July 12 (Friday, 6:00-9:00 p.m.) and 13, 2019 (Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) at GCF Ortigas Ruby cor. Garnet Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

A CONFERENCE FOR
OUR TIME

Think Right! Apologetics Conference seeks to show delegates how our current culture and society affects people and Christianity. Our culture is gradually changing. Several decades before, our society was very much influenced by Christianity. But over the years, it has gradually diverged from it. As our culture becomes more secular, how are Christians to behave? How can Christians live their faith and beliefs in the midst of today's culture?

Overview

Speaker Profiles

Pat Zukeran

Speaker Bio

Patrick Zukeran is the founder and Executive Director of Evidence and Answers a research and teaching ministry specializing in Christian apologetics, the defense of the Christian faith. He is the host of the radio show Evidence and Answers (www.evidenceandanswers.org). He is the author of several books including The Apologetics of Jesus co-authored with Norman Geisler, God, Eternity, and Spirituality (ed.) and Unless I See… Is There Enough Evidence to Believe? Pat is a popular conference speaker and also serves as adjunct faculty for Pacific Rim University as well as other x`colleges and institutes worldwide. He earned a B.A. from Point Loma Nazarene University, a Master of Theology (Th.M) from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Pat lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and can be reached at pat@evidenceandanswers.org.

Pat is dedicated to advancing the Christian worldview through the education of our local and world communities and promotion of the evidence that confirms the Christian faith and provides biblical answers to the challenges that confront our culture.

Truth: Relative or Absolute? (Workshop 1)

Is truth relative or absolute? The majority of the culture believes that truth is relative. Christianity is built on the foundation that truth is absolute. This seminar will equip you to understand the definition and nature of truth. Learn how to defend the truth on truth and how to effectively engage a relativist.

Tolerance Gone Too Far (Workshop 2)

You should not judge others! One of the worst labels anyone can receive is the label of intolerant. One of our most cherished values is tolerance. However, the new definition of tolerance embraced by the culture today is a dangerous idea with very destructive consequences. Learn critical danger but also the failure of this new definition. Learn the true meaning of tolerance and how we can return the culture to the true meaning of tolerance.

Greg Koukl

Speaker Bio

Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg's speaking and writing is that Christianity—if it's properly understood and properly communicated—makes the most sense of the world as we find it.

Greg has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.” He’s debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television on Lee Strobel's “Faith Under Fire.” An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books, including The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between; Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family radio and has been interviewed for CBN and the BBC. He's been quoted in Christianity Today, the U.S. News & World Report, and the L.A. Times.

Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.

Columbo Tactic: How to Maneuver with Grace in Any Conversation (Workshop 1)

Each of us as Christian ambassador face two daunting challenges when trying to make a difference for Christ. First, how do we initiate conversations about spiritual things in a way that doesn’t seem awkward. Second, how do we keep ourselves from getting trapped or overwhelmed by others more aggressive than we are?

In this talk, Greg will teach you a two-step game plan allowing you to maneuver with confidence in any situation, no matter how little you know, and no matter how aggressive, powerful, or educated your opposition is. Columbo is the simplest tactic imaginable to help you stop a challenger in his tracks, turn the tables, and then get him thinking. And it can be done in a gracious and winsome way.

If you’re tired of finding yourself flat-footed and intimidated in conversations about what you believe, if you want to increase your confidence and your skill in discussions, no matter who you're talking to, this talk is for you.

Bad Arguments Against Religion (Workshop 2)

It is axiomatic that otherwise intelligent people—doctors, lawyers, professors, academics of all stripes—make fundamental mistakes in thinking when it comes to spiritual things.

In this talk, Greg examines some of those popular missteps—e.g., claiming there is no truth, confusing faith with wishing, arguing that evil is good evidence against God, assuming science has disproved religion, mistaking intolerance for tolerance—and shows that none of these offers safe harbor for critics.

John Pesebre

Speaker Bio

John Pesebre is the chapter director of RC-UPD and an assistant pastor at Greenhills Christian Fellowship Northeast. He holds an AB English from Bicol University, a Master of Divinity from International Graduate School of Leadership and he's hoping to finish his ThM in the near future. John has a regular apologetics radio program at 702 DZAS called Kaliwanagan Kay Kristo aired 7PM Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How to Address Arguments Against Christianity (Workshop 2)

4H Apologetics is a curriculum we developed at Ratio Christi UP Diliman to guide Christian students on how to address arguments against Christianity. The 4Hs are hear, help, heal and honor. It moves from understanding the argument (hear), refuting with negative apologetics (help), building a case with positive apologetics (heal) and connecting the positive apologetics to the Gospel (honor).

Eyrich Cortez

Speaker Bio

Rev. Eyriche Cortez is the pastor of Filinvest Community Christian Fellowship. He has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity from the International Graduate School of Leadership. He is an adjunct faculty of Febias College of Bible and the International Graduate School of Leadership, teaching Preaching and Pastoral Theology subjects. He is a certified trainer of the Norm Geisler International Ministry. He is also the author of the book "Add On: Putring 2 Peter 1:1-11 in Action". He is married to Ellen, and they are blessed with three sons.

Conversational Evangelism (Workshop 1)

Engage people in such a way that the next time they see you, they would want to continue the conversation. Learn the four types of spiritual conversations and the reasons why having conversation about the faith is better than confrontation. This module will talk about everyday evangelism for every Christian.

A in Apologetics is Attitude (Workshop 2)

In a debate or a discussion, our sincere manner is as important as our subject matter. Learn how "to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 1:3) "with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15).

Gerry Tolentino

Speaker Bio

Dr. Gerielito P. Tolentino is Executive Dean of Word of Life Bible in Calauan, Laguna, Philippines. His doctoral degree is in Pulpit Communication and Expository Speaking.

Influencing the Unbiblical Cultural Perspectives through Apologetic Preaching (Workshop 1)

A number of believers in Philippine churches today still adhere to some forms of unbiblical beliefs and practices, especially animism. A biblically text-based apologetic message can be crafted using a model of argument to guide God’s people to a biblically based beliefs and practices.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Plenary and Workshops

July 12, 2019

JULY 12, 2019 | FRIDAY

Time Event
6:00PM - 7:00PM Registration
7:00PM - 7:05PM Welcoming Remarks and Opening Prayer
7:05PM - 7:15PM Praise and Worship
7:15PM - 8:05PM Plenary 1 - Credo: The Story of Reality
8:15PM - 9:05PM Plenary 2 - Apologetics of Jesus
9:05PM - 9:30PM Q&A
9:30PM - 9:45PM Closing

JULY 13, 2019 | SATURDAY

Time Event
7:40AM - 8:40AM Registration
8:40PM - 8:45AM Welcoming Remarks and Opening Prayer
8:45AM - 9:00AM Praise and Worship
9:00AM - 9:50AM Plenary 3 - Worldviews: Which one is true?
10:00AM - 11:00AM Workshops
11:10AM - 12:10PM Workshops
12:10PM - 1:10PM Lunch
1:15 - 2:15PM Plenary 4 - Contend Earnestly for the Faith
2:25PM - 2:55PM Q&A
2:55PM - 3:10PM Closing