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Apologetics Canada Conference - Think & Live 2012

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March 9th & 10th, 2012 @ Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, B.C.

Dr. J.P. Moreland Mary Jo Sharp Dr. Paul Copan J. Warner Wallace Dr. Paul Chamberlain Andy Steiger
Dr. J.P. Moreland
Talbot School
of Theology,
Biola University
Mary Jo Sharp
Confident Christianity
Dr. Paul Copan
Palm Beach
Atlantic University
J. Warner Wallace
L.A. Homicide
Dr. Paul Chamberlain
Trinity Western University
ACTS Seminary
Andy Steiger
Director of
Apologetics Canada


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This conference is about becoming a fully engaged disciple of Jesus Christ who loves God with heart, soul, and MIND.

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Friday March 9th, Doors open at 6:00 pm. Conference 7:00pm-9:15pm (Q&A 9:30pm-10:00pm).

Saturday March 10th, Doors open at 8:00am. Conference 9:00am-5:00pm.

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Main Sessions:

  • Dr. J.P. Moreland – Loving God with All Your Mind
  • Mary Jo Sharp – An Open Dialogue With an Atheist *
  • Dr. Paul Copan – Is God a Moral Monster?
  • J. Warner Wallace (Homicide detective from L.A.) – God’s Crime Scene

* Note: Dr. Craig Hazen, originally slated to speak on “Christ in a World of Religions,” is unable to make the conference. We are pleased to announce that Mary Jo Sharp will be speaking for this keynote session.

Breakout Sessions:

  • Paul Chamberlan (Institute for Christian Apologetics) – Is Religion Dangerous?
  • Michael Horner (Power to Change) – Evidence for God from Morality
  • Dennis Danielson (UBC Professor) – God’s Two Books: The Dialogue between Christianity and Science
  • Harry Edwards (President – Beliefs and Behaviour
  • Jason Ballard (Director CampusFire) / Chris Price (Senior Pastor) – CampusFire: Apologetics in Your High School
  • Jeremy Livermore (Radio Host) – Historical Evidence for the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • Steve Tsai ( Radio Host) – Arguments for the Existence of the Soul
  • Sam Welbaum ( Radio Host) – The Problem of Evil
  • Jose Ruba (Faith Beyond Belief) – Intolerant Truths: Why Right and Wrong Still Matter



Worship for the conference will be provided by Ethos Worship Band.

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This conference is an annual event that needs volunteers and financial support. Apologetics Canada is a non-profit organization, funded and organized by individuals who are passionate about changing lives and culture. If you are interested in getting involved or financially supporting Apologetics Canada please contact Andy Stieger through our Contact Form or click here to donate. All donations are tax deductible.


We are also hoping to hold a similar apologetics conference in other BC cities and Alberta. We need volunteers and financial support to accomplish this for 2013.

 What people are saying:

Dr. Paul Chamberlain: If you desire to communicate the good news Christianity brings to the world, with greater confidence and joy, this conference is for you. I cannot think of a better opportunity to prepare ourselves to provide thoughtful answers to people with questions about Christian faith. I encourage you to carve out time and join us for the weekend.

Dr. Craig Hazen: In 2011, the team at Apologetics Canada put on one of the finest most dynamic, content rich, and stimulating conferences anywhere. I heard the rave reviews from the audience first hand. And now they are offering an even large conference in March of 2012. If you missed the 2011, don’t miss this one. If you were at the 2011 conference, I don’t need to tell you a thing. You already know to sign up early and expect big things!

Kelly Madland:  When an 18 year-old college freshman says, “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence. Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.” What would you say in response if this was your child speaking? Or your coworker? Are you ready and able to give a defense for your faith? Are you passing those tools onto your family and friends? The Apologetics Canada Conference is a great resource for becoming equipped to give a reason for the hope that we have. There will be speakers and times of worship as well as resources available to take away with you. Last year’s conference had a huge impact on me and my family. Every book I brought home was devoured by my 14-year-old son, who in turn passed on what he learned to his friends. This year, I plan to bring him with me. Apologetics makes sense of one’s faith. Apologetics Canada provides the means to share what is most precious: Jesus.

Student response video:

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Comments 14

  1. I loved the 2011 Apologetics Canada Conference, and I’m sure the 2012 conference is going to be great. There are some great speakers lined up, and I’m excited to hear them speak. It’s great to have a conference like this in Canada as there are not many of it’s kind up here. This conference is essential for believers who want to be better defenders of the Gospel in a world hostile to Jesus, and it’s great for unbelievers who have issues against Christianity which hinder them from coming to the cross!

  2. After attending this conference last year and a few other events apologetics Canada has offered I can tell you that I would tell anyone who is searching for truth or wants to be more confident to share the faith they already have that they NEED to attend! It is diffcult to navigate the different worldviews presented in todays culture and find answers to the tough questions you may ask or be asked but this conference will help equip you with knowledgeable speakers and relevent topics to understand the Christian faith and defend it! Don’t even hesitate and sign up!

  3. This conference was the highlight of 2011! The best conference to equip, train and learn Apologetics which will help us engage with culture for the Christian faith. Anyone who takes the great commission seriously and wants to be able to make a defense for the hope you have in Christ needs to attend Apologetics Canada Conference 2012. This year at Peace Portal Alliance Church it’s going to be even bigger and bringing in bigger names than before. You won’t regret attending this conference. Get your tickets today because I am sure there going to sell out. See you there!

  4. Stoked! AC 2011 conference blew my mind! Especially excited for Dr. Copan and Moreland, whose work inspires me in my studies and has helped me survive, even thrive, in a less-than-friendly philosophy department!

  5. This is going to be an excellent conference. Bummer that I won’t be there this year. As you can tell the student responses I caught on video, Canadian students are especially hungry for this kind of training. I wouldn’t be surprised if this event sells out quickly so register early. You’ll especially enjoy learning from J.P. Moreland, my colleague, Andy Steiger, and the fabulous Mary Jo Sharp!

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  7. I didn’t get my conference evaluation in so I would like to state here that I heard about it at church (Northview) when Andy Steiger came, that I can think of no way to improve it, and that a topic I would be interested in for next time would be a defense of the authenticity of the Bible. As a retired teacher, I have been to many conferences and pro-d days and watched the audience numbers wane between 8:30 and 2:30 – for many reasons. It was very noticeable to me how many people stayed all the way to 5 and of course – who would want to miss such great teaching!

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