Class Schedule

Base Camp Lecture Schedule
June 27 - July 1, 2016


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MONDAY JUNE 27 

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Introduction To Base Camp
Q: Why are you here? What can you expect? What's expected of you? 
Speakers:
Jeremy Smith & Kyle Keating

Time: 10:30AM - 11:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: What Do Atheists Actually Believe?
Q: What do they get right? What do they get wrong? What's the best way to engage with their worldview?
Speaker: Randall S. Larson, J.D., LL.M.

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Cultural Apologetics
Q: What's wrong with "one size fits all" apologetics and evangelism strategies? What are the questions of our age? What are the questions underneath the questions? 

Speaker:
Mark P. Ryan

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30PM
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Listening is Loving (Discussion Panel)
Q: What roles do listening and asking questions play in evangelism? How can we cultivate a culture of loving conversations rather than forced conversions. What makes "canned scripts" less than loving?
Speakers: Mark P. Ryan, Matthew Hundley, Cordell Schulten, & Luke Bobo Ph.D. 

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TUESDAY JUNE 28

Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: How Do We Know Anything At All?
Q: What is epistemology? What do Christians and non-
Christians have in common in this regard? Why does it matter?
Speaker: Chris Gadsden

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Imago Dei, Imagination, & Imagineering: A Message For College Bound Students
Q: What role does imagination play in Christian living, apologetics, & evangelism? What does imagination say about the image of God in humanity? Why does it matter?
Speaker:
Luke Bobo Ph.D.

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Logic, Reason, Critical Thinking, & The Gospel
Q: What roles do logic & reason play in Christian living, apologetics, & evangelism? What does logic and reason say about the image of God in humanity?  Why does it matter?
Speaker:
Chris Buckles

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: A Woman's Perspective (Discussion Panel) 
Q: What does the Bible and personal experience say about dating, marriage, motherhood, career, & singleness?  
Speakers: Jean Kovatovich, Letitia Wong, Jaimee Hall, (4th Speaker TBA)

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 29

Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Creation Theories: Science and The Bible
Q: What are the strengths and weaknesses of competing theories? Which theories are consistent with traditional interpretations of Genesis? What’s worth fighting for? 
Speaker: Andrew Shaw Ph.D.

Time: 11:00AM -12:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: The Reliability of The Bible
Q: Why should we trust our Bibles? Do we have accurate copies? How do we know the authors were telling the truth? How were the various books chosen?
Speaker: Ronald Quick

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fable?
Q: Is there historical evidence supporting the resurrection? What theory best explains the empty tomb and the earliest resurrection accounts? Why does it matter? 
Speaker:
Shane Rosenthal

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Moral Relativism
Q: Are morals relative? Are moral relativists consistent? Can Christians be moral relativists? 
Speaker:
Jeremy Smith

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THURSDAY JUNE 30 

Time: 9:00AM -10:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Life Together: The Importance of Community
Q: What is Christian community? How do we cultivate it? What happens when we don't? Why does it matter?
Speaker:
Cordell Schulten

Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)

Talk Title: Traditional Sexual Ethics
Q: What’s a Biblical view on sex and sexuality? Are traditional views bigoted and narrow minded? How do we love ourselves and others in the midst of sexual brokenness.
Speaker: 
Kyle Keating


Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Pornography: The Problem is Bigger Than you Think
Q: How many Christians are addicted to Porn? How many are honest about it? How many are seeking help? How can we fight this new drug?
Speakers:
Sean Maney, Dawn Jones, & Lilian Werner

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title:
When Leaders Fall: How Not To Lose Heart (or Faith) When Christian Leaders Make Mistakes
Q: Where’s God when authority figures fail or even hurt us? What is an appropriate response to disappointment?
Speaker:
John Richardson

(Prayer service following this lecture 7:30PM - 8:30PM)

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FRIDAY JULY 1 

Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: The Problem Of Evil & Suffering
Q: Does the reality of evil & suffering disprove the God of scripture? Why is evil a bigger problem for atheists than it is for Christians? How can we “suffer well”? How can we love others while they suffer?   
Speaker: 
Jeremy Smith

Time: 11:00PM - 12:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: The Gospel
Q: What is the gospel? What are false gospels? How can we better explain the gospel? Why does it matter? 
Speaker: Jason Wilkins

Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Celibacy: The Last Sexual Perversion
Q: What does the Bible say about celibacy? What does our culture say about it? What does the church say about it? Are those that aren't married missing out on God’s best? Is there room for celibacy in the American Church?  
Speaker:
Michael McClymond Ph.D.

Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Talk Title: Farewell Lecture 
Q: What have we learned? Why does it matter? How do we apply it? 
Speakers:
Jeremy Smith & Kyle Keating

Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Spellman Center (A.B. Leadership Room)
Parent Night Presentation: In Essentials Unity, In Non-Essentials Liberty, In All Things Charity
Q: What do all Christian Churches, regardless of denomination, agree on? How can we promote unity rather than division? What’s worth fighting for?
Speaker:
Michael McClymond Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

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