Sunday, January 27th featuring
- Marc Lambert
- David Dover
- Patrick Chaney
- Kenneth Vaughan
Sunday, January 27th featuring
Friday, March 29
6pm – Meet the Mentionables Panel Discussion and Q&A with John Dunbar, Marc Lambert, Nick Peters, Tyler Vela, Clinton Wilcox
Saturday, March 30
9am – Debate: “Has Christianity Historically Been in Conflict with Science?” with Tyler Vela & Aron Ra
12pm – Break for Lunch
1pm – Breakout Sessions
2pm – “Dealing With Doubt and Ascertaining Answers” – Marc Lambert
3pm – “The Resurrection of Jesus as History” – Nick Peters
4pm – “Slavery in the Bible” – Tyler Vela
5pm – Question & Answer with John Dunbar, Marc Lambert, Nick Peters, Tyler Vela, Clinton Wilcox
Joel Furches: Founder and director of The Mentionables, Joel is an educator with a background in developmental psychology. After gaining work as a freelance Christian Journalist, Joel became acquainted with the arguments for and against Christianity, researched in those arguments, and networked with other Apologists both well-known and small-time voices. Joel has written extensive articles on all subjects of Christian scholarship and church functioning – as well as a successful book on the subject. Joel has also collaborated and edited several other Apologetics books.
Nick Peters: Nick Peters’ ministry, Deeper Waters, has hosted and interviewed practically every well known Apologist and Christian scholar. Nick is also associate and collaborator with both Mike Licona and Norman Geisler. Nick has an education and background in Christian theology, and has written several e-books on the subject. Nick’s specialty is evidence for the resurrection
Tyler Vela: Seminarian and scholar, Tyler is well on his way to receiving a Masters’ in theology and apologetics. Tyler has written papers on the polemics in the early Pentateuch, teaches regularly in his ministry, The Freed Thinker, on subjects related to Apologetics and theology, and has successfully debated atheists on these topics.
Marc Lambert: As a pastor with years of ministry experience under his belt, Marc’s ministry blossomed as he began to encounter concerns within his audience regarding doubts and concerns. These, Marc found, were best addressed through the tool of Christian Apologetics. As Marc studied and labored to address these doubts, he inadvertently mastered the practice of Apologetics. Now Marc’s ministry is heavily focused on answering Apologetic questions with a pastoral bent – a concern for the spiritual health of the Christian church.
Aron Ra (Debate Guest for the Atheist Side): Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast. He formerly served as president of the Atheist Alliance of America and is a regional director of American Atheists. He studied paleontology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Ra produces YouTube videos on the topics of skepticism, free thought, and atheism. He has engaged in live debates with Christians, including Ray Comfort and Kent Hovind, and presented at skepticism conferences in Great Britain and continental Europe.
Pastor Marc has served at Liberty Hill for the past 3 years. Prior to that he has spent over a decade serving in various capacities in youth and college ministry on church staffs and as a Baptist Student Ministry director. He has a B.S. in Religion from Liberty University and a passion for teaching God’s Word. He is kept grounded by his lovely wife, Mollie, and their 3 small girls ensure that he is too exhausted to get into too much trouble.
Patrick is a Systematic Theologian who grew up in Moody, TX. He received his B.S. from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Studies and his Masters of Divinity from SMU Perkins School of Theology. His particular area of focus was systematic theology, with an emphasis on the Trinity. He currently lives in Georgetown with his wife of 14 years and their 2 children.
Eric Hernandez is a dynamic, young, evangelistic and apologetically inclined teacher who has a passion for defending his faith on theological and philosophical grounds. He is a licensed minister, a certified formation therapist and a former instructor of Magdiel Bible Institute. He is well respected and sought after for his expository ability and insight into apologetics. He has taken this calling into various countries and states that the Lord has lead him to. Eric has spoken and debated on a public level at university and college campuses where he adamantly and adequately defends the Christian faith against atheist, agnostic and deistic professors of different worldviews. He holds an associate degree in social science, a bachelor degree in theology and is currently working on his certificate in apologetics from Biola University. He runs Eric Hernandez Ministries which encompasses speaking engagements, apologetic seminars, weekend training courses, debates, blogs, articles and much more. He is married to Kendall Hernandez and they have one daughter, Adyson Grace.
Allen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physics from UT Austin and received a Master’s Equivalent degree in Systems and Software Engineering from UT CES. His most recent education included graduate study at Biola University in apologetics. Allen worked at Raytheon for about 12 years in software engineering before leaving as an Engineering Fellow in 1999 to be involved in 3D-modeling at a startup company. He has taught for Raytheon, UT, and the College of Southwestern. Allen owns a small technology company developing AI algorithms. He has worked for about 20 years in commercial satellite imaging, producing the imagery used in Google Maps and other applications. He also has led a Reasonable Faith chapter the past 8 years at UT Dallas and more recently also at a public high school. He recently partnered with Dr. Luke Barnes to write a chapter on fine-tuning evidence for God for a book entitled Story of the Cosmos, which will be available in 2019.
Jesus spends some time traveling in the neighboring regions among the non-Jewish populations. As followers of Christ, what lessons might we learn from his time among His Gentile neighbors?
Excerpt from the message “Homosexuality and the Church, Part 2“.
Pastor Marc offers some words of encouragement this Thanksgiving season.
How do we deal with the seemingly conflicting accounts of Jesus calling His disciples in Capernaum? Was it On the Sabbath before going to Peter’s house as told by Mark and Matthew, or the next day after a miraculous catch of fish following Jesus’ using Peter’s boat as a stage as Luke records it?