Conversing with the Culture (Feb 4-5, 2011)
We at Between the Times would like to invite you to this year’s 20/20 conference, “Conversing with the Culture,” on Southeastern’s campus Feb 4-5, 2011. This year’s conference centers on how to speak Christian truth to a culture that isn’t listening, and features plenary sessions by Danny Akin (SEBTS), Al Mohler (Southern Seminary), Michael Green (Oxford), J. Budziszewski (University of Texas-Austin), and Bruce Little (SEBTS), in addition to 24 breakout sessions. Matt Papa will be leading worship.
The annual 20/20 conference is designed for undergrad and grad students around the country, many of whom sit in classrooms where their professors are militantly opposed to the Christian faith and teach their courses in a manner reflective of that opposition. For many of these students, the brightest and most persuasive people they know are professors (literature, philosophy, biology, etc.) who are militantly opposed to the Christian faith and teach their courses in a manner reflective of that opposition. For this reason, the 20/20 conference seeks to expose university students (as well as exceptional high school students) to intelligent men and women who will speak about the important matters of life, and will do so from within an explicitly Christian framework.
This year’s 20/20 conference deals with a host of theological, ethical, cultural, and apologetic issues that arise for Christian students living in a 21st century American context. The breakout speakers who will address these issues include Bruce Ashford, Heath Thomas, John Hammett, Ken Keathley, Steve McKinion, Andy Davis, Nathan Finn, Micah Fries, Tim Brister, J. Budziszewski, Dennis Darville, Amber Lehman, Dan Heimbach, Scott Hildreth, Donnie McDaniel, Greg Welty, Ed Gravely, and Jeremy Evans.
The conference begins Friday evening and concludes late Saturday afternoon. In one 24-hour period, you will be exposed to hours of riveting discussion on important issues, coupled time to hang out with 1300 other students. The registration fee is a mere $35; please attend and bring a group! To register for the conference, click here.
Below is a sketch of the plenary and breakout sessions:
Danny Akin (Fri night)
Al Mohler (Fri night)
J. Budziszewski (Sat morn)
Michael Green (Sat aft)
Bruce Little (Sat eve)
The Gospel: How to Understand, Speak, and Live the Gospel
What is the message of the whole Bible, in 45 minutes or less (Bruce Ashford)?
What is “the gospel” and how do I live a gospel-centered life (Heath Thomas)?
Why do I need to be immersed in the life off a gospel-centered church (John Hammett)?
What about those persons who have never heard the gospel (Ken Keathley)?
How do I read the Bible (OT and NT) in a Christ-centered and gospel-centered manner (Steve McKinion)?
How will Scripture memory transform my life, and how can I get started memorizing Scripture (Andy Davis)?
How do I discern God’s “calling” on my life (Nathan Finn)?
Conversing: How to Speak the Gospel into a Culture That Isn’t Listening
How can I answer skeptical questions in a way that is winsome and persuasive (Jamie Dew)?
How do I speak about reality and truth in a pluralistic society (Bruce Little)?
How do I tweet for Jesus? Using Twitter, Facebook, and blogs for the sake of the gospel (Micah Fries & Tim Brister)?
Culture: How to Understand and Speak to Important Issues in our Socio-Cultural Context
Q&A Session with J. Budziszewski
Does God care about human culture (arts, sciences, public square, etc.) (Dennis Darville)?
How can I use Scripture, science, and reason to speak to the issue of abortion (Amber Lehman)?
How do I answer questions about same sex marriage (Dan Heimbach)?
How should I think about modern warfare and torture (Dan Heimbach)?
Why follow Jesus rather than Muhammad (Scott Hildreth)?
Should Christians care about the environment (Donnie McDaniel)?
Reason: Using Sanctified Reason to Speak the Gospel
Why should I believe God exists and how can I demonstrate this to an unbeliever (Greg Welty)?
Why does God allow suffering in the world (Bruce Little)?
Why should I trust the Bible (Ed Gravely)?
What is the relationship of theology and science (Ken Keathley)?
Why should I believe that Christianity is true (or that anything at all is true) (Jeremy Evans)?