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Fall ISCA Newletter content needed

We had a server crash at Toccoa Falls this summer that caused us to lose email service for a good while, and not all of what we got during that time was recovered. If you sent me something for Apologia, the ISCA newsletter, during the last half of the summer, please send it again to dtw@tfc.edu by Monday, Sept. 14, if possible. If you didn’t send something then, send it now anyway! I’m looking for publications, forthcoming publications, reports of apologetic ministries, etc. Let’s keep the other members up to date on all you’re doing for the kingdom!

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD, Editor, Apologia, the Newsletter of the ISCA

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

"To think well is to serve God in the interior court."

-- Thomas Traherne

Deadline for next quarterly newsletter

Dear friends,

 

It’s time to let your fellow apologists know what you’ve been up to!  The deadline for submissions to the next edition of our quarterly newsletter, Apologia, is Monday, September 14, 2015

 

Note that this is different from our scholarly journal—articles for that should be sent to the journal editor, Bill Roach (roawil@gmail.com). 

 

For the newsletter, please send notices of publications new or forthcoming, apologetic events you have participated in (or are anticipating, so we can pray for you), short reviews of books or articles you have read recently that might be of interest to your fellow apologists, etc.


Send material for the newsletter to me at dtw@tfc.edu, preferably in Times New Roman, 11 point font, by September 14.    

 

Thanks!

Yours for His glory,

Don

 

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

 

"To think well is to serve God in the interior court."

-- Thomas Traherne

Apologetics Quotes Wanted

Greetings!

ISCA is wanting to boost our social media presence and we need your help. We are gathering apologetics quotes to use on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. If you could help us, we are trying to get 3 quotes from each member, so we can use a diversity of quotes from a variety of scholars to post on our social media sites. If you could, please use the Google form link below. They will directly go to a spreadsheet, so we can post them online.

http://goo.gl/forms/UZEtNamFxx

Thanks,
Bill Roach and Dan Guinn

Deadline extension for June issue of Apologia

Due to the crashing of our email server, the June issue of Apologia, the ISCA newsletter, has been delayed until July. As a result, the deadline for submissions has been extended to Wed., July 1. Please send any relevant news items, publications recent or forthcoming, etc. to Don Williams at dtw@tfc.edu by that date. Thanks!

Newsletter deadline June 10

Dear friends,

 

It’s time to let your fellow apologists know what you’ve been up to!  The deadline for submissions to the next edition of our quarterly newsletter, Apologia, is June 10

 

Note that this is different from our scholarly journal—articles for that should be sent to the journal editor, Bill Roach (roawil@gmail.com). 

 

For the newsletter, please send notices of publications new or forthcoming, apologetic events you have participated in (or are anticipating, so we can pray for you), short reviews of books or articles you have read recently that might be of interest to your fellow apologists, etc.  For this issue, short reports of what you considered  highlights of the annual meeting at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte would be appropriate, if you had the privilege of being in attendance.

Send material for the newsletter to me at dtw@tfc.edu, preferably in Times New Roman, 11 point font, by June 10.    

 

Thanks!

 

Yours for His glory,

 

Don

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

It's not too late

Hi,  friends.  It’s not too late to register for the ISCA conference coming up April 10-11 at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC, on “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  Go here to do so:  http://www.isca-apologetics.org/annualmeeting

 

If you are presenting, your registration is free, but you still need to register and indicate if you are coming to the banquet.  Please take care of that now to help with our planning!  Thanks.

 

Yours for His glory,

Don

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

Radio broadcast this afternoon

ISCA President Don Williams will be interviewed on the “Point of View” radio progran with Kerby Anderson this afternoon at 2:00-3:00 Central Time. They will be talking about the upcoming ISCA conference and apologetic issues in general. If you miss the broadcast, you can still download the podcast at www.pointofview.net to listen at your convenience.

2015 Conference Schedule

The full schedule for the upcoming ISCA conference at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC, April 10-11, is now available on the society website.  Register now to avoid late fees.  You don’t want to miss a minute of this event!

 

Thanks.

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity

I have the honor to serve this year as president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA).  Our annual meeting is going to be very accessible to many in the Southeast, at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC, Fri-Sat., April 10-11.  The theme is “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  How essential is a full view of biblical authority to who we are as Evangelicals?  It is a doctrine that is under renewed assault, even from within what purports to be Evangelicalism.

We are going to have a stellar line-up of plenary speakers to address such an important topic.

Paige Patterson

Paige Patterson

First we have as a one-two punch two giants from the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land and Paige Patterson, who will talk about the struggle for inerrancy in that denomination and what we can learn from it for the struggles ongoing in other Evangelical churches and organizations.  Nobody has had more personal experience with such things than these two.  Land will talk about the history of the struggle for inerrancy in the SBC, and Patterson will focus on the practical lessons to be learned from it.  This will be balanced by rising star Sarah Geis, Doug Groothuis’s protégé at Denver Seminary, who will speak on making the case for inerrancy, not so much to the church as to the world.  Their titles are as follows:

Richard Land

Richard Land

Richard Land, “The Southern Baptist Convention, 1979-1993: What Happened, and Why” (To learn more about Richard Land, go to http://www.drrichardland.com/about. )

Paige Patterson, “The Consequences of Revolution: The Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention: A Case Study” (To learn more about Paige Patterson, go to http://www.paigepatterson.info/. )

Sarah Geis, "The Apologetics of Inerrancy: Making Our Case to the World" (To learn more about Sarah Geis, go to http://justifiedfaith.com/author/scgeis/. ) 

Sarah Geis

Sarah Geis

Then I will do a presidential address on “Discerning the Times: Why We Lost the Culture War and How to Make a Comeback,” in which I will address the related area of how subjectivist hermeneutics undermines biblical authority and our ability to apply it to the world around us.

Donald T. Williams

Donald T. Williams

I think this is a great opportunity that many of us should take advantage of.  Registration will soon be available at

http://www.isca-apologetics.org/annualmeeting.  I hope to see many of you there!

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

The ISCA conference is going to be high powered and practical

Dear friends,

 

I’ve just finalized our plenary speakers and their titles for the upcoming ISCA conference April 10-11.  This meeting is going to be both high-powered and practical!

 

First we have as a one-two punch two giants from the Southern Baptist Convention, Richard Land and Paige Patterson, who will talk about the struggle for inerrancy in that denomination and what we can learn from it for the struggles ongoing in other Evangelical churches and organizations.  Nobody has had more personal experience with such things than these two.  Land will talk about the history of the struggle for inerrancy in the SBC, and Patterson will focus on the practical lessons to be learned from it.  This will be balanced by rising star Sarah Geis, Doug Groothuis’s protégé at Denver, who will speak on making the case for inerrancy, not so much to the church as to the world.  The titles are as follows:

 

Richard Land, “The Southern Baptist Convention, 1979-1993: What Happened, and Why”

Paige Patterson, “The Consequences of Revolution: The Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention: A Case Study”

Sarah Geis,  "The Apologetics of Inerrancy: Making Our Case to the World"

 

Then I will do a presidential address on “Discerning the Times: Why We Lost the Culture War and How to Make a Comeback,” in which I will address the related area of how a subjectivist hermeneutic undermines biblical authority and our ability to apply it to the world around us.

 

This conference has the potential to advance the cause of biblical inerrancy in profound and practical ways.  With headliners like Patterson and Land, we have the opportunity to attract a larger audience than we have enjoyed in the past, and, given the nature of their presentations and others that we will be offering, we have a responsibility to see that the word gets out.  Please join me in trying to do that through every means and medium at your disposal, and please share any ideas for doing it more effectively with the group.

 

Also, if you have not yet done so, please send me your own titles for workshop (breakout) sessions.  Papers that support and back up and flesh out what our plenary speakers are doing will be greatly appreciated, but so will other apologetic topics of ongoing relevance.

And, most importantly, please join me in praying daily for this meeting, that the Lord will draw to it those who need to hear the message and use it for His glory and the advancement of His kingdom.  Pray for health, wisdom, and power for the plenary speakers, other presenters, and those working behind the scenes.  Pray for health and the Providential removal of obstacles for those interested in coming.  Pray that God will be at work in ways we cannot anticipate.  We have an opportunity here to make an unusual impact for Christ.  Let’s grasp it with both hands!

 

I’m grateful to have you all as part of the team.  Deo gratias.

 

Yours for His glory,

 

Don   

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

R. A. Forrest Scholar & Prof. of English, Toccoa Falls College

107 Kincaid Dr., Toccoa Falls, Ga. 30598, 706-886-6831, ext. 5213

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

Web Site:  http://doulomen.tripod.com

Blog:  http://lanternhollow.wordpress.com

E-Mail:  dtw@tfc.edu

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