Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Unbelievable? The Conference


Conference Overview

Premier Christian Radio presents an apologetics day conference for anyone who wants help in thinking through and responding to the tough questions on faith from atheists, Muslims and those of other world views. Building on Premier's popular faith discussion show and podcast 'Unbelievable?', the conference will focus on a number of questions commonly asked by sceptics and those of other faiths.

Conference Host

Justin Brierley is the presenter of Premier Christian Radio's faith discussion programme and podcast 'Unbelievable?'. He regularly hosts debates between leading Christian thinkers, atheists and those of other world views.

Speaker Biographies

John Lennox is Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Oxford University. He is a lecturer for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He has debated Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and other well-known atheists around-the-world. He is much in demand as a speaker and author.

David Robertson is minister of St. Peter's Free Church, Dundee where he recently established the Solas Centre for Public Christianity. He is author of "The Dawkins Letters" and regularly speaks to sceptical audiences of atheists and agnostics.

Jay Smith is a Biblical Scholar specialising in Islam. He has spent much of his adult life in evangelistic ministry to Muslims in the UK. He regularly engages in Islam debates, from the chambers of the Oxford Union to his regular debates at Speakers Corner in Hyde Park.

David Instone-Brewer is Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament at Tyndale House Cambridge. He regularly speaks on issues of scriptural reliability and interpretation and writes a regular column on Biblical issues for Christianity Magazine.

Mark Roques is the director of RealityBites which provides training and resources for schools and youtworkers. Mark is a story-teller who asks "subversive questions" about common atheist and religious worldviews.


Apologetics Track
Seminar A - Has Science Buried God?
Responding to Dawkins, Hawking and the New Atheism - John Lennox
Seminar B - How do I respond to Islam?
Three questions on God, Jesus and the Trinity that Muslims ask - Jay Smith
Seminar C - How do I make the case for faith?
How to use apologetics and evangelism in a sceptical world - David Robertson

Bible Track
Seminar A - Can I trust the Bible?
Answering common objections to the reliability of the New Testament -David Instone-Brewer
Seminar B - Is God a moral monster?
How to understand Old Testament stories of killing in the Name of Yahweh - David Instone-Brewer
Seminar C - Is there evidence for the resurrection?
Why we can trust the Gospel accounts of Jesus rising from death - Jay Smith

Big Questions Track
Seminar A - Is Jesus the only way?
Responding to other worldviews in an age of Pluralism - Mark Roques
Seminar B - Is there evidence for God?
Arguments for God's existence that you need to know - John Lennox / David Robertson
Seminar C - What about suffering?
Why God is still good in a world of suffering - Mark Roques

All seminars will include time for Q&As

Saturday, 14 May 2011
9:30am to 5pm
Bloomsbury Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Avenue
Ticket Prices:
£20 each

Opening Address: "What are we apologising for?"
Seminars A (Details as below in Seminar Table)
Coffee Break & Resource Stalls
Seminars B
Seminars C
Coffee Break & Resource Stalls
Speakers Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A "Is the Church ready to give an answer - and is anyone listening?"

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