900Apologetics Symposium (Begins in March)
- Feb 12, 2014
Apologetics Symposium - Coming Soon!As the new Apologetics Symposium approaches its opening date in March - I'd like to make a call for volunteers wanting to get involved with this educational program. There are a variety of service positions where you could help (making snacks, camera operators, setup/teardown, publicity, etc). Please pray about serving in this missionary opportunity and contact Chris Ashcraft (ashcraft@...) for additional information.Find attached poster - for posting at your Church or place of work, or forwarding to interested persons. Please help us spread the word of the important new education program.
About the SymposiumThe NW Creation Network organizes a monthly educational Apologetics Symposium at Cedar Park Church in Bothell WA. The programs customarily occur on the 3rd Thursday evening, and feature presentations by speakers, scientists, and authors who are dedicated to defending the Bible. See upcoming schedule.The events are free and open to the public and suitable for ages 11 and up. Please help us spread the word of these important new educational programs by forwarding this to homeschool groups, teachers, pastors, and others concerned about the defense of faith in an environment of competing worldviews.
What is Apologetics?Apologetics is derived from the Greek word απολογία (apología) meaning "defense" or "answer." Apologists take on the particular task of defending a particular idea or belief system and answering its critics. The origin of the concept of apologetics lies in the beginnings of Christianity. Between the second and fourth centuries, a number of Christian teachers wrote defenses of Christianity against pagan critics. Since the development of the theory of evolution in the 19th century, creation science has become an extremely important Biblical apologetic. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. 1Peter 3:15For those who hold to the Bible as the inerrant Word of God, Biblical apologetics is an important branch of theology involved with the defense of the history and teachings given within. Loss of faith is often associated with challenges to the historical content of the Bible by atheistic scientists and philosophers, and one goal of apologetics is to provide answers these questions. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? John 3:12
March 20, 2014 @ 7PM
Many atheists claim that science disproves the Bible. Despite these claims, science is actually quite consistent with Scripture.
Christians often feel unequipped to defend their faith in this area -- but this need not be so. Instead, any Christian can defend his or her faith against any scientific claim from an atheist, even without knowing the details of that particular claim. Why? Because science itself disproves atheism.
Atheism, when taken to its logical conclusion, denies the fundamental assumptions and requirements of science. Therefore, if science is valid, then atheism must be false.
In this presentation, engineer and former atheist Spike Psarris will present on "Defeating Atheism with Science," showing why this is true. Join us as we discuss how Christians can defend their faith in all areas of science. After a brief discussion of specific evidence like fossils, radiometric dating, and intelligent design, we'll dig deeper and see how science itself disproves atheism. Understanding a few fundamental ideas about science are all that's necessary for any Christian to be well-equipped in this area.About the Speaker:
Spike Psarris was previously an engineer in the United States' military space program. He entered that program as an atheist and an evolutionist. He left it as a creationist and a Christian. He now speaks on creation and Christian apologetics, equipping believers to defend their faith and glorify their Creator.Chris AshcraftChristopher Wayne Ashcraft M.S, M.Ed., MTMS.Science Educator and Bible ApologistCedar Park Christian SchoolsNorthwest Creation Network