ISCA 2018 Conference Schedule


National Conference 2018

Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, NC 


Friday, April 6, 2018

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


6:45 – 8:00 pm

Plenary Session 1

8:00 – 8:15pm


8:15 – 9:30pm

Plenary Session 2

Saturday, April 7, 2018

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 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Breakout Session 4

2:15 – 3:15pm

Breakout Session 5

3:30 – 4:30 pm

ISCA Presidential Address




Breakout Session 1, Friday, April 6, 2018 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Rm. 1

Rm. 2

Rm. 3

Rm. 4

Rm. 5

Dan Guinn

Francis Schaeffer on the Centrality of Christ in Spirituality and Apologetics


Donald Williams

A Door for Father Christmas: Tolkien’s Objections and the Mythical Structure of Narnia, with an Excursus on the Multiverse and Its Relevance for Apologetics 

Terry Rathman

The Worst Hate Crime of All Time 

Kyle Smith

Natural Law: Metaphysics, Metaethics, and Apologetics 

Adam Tucker

Finding the God Who Hides: Towards A Thomistic Response to the Problem of Divine Hiddenness 

Breakout Session 2, Saturday, April 7, 2018 9:00 - 10:00 am

Rm. 1

Rm. 2

Rm. 3

Rm. 4

Rm. 5

Ivan Yu

The importance of Christ's Preeminent Identity with Respect to the Father, Creation, and the Church: Colossians 1:15-18 


Chris Van Allsburg

The Evidential Argument from Evil, Responses from Skeptical Theism, and Thomist Notions of the Divine 

Doug Bookman & Russ White 

The Importance of the Life of Christ on Apologetics in a Post-Narrative Culture 

Brian C. Melton

Browsing God’s Bookshelf: The Multiverse, C. S. Lewis, and the Apologetics of Possibility 

Phil Fernandes

Did Jesus Really Exist? Refuting the Jesus Myth Hypothesis 

Breakout Session 3, Saturday, April 7, 2018 10:15 - 11:15 am

Rm. 1

Rm. 2

Rm. 3

Rm. 4

Rm. 5

Daniel Howard

The Role of Redemptive History in Preaching Christ-Centered messages from the Inerrant Word of God 

David Geisler

Practical Apologetics: The Case for Integration 

Andrew Hillaker

The Christology of John of Damascus as an Apologetic Against Islam 

William C. Roach

Carl F. H. Henry: A Henrecian Response to Michael Licona’s New Historiographical Approach 

Peter Van Keeck

Toward a Unifying Principle: A Confluence of Maximally Evolved Particulars, The Messiah, and Metaethics 

Breakout Session 4, Saturday, April 7, 2018 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Rm. 1

Rm. 2

Rm. 3

Rm. 4

Rm. 5

T. J. Gentry 

Mind and Heart: An Apologetic for Passional Reason 

Mark Ragsdale 

The Necessity for Centrality of Both the Virgin Birth and Resurrection in Christian Apologetics 

Guy Francis Sutula

The Centrality of the Imago Dei in the Christian Witness 

Chirin Nkoula

Jesus and the Quran

Randy Douglas

Teaching Apologetics to Uncompromising, Unchurched, and Unsure College Students 

Breakout Session 5, Saturday, April 7, 2018 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Rm. 1

Rm. 2

Rm. 3

Rm. 4

Rm. 5

Ed Payne

Michael Polyani - Part III: Away from Objectivity Towards Personal, Biblical Truth 

Joel Paulus

Poetics and the Moral Order: Christ, Creativity, and Value 

J. Wesley Price

The Man of His Word: An Argument for Authenticity in the Canonical Words of Jesus 

Joe M. Easterling 

The Two Affections of the Will as Elements of the Imago Dei 

Timothy D. Carter & Jason D. Crowder

Confronting Evangelical Mysticism with the Logos: Appealing to the Person of Christ to Refute the Ideology of Evangelical Mysticism 



Plenary Session 1

Friday, April 6, 2018

6:45 – 8:00 pm

Dr. Michael Kruger

President and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament,

Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

Plenary Session 2

Friday, April 6, 2018

8:15 – 9:30 pm

Dr. Michael Brown

President of FIRE School of Ministry and focuses on Jewish Apologetics, Old Testament, and Hebrew Studies

ISCA Presidential Address

Saturday, April 7, 2018

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Dr. Richard G. Howe

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics,

Southern Evangelical Seminary

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics

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