San Marcos Schedule

Saturday, February 25th, 2023

7:30 am
Doors Open for Registration

8:25 am
Conference Begins

8:30- 9:20 am
General Session 1: ERIC HERNANDEZ

Does the Soul Exist?

With the interest and rise of neuroscience, many have come to believe that human beings are nothing more than a brain and body. Hence, the existence of the soul is now seen as an outdated, superstitious belief that science can show is false. But is this truly the case? In this session you will be presented with a case for the soul by looking at two main points: 1) that consciousness is not physical, and 2) that human beings are more than a brain and body.

9:35- 10:40 pm
General Session 2: CLAY JONES

Why Does God Allow Evil?

No question troubles believers more than issues related to why God allows evil. In this session Clay explains the four essential things we must know to answer this question: Why we suffer for Adam’s and Eve’s sin; Why bad things happen to good people; What is free will and why is it valuable?; How is God using suffering to prepare us for a glorious eternity where we will reign with Christ forever.

10:50 am – 11:40 am Breakout Sessions #1

  • David Sanchez: Ministering to Those in Our Pews Who Struggle With LGBTQ+ Issues (Main Sanctuary)

How do we talk about sexual orientation and gender identity in a way that is honoring to God’s word and God’s design but that also extends grace to those who are struggling and/or questioning their stance or beliefs on this issue? That is the question we will try to answer in this breakout.

  • Allen HainlineHow Science Supports Faith (Room 207)

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.

  • Ed Komoszewski: Is Jesus God? (Room 211)

Did Jesus every claim to be God? In this session, Ed walks you through some key passages concerning the divinity of Christ.

11:40 pm – 1:00 pm —- LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Breakout Sessions #2

  • Allen HainlineHow Science Supports Faith (Room Change to Main Sanctuary)

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.

  • David SanchezMinistering to Those in Our Pews Who Struggle With LGBTQ+ Issues (Room Change to 207)

How do we talk about sexual orientation and gender identity in a way that is honoring to God’s word and God’s design but that also extends grace to those who are struggling and/or questioning their stance or beliefs on this issue? That is the question we will try to answer in this breakout.

  • Ed KomoszewskiIs Jesus God? (Room 211)

Did Jesus every claim to be God? In this session, Ed walks you through some key passages concerning the divinity of Christ.

2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
General Session 3: DAN WALLACE

Is What We Have Now What They Wrote Then?

In this session, Dr. Daniel Wallace explains the copying of the New Testament books and shows the reliability of the scribal processes. Is what we have today what they had back then? The short answer is, YES!

3:20- 4:20 pm
General Session 4: MIKE LICONA

Proving the Resurrection of Jesus on a Napkin

Why should others believe Christianity is true in the face of so many worldviews? Are there any hard-core facts? In this lecture, Mike Licona shares a simple way to contend for the resurrection of Jesus that can be drawn on a napkin!

4:30- 5:30 pm
General Session: Audience Q&A With Keynote Speakers

5:30 pm Dismiss