An Apology To the World - Audio and Text
The audio for the Apology
to the World conference that took place June 4th in PA is now available
online as streaming MP3. Enjoy, spread the resources around, be blessed
Session One: An Apology - 9am - Kerry Gilliard
is an apology? By first examining the word in its historical context and
then its usage is specific biblical passages, Mr. Gilliard will set the
agenda for what a Christian apology to the world is. It is important to
know that every Christian is called to give an apology. God has given
his people the privilege of "given a reason for the hope that is within."
Mr. Gilliard will discuss why it is important to be well equipped in biblical
theology and the importance of loving God with all of your mind. This
session will end with encouragement and examples on how to offer an apology
to the world.
My notes are available for download at: http://theologicallycorrect.com/realaudio/apology.pdf
(Adobe Acrobat Reader needed)
Session Two: An Apology to our Culture - 10am - Ozzie Osgood
lecture Mr. Osgood will demonstrate the situation between Christian and
non-Christian cultures is fundamentally a conflict between two entirely
different worldviews and will thereby expel the myth of neutral inquiry.
Osgood will then proceed to give a model for a God-centered apology to
non-Christian worldviews as well as a critique of the culturally popular
arguments against the existence of God. This session will conclude with
practical interaction with primary source material of all levels of cultural
argumentation that attacks the Christian worldview.
Session Three: An Apology to the Cults - 12pm - Jeff Downs
session, Mr. Downs will contend that it is the particular (Triune) God
of Christianity that is "back of everything." Without this particular
God, man could not live, move, or have his being. Therefore, any other
sort of god is no god at all. In our pluralistic society, there are a
variety of groups offering their viewpoint on who God is. But, can their
particular form of deity, whether they claim it is derived from the biblical
text or not, account for our how we know what we know, what is real, and
how we should live our lives? In application, Downs will examine various
New Religious Movements, asking if their particular god can give an account
for reality. Downs will conclude where the book of Romans begins - contending
that the worship of other gods is idolatry and part of the suppression
of the truth (of the God) they do know.
For more information on each speaker, visit http://www.rctr.org/conference.htm
. The conference was sponsored and organized by the Resource Center for