A major apologetics conference will be starting Friday at
Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Top
experts on the subject will be participating as speakers.
It's the 19th National Conference on Christian Apologetics
conference at the campus of Southern Evangelical Seminary and its
designed for all levels, from the PH.D. to the typical, everyday
Christian. However, it is designed more for the average Christian,
according to spokesman Eric Gustafson, because they have more
contact with people who have questions about Christianity and need
to be able to answer.
"When you're having a conversation with, say, a coworker or a
loved one at a family gathering and they say something, you have
only a short window of time to give them a satisfying answer --
because their interest level won't be there if you have to wait and
come back with an answer," he says.
In addition, non-Christians are welcome and frequently do
attend, he adds.
"Every year we have atheists who show up, and they're very
respectful; and often times when they do give us their feedback,
they compliment us on how balanced our approach is, that we're not
there to beat anyone over the head," Gustafson remarks.
"We are training the attendees to use apologetics with love and
respect the way the Bible commands us to."
The goal is to equip each person there, regardless of their
level of understanding of the faith, to become an army to answer
questions about Christianity and bring the lost into the
Online registration is over, but walk-ins are welcome.