The ninth annual EPS Apologetics Conference will be held November 18-20 at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.   You can find out more about the conference here.

The keynote speakers include Alvin Plantinga, William Lane Craig, and Gary Habermas.  Plantinga’s talk will address religion and science and will feature two interesting claims—that there is no conflict between evolutionary theory and classical Christian belief, while there is a conflict between evolutionary theory and naturalism.  He will go on to argue that since naturalism is a kind of religion, or quasi-religion, it turns out that there is a science-religion conflict.  Its just not a conflict between science and Christianity, as usually thought.  Wow.  Once again, Plantinga is as ironic as he is insightful.

Habermas’s talk will focus on the famous Shroud of Turin, which is once again making news headlines.  Habermas will consider the likelihood that the shroud is the actual burial cloth of Jesus and how, if at all, this might serve as further evidence for the resurrection.

In addition to these plenary talks, there will be many concurrent sessions, including my presentation on the morning of Saturday, November 20.  I will discuss the thesis of my book, The Making of an Atheist.

If you are interested in attending, you’ll be glad to know that the cost of the conference is very affordable—as little as $15 ($10 for EPS members) if you register by September 30.  I hope to see you there!

4 Responses to “EPS Apologetics Conference”

  1. Austin Gravley


    Man I would love to go, but Georgia is too far away for me in the middle of the school year.

    Will the conference be hosted on the internet for users to stream? I’d love to hear these topics, especially Plantiga’s.

  2. Stan Hoover


    JFBC is 10 minutes down the road from my place. Is it unusual that EPS is at a separate location from ETS?

    Anyway, I’m registered for ETS but maybe I’ll run into you sometime during the week.

    Take care,

  3. Jim Spiegel



    I’m not sure which, if any, of the conference talks will be available on-line. I recommend monitoring the EPS website for info about that.

  4. Jim Spiegel



    The EPS Apologetics conference and EPS meetings at the ETS conference are distinct. The latter is the scholarly conference, which as usual will include EPS sessions, and is held at the Atlanta Hilton, Nov. 17-19. The Apologetics conference is separate and geared toward a lay audience. The two do overlap a bit, but one may catch most of both conferences, if one wishes.

    I look forward to to seeing you at one or the other or both, Stan!


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