8th Annual VES National Apologetics Conference 2016

Join us on Saturday, November 12, from 10am - 5pm at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, in Santa Ana, California, for the 8th Annual VES National Apologetics Conference. We have a great line-up of speakers who will speak on key issues concerning these turbulent and changing times. Admission is FREE, and childcare will be provided.
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Conference Speakers

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RANDY ALCORN

Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments: The New York Times best-selling author of over fifty books including Pro-Life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments and Why Pro Life? His books have been translated into over sixty languages and have sold over nine million copies. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts and the Bible Answer Man. He is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries devoted to teaching the principles of God’s Word, emphasizing an eternal viewpoint and to reach the needy in Christ’s name.
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ABDU MURRAY

Radical Islam and ISIS: Former Muslim and author of Apocalypse Later: Why the Gospel of Peace Must Trump Politics of Prophecy in the Middle East and Grand Central Question: Answering the Critical Concerns of the Major Worldviews. He is the North American Director for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historical Christian faith alone can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart. He has spoken to diverse international audiences and has participated in debates and dialogues around the world. He hosts Embrace the Truth with Abdu Murray, a radio show heard on WLQV AM 1500 in Detroit. He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School.
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LARRY TAUNTON

Understanding and Responding to New Atheism: American author, columnist and cultural commentator. A frequent television and radio guest, he has appeared on CNN, CNN International, Fox News, Al Jazeera America and BBC. You can find his columns on issues of faith and culture in The Atlantic, USA Today, CNN.com, and The Blaze. He is the author of The Grace Effect and The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. He is also the founder and executive director of the Fixed Point Foundation and has debated high profile atheists such as Christopher Hitchens and Daniel Dennett as well as Muslim cleric Zaid Shakir. He has organized or chaired debates on science, religion and ethics at Trinity College, Oxford University; The Edinburgh International Festival; the Melbourne Town Hall in Melbourne, Australia; Princeton University; and the Oxford Museum of Natural History.
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CHRISTOPHER YUAN

A Christian Response to Homosexuality / Homosexuality: Nature or Nurture? The author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless and co-author of Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Bethel Seminary in 2014 with a doctorate of ministry. He has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over eight years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks at many conferences including The Gospel Coalition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and on college campuses and churches. He is featured in the award winning documentary HOPE Positive: Surviving the Sentence of AIDS.

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