Sem to host apologetics retreat

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is hosting a retreat on “Contending for the Faith in the Twenty-First Century” May 1-2.

The retreat will offer presentations on topics such as atheism, Islam, and the historical and practical implications of a Christian witness.  It is designed for anyone who is interested in giving a “Christian witness in a public arena” — to give them the tools to “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15).

Speakers and their topics are:

  • Dr. Adam S. Francisco, assistant professor of historical theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, “Contending for the Faith Through the Centuries (in an Hour).”

  • Dr. Jeff Mallinson, academic dean, Trinity Lutheran College, Everett, Wash., “Cruciform Apologetics.”

  • Dr. Angus Menuge, professor of philosophy, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., “Exposing the Materialist Delusion: How Human and Divine Agency Survive the Materialist Onslaught.”

  • Sam Shamoun, author and missionary,, “Answering Muslim Objections to the Christian Faith.”

  • Dr. Steven Mueller, professor of theology and dean of Christ College, Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., “Imaginative Apologetics: C.S. Lewis and the Defense of the Christian Faith.”

  • Craig Parton, lawyer and U.S. director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, “A Lawyer Amongst the Artists: Legal and Literary Apologetics.”
  • Registration for the two-day retreat is $50 and includes lunch and refreshments.  To register, call the seminary at 260-452-2100 or send an e-mail to  For more information, visit on the Web.

    Posted April 3, 2009


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