Tim is a dynamic speaker who provides a perfect blend of expertise and humor in each talk. Using easy-to-follow and visually engaging presentations, Tim trains Christians to think clearly about what they believe and why they believe it. Tim's passion and energy will help motivate you and your group to love God with all your mind.
Tim has spoken at numerous ACSI conferences, Power to Change events, the Apologetics Canada conference, and the National Conference on Christian Apologetics.
Tim has bachelor's degrees in physics and education. He is currently working on his master's degree in philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Amy Hall has an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University and currently works as an apologist and blogger for Stand to Reason, where she writes about culture, ethics, philosophy, and theology in light of the truth of the Christian worldview. Her goal is to help Christians truly grasp the fact that Christianity = Reality, giving them the confidence and ability to apply and live out this truth in every area of their lives so that they may know, love, and serve Christ as whole people, in the fullest way possible.
Jason Jimenez is a Christian worldview expert and best-selling author of several books, and is the President of STAND STRONG Ministries. Jason served as a pastor to students and families for over fifteen years, and now travels the country inspiring young people to live boldly for Christ no matter the cost. For more info about Jason and his ministry, go to www.standstrongministries.org.
Alan is turning the tide on Christian training. He knows many believers aren’t equipped to persuasively share their convictions with our culture. It’s difficult. People often view Christians as anti-science, anti-choice, judgmental, homophobic, and intolerant. That’s why Alan has dedicated his life to training Christians to thoughtfully articulate their faith and values. He has distinguished himself in training Christians about the most controversial issues of our time like evolution, abortion, relativism, homosexuality, euthanasia, cloning, and Islam.
J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University, Christian case maker and author. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal atheist through his undergraduate and graduate work in Design and Architecture (CSULB and UCLA); he always considered himself to be an “evidentialist”. His experience in law enforcement only served to strengthen his conviction that truth is tied directly to evidence. But at the age of thirty-five, J. Warner took a serious and expansive look at the evidence for the Christian Worldview and determined that Christianity was demonstrably true.
Drew Worsham is an accomplished mentalist, illusionist, magician. He is a pastor and a public speaker. Drew travels around the country and occasionally overseas performing using illusions and magic to draw people in to hear the story of Jesus. When he’s not on the road, he loves discipling college students at his home church, reading books, and experimenting with candle-making.
Greg is the founder and president of Stand to Reason. Hestarted out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. Greg's teaching has been featured on Focus on the Family radio, he’s been interviewed for CBN and the BBC, he’s debated atheist Michael Shermer, and did a national television debate with Deepak Chopra on Lee Strobel's “Faith Under Fire.” Greg is the author of Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions and has spoken on nearly 60 university and college campuses both in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker and award-winning author or coauthor of four books: Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to make their Case, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, Correct, Not Politically Correct and Legislating Morality. As the President of CrossExamined.org, Frank presents powerful and entertaining evidence for Christianity at churches, high schools and at secular college campuses that often begin hostile to his message. He has also debated several prominent atheists including Christopher Hitchens and David Silverman, president of American Atheists.
A former aviator in the US Navy, Frank has a master’s degree from the George Washington University and a doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He and his wife, Stephanie, are blessed with three grown sons.
Natasha Crain is a blogger, author, and speaker who is passionate about equipping Christian parents to raise their kids with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend their faith in an increasingly secular world. She is the author of two apologetics books for parents: Talking with Your Kids about God (2017) and Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side (2016). Natasha has an MBA in marketing and statistics from UCLA and a certificate in Christian apologetics from Biola University. A former marketing executive and adjunct professor, she lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.
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5:00 pm Registration
6:15 pm Doors Open
6:30 pm Welcome and Worship
7:00 pm Session 1: ``The Reliability of the Gospels`` (J. Warner Wallace)
8:00 pm Break
8:15 pm Session 2: ``Has God Spoken?`` (Alan Shlemon, Tim Barnett & Greg Koukl)
9:45 pm Worship
10:00 pm Final Announcements
9:00 am Welcome and Worship
9:25 am Session 3: The Bible is Full of Unbelievable Stories (Frank Turek)
11:10 am Breakout Sessions
10:45 am Break
12:00 pm Lunch (food trucks on site)
12:00 pm ``Why We're Losing Our Students and What You Can Do To Stop It!`` – Free parent and leader luncheon for reTHINK registrants with Tim Barnett, J. Warner Wallace, and Summit Ministries
1:25 pm Worship
1:40 pm Session 4: The God of the OT is a Moral Monster (Jason Jimenez)
2:55 pm Break
3:10 pm Breakout Sessions
4:00 pm Break
4:15 pm Session 5: Science and Faith Don’t Mix (Tim Barnett)
5:20 pm Worship
5:45 pm Closing Thoughts and Dismiss