference and journal. Both the conference and the journal provide a platform for our members to lecture and publish in apologetic related fields. We want to encourage all of our members to attend our conference and try to take advantage of the various avenues provided to further your apologetic ministry.

If you would like to present a paper at the conference or submit an article for our journal, please adhere unto the following guidelines.

Conference Presentation Papers

To submit papers or for inquiries concerning our 2019 conference, please adhere unto the following guidelines:

1. The deadline for all paper submissions is March 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted. All decisions will be made by March 15, 2019.
2. All paper submissions must be sent directly to the ISCA Program Chair, Jason D. Crowder. Dr. Crowder’s email is: drjasondcrowder@gmail.com.
3. When you email Dr. Crowder, please include in the subject line: 2019 ISCA Paper Proposal.
4. Each proposal must include a clear title, thesis statement, and a brief synopsis of your paper. Each synopsis must be a single paragraph explaining the thesis and the argument presented in the paper. Because of the limited number of breakout sessions this year, priority will be given to well-developed proposals.
5. The paper proposals can cover a wide variety of apologetic related issues (e.g., biblical and theological studies, philosophy, science, or any other related apologetic field).

Call For Journal Articles

For submission of prospective manuscripts or inquiries concerning the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, please adhere unto the following guidelines:
1. The deadline for all journal articles is February 1, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.
2. All article submissions must be sent directly to the editor of JISCA, Doug Potter. Dr. Potter’s email is: dpotter@ses.edu.
3. All manuscripts must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Papers not submitted in the proper form will be rejected.
4. The journal is now available both in print and e-book form.

About the Journal

The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics is a peer-reviewed journal published annually with the support of the International Society of Christian Apologetics to foster scholarly discussion of ideas among evangelical scholars relevant to the defense of the Christian Faith. It includes articles from a wide variety of apologetically relevant fields, including philosophy, ethics, theology, biblical studies, history, and missions.

Sincerely,

William C. Roach

William C. Roach, PhD
President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

2019 Conference and Summer Membership Discount

Greetings ISCA members!

We are excited to announce our 2019 ISCA Conference and Summer Membership Discount.

2019 ISCA CONFERENCE

For 2019, ISCA will be joining EMNR at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on May 2 - 3, to co-host our annual conference. The theme for the conference will be, “The Church, Missions, and Apologetics.” The joint conference will include presentations from our plenary speakers and dozens of breakout sessions by members of both ISCA and EMNR.

The registration is open for the conference. Please go to the ISCA website to register

  • Early (Ends April 15): $60 general admission, $45 for EMNR/ISCA members, $25 students
  • Regular Price (after April 15): $75 general admission, $55 EMNR/ISCA members, $25 students

* If you are bringing a group of 10+, please contact conferences@nobts.edu for the special group rate*
* Your membership must be current before you register to take advantage of member pricing.*

There will be a call for papers for the conference going out to our membership soon. We expect the submissions to be higher than average, so make sure to have a good proposal and submit it by the due date.

SUMMER MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT

We are also pleased to offer a 30% Summer Membership Discount to all of our ISCA members. This
promotional is designed for:
1) Those whose membership dues are up-to-date and looking to renew for another year at a discount.
2) Those whose membership dues have lapsed who are interested in renewing their active membership.

*Having your membership dues up-to-date will give you access to our journal and it is required to:
1) Have the ability to submit papers to the conference;
2) Submit articles to our journal.*

To receive this discount please visit our website, click to “Renew My Membership”, add the membership to your cart and enter the promo code “AUGUST30PERCENT.”

*The deadline to receive this discount is August 31, 2018.


Blessings in Christ,

William Roach

William C. Roach
President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

2018 ISCA Journal

Greetings ISCA members,
 
I pray this email finds each of you doing well as you serve the Lord in your particular ministry. I am writing to announce that our 2018 Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (JISCA) is finished. I want you to note a few things about the 2018 JISCA.
 
First, I want to thank our editor, Dr. Doug Potter from Southern Evangelical Seminary, for his hard work and commitment to serving ISCA and the evangelical church. As many of you might know, it is hard work to serve as an editor. You are required to sort through and evaluate dozens of submissions and edit those articles into the proper format. Dr. Potter has done a great job in this role and we are thankful for his efforts.
 
Second, we have made some very exciting changes to JISCA. In particular, we have found a cost effective way to distribute and print the journal. Dr. Potter has worked to set up a format that allows us to print on demand through Amazon. So, if you are interested in receiving a print version of the 2018 JISCA, please follow the link (here).
 
Third, if you are a member of ISCA, you can login to your account and view a free online PDF version of the current and past editions of the journal.
 
Fourth, we would encourage each member of ISCA to consider writing an article or book review for the 2019 JISCA. For further information about publishing in JISCA, please contact Dr. Potter at dpotter@ses.edu

Last but not least, we are in the midst of planning our 2019 ISCA Conference. We plan to announce our next location and plenary speakers very soon.

Blessings in Christ,

William C. Roach

William C. Roach, President

April Conference Discount

Greetings ISCA Members!

It is hard to believe our 2018 ISCA Conference is three weeks away. Remember, we offer a 20% discount for all people who pre-register for the conference. Time is running out to still qualify for pre-registration, so please register soon.

Here’s the link to register: http://www.isca-apologetics.org/annualmeeting

This year’s conference not only has over 25 presentations, but it also has two plenary sessions by Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Michael Kruger. It will also feature a presidential address by Dr. Richard Howe.

Dr. Brown is going to deal with special topics in Jewish apologetics in a message titled, The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus-- Yeshua.

Dr. Kruger will address topics related to the New Testament canon in a message titled, Artifacts of Canon: Manuscripts as a Window into the Development of the New Testament during his plenary session.

We are also doing one thing a little different this year. We are planning to open up the Friday night plenary sessions to the general public for FREE. This means you could invite people from your ministry, school, church, friends, or family. We desire to use our plenary sessions to help train not only the members of ISCA, but the Church at large.

Bill Roach, VP-ISCA

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