Apologetics, Values Voter Summit headline big fall events
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September 2019 – The 26th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics will meet October 11-12 at Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary and supporting ministries, including AFA, this year’s theme is “Why Truth Still Matters.”

American Family Radio hosts Michael Brown (Line of Fire) and Frank Turek (Cross Examined) will be among the presenters. One engaging feature will be a dialogue with apologists Richard Howe and Mike Licona, exploring divergent interpretations regarding the inerrancy of Scripture. (Find more information here.)

The annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., is the same weekend, October 11-13. As a co-sponsor, AFA will have a visible presence there with AFA public policy analyst Abraham Hamilton and AFA vice president of outreach Wesley Wildmon speaking.

Ben Bull, vice president of governmental affairs for AFA Action, will speak at a luncheon on “Advancing Religious Liberty in an LGBT World.”

Among other confirmed speakers are Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and Gary Bauer of American Values.

Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have addressed the summit in years past but have not yet confirmed an appearance this year. (Find more details and registration information at valuesvotersummit.org.)

Truth for a New Generation, an apologetics ministry targeting teens and college students, will host a conference at Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Virginia, October 11-12.

Alex McFarland founded TNG to help students learn how to impact the nation for Christ, equipping them with a grasp of Scriptures that speak to today’s issues and answers for tough questions raised in our culture.

McFarland co-hosts Exploring the Word with Bert Harper on American Family Radio. A TNG event is scheduled November 15-16 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more at truthforanewgeneration.com.

AFA Fishbowl Retreat for pastors and wives will be hosted October 8-10 by Bert and Jan Harper at Linden Valley Conference Center in Linden, Tennessee.

Bert Harper, AFA director of marriage, family, and pastoral ministries, and his wife began Fishbowl retreats before he retired after 38 years as a pastor.

Joining the Harpers to entertain and encourage the pastors will be AFR on-air personality J.J. Jasper and AFA public policy analyst and talk radio host Abraham Hamilton. For more details, call 800-326-4543 x300.