11th Annual ISCA Conference

Meeting Date: 
Fri, 04/01/2016 - Sat, 04/02/2016
Meeting Info: 

The 2016 conference will be at Toccoa Falls College in Northeast Georgia, April 1-2, 2016.

Warren Cole Smith, former editor of World Magazine and current vice president of the Colson Center and a speaker for Summit Ministries, will be the plenary speaker for the 2016 ISCA Conference at Toccoa Falls College, April 1-2.  An accomplished apologist in his own right, Smith is an expert in communication and well poised to give us some practical guidance relative to our theme, “Apologetics in an Increasingly Hostile Age.”  Come for grounded discussion of how to engage the audience that is increasingly out there!

We have added a second plenary speaker. Dan Crescenzo is a Christian philosopher who has spent the last several  years earning his PhD in a very secular philosophy department, and in a field not very hospitable to traditional Christian ideas, Environmental Ethics.  He can speak meaningfully to our topic as one who has had to develop proficiency in it as a basic survival skill.  Dan is a good young thinker with a heart for evangelism, and I am glad we will have a chance to get to know him.

Housing for the 2016 ISCA conference at Toccoa Falls College, Fri.-Sat., April 1-2, will be at Country Hearth Inn  & Suite, 1.5 miles from campus.  Rates are $59.00/night for a room with two double beds, or a room with a single twin bed, $69.00/night for a room with one king bed, and $70.00/night for a suite with a hot tub.  Rates are per room, whether single or double occupancy.  Call 706-297-7799 and ask for Karen or the manager to make your reservations.  Mention that you are with the conference at Toccoa Falls College to get these rates.  We have a block of rooms reserved at these rates until March 1, so make sure you make your reservations by then.

 

Send your own paper proposals to Don Williams by Feb. 15.

Cost is $40 before March 15, and $50 after March 15.

Students cost $20 with a student ID.

There is a banquet available for $12.

 

Schedule

 

Flyer:
ISCA2016Flier1.docx

Welcome to the International Society of Christian Apologetics

 

International Society of Christian Apologetics

The ISCA fulfills a longfelt need to have an academically-oriented society that brings together conservative Christian scholars from a variety of fields engaged in the task of apologetics. Apologetics, from Greek (apologia) "to defend", is the discipline of defending a position (in our case the historic Christian Faith) through the systematic use of reason.

 The ISCA holds an annual meeting in the spring and publishes a printed journal.

The purpose of the Society is stated in the bylaws as:

"To foster scholarly discussion of ideas among evangelical scholars relevant to the defense of the historic Christian Faith in accordance with the Doctrinal Statement of the Society."   The Society also provides encouragement and fellowship for scholars across the disciplines working to underscore the truth of Bible-based Christian belief, as they seek to strengthen the Church in its task of upholding the Saviorhood and Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Upon receiving and considering a short presentation by first president, Dr. Norman Geisler on "Ten Reasons for the Historicity of the Resurrection of the Saints Passage in Matthew 27 and Six Reasons Why Denying the Historicity of this Text is Contrary to the ISCA Doctrinal Statement" (see www.normangeisler.com), the ISCA executive Committee voted a motion to go on record saying "we believe denying historicity of Matthew 27:50-53 is in conflict with ISCA doctrinal statement."


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