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ISCA 2024 Registration is now open!

ISCA 2024 CONFERENCE

The Fields Church, Carlsbad, CA
April 5th & 6th, 2024

2024 Conference Registration

Click Here to Pre-Register

Schedule (Latest update 2/9/2024)

Friday:

2:00-4:00

Check-in, At-Door Registration, & Fellowship

4:00-4:10

Opening Welcome by ISCA President

4:15-5:00 Business Meeting 1

5:00-6:00

Presidential Address: Dr. Phil Fernandes

6:10-7:10

Plenary Address: Dr. Jospeh Holden

7:25

Release for Dinner & Fellowship

Saturday:

8:30-9:00

Late Check-in & At-Door Registration

9:00-9:45

Breakout Sessions #1

1. Alana Arguello

Title TBD

2. Lawerence Vescera

Dogmatic Darwinism: The Real Reasons for Its Success and the Political Economy of the 19 th Century

3. T.J. Gentry

CRUCIS: A Framework for Apologetic Engagement

10:00-10:45

Breakout Session #2

1. Win Corduan

Enemy or Ally? The Emergence of Symbolic Logic in the 19 the Century

2. Bob Rucker

What Happened to Jesus’ Body in His Resurrection?

3. Darrell Stribling

Peering through the Veil of the Brave New World:

Transhumanism as Worldview by Default

11:00-12:00

Plenary Address: Ken Samples

12:00-12:40

Lunch In-House

12:50-1:00

Executive Board Announcement

1:15-2:15

Plenary Address: Dr. Bill Roach

2:30-3:15

Breakout Session #3

1. Dan Guinn

Defending Truth in Dystopia: Remembering the Biblical Base of Truth as the Watershed of Christian Faith & Practice

2. Nancy Almodovar

Him We Proclaim

3. Joshua Pagan

"Lord, I Believe; help thou mine unbelief!": Does Salvific Faith Really Require a Doxastic Component?

>3:30-4:15

Breakout Session #4

1. Dave Van Bebber

Laboring in Apologetics: A Biblical Model

2. Rich Day

Speaking Evidential Truth

3. Kirk MacGregor

2 Peter: The Epistle's Authenticity and the Dead Sea Scrolls

4:30-5:30

Closing Address & Challenge: Dr. Jason D. Crowder

5:30-6:15

Fellowship & Goodbyes

Food Provisions

Caffeinated beverages and water will be provided throughout the two-day
conference, as well as light snacks (e.g., snack bar, etc.).

Meal

Please choose *one *of the following for *each *attendee. We apologize, but
for the number of attendees, we are not able to make modifications to your
order. If you prefer to not choose one of the options below, please know
leaving the grounds due to city traffic may prove difficult. There will be
light snacks otherwise, or you may plan ahead and bring your own lunch.
Also, please know that depending on ordering closer to the date, Panera
Bread may need to change our requests. Though this is unlikely, we will try
to accommodate a similar item for replacement.

Panera Bread

*Option 1: Deli Turkey Sandwich Boxed Lunch*: Oven-roasted turkey breast
raised without antibiotics, crisp mixed greens, vine-ripened tomatoes, red
onions, country mustard, salt and pepper on Country Rustic Sourdough.
Served with chips, a cookie, and a pickle.

*Option 2: Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken*: Chicken raised without
antibiotics, romaine and crisp mixed greens, grape tomatoes, red onions,
toasted pecan pieces, Gorgonzola, and apple chips tossed in sweet white
balsamic vinaigrette. Served with a baguette & a cookie.

Announcement - Call for Abstract Proposals Reminder

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we are accepting abstract proposals for our annual conference. Our 2024 Conference will be in San Diego, California, on April 5th and 6th. The theme is Apologetics in a Brave New World 2024.

 

We are still working out the specific details for the times of the conference. Some of that will depend on the number of breakout sessions that we offer, which depends on the number of acceptable abstract submissions we receive. We have the option to have more breakout sessions this year than we have had for the past several conferences. I would love for us to be able to increase the offerings in 2024. But that depends on your willingness to present a paper. The breakout sessions are a time for you to sharpen iron with iron.

 

Abstract proposals should not be more than 500 words in the fields of apologetics, history, philosophy, or theology (related fields will be considered as well). Proposals do not necessarily have to fit the conference theme. However, priority will be given to new academic research. Presenters must be full members or student members with a full-member sponsor attending the student's session. Special Note for student members: If you are a student member making a submission, please indicate the full member who will be your sponsor with the member's email address. If you are interested in making a submission and do not have a full member sponsor, please contact our Vice President and Program Chairman, Dr. Jason D. Crowder, so that he can discuss the possibility of finding a sponsor.

 

November 30, 2023, is the deadline for acceptance of abstract proposals. Please make sure that you consider your availability to attend the conference and its cost to attend before submitting an abstract for consideration for the 2024 ISCA Conference.

 

Send abstract proposals directly to Dr. Jason D. Crowder at the following email: drjasondcrowder@gmail.com. In the subject line, please label it: Re: 2024 ISCA Conference Abstract Submission. If you do not get a response from me within a week stating that I have received your submission and it is under review, please follow up to ensure that it was, in fact, received. Every year without fail someone submits an abstract proposal and it does not get received for some unknown reason, and we do not find out about it until after all the available slots are filled.  
Call for Abstract Proposals

Announcement - Call for Abstract Proposals

The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we are accepting abstract proposals for our annual conference. Our 2024 Conference will be in San Diego, California, on April 5th and 6th. The theme is Apologetics in a Brave New World 2024.

 

We are still working out the specific details for the times of the conference. Some of that will depend on the number of breakout sessions that we offer, which depends on the number of acceptable abstract submissions we receive. We have the option to have more breakout sessions this year than we have had for the past several conferences. I would love for us to be able to increase the offerings in 2024. But that depends on your willingness to present a paper. The breakout sessions are a time for you to sharpen iron with iron.

 

Abstract proposals should not be more than 500 words in the fields of apologetics, history, philosophy, or theology (related fields will be considered as well). Proposals do not necessarily have to fit the conference theme. However, priority will be given to new academic research. Presenters must be full members or student members with a full-member sponsor attending the student's session. Special Note for student members: If you are a student member making a submission, please indicate the full member who will be your sponsor with the member's email address. If you are interested in making a submission and do not have a full member sponsor, please contact our Vice President and Program Chairman, Dr. Jason D. Crowder, so that he can discuss the possibility of finding a sponsor.

 

November 30, 2023, is the deadline for acceptance of abstract proposals. Please make sure that you consider your availability to attend the conference and its cost to attend before submitting an abstract for consideration for the 2024 ISCA Conference.

 

Send abstract proposals directly to Dr. Jason D. Crowder at the following email: drjasondcrowder@gmail.com. In the subject line, please label it: Re: 2024 ISCA Conference Abstract Submission. If you do not get a response from me within a week stating that I have received your submission and it is under review, please follow up to ensure that it was, in fact, received. Every year without fail someone submits an abstract proposal and it does not get received for some unknown reason, and we do not find out about it until after all the available slots are filled.  
Call for Abstract Proposals

2023 Meeting of the ISCA - online registration link added and presenter schedule updated

The 2023 meeting of the ISCA is coming up soon. We hope you can make it! 

If you can, please register using the online registration link below and the updated, finalized presenter list (attached).   


  • Address: Southern Evanglelical Seminary 15015 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte, NC USA 28277

Conference Schedule:

Friday:

2:00-3:00 Registration

3:15-4:00 Breakout Session #1 (4 sessions available)

4:15-5:00 Business Meeting

5:00-6:30 Dinner Break

6:45-7:45 Plenary Address #1

 

Saturday:

9:00-9:45 Breakout Session #2 (4 sessions available)

10:00-10:45 Breakout Session #3 (4 sessions available)

11:00-12:00 Plenary Address #2 (Presidential Address)

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Breakout Session #4 (4 sessions available)

2:45-3:30 Plenary Address #3

3:45-4:30 Breakout Session #5 (4 sessions available)

Click here for the updated and printable schedule with the list of presenters

Register

Online conference registration for the 2023 annual meeting of the ISCA is now open!

REGISTER NOW!

2023 Conference Registration

REGISTER NOW!

Hotel

We have partnered with Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte--Ballantyne (15139 Ballancroft Pkwy, Charlotte, NC) for lodging for the ISCA Conference. Below is the link to book your hotel.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte--Ballantyne
15139 Ballancroft Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 541-9004
The cost is $114.00 + taxes per night. Please use group code SCA. The hotel has our rooms held at this price until February 28, 2023.
The hotel is minutes away from Southern Evangelical Seminary and I-485 Outer exit 61.
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Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS

Vice President and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

2023 Meeting of the International Society of Christian Apologetics

Apologetics in a Brave New World

Meeting Date:   Fri, 03/31/2023 - Sat, 04/01/2023
Meeting Info: 

Address:  Southern Evangelical Seminary, 15009 Lancaster Hwy, Charlotte, NC, United States

 

Schedule for this year's conference:

Friday:

2:00-3:00 Registration

3:15-4:00 Breakout Session #1 (4 sessions available)

4:15-5:00 Business Meeting

5:00-6:30 Dinner Break

6:45-7:45 Plenary Address #1

 

Saturday:

9:00-9:45 Breakout Session #2 (4 sessions available)

10:00-10:45 Breakout Session #3 (4 sessions available)

11:00-12:00 Plenary Address #2 (Presidential Address)

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Breakout Session #4 (4 sessions available)

2:45-3:30 Plenary Address #3

3:45-4:30 Breakout Session #5 (4 sessions available)


Click here for a printable schedule with the list of presenters.

Registration

Use the following link to register for the ISCA 2023 Annual Conference!

2023 Conference Registration

Register Here!

Hotel

We have partnered with Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte--Ballantyne (15139 Ballancroft Pkwy, Charlotte, NC) for lodging for the ISCA Conference. Below is the link to book your hotel.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charlotte--Ballantyne
15139 Ballancroft Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 541-9004
The cost is $114.00 + taxes per night. Please use group code SCA. The hotel has our rooms held at this price until February 28, 2023.
The hotel is minutes away from Southern Evangelical Seminary and I-485 Outer exit 61.
--
Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS

Vice President and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

2022 edition of the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics

We’re pleased to announce that the 2022 edition of the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics is available for purchase on Amazon here. Members of the Society may access it (and all other volumes of the JISCA) simply by logging in at https://isca-apologetics.org and expanding the Journal section.

We’re tentatively aiming for publishing the 2023 edition of the JISCA around August of 2023. Members of the Society may still submit journal articles and book reviews for consideration for inclusion in the 2023 and 2024 editions of the journal. Just upload the documents through https://www.isca-apologetics.org/contact or emailing them to journal@isca-apologetics.org.

 

In the brotherhood of grace, peace, and defense, 

Christopher Haun  

Editor of the Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics (JISCA)  

http://isca-apologetics.org/jisca

Abstracts due December 31 for the 2023 ISCA conference

There are only a few days left to send your abstracts for breakout sessions for our 2023 annual conference. This year's theme is Apologetics in a Brave New World. Abstracts may directly address the conference theme, but it is not a requirement. 

Please send abstracts to our program coordinator, Jason D. Crowder, by December 31st.
Here is the tentative schedule for this year's conference:

Friday:

2:00-3:00 Registration

3:15-4:00 Breakout Session #1 (4 sessions available)

4:15-5:00 Business Meeting

5:00-6:30 Dinner Break

6:45-7:45 Plenary Address #1

 

Saturday:

9:00-9:45 Breakout Session #2 (4 sessions available)

10:00-10:45 Breakout Session #3 (4 sessions available)

11:00-12:00 Plenary Address #2 (Presidential Address)

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Breakout Session #4 (4 sessions available)

2:45-3:30 Plenary Address #3

3:45-4:30 Breakout Session #5 (4 sessions available)

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Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS

Vice President and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

Accepting abstracts for 2023 ISCA conference breakout sessions

We are accepting abstracts for breakout sessions for our 2023 annual conference. This year's theme is Apologetics in a Brave New World. Abstracts may directly address the conference theme, but it is not a requirement. 

Please send abstracts to our program coordinator, Jason D. Crowder, by December 15th. The goal is to inform those of accepted abstracts before the Christmas holiday session.
Here is the tentative schedule for this year's conference:

Friday:

2:00-3:00 Registration

3:15-4:00 Breakout Session #1 (4 sessions available)

4:15-5:00 Business Meeting

5:00-6:30 Dinner Break

6:45-7:45 Plenary Address #1

 

Saturday:

9:00-9:45 Breakout Session #2 (4 sessions available)

10:00-10:45 Breakout Session #3 (4 sessions available)

11:00-12:00 Plenary Address #2 (Presidential Address)

12:00-1:30 Lunch

1:45-2:30 Breakout Session #4 (4 sessions available)

2:45-3:30 Plenary Address #3

3:45-4:30 Breakout Session #5 (4 sessions available)

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Under His Grace,
Jason D. Crowder, DTS

Vice President and Program Chairman of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
Finitum non capax infiniti.
Fides quaerens intellectum.

2022 ISCA Conference

Greetings ISCA members!

I am excited about our 2022 conference of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.

The 2022 conference is shaping up to be one of our most exciting events. We are going to have some of the best breakout sessions I have seen in a long time. We have individuals traveling in from all over the country who are going to present on some of the most important and relevant apologetic related topics.

We are also honored to have Michael O’Fallon as our plenary speaker. He will be addressing the issue of Social Justice in the Evangelical Church. O’Fallon has positioned himself as one of the leading thinkers in this area. Many people became aware of O’Fallon’s work because of his three-part interview with James Lindsay and Peter Boghossian titled, The Trojan Horse.  I would encourage each of you to follow the hyperlink and listen to the three-part series.

Many have asked me “Why are you having a plenary speaker address a political or cultural topic, instead of an apologetic topic?” My answer to that question has been very clear:

In the 20th century the battles against Christianity came from the hard sciences. In the 21st century the battles against Christianity are going to come from both the hard and social sciences cloaked in politics. Christians need to be prepared to defend the faith once for all handed unto the saints regardless of where the attack comes from.

The reason we are addressing the issue is because we are committed to True Truth. Social Justice and Critical Race Theory fundamentally undermine any concept of truth, especially the notion that truth is that which corresponds to reality or the Bible as God’s truth revealed unto humanity.

We are asking for you to remember now is the time to sign-up for the conference and reserve your hotel for the event.

You can click (HERE) lto register for the conference.

Here is the information for the hotel:

IHG ® Hotels & Resorts  (3 min drive; 1.3 miles)
15139 Ballancroft Parkway, Charlotte, NC, 28277
Tel: 704.541.9004 Ext. 602 Fax: 704.541.9006

Charge is $99.00 +tax per night. Registration is required by March 4th for that rate.

Blessings,
Bill Roach

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