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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

Newsletter deadline, ISCA conference, and a survey

Dear friends,

 

Just a couple of reminders. 

 

First, the deadline for the next edition of Apologia, our International Society of Christian Apologetics newsletter, is coming up:  Feb. 1.  Please send reports of publications, forthcoming publications, debates or other apologetics events you have participated in (or are planning, so we can pray for them with your), short reviews of apologetics-related books, etc. to me at dtw@tfc.edu.  Thanks.

 

Second, our spring ISCA meeting is rapidly approaching.  It will be April 10-11 at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  The theme is “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  We have a great lineup of plenary speakers:  Paige Patterson, Richard Land, and Sarah Geis!  We also need some of you to provide papers for parallel sessions.  The deadline for paper proposals is Feb. 15.  Please send me your name, degrees, and a short abstract of the paper you would like to present.  And watch the website for registration information, coming soon!

 

 Third, we put together a survey for our membership to assess the possible formation of local ISCA chapters. We do hope you take the time to send us feedback.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TV86L5W

 

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

-- Thomas Traherne

Bimonthly newsletter and more conference details

Dear friends,

 

We did not receive enough material to do a January edition of Apologia, the ISCA newsletter.  We are therefore going to shift the schedule for it from bimonthly to quarterly.  The next edition will be March, 2015, and the deadline for submissions is March 1.  Please send reports of new or forthcoming publications, debates or other apologetic events you have participated in (or ones that are upcoming that we can pray about), short reviews of apologetics-related books, etc., to Don Williams at dtw@tfc.edu

 

Meanwhile, the most important news is our upcoming annual conference at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC, April 10-11, 2015.  The theme will be “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  Papers on other topics of apologetic interest are also welcome.  Plenary speakers already lined up include Dr. Paige Patterson, Dr. Richard Land, and Sarah Geiss.  Watch the ISCA website for further information and registration!

 

Papers are welcome on the theme or on other apologetic topics.  Presenters must be current members of the Society and must register for the conference (see the website for further information as it becomes available).  Please send a 100-200 word abstract along with the title and your academic qualifications to Dr. Don Williams at dtw@tfc.edu.  The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2015.

 

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

Deadline for Newsletter and Call For Papers

Dear friends,

 

I know you are all focused on desperate last-minute Christmas shopping, but let me intrude with a couple of important reminders.

 

First, the deadline for submitting news, reviews, and reports for the next edition of the ISCA newsletter is coming up.  It is Jan. 1

 

Second, don’t forget the CALL FOR PAPERS for our upcoming ISCA conference.  It appears again below:

CALL FOR PAPERS:  The annual conference of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA) will take place April 10-11, 2015, at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  The theme will be “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  Papers are welcome on the theme or on other apologetic topics.  Presenters must be current members of the Society and must register for the conference (see the website for further information as it becomes available).  Please send a 100-200 word abstract along with the title and your academic qualifications to Dr. Donald T. Williams at dtw@tfc.edu.  The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2015.

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

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS:

 

The annual conference of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA) will take place April 10-11, 2015, at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC.  The theme will be “Inerrancy and Evangelical Identity.”  Papers are welcome on the theme or on other apologetic topics.  Presenters must be current members of the Society and must register for the conference (see the website for further information as it becomes available).  Please send a 100-200 word abstract along with the title and your academic qualifications to Dr. Donald T. Williams at dtw@tfc.edu.  The deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2015.

 

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

 

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

-- Thomas Traherne

Second Reminder - contribution deadline for November ISCA newsletter

Reminder: The deadline for contributions to the next issue of Apologia, the ISCA Newsletter, is Nov. 1.  Please email notices of publications recent or forthcoming, papers given, debates coming up that we can pray about, short articles or book reviews (400-600 words), etc. to Don Williams at dtw@tfc.edu.  Submit as a word attachment, times New Roman, 11 point.  Thanks!

 

DW

 

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

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