CLS, along with CUCA, sponsors Pastors and Deacons Sabbatical Week from Monday to Thursday, June 27-30, 2011. The topic of the week is "How do you present and defend your faith today in a skeptical environment? A course on Christian Apologetics." Our major presenter is Dr. Jonathan Strand, Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University College of Alberta, Edmonton.
The topic of apologetics is one that has become of great importance as our society has become more skeptical. How do we “give a reason for the hope that is within us” (1 Peter 3:15) in the face of skepticism and indeed increasing hostility toward the Christian faith and Christians themselves?
The speaker, Rev. Jonathan Strand, Ph.D, has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He received the M.Div. from the seminary of the Association of Free Lutheran Churches, and a Theological Diploma via colloquy from Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton.
Click here for a schedule for the week, which includes the opportunity for participants to share the results of any research they themselves may be engaged in. We encourage you to take time for rest and reflection and join your fellow workers in the church as we examine this important issue, and others as well, during the week of 27-30 June.