This past March Southern Baptist Theological Seminary held it’s youth conference called Renown. The title for this years conference was “The Rise of Wisdom” and featured speakers Al Mohler, Dan Dewitt and Sean McDowell.
From the website:
God’s renown is more than His desire to be highly honored. His renown requires that He be rightly and supremely honored for who He is and all He has done. God has revealed himself to be more valuable than anything and everything else in all of creation; and that is precisely why apologetics matter.
Apologetics is the art of defending the Christian faith. We make much of God through biblically-saturated apologetics because through this we express truth and expose error. This art properly crafted is a life vest and a soul anchor for those ‘tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes’ (Eph. 4:14). So, in a world where folly is exalted and wisdom is despised, Christians have an opportunity to stand firm and shine the light of truth in dark dens of lies and error. As C.S. Lewis once wrote, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” Apologetics has at its core a desire to make God famous because God is the source of all truth and He is infinitely worthy to be praised!
Join us, March 14-15, 2014, at the Renown Conference as we seek to equip this generation’s middle and high school aged students with the arsenal of God’s word as they battle against the cosmic powers of this present darkness.
The audio and video for the sessions can be found on the media page at SBTS.