Issues in Focus Conference
Saturday, August 7, 2021
In your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy,
always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;
yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience . . .
1 Peter 3:15-16
The Issues in Focus Conference is a young adult gathering designed to help and encourage biblical thinking about worldview issues. It addresses questions about current issues that every Christian should be able to answer. The date for this year’s gather is Saturday, August 7th.
Cost: The registration fee is $15. It includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a conference workbook.
Book: The speaker’s latest book (see details below) will also be available for purchase at a conference discount.
Our guest speaker is David Saxon. He has served on the faculty of Maranatha Baptist University since 1999. He holds a PhD from Bob Jones University and specializes in Bible and church history. He enjoys reading (biography, military history, fantasy) as well as watching sports, particularly basketball. he and his wife were married in 1984 and have four children.
Talking About Ethics: A Conversational Approach to Moral Dilemmas
This is Dr. Saxon’s most recent publication, co-authored with Michael S. Jones and Mark J. Farnham.
What others are saying about it:
“Talking About Ethics models the kinds of conversations we should be having! In a day when respectful dialogue is being replaced by complacent groupthink, this book provides a refreshing corrective. The authors artfully weave human moral dilemmas with thoughtful ethical theory, resulting in an enjoyably informative read.”
–Bryan W. Brock. Professor of Bible and Church Ministries, Maranatha Baptist University
“The genius of this book is that it takes complex moral issues and unfolds them in a winsome manner that makes the material accessible to any reader. I predict that this volume will become the standard text in many ethics classrooms, will become the go-to book in many pastoral studies, and will become a resource for anyone desiring to know what Scripture has to say about the moral issues confronting twenty-first-century Western culture.
–David W. Jones. Professor of Christian Ethics, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The conference includes five sessions. The first two lay the foundation for a proper theory of ethics. The next two use specific examples to illustrate the proper application of the theory of ethics. The final session of the day will provide an opportunity to discuss questions that might arise during the presentations.
1. Foundations for Ethics 1 – How Unbelievers Make Ethical Choices
2. Foundations for Ethics 2 – How Believers Make Ethical Choices
3. Applying Ethics 1 – Sexual Ethics
4. Applying Ethics 2 – Biomedical Ethics
5. Question and Answer Session
8:30–9:00 Check-In and Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:50 Session One:
10:00–10:50 Session Two
11:00–12:00 Session Three
12:00–1:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00–1:50 Session Four
2:00–3:00 Session Five
Register for the Conference
Our 2019 Issues in Focus Conference videos, featuring Michael Riley’s “Introduction to Apologetics,” are available for you to watch or download here.