At this year’s conference I will be debuting two new presentations that are very relevant to the authority of Scripture in today’s world. They are both presentations that have been percolating in my mind for a while now, so I’m excited to finally be able to share my thoughts on these relevant issues.
For the pre-conference on Friday at 3:00 PM, I will present “Were Adam and Eve Real? The Genetic and Theological Reality of Adam and Eve.”
One of the biggest debates in Christianity today concerns the first two people: were Adam and Eve real or are they the product of myths? Those who claim we have evolved over millions of years believe that Adam and Eve, as the Bible teaches about them, have no place in human history. They argue that the science of genetics proves we cannot be descended from only two people. Many Christians have accepted this position and propose that their historical existence is irrelevant to Christianity and the gospel. In this session, I will show how current findings from scientists who study DNA actually support the biblical position that Adam and Eve were real people. More importantly, I will demonstrate how absolutely necessary Adam and Eve are to understanding original sin and the redemptive work of Christ on the cross. Come find out why there can be no Jesus without a real Adam and Eve.
For the last session of the conference on Saturday afternoon I will present “Facebook Debates, Re-Tweets, and My Opinion: Does the Bible Have a Place in the Marketplace of Ideas?”
You’ve seen it before—that pithy status update about what Mother Teresa thinks about abortion. Or those drawn-out debates on your Christian friend’s wall about why homosexual behavior is wrong or right. Or that opinion offered by so-and-so on the current trend in child-raising that just begs to be re-Tweeted. In a culture where social media reigns and getting the most “likes” or re-Tweets makes us happy, there’s a tendency for Christians to elevate opinion over Scripture, not because they don’t know what the Bible teaches but because teaching the Bible is seen as irrelevant to unbelievers. Yet the Apostle Paul made it clear that we are not to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ (Romans 1:16). In this session, we’ll unpack the problems associated with the opinion-based mentality and discover the vital importance of always beginning with God’s Word in order to effectively witness to those around us. We’ll discuss the best way to engage our culture, whether through social media or in real life, that honors our Creator and His Word.
I’m really looking forward to discussing the role of God’s Word as it relates to science, theology, and our everyday lives. For more information and to register, visit AnswersForWomen.org.
Keep fighting the good fight of the faith!