Reasonable Faith Conference

The Bridge Community is hosting Biola University's Apologetics on the Road conference titled,invites YOU to register for this apologetics training event where you will learn to address tough questions such as: 

  • How can science and faith be reconciled?
  • Did God allow slavery and command genocide in the Old Testament?
  • Why believe in more than the physical world?

The central tenets of Christianity— the existence of God, the Resurrection of Christ, the divinity of Jesus, the reliability of the Bible and much more— have been under fire from skeptics, atheists and unbelievers of all sorts. Most Christians feel ill-equipped to handle the questions from skeptical co-workers, neighbors, friends and even our own family members. Biola University is sending us several top thinkers and engaging speakers who will equip and encourage believers to learn the very best answers to the toughest questions we are all asked about our faith in Christ. This event will encourage those with faith and challenge the skeptical; we hope you'll join us for this important event. Tickets for this event are $35 per person in advance, or $40 at the door.  You may also purchase an optional meal ticket for Saturday Lunch for $10 per person.  Scroll down for the full conference schedule and to register.

Conference Schedule

Friday, June 2nd

  • 7:00-7:15pm    Event Begins: Announcements and Introductions
  • 7:15-8:15         Craig Hazen: Christianity and the Challenge of World Religions
  • 8:15-8:30         Break
  • 8:30-9:30         JP Moreland: Reconciling Science and Faith

Saturday, June 3rd

  • 8:30-8:35am    Announcements and Introductions
  • 8:35-9:20         Clay Jones: Crusades, Slavery, Genocide- Answering the Charges Against Christianity.
  • 9:20-9:30         Break
  • 9:30-10:10       Loren Pankratz: What Has Natural Theology to do with Revelation?
  • 10:10-10:20      Break
  • 10:20-11:05      Craig Hazen: Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus.
  • 11:05-11:15      Break
  • 11:15-12:00      JP Moreland: The Problem with Materialism.
  • 12:00-1:00        Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00          Clay Jones: Why God Allows Evil.
  • 2:00-2:10          Break
  • 2:10-3:00          Q&A with Speakers

Sunday, June 4th (Free Event)

  • 9:15-10:30         JP Moreland will preach at The Bridge Community.
  • 11:00-12:15       JP Moreland will preach at The Bridge Community.

About the Speakers

  • JP Moreland

    JP Moreland is the Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University in La Mirada, California. He has four earned degrees: a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri, a Th.M. in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, an M. A. in philosophy from the University of California-Riverside, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California.

    Dr. Moreland has authored or co-authored 30 books, including Kingdom Triangle, Scaling the Secular City, Consciousness and the Existence of God, The Recalcitrant Imago Dei, Love Your God With All Your Mind, The God Question, and Body and Soul. He has also published over 70 articles in journals, which include Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Metaphilosophy, Philosophia Christi, and Faith and Philosophy.

    You may read more of his bio and connect with his work at his website:  

  • Craig hazen

    Craig Hazen is the founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics and Director of M.A. Program in Science and Religion at Biola University.  Dr. Hazen earned his B.A. at California State University, Fullerton, his M.A at the University of California (Santa Barbara), and his Ph.D. also at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals. He is a recipient of the Fischer Award, the highest faculty honor at Biola and has lectured across North America and Europe on key apologetics topics. 

    You can learn more about Craig Halen HERE.

  • Clay Jones

    Clay Jones is the Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University.  He holds a B.A. in philosophy, an M. Div., and a D. Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  

    As the former host of the nationally syndicated radio call-in talk show "Contend for Truth" Clay debated numerous religious leaders and skeptics.  Dr. Jones has written apologetic software, encyclopedia articles and journal articles and is a popular conference speaker.  

    You can learn more about Clay Jones at his blog HERE.

  • Loren Pankratz

    Loren Pankratz is the Pastor of The Bridge Community.  He holds a B.A. in philosophy and religion from Chapman University, an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a D. Min from Talbot School of Theology.  He has published articles in the philosophy of religion journal Philosophia Christi and has read papers at regional Evangelical Theological Society conferences.  His real claim to fame is that JP Moreland and Craig Hazen signed off on his D. Min. dissertation and that Eddie Van Halen once signed his passport.