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ISCA 2021 Conference: Cancelled

Dear ISCA Members,

I hope and pray that you are well. Over the past few weeks members from ISCA and EMNR have been trying to sort through the ever changing and evolving COVID restrictions. In particular, many of the restrictions currently being laid down by the city of Chicago.

Unfortunately, due to increased measures and unforeseeable changes in the near future, we have decided to cancel our 2021 ISCA conference. We are going to work to reschedule the conference in 2022.

I want to be transparent with you concerning this decision. The primary reason for this decision is because of the increased COVID restrictions from Chicago, specifically requiring people to quarantine for 10 days upon entering the city (or go through a series of negative COVID tests). Moreover, many people from different regions of the country would have to quarantine (or their spouses who work in the medical field would have to quarantine) upon returning home. This included the majority of the ISCA board.

Moreover, it is the responsibility of the board to protect the financial future of the organization. After reaching out to the presenters from both organizations, we realized the attendance at the 2021 conference would be well below the threshold to organize the event, pay our speakers, and break even with our expenses. In other words, it would be fiscally irresponsible to host a conference and lose money.

We are going to make some accommodations:

1. We plan to offer a full refund for the event. Each person registered through Eventbrite and if you login and ask for a refund and list COVID as the reasoning you are cancelling you will be given a full refund.

2. Don Veinot oversees EMNR and is also the president of the Midwest Christian Outreach. Don and his organization are located locally in Chicago and have offered to host an event. If you have already registered for the ISCA and event and were scheduled to present, you can participate in the Midwest Christian Outreach conference. It will be hosted at the same date and locations as the original ISCA and EMNR conference. If you are interested, please email Don Veinot.

3. The ISCA board plans to meet digitally and make accommodations for the 2022 conference.

Last year the ISCA board never imagined we would still be affected by COVID or the many restrictions upon large group gatherings. We ask that you please pray for us as we navigate these decisions moving forward.

Blessings,
Bill Roach

President: International Society of Christian Apologetics
ISCA Website: http://www.isca-apologetics.org/
Professor: Veritas International University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, and Neuva Providencia (Medellin, Colombia)
Phone: 319-217-0034
Website: www.williamroach.org

Cancelled 2020 ISCA Conference/Postponed Until 2021

Dear ISCA Members,

Due to the 5 phase reentry mandated by the Governor of Illinois, we are forced to cancel our 2020 ISCA/EMR Conference. We plan to hold the exact same conference sometime in 2021. We hope by then all of the group meeting restrictions will be lifted and we will be allowed to gather again. 

For those of you who are not aware, IL and Chicago have some of the most restrictive regulations to reopen in the country. These regulations directly affect churches, large groups, and restaurants. Therefore, given the ever changing regulations both ISCA and EMNR believe postponing until 2021 is the best option. 

Here are a few basic details: 

First, there is no need to change anything with your registration. We can use your exact same registration and payment for the 2021 conference. This option is the easiest for everyone and it helps to keep our administration tasks to a minimum. 

Second, if you had a paper accepted for the conference you do not have to change anything. We will automatically accept your paper for the 2021 conference. 

Third, we plan to have the exact same plenary speakers. 

Fourth, if for some reason you do need a refund for the conference, then you can request it through the registration site and it will be issued to you. We understand if funds might be tight for different people. However, you do not have to refund. Your registration will automatically shift to the new conference date. 

Fifth, keep an eye out for the new dates. We are looking at a few dates in April. We plan to release that information soon. 

Blessings,

Bill Roach 

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William C. Roach, PhD

President: International Society of Christian Apologetics
ISCA Website: http://www.isca-apologetics.org/
Professor/Adjunct: Anderson University, Hannibal LaGrange University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, The College at Southeastern, Capital Theological Seminary, and Neuva Providencia (Medellin, Colombia)
Phone: 319-217-0034
Website: www.williamroach.org

ISCA 2020

Greetings,

I hope each of you are doing well. I am writing to remind you of the change of date for the 2020 ISCA conference. We plan to hold the same conference at the same location on July 17-18th. We hope and pray our economy and country will be fully open by late July to host this event. For more information, please visit our website:

https://www.isca-apologetics.org/2020-conference

Blessings,
Bill Roach

2020 ISCA Postponed

Dear ISCA Members,

I am writing to notify you that we are going to postpone our 2020 ISCA conference. Given the current health and travel conditions we believe this is the best decision for all parties involved. In addition, the state of Illinois just closed all restaurants for the foreseeable future. Therefore, given the situation we are going to postpone and reschedule. 

For the time being we are trying to work with our host site, speakers, and hotel to have the same event held sometime in either June or July. We are currently working with all of the ISCA leaders, EMNR, and the businesses to sort out the details. We will be emailing you in the near future with updated information.

For the time being, however, here are some key details: 

1. If you have registered for the event we will honor those registrations for the new conference. So, there is no need to ask for a refund. 

2. You will not have to resubmit your proposals if they were already accepted. We are going to hold the exact same conference at a later date. 

3. You will have to cancel and reschedule your hotel room. If you booked your hotel at the Courtyard, here is the phone number: tel:+1 847-394-9999. Call them and ask to cancel. You can reschedule when we release the new dates. 

Again, sorry for the inconvenience. We are working to reschedule the event and we will release those new details soon.

Bill Roach
President, ISCA

2020 Conference Update

Dear ISCA,

As many of you are aware, we are suppose to have our 2020 conference in a few weeks. As of now, we are still planning to have the conference. We are watching the news and will continue to monitor the situation.

Thank you,

Bill Roach

President, ISCA

2020 ISCA Discount Code

This is another reminder to those who have not registered for the 2020 ISCA Conference. We have a 20% discount code that expires February 29.

Code: Earlybird

Link to register: https://www.isca-apologetics.org/2020-conference

2020 ISCA Registration is Now Open

Greetings!

I hope and pray each of you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. As we look forward to the new year we are preparing for our 2020 ISCA Conference New Hope Community Church in Palatine, IL. 

We are proud to partner with EMNR again and announce that we have some new speakers this year, including Dr. Tom Ascol, Dr. James Bjornstad, Marcia Montenegro, and James Pittman, Jr. 

We are going to address two big topics this year: Critical Theory and the Enneagram. Many people today are unfamiliar with these ideologies and movements. Therefore, we are going to explain both their draw and their danger. In fact, these two movements might very present evangelicalism one of the most subtle, and yet notorious, attacks to the gospel in our lifetime. So, please make sure you try to attend this year's conference. 

For more information and to register for the conference, please go to the EMNR website. There you will find information about how to register, hotel registration, and a schedule for the conference that include plenary sessions and breakout sessions.

Promotional video: https://youtu.be/xg7YOQvHoBU

And the link to register. https://www.isca-apologetics.org/2020-conference

 

Blessings in Christ, 

William C. Roach, PhD

President, International Society of Christian Apologetics.

2020 Conference - change of dates and venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for the EMNR-ISCA joint conference has changed along with the dates. This year's conference will be hosted by New Hope Community Church in Palatine, Illinois on March 27-28, 2020.
Below is the updated link for workshop proposals. If you have already submitted a proposal, there is no need to do so again. I have that formation already. The new deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.
Workshop Proposal Form: https://forms.gle/CkCSdJUznB1oV4Wh8  

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Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS
jasondcrowder.com
Author of Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman's Introduction to Philosophy

Journal Editor and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
www.isca-apologetics.org  
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

2020 Conference

Members, please stop using the link I sent you previously for the 2020 EMNR-ISCA joint conference in New Orleans. Please your proposals directly to me ( drjasondcrowder@gmail.com ) from this point forward.

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Under His Grace,

Jason D. Crowder, DTS
jasondcrowder.com
Author of Philosophy, Who Needs It? A Layman's Introduction to Philosophy

Journal Editor and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
www.isca-apologetics.org 

Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

“I am put here for the defense of the gospel”—The Legacy of Dr. Norman L. Geisler

My tribute to Dr. Geisler. Dr. Geisler passed away this morning.

https://williamroach.org/2019/07/01/i-am-put-here-for-the-defense-of-the-gospel-the-legacy-of-dr-norman-l-geisler/


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William C. Roach, PhD

President: International Society of Christian Apologetics
Professor/Adjunct: Anderson University, Hannibal LaGrange University, Columbia Evangelical Seminary, The College at Southeastern, Capital Theological Seminary, and Neuva Providencia (Medellin, Colombia)
Phone: 319-217-0034

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