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National Conference on Christian Apologetics

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Date: Oct. 13, 2017 - Oct. 14, 2017

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

For 25 years, Southern Evangelical Seminary has stood on the joint pillars of apologetics and evangelism. In focusing on equipping men and women to pursue a faith that thinks, the SES National Conference on Christian Apologetics was born with the purpose of equipping the church with some of the wonderful training that occurs at the seminary.

As SES celebrates its 25th anniversary, we corporately acknowledge the continued need for Christ followers to be prepared to both proclaim and defend the Gospel. Spiritual warfare is by and large a war of ideas (2 Cor. 10:3-5), and believers cannot afford to be ill-equipped. This October, learn from some of the world’s leading Christian thinkers, and experience some of the new and exciting things that are planned for the 2017 NCCA.

Featured Events:

Debate: Is There a God Who Speaks?
     Dr. Richard Howe/ Dan Barker (Co-President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation) (Oct. 13 / 6:30pm / Sanctuary)

Film Premiere: ​The God Who Speaks 
     Evidence of the Bible’s inspiration and authority through some of the most highly respected voices within evangelicalism (Oct. 13 / 2:45pm / Crown Room)

In-House Dialogue: God’s Word or Man’s Word: From Where Must Apologetics Begin?
     Dr. Richard Howe/ Ken Ham (Answers In Genesis founder) (Oct. 14 / 2:45pm / Sanctuary)

Spanish Track
     Sessions in Spanish from well qualified apologists

Additional Details

Friday: 8:30AM - 8:00PM -- Saturday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Location Name:
Calvary Church
5801 Pineville-Matthews Road

Charlotte, North Carolina 28226
(704) 847-5600
Admission Details:
Early-Bird Tickets: General Ad: $75 -- Students: $45 --- School group and homeschool discounts (call (800) 77-TRUTH x201)

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Additional Links
-SES Event Page-
Host Church Web Site
Southern Evangelical Seminary
Ratio Christi Symposium and Student Retreat
Related Organizations:
Cold Case Christianity -,
CrossExamined -,
Ratio Christi,
Reasons To Believe,
Southern Evangelical Seminary,
Stand to Reason,

Speaker Information

  • Alex McFarland

    As a speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics, Alex McFarland has spoken in over 1,400 different churches throughout the US and abroad, and has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus On the Family's Big Dig, Josh McDowell's True Foundations events, California's Spirit West Coast, and many more.

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  • Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts

    Molecular biologist Anjeanette “AJ” Roberts writes and speaks about the harmony between science and the Christian faith. As a research scholar at Reasons to Believe (RTB), AJ is committed to seeking truth in science and Scripture and to sharing the great news of grace, hope, forgiveness, new life, and truth found in Jesus Christ.

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  • Brian Henson

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  • Brian Huffling

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  • Corey Miller

    Corey Miller is the President/CEO of Ratio Christi and has a PhD in philosophy and theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

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  • David Geisler

    David Geisler is the President and Founder of Meekness and Truth Ministries focusing on evangelism training.

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  • Doug Potter

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  • Douglas Axe

    Director of Biologic Institute, Axe is dedicated to showing the intricate evidence of design from biology.

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  • Eric Chabot

    Eric is the Chapter Director for The Ohio State University and a full time missionary with CJF Ministries.

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  • Frank Turek

    Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of three books. President of, he is an outspoken defender of Christianity.

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  • Gary Habermas

    Habermas is Distinguished Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy and chairman of the department of philosophy and theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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  • Greg Koukl

    Founder and President of Stand to Reason, host of weekly radio show, adjunct professor at Biola University, and nationally known speaker on Christian apologetics and evangelism.

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  • Hugh Ross

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  • J. P. Moreland

    J.P. Moreland is a professor, speaker, and author who integrates Philosophy and the Christian mind with strong Christian faith.

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  • J. Thomas Bridges

    Dr. Bridges grew up in Iowa where he did his undergraduate work. After Seminary, realizing the role that philosophy plays in apologetics, he went on to graduate and doctoral work in philosophy. Dr. Bridges teaches graduate level courses in Philosophy and Systematic Theology at Southern Evangelical Seminary; he has studied Christian apologetics and philosophy for over 15 years.

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  • J. Warner Wallace

    Former cold-case homocide detective who has used his investigative skills to determine and defend the truth of Christianity

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  • Jay Richards

    Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute where he directs the Center on Wealth, Poverty and Morality, and is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics.

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  • Jeff Zweerink

    Jeff Zweerink thought he would follow in his father's footsteps as a chemistry professor until a high school teacher piqued his interest in physics, now he incorporatesboth his love of science and his desire to serve God.

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  • John Ferrer

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  • John Sanford

    John Sanford is a geneticist and the Ratio Christi Chapter Director at Geneseo University in New York.

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  • Joshua Erlien

    Joshua is the Chapter Director for the UNC Charlotte chapter of Ratio Christi.

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  • Kathryn Camp

    Kathryn is Director & Founder of Living Into the Truth Ministries.

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  • Mark Phillips

    Mark is the Assistant Chapter Director of Ratio Christi at Marshall University.

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  • Michael Brown

    Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, the Line of Fire, as well as the host of the Jewish-outreach, documentary TV series, Think It Thru, which airs internationally on the INI network.

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  • Norman Geisler

    Dr. Norman Geisler, PhD, is a prolific author, veteran professor, speaker, lecturer, traveler, philosopher, apologist, evangelist, and theologian.

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  • Prem Isaac

    Prem Isaac became an evolutionist and an agnostic in His pre-teen years until he came to Christ in his junior year in college. Since 1998, Prem has taught Apologetics at churches and colleges across the United States and in India, South Africa, Norway and Qatar. His primary area of focus is the interface between Science and Faith. His background is in Physics, Computer Science, and Philosophy.

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  • Ray Ciervo

    Conference/Seminar Speaker; Author of "Apologetics for the Rest of Us."

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  • Richard G. Howe

    Apologist, philosopher, debater, and speaker. Professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

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  • Richard Land

    President of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Executive Editor of The Christian Post, and former President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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  • Steven Garofalo

    Founder and President of the National Apologetics Training Center.

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  • Timothy J. McGrew, Ph.D.

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  • Tom Woodward

    Chief Executive Officer of C.S. Lewis Society, Scholar, Speaker, Radio Host, Author.

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  • Tricia Scribner

    Mrs. Tricia Scribner is the Club Faculty Advisor, and is the one who has made all of this possible.

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