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Theologians Defend Biblical Truth at Future of Truth Conference

( [email protected] ) Jul 16, 2004 03:06 PM EDT

The Moody Church, one of the most prominent non-denominational evangelical churches in the U.S. located in Chicago, is offering an opportunity to explore the major intellectual challenges to the Christian faith. On October 30, The Moody Church will be hosting the Future of Truth Conference, where some of the world’s most famous theologians will address the issues mainly relating to evolution and creationism, the Resurrection, and Islam.

"Our society is plagued with spiritual teachings and beliefs that are not based on substantive evidence," said Daryle Worley, associate pastor of The Moody Church. "The Future of Truth Conference serves to present an accurate picture of eternal truths by exploring reliable research and what's written in the Bible in order to expose man-made beliefs. The renowned speakers will clearly draw the line between truth and fiction," he said.

Future of Truth Conference speakers include:

Ravi Zacharias: He will be delivering message on The Loss of Truth and a Proposal for Its Recovery at the conference. A noted evangelist who has spoken at Harvard, Princeton and Oxford, addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, President Fujimori's cabinet and parliament in Peru and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow; and served as visiting scholar at Cambridge University. He has authored "Can Man Live without God," "Jesus Among Other Gods," "The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha," "Sense and Sensuality: Jesus Talks with Oscar Wilde" and "Light in the Shadow of Jihad."

William Lane Craig: He will speak on The Historicity and Significance of the Resurrection at the conference. A research professor at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California, he earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England, before taking a doctorate in theology from the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat-Munchen, Germany, where he was for two years a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, writing on the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. He spent seven years at the Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. He has authored or edited over 30 books, including "Assessing the New Testament Evidence for the Historicity of the Resurrection of Jesus," "Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?" (with John Dominic Crossan), and "Jesus' Resurrection: Fact or Figment?" (with Gerd Ludemann), as well as numerous articles in professional journals such as "New Testament Studies," "Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Expository Times" and "Kerygma und Dogma."

Phillip Johnson: Professor of law at University of California at Berkeley and a popular expert on creationism, he will speak on The Right Questions about Creation and Evolution at the conference. In addition to speaking at conferences all over the world, Johnson has authored many publications including "Defeating Darwinism by Opening Minds," "Reason in the Balance: The Case Against Naturalism in Science, Law and Education," "Darwin on Trial" and many others.

Erwin Lutzer: He is the senior pastor of The Moody Church who has authored more than 20 books which include "The Da Vinci Deception," "The Truth About Same-Sex Marriage," "Christ Among Other gods," "One Minute After You Die" and "Hitler's Cross." Dr. Lutzer will present on The Right Jesus.

Emir Caner: A popular author of eight books including "Christian Jihad," "Unveiling Islam," "More Than a Prophet" and "The Sacred Trust,” he will present on Islam at the conference. Presently, "Unveiling Islam" has sold more than 100,000 copies. Caner received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies from The Criswell College, a master's of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate of philosophy in history from the University of Texas at Arlington. Currently Caner is serving as associate professor of church history and Anabaptist studies at Southeastern Seminary.

Frank Peretti: He will present dram presentation for the conference title “The Chair - Living With or Without a Fixed Point of Reference." Noted as an award-winning fiction writer, he has authored many books which include "The Oath" and "This Present Darkness," as well as numerous children's books. All together, his books have sold more than 10 million copies, and "The Oath" was awarded the 1996 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction.

For more information about the conference visit: http://www.moodychurch.org/future or call 800-215-5001. Tickets are $26.