"Standing Together for Marriage, LIFE, and Religious Liberty"
July 22-23rd, 2016Dr. Ryan T. Anderson - The Heritage Foundation & Witherspoon Institute.
Location - Faith E Church, 3145 Sweet Water Dr. Billings. In cooperation with the Montana Pastors Network
Prices: $10 online, $12 at the door
lets you in to both sessions. Audios of Abdu Murray available on our web page under MEDIA by 4/24
"There is not a better person on the planet to speak about these issues than Ryan Anderson" (Dr. Brian Mattson)
The Truth about Marriage: What Is It Logically and Philosophically?Up to this point, we have treated these three issues like the national debt — ignore it and it will go away sentencing our children and grandchildren to a culture and church that is totally secularized. But there is hope if we begin to "make the case" for these issues.
The hope lies in us making the case for Marriage and Religious Liberty says Ryan Anderson."I have spoken at over 100 universities, I almost always have liberal students come up afterwards and say ?they have never heard a rational, reasonable, logical, gracious argument for marriage.? All they have heard is that Gay marriage is 'fair' and we are bigots."
"Anderson is the brightest intellectual star in the pro-marriage movement,"(Dr. Russel Moore, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention) "Our nation's most compelling defender of marriage." (Dr. Robert George, Princeton University) He has spoken and written on religious liberty nearly everywhere, his experience writing about and working with the courts gives him the background to speak in depth to the threats liberty faces and the consequences of those threats. He will also discuss Physician Assisted Suicide, a prominent issue before our legislators.
Our Program for July 22-23rd, 2016 (check back for changes)Friday Night 7- 8:30pm
- 7:00 - 8:00pm "The Truth about Marriage"
- What Is It Logically and Philosophically?
- Four Consequences of Destroying It.
- Public and political costs
- 8:00 - 8:30 pm Q&A (Pastors priority)
- Please allow our pastors first priority on questions.
- 8:00 - 9:00am Pastors Breakfast with Ryan (Meet & Greet - Q&A)
- 9:30 - 10:30am "Religions Liberty in America — Threats and Consequences."
- Lessons we can learn from the Hobby Lobby and other cases?
- Origins of religious liberty - why should the State respect it?
- What did James Madison say?
- 10:45 - 11:30 am - "What's Wrong with Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS)? — Key Issue, Montana Legislature"
- What do we want doctor's roles to be in the future?
- What has been the result where PAS has been practiced?
- Will the elderly increasingly be viewed as a "burden" on culture?
Upcoming Seminars 2015-2016Dr. Ryan T. Anderson - Heritage Foundation. Standing Together for Marriage and Religious Liberty in America
July 22-23rd, 2016
Brett Kunkle - Stand To Reason Ministries. God, Goodness and the Problem of Evil.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1st, 2016
Dr. Christopher Yuan - Professor at Moody Bible Institute. "Holy Sexuality - A Gay Son's Journey to God.
Nov. 4-5th 2016
Dr. Carol Swain - Professor of Political Science and Law, Vanderbilt University "Cultural Marxism's Impact on Higher Education."
March 17-18th 2017
Dick Pence - Coordinator 406-672-9207
Contributions to: Big Sky Worldview Forum, c/o Donna Braun, 333 S. 38th St. W., Billings, MT 59102
Our SpeakerDr. Ryan T. Anderson - William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, and founder of Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute
He is the author of "Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom" and co-author of "What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense." Justice Alito cited his work in his dissenting opinion on the federal Defense of Marriage Act case. Justice Clarence Thomas cited Anderson's research in his dissenting opinion in the 2015 Supreme Court marriage case. Ryan holds a B.A from Princeton and a PhD in political philosophy from Notre Dame. His dissertation was titled: "Neither Liberal Nor Libertarian: A Natural Law Approach to Social Justice and Economic Rights." Anderson has made appearances on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News and many other places. Some of the places his work has appeared - New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Journal of Law, First Things, and the Weekly Standard. He is currently under contract with Oxford Press writing a book on religious liberty.