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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!

 
 

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

JISCA article submission due date

Greetings! As the journal editor for the International Society of Christian Apologetics, I want to remind all of you that the due date for journal articles is January 1st, 2015

We are interested in articles on issues related to apologetics (e.g., biblical studies, philosophy, systematics, etc). If you have an article you would like to publish an article, please submit it according to the following guidelines: 

1. The article should be between 20-40 pages long.

2. The article should be your final copy. Articles requiring extensive editing will not be accepted. 

3. All articles should be submitted Turabian formatting in 12 point font. 

4. All articles should be submitted to: roawil@gmail.com 

If you have any questions please send me an email. 

Blessings,

William C. Roach, Ph.D.

Letter to our membership

Dear Friends,

 

My name is Don Williams.  I was just elected president of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (ISCA) at our recent meeting in Denver.  I’d like to introduce myself, tell you a little about my plans for the society, and encourage you to join or renew your membership. 

 

I am the R. A. Forrest Scholar at Toccoa Falls College and an internationally recognized Inklings scholar with advanced degrees in both Theology and Medieval/Renaissance Literature.  Most of my work has been done at the “Four Corners” where the borders of Apologetics, Theology, Philosophy, and Literature meet.  My recent books include Mere Humanity: G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien on the Human Condition (Nashville: Broadman, 2006), Inklings of Reality: Essays toward a Christian Philosophy of Letters (Lynchburg: Lantern Hollow Press, 2012), and Reflections from Plato’s Cave: Essays in Evangelical Philosophy (Lynchburg: Lantern Hollow Press, 2013).  I’ve also written a number of apologetics-related articles, such as “Lacking, Ludicrous, or Logical? The Validity of Lewis’s ‘Trilemma,’” Midwestern Journal of Theology 11:1 (Spring 2012): 91-102.  An ordained minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America, I aspire to do apologetics that combines logical and academic rigor with a pastor’s heart.  I’ve spent a number of summers training local pastors in Uganda and Kenya for Church Planting International, and plan to do the same in India this summer.

 

I think the ISCA meets a critical need as a place where conservative Evangelical scholars from various disciplines can join together to hone our skills and encourage one another in the increasingly crucial task of defending and proclaiming the faith once delivered to the saints.  We do this through hosting an annual apologetics conference and publishing an online journal.  The next conference will be in Charlotte, NC, April 10-11, 2015, with the theme of “Evangelical Identity and the Word of God.”  (Papers on the theme are encouraged, but papers on any apologetically relevant topic are welcome.)  I know that those who have attended the last few meetings have been enthusiastic about how much they enjoyed the stimulation and the fellowship.  I also plan to help our members stay in touch by starting a monthly e-newsletter in which we can share the opportunities the Lord is giving us along with shorter essays and book notices. 

 

Most of you who are getting this letter have been part of ISCA in the past.  Many of you have not kept up with your membership or are behind in your dues ($30.00 per year for full members, $20.00 for student members).  Let me appeal to you to join or re-join or renew your membership by going to our website, http://www.isca-apologetics.org/ , and clicking on the appropriate links.  Believe me, it will make a real difference in our ability to pursue our goals as outlined above.  If you share those goals, let me encourage you to consider making a financial donation to ISCA.  And definitely put next year’s conference dates on your calendar!  I hope to see you there as we sanctify Christ in our hearts and make ourselves ready to give an answer to anyone who asks us a reason for the hope that is in us.

 

Yours for His glory.

 

Don         

 

Donald T. Williams, PhD

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

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

Call for Papers - Feb 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: International Society of Christian Apologetics

Consider attending even if you don't want to do a paper. We could not have a more timely theme: "Apologetics and the Family".

To join, visit our website
www.isca-apologetics.org

We are very excited about the upcoming conference on April 4th-6th, 2014 at Calvary Chapel South Denver, 9052 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80128.

We invite all members and prospective members to submit paper proposals for this year's conference. Presenters are encouraged to consider topics pertaining to our theme, "Apologetics and the Family" With the traditional biblical concept of the family under increasing attack, we need to learn to present it in a positive light to a culture that has largely forgotten it and is increasingly prejudiced against it. However, the conference is not limited to dealing with this topic alone. Paper proposals may be accepted from areas within philosophy, theology, biblical studies, ethics, comparative religion, science, and history.

The minimum requirements for presenters are:

1. They must have paid their dues for membership in the Society.
2. They must have a Master's degree to present a paper. Or, they must co-present a paper with a person that has a Master's degree or higher.
3. They must submit prior to their paper being accepted: 1) A clear thesis statement; 2) Title of the paper; 3) Abstract for the paper.
4. Topics relative to the theme are encouraged, but other topics will be considered.

All paper proposals should be submitted to Donald T. Williams, dtw@tfc.edu, no later than February 15, 2014. Please include your title, 100-200 word abstract, list of earned degrees, and membership status.

Please note that all presenters will need to register for the conference and either renew their annual fees or join the society if not already a member. Information for paying membership dues can be found on the front page of our website (www.isca-apologetics.org).

Please feel free to contact Khaldoun Sweis, ksweis@ccc.edu, with any membership questions, or Donald T. Williams, dtw@tfc.edu, if you have any questions pertaining to the conference or paper proposals.

Sincerely,
Donald T. Williams
Conference Coordinator

International Society of Christian Apologetics |
www.isca-apologetics.org

Call for papers 2014

Dear Members,

We are very excited about the upcoming conference on April 4th-6th, 2014 at Calvary Chapel South Denver, 9052 W. Ken Caryl Ave., Littleton, CO 80128.

We invite all members and prospective members to submit paper proposals for this year’s conference. Presenters are encouraged to consider topics pertaining to our theme, The Apologetic of the Family. With the traditional biblical concept of the family under increasing attack, we need to learn to present it in a positive light to a culture that has largely forgotten it and is increasingly prejudiced against it. However, the conference is not limited to dealing with this topic alone. Paper proposals may be accepted from areas within philosophy, theology, biblical studies, ethics, comparative religion, science, and history.

The minimum requirements for presenters are:

1. They must have paid their dues for membership in the Society.

2. They must have a Master's degree to present a paper. Or, they must co-present a paper with a person that has a Master's degree or higher.

3. They must submit prior to their paper being accepted:

1) A clear thesis statement; 2) Title of the paper; 3) Abstract for the paper.

4. Topics relative to the theme are encouraged, but other topics will be considered.

All paper proposals should be submitted to Donald T. Williams, dtw@tfc.edu, no later than  February 15, 2014. Please include your title, 100-200 word abstract, list of earned degrees, and membership status.

Please note that all presenters will need to register for the conference and either renew their annual fees or join the society if not already a member. Information for paying membership dues  can be found on the front page of our website (www.isca-apologetics.org).

Please feel free to contact Khaldoun Sweis, ksweis@ccc.edu, with any membership questions, or Donald T. Williams, dtw@tfc.edu, if you have any questions pertaining to the conference or paper proposals.

Sincerely,
Donald T. Williams
Conference Coordinator

Journal of ISCA - Call for articles

Attention members of the International Society of Christian Apologetics,

Greetings! I am writing each of you who are members of the International Society of Christian Apologetics to remind you about our journal. The purpose of the journal is to foster scholarly research in the field of apologetics. The topics for papers can include traditional apologetic topics, theological issues, biblical scholarship, philosophy and more!

Some of the requirements for submitting an article are: 1) You must have the article submitted no later than December 15th, 2013. 2) The article must be formatted according to the Turabian style guide. 3) You should submit your completed work. These help us to ensure that we receive your articles early enough to consider each one for the journal without having to rewrite your articles for you. If the articles do not meet these basic criteria they will be rejected and not included in the journal.

The requirements for a book review are: 1) You must have your book review submitted no later than December 15th, 2013. 2) The article must be according to the Turabian style guide. 3) You should submit your completed work. 4) You must include at the top of the page: Author, Book Title, Publisher, Year of Publication, and the Price of the Book. 5) They are to be no longer than 3-5 pages.

All articles and book reviews can be sent to roawil@gmail.com

Blessings,
Bill Roach

Journal of ISCA now available

Dear Members,

 

Just in time for the conference, the 2013 issue of the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics is available online. Access is limited to members who have paid their dues or registered for this year's conference. To get your copy, login and access the following page.

 

http://www.isca-apologetics.org/JISCA-2013

 

The journal is also featured prominently on the home page when you login. If you have any problems accessing the journal or our website, feel free to contact me, either by reply or using the contact us form.

 

Sincerely,

Tim Adkisson

ISCA web admin

Updated list of speakers for ISCA Conference

Dear ISCA members,

We wanted you to know we have updated the list of speakers for the 2013 conference.

http://www.isca-apologetics.org/isca-2013-conference-schedule

 

There is still time to register for the ISCA conference (April 5-6). We have extended the early registration discount until March 17. After this Sunday the price will be increasing.

You can register online at:

http://www.isca-apologetics.org/annualmeeting

 

Bill Roach, Conference Coordinator

International Society of Christian Apologetics

ISCA Email Alert - Limited time for discounted rate

Dear ISCA members,

This is a quick email to remind you that you only have a few days left to get the special rate on a hotel room for the ISCA conference (April 5-6).

We have a negotiated group rate of $79 with breakfast for either a King of Double Queen room at: Hilton Garden Inn, 1001 W. President George Bush Turnpike, Richardson, TX 75080 (972-792-9393).

The hotel is within a mile of the conference center and offers free shuttle transportation. You must call and reserve a room on or before March 14, 2013 and ask for the block code ISA.

Rooms may still be available after March 14, but we cannot guarantee the group rate of $79.

Kerby Anderson, President
International Society of Christian Apologetics

 

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