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Reasons to believe: Sundays, August 4-25, 2019

We live in a world where many people find themselves confused about Christianity.

From skeptics to people in the pews, there are doubts and questions in the air. Is there only one way to God? Is Christianity the one true religion? Can we trust the Bible? For the month of August, we have made it a tradition at South Valley Community Church to address these issues. We invite some of the top Christian thinkers from around the country to give us their insights on these difficult questions.

Join SVCC this August to develop a clearer understanding of your faith and how to express it to others.

The speaker lineup

August 4

Greg Koukl

Evil, Suffering, and the Goodness of God

Greg Koukl started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg's speaking and writing is that Christianity—if it's properly understood and properly communicated—makes the most sense of the world as we find it. Greg has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.”

Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.

August 11

Craig Evans

Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence

New Testament scholar, prolific author, and popular teacher/speaker, Craig A. Evans is well-known for his contribution to work on the Gospels, the Historical Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and archaeology of the New Testament. He regularly appears in documentaries, TV, and radio interviews. He lectures extensively and participates in archaeological digs and Holy Land tours.

For decades, his engaging style in live events, teaching, media, and the written word has brought the Bible to life for countless students, popular audiences, and seekers.

August 18

Dan Kimball

How to Not Read the Bible

Dan Kimball was born and raised in New Jersey, in a suburban town near New York City. He played drums in a rockabilly and punk band during his college years and after graduation the band moved to London, England to pursue music. Dan was not raised going to a church, but while in college he began wondering whether the Bible was a mythical story. He wrestled with whether or not people simply became Christians because of their geographic and cultural context. When the band ended, he moved to Israel for several months and continued studying the Bible which eventually led to him putting his faith in Jesus and becoming a Christian.

Dan has a doctorate from George Fox University and is on faculty at Western Seminary where he teaches on the history and theology of worship as well as Christian apologetics. He is the Director of The ReGeneration Project whose mission is to see younger generations truly know what and why they believe along with seeing questions answered, studying and learning as a wonderful part of what it means to follow Jesus.

August 25

Mikel Del Rosario

Doubting Jesus: A Skeptic’s Guide to Ancient Sources Outside the Bible

Mikel Del Rosario helps Christians explain their faith with courage and compassion. He is a doctoral student in the New Testament department at Dallas Theological Seminary. Mikel teaches Christian Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University. He is the author of Accessible Apologetics and has published over 20 journal articles on apologetics and cultural engagement with his mentor, Dr. Darrell Bock. Mikel holds an M.A. in Christian Apologetics with highest honors from Biola University and a Master of Theology (Th.M) from Dallas Theological Seminary where he serves as Cultural Engagement Manager at the Hendricks Center and a host of the Table Podcast.

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