*This lunch event with Dr. Habermas is now full.*
Calling all Pastors and Teachers!
I’m excited to announce that Apologetics Canada and Northview Community Church are providing a free lunch and teaching time with Dr. Gary Habermas to the first 100 pastors and teachers that sign up!
When: Thursday, March 6th, 2014 @ 12 PM
Where: Northview Community Church (32040 Downes Rd., Abbotsford, BC)
Besides the free lunch, Dr. Habermas will be giving a lecture on “Teaching the Resurrection” followed by Q&A.
In case you’re unfamiliar with Dr. Habermas’ work I have put together Andy’s top 10 things to know:
- He loves Jesus.
- His first wife died of cancer and he still loves Jesus.
- Dr. Habermas is honest about his doubts and frustrations. In fact, he wrote a book entitled “Dealing with Doubt.”
- Not only is Dr. Habermas one of the most passionate speakers I’ve ever heard, but he’s also one of my favorite. I personally rank him among the top five greatest apologists and communicators alive today. Period.
- His knowledge of the resurrection has earned him a top seat amongst scholarly circles, both Christian and non-Christian. This makes sense considering he has dedicated his professional life to the examination of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus.
- His minimal facts approach to the resurrection makes me want to weep with joy every time I hear it. It’s so awesome.
- He’s quite literally a walking encyclopedia on the resurrection. Nobody works harder to keep up on the current scholarly trends concerning the historical Jesus and New Testament studies than he does.
- The man is a machine! He has authored or co-authored 35 books on religious and philosophical subjects, contributed to over 60 chapters or articles in books, and published over 100 articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals.
- Dr. Habermas is famous for his 1985 debate with rock-star Atheist Anthony Flew. Not only did a panel of judges conclude that Dr. Hambermas won that debate, but he was also influential in Flew eventually moving from Atheism to Deistic Theism.
- Dr. Habermas is a Keynote speaker at the 2014 Apologetics Canada Conference being held at Northview Community Church and Willingdon on March 7-8. Register for the conference at: www.apologeticscanadaconference.com
Finally, did I mention it’s free?! However, we will have some resources available for purchase and you can get it autographed:) Yes, I’m one of those nerdy scholarly groupies.
If you would like to sign up (and why wouldn’t you?!), RSVP to Cecilia at [email protected]. Give her your name, organization and phone number. Let her know of any guests you wish to bring with you.
See you all there!