Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 12:15 to 1:15 pm
Location: Tate Room 473 (Formerly The Taste of Home Cafe)
Speaker: Dr. Jefrey Breshears, Founder and Director of the Areopagus Christian Study Center, Atlanta, GA
Topic: “The Problem of Christian Anti-Intellectualism: Why Christians Should Study Apologetics”
Abstract: We are often reminded that we live in a ‘post-Christian’ culture, but most Christians fail to understand that we are losing the culture war in America because we have essentially forfeited the intellectual war. Ideas have consequences, and history has shown that what is intellectually respectable becomes, over time, socially acceptable and culturally normative. Many evangelical churches emphasize theology – i.e., those biblically-based doctrines that define the Christian faith. But few emphasize apologetics – i.e., why Christians should believe these things. In the vast majority of churches, neither adults nor young people are challenged to explore in any real depth the factual and rational bases for the Christian faith. In this presentation Dr. Breshears examiness the problem of Christian anti-intellectualism, the underlying causes of anti-intellectualism, the consequences of anti-intellectualism, and the solution.
A light lunch will be provided to all who RSVP using the form below by Tuesday, March 1, at 5:00 pm.