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We are now in our fifth year, and we are grateful that many from Montana and Wyoming are helping us promote biblical worldview ideas. Great ideas compete for people's minds and hearts, and followers of Christ should be interjecting ideas that reflect Biblical wisdom into the public square. 2015 demonstrated that need in spades as we saw same-sex marriage endorsed by the courts. 2016 will require us to communicate our worldview concepts in an even more effective way.
What Do Human Rights, Dignity, and Human Value Mean in Islam?In a culture obsessed with Fairness and Human Rights, especially for women, why is Islam getting a pass?
Dr. Mateen Elass is an Apologist and evangelist with the Voice of the Truth Ministries. The son of a Syrian Muslim father, he was raised for more than a decade in Saudi Arabia. As a searching teenager, he studied Eastern Mysticism even living in India for a season. While at Stanford University, he converted to Christ - costing him a decade of isolation from his father. He served as Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Edmond, Oklahoma before coming to Voice of the Truth. He holds degrees from Stanford, Fuller Seminary and a PhD in New Testament from the University of Durham in England. He is the author of several books including Understanding the Koran: A Quick Christian Guide to the Muslim Holy Book and The Teachings of Jesus and Muhammad. He is a frequent speaker and debater at churches and Universities. He and his wife Cindy live in Colorado Springs. They have three children.
"Tales from the Front Line of the Gender Debate", "Five Contradictions of Gender Theory" and "Loving My LGBT Neighbor: Being Friends with Grace and Truth."
Glenn T. Stanton is the director of Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family. He debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the world. Stanton also served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program.
Stanton is the author of eight books on marriage and families, including "Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Postmodern Society," "My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family, "The Ring Makes All the Difference," "Secure Daughters, Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Femininity" and "Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting," which was featured on C-SPAN BookTV. He is also a contributing author to many others.
His latest book, "Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor: Being Friends in Grace and Truth," explores how Christians should interact with gay or lesbian neighbors in a Christ-honoring way. He is also the co-writer of "Irreplaceable," a film seen in theaters by more than 130,000 people worldwide, and the co-author and co-creator of "The Family Project," a 12-session small group DVD curriculum produced by Focus on the Family. Stanton is a graduate of the University of West Florida a graduate degree in philosophy and history.
Dr. Kathy Koch, Celebrate Kids Inc. Jan. 26-27th, 2018
Dangers of A Narrow View of Intelligence - Your Child's Brain, 8 Great Smarts & Technology's Influence Over Young People's Beliefs and Behaviors.
Kathy Koch, the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. Among other groups, she is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and Hearts at Home. Her practical, relevant, results-oriented concepts and engaging, honoring, and humorous speaking style draw enthusiastic reviews from children, teens, parents, and educators. They leave her events armed with new beliefs, attitudes, practical tools, and increased hope to make appropriate changes, establish healthy relationships, and increase success in family, life, and school. Careful, this is NOT just an event for parents or youth, she was a favorite at Summit Ministries Adult conference.
John Eidsmoe Esquire, Professor – Oak Brook College of Law, Lt. Col, USAF, JAG (Retired) March 16-17th, 2018
“Historical and Theological Foundations of Higher Law in America - Where Did our Law Get It's Authority”
John Eidsmoe - hold a B.S. in Political Science fro S. Olaf College and a Jurist Doctor degree from the University of Iowa. He is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, a retired Alabama State Defense Force Colonel. He served as a JAG officer. He is a Professor of Law at the Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy. In his various teaching assignments his students have giving him the Outstanding Professor Award or Prof of the Year Award five times. He has served as Senior Staff Attorney at the Alabama Supreme Court and is currently Legal Counsel for the Foundation for Moral Law. He is an ordained pastor with the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations and serves on the Board of Lutherans for Life and on the Board of the Plymouth Rock Foundation, and is a constitutional attorney who has defended home schools, Christian schools, the right of students to study the Bible in public schools, and the right of public officials to display the Ten Commandments. He has authored 14 books and numerous audio and video lecture series. He holds 7 academic degrees in law, theology, history, and political science, as well as graduating from the Air Command & Staff College and the Air War College. He and his wife Marlene have been married since 1970, have three children (David, Kirsten, and Justin).