Class Schedule

Base Camp Lecture Schedule Monday June 26 - Friday June 30, 2017

MONDAY JUNE 26 

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Session 1
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00AM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Introduction To Base Camp
Q: Why are we here? What can you expect? What's expected of you? 
Speakers: Jeremy Smith, Danielle Hollis, & Team

Session 2
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: From “Apologia” To Apologetics: Many Methods, One Mission
Q: Are there different disciplines under the umbrella of Christian apologetics? Is there one “right way” to offer an answer and a defense of Christianity?
Speaker: Mark P. Ryan

Session 3
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Christianity and Culture: Message, Methods, and Missions
Q: Without citing doctrine, is there a particular expression of Christianity that is more "right" than another? How can missionaries engage other cultures with the truth of the gospel (locally and beyond) without overemphasizing their preferred expressions of Christianity?
Speaker: Vince Bantu Ph.D.

Session 4
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Cultural and Ethnic Identity: Navigating Race Relations and Identity Dynamics on Campus (Panel Discussion)
Q: How does the gospel inform our view of cultural and ethnic identity dynamics on campus (and beyond)?
Speakers: Aaron Layton, Vince Bantu Ph.D., Cordell Schulten, Josh Swamidass Ph.D., & Brent Roam

TUESDAY JUNE 27

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Session 5
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: The Prodigal Pastor's Son
Q: What happens when a prodigal pastor’s son and professing “ex-Christian” learns that his “intellectual skepticism” is unfounded?
Speaker: Brent Roam

Session 6
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Science is Great (But The Gospel is Better)
Q: Why do some well meaning Christians overemphasize scientific theories instead of emphasizing the person and work of Christ? What happens to the gospel when we major on the minors and minor on the majors? 
Speaker: Josh Swamidass Ph.D.

Session 7 (101 Track)
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM (101 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Creation, Genesis, and the History of Origin Theories
Q: What are the strengths and weaknesses of competing Christian theories on origins? Which theories are consistent with orthodox interpretations of Genesis? Where should we draw the lines and what’s worth fighting for? 
Speaker: Andrew Shaw Ph.D.

Session 7 (201 Track) 
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM (201 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Room 136)
Talk Title: TBD
Q: TBD
Speaker: Josh Swamidass Ph.D.

Session 8
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Christian Creation Views: YEC, OEC, ID, TE and Everything In Between
Q: Is it possible for Christians with differing views on the earth’s age and creation specifics to debate without dividing?  
Speakers: Andrew Shaw Ph.D., Josh Swamidass Ph.D., and Kirk Clayton Ph.D.


WEDNESDAY JUNE 28

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Session 9 (101 Track)
Time: 9:00AM -10:30AM (101 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: The Resurrection of Jesus: Historically Plausible and Intimately Personal
Q: How do we know Jesus rose bodily from the dead? Are there good reasons to believe this was a real historical event?  
Speaker: Shane Rosenthal

Session 9 (201 Track)
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM (201 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Room 136)
Talk Title: The Ethics of Resistance: From Thoreau, to Bonhoeffer, to You
Q: What’s a proper Christian posture towards corrupt authorities and systems? How does the gospel inform our interaction with corruption? Where do we draw the lines and what's worth fighting for? 
Speaker: Cordell Schulten

Session 10 (101 Track)
Time: 11:00AM -12:30PM (101 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
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

Session 10 (201 Track)
Time: 11:00AM -12:30PM (201 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Room 136)
Talk Title: Same Sex Attraction and Gender Dysphoria: Speaking the Truth With Gentleness and Respect
Q: How can Christians uphold Biblical truths about sexual ethics and still be loving and understanding to our LGBTQ… friends and family (inside and outside of the church).
Speaker: Kyle Keating

Session 11
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Ethics: The Art of Character
Q: What is character? How do we cultivate character? Why is Character so important to our Christian witness?
Speaker: Gregory Beabout Ph.D.

Session 12
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Philosophy and Christianity
Q: Are philosophy and Christianity at odds? Can Christians be good philosophers? Can philosophers be good Christians?
Speakers: Gregory Beabout Ph.D., David Brown, Ph.D., Michael Carper, Ph.D., and Joseph Steineger Ph.D.

THURSDAY JUNE 29

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Session 13
Time: 9:00AM -10:30AM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: The Problem Of Evil & Suffering: A Father’s Response to What Ought Not Be
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: Dr. James Benecke

Session 14 (101 Track)
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM (101 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Common Objections To Christianity: Intellectual, Emotional, and Volitional
Q: What’s the difference between intellectual, emotional, and volitional objections to Christianity? Do they sometimes overlap? How so? 
Speaker: Randall Larson

Session 14 (201 Track)
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM (201 Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Room 136)
Talk Title: Pro-Life Apologetics: How Not To Defend The Pro-Life Position
Q: What are some of the common mistakes Christians making when defending the pro-life position? How can we articulate and defend our position in a faithful and compelling manner?
Speaker: Letitia Wong

Session 15 (Girls Track)
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM (Girls Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Superwoman Syndrome: Balance and Boundaries at School, at Home, and at Work
Q: Can Christian women be superstudents, superwives, supermoms, and superprofessionals all at the same time? Should they be all these things at the same time?
Speaker: Holly Brand Ph.D.

Session 15 (Boys Track)
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM (Boys Track)
Location: Harmon Hall (Room 136)
Talk Title: Vocation as Mission: Confessions of Successful Christian Businessmen
Q: What does it look like to view your vocation as a mission? What are the traps and triumphs of business and professional vocations?
Speakers: Thad Leach, Dr. James Benecke,Todd Brand, Randy Larson

Session 16
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: The Problem Of Pain: Suffering Well
Q: How can Christians “suffer well”? How can we better love others while they suffer?  
Speaker: Dr. James Benecke, Lindsay Matush, Edward Koehler

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

FRIDAY JUNE 30 

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Session 17
Time: 9:00AM - 10:30AM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Meme Busting: The Art of Spotting Illogical Arguments In Internet Memes
Q: Why are memes so popular? How can Christians spot illogical and inconsistent messages in internet memes? How can Christians stop spreading their own versions of illogical and inconsistent messages in internet memes?    
Speaker: Chris Buckles

Session 18
Time: 11:00PM - 12:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Unsocial Media: Apologetics in a Time of Tweets and Trolls
Q: In what ways has social media helped and harmed our ability to exchange ideas? Should Christians engage in debates and disagreements on social media? What’s the difference between a harmful and a helpful internet discussion? 
Speaker: Mark P. Ryan

Session 19
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Student Interviews
Q: What did you learn? How does this compare to other Christian summer camps? 
Speaker: Jeremy Smith & Zach Ruble

Session 20
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Talk Title: Farewell Lecture 
Q: What did we learn? Why does it matter? How do we apply it? 
Speakers: Jeremy Smith, Danielle Hollis, & Team

Session 21
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Location: Harmon Hall (Dunseth Auditorium)
Parent Night Presentation: Why Bother With Apologetics?
Q: What were we doing all week here at Base Camp? Why does it matter? How can more parents and pastors get involved?
Speakers: Jeremy Smith, Danielle Hollis, & Team   

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