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Prepared to Answer | Where Faith and Culture Collide

09/12/17 in:ciite Events Update



In the world of live events we prepare for the unexpected; however, we could not prepare for Hurricane Harvey. Houston Baptist University sustained minor damage; however, due to limited resources and personnel, we at in:ciite Events have rescheduled the “Prepared to Answer” event in an attempt to eliminate distraction from that which is most essential, assisting the city of Houston.

We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your understanding as we reschedule and prepare to deliver one of the highest content driven Apologetics event available.


Springbrook Community Church
10115 W Algonquin Rd, Huntley, IL 60142
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

From issues like Islam to the problem of pain and suffering, from science to sex, our culture is increasingly thrusting us into challenging questions and conversations.

Are we prepared to answer?

Join leading apologists Lee Strobel (The Case for Christ) and Mark Mittelberg(The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask), along with some of today’s most respected apologists, authors, and theologians as they address various collision points between our culture and a biblical faith. Together they will help us, as 1 Peter 3:15 commands, to become “prepared to give an answer … with gentleness and respect.”

  • “Is the New Testament Reliable?”
  • “Does Science disprove God?” 
  • “Would A good God allow pain and suffering?”
  • “Did Jesus really rise from the dead?”
  • “Which is true: Christianity or Islam?”
  • “Is God against gay people?

Event Cost per person: $10.00, includes conference, materials, refreshments, and snacks during the break!
Childcare is available:  $5 per child/$10 max per couple

8:00 – Welcome
8:10 – Session 1
8:50 – Session 2
9:20 – Session 3
9:50 – Break
10:10 – Session 4
10:50 – Session 5
11:20 – Session 6
11:50 – Wrap up

SPEAKERS include:

Lee is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. His books include The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace, and the story of Lee’s and his wife Leslie’s journey from skepticism to faith was recently presented in the award-winning motion picture, The Case for Christ. Lee has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from Yale Law School.

Mark Mittelberg is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Evangelism, in partnership with Houston Baptist University. His books include the apologetics devotional, Today’s Moment of Truth (with Lee Strobel), The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask (with answers), Confident Faith, and The Reason Why Faith Makes Sense. He is also the primary author of the celebrated Becoming a Contagious Christiantraining course (with Lee Strobel and Bill Hybels), which has been translated into more than 20 languages and helped many around the world learn to share their faith in natural ways.

Craig Evans is the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins and Dean of the School of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University in Texas. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, he received his M.Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. A well-known evangelical scholar, Evans is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Nabeel Qureshi is the author of the New York Times bestselling Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Nabeel isa global speaker and holds degrees in medicine (Eastern Virginia Medical School), Christian apologetics (Biola University), and religion (Duke University). Nabeel is pursuing a doctorate in New Testament studies at Oxford University. Nabeel Qureshi is currently studying Judaism and Christianity at Oxford, pursuing his doctorate in New Testament Studies. He divides his time in Atlanta and Oxford with his wife and baby daughter.

Melissa Travis serves as Assistant Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. She holds an MA in Science and Religion from Biola University and is currently working toward her PhD. She is the author of Science and the Mind of the Maker (forthcoming, Harvest House, 2018), the Young Defenders storybook quartet (Apologia Press). Melissa is also a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal.