Port Neches Conference Schedule

7:00 am

Doors Open for Registration

8:00 – 8:55 am

General Session 1 

Spiritual Warfare of our Culture: The Need for Apologetics
Eric Hernandez

The need for apologetics in our culture is evident now more than ever. Unfortunately, many believers remain unaware of the discipline, but undeniably, all believers are called to it. The Apologetics Lead for Texas Baptists, Eric Hernandez, explains the value, need and biblical basis for apologetics in our day and age.

8:55 – 9:10 am

BREAK

9:10 – 10:05 am

Breakout Sessions 1
(4 options) 

How Science Supports Faith
by Allen Hainline

Multiple lines of scientific evidence reveal the need for a Creator such as the origins of the universe, life, consciousness, free will and the exquisite fine-tuning of the laws of nature necessary for life. We also discuss sources of tension between science and Christianity such as miracles and how to think through such issues.

5-Point Calvinism – Is there a better option?
by Leighton Flowers 

5-Point Calvinism is growing in popularity among Southern Baptists, but there are robust Biblical alternatives to this interpretation which simply have not received the attention they deserve. Dr. Flowers, a former Calvinist and the Director of Apologetics for Texas Baptists, offers an overview of the issues concerning election and predestination which will give much needed clarity to the doctrines of salvation from a non-Calvinistic Traditional Southern Baptist perspective.

How to Share Your Faith With Skeptics
by Cameron Bertuzzi 

Learn basic principles for having effective conversations with non-believers about Christianity

La existencia de Dios y el Jesús histórico
by Marlon Ríos

Las personas a través de los siglos han cuestionado la existencia de Dios y la vida y el ministerio del Jesús histórico. En esta sesión, se estudiará la existencia de Dios y el Jesús histórico de la prospección filosófica y bíblica, y cómo la ilustración llevó estos temas a un nivel erróneo y diferente y las consecuencias con las cuales la iglesia actualmente lucha.

10:05 – 10:15 am

BREAK 

10:15 – 11:15 am

General Session 2 

The Case for Christianity
J.P. Moreland  

In this session Dr. Moreland will lay out three key arguments for God’s existence, present four criteria for choosing a religion, and explain why Christianity is the most rational choice.

11:15 – 11:20 am

Transition Speakers

11:20 am – 12:20 pm

General Session 3

Why Does God Allow Evil?
Clay Jones

To explain why God allows evil we will answer four things: Why do we suffer for Adam’s sin? Why do bad things happen to good people? What is free will and why is it important? How does God use our suffering to prepare us for our eternal occupation of reigning with Christ? 

12:20 – 1:45 pm

LUNCH BREAK (on your own)

1:45 – 2:45 pm

General Session 4

Learning to Defeat Anxiety and Depression 
J.P. Moreland

Dr. Moreland will begin by sharing his personal journey struggling with anxiety and depression, and how he received healing from this. In this session he will explain how neuroscience and scripture come together to show us the way to move forward, receive healing, and offers a fresh approach that has helped in his personal struggles with these issues.

2:45 – 2:55 pm

BREAK 

2:55 – 3:50 pm

Breakout Sessions 2
(4 options) 

How Science Supports Faith
by Allen Hainline

Multiple lines of scientific evidence reveal the need for a Creator such as the origins of the universe, life, consciousness, free will and the exquisite fine-tuning of the laws of nature necessary for life. We also discuss sources of tension between science and Christianity such as miracles and how to think through such issues.

5-Point Calvinism – Is there a better option?
by Leighton Flowers

5-Point Calvinism is growing in popularity among Southern Baptists, but there are robust Biblical alternatives to this interpretation which simply have not received the attention they deserve. Dr. Flowers, a former Calvinist and the Director of Apologetics for Texas Baptists, offers an overview of the issues concerning election and predestination which will give much needed clarity to the doctrines of salvation from a non-Calvinistic Traditional Southern Baptist perspective.

How to Share Your Faith With Skeptics
by Cameron Bertuzzi

Learn basic principles for having effective conversations with nonbelievers about Christianity

Como responder hermenéuticamente a los pasajes problemáticos 
by Marlon Ríos

En esta sesión el objetivo es estudiar los pasajes problemáticos donde parece que Dios promueve el genocidio y la esclavitud. Dios es representado como cruel en el mundo secular y humanista. El enfoque hermenéutico de esos textos iluminará cual es la intención que Dios siempre ha tenido hacia la humanidad, y lo que la naturaleza pecaminosa del hombre rechaza y acepta.

3:50 – 4:00 pm

BREAK

4:00 – 5:00 pm

General Session 5: Q & A

  • J.P. Moreland
  • Clay Jones
  • Eric Hernandez

5:00 pm

DISMISS