"Making the Case for Life — On Hostile Turf"
February 26-27th, 2016Register Online Scott Klusendorf - Founder of Life Training Institute.
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When it comes to equipping people to make the case for LIFE issues,especially in hostile situations, they don't come any better than Scott Klusendorf. There are lots of good people who talk about abortion, few have the background he does to speak of it from a scientific, logical and philosophical perspective.
Making the case creatively:It is not effective to just state your convictions. Why is our case better than Planned Parenthoods? Have we stagnated lately on this issue? Scott will help us take a more effective approach with creative ideas to be effective in more hostile environments.
But it all depends upon TRUTH:The question about truth and the question about human value are driving the debates about life issues. "Can anyone be right about anything?" Underlying this argument is a prevailing cultural assumption - truth is just an 'opinion' when it comes to moral issues. Klusendorf will engage this "relativism" in a helpful way.
Why are we asking you to register and buy a ticket?The attendance at our events has ranged from about 90 to 550. Three days before our last event, we had about 30 registered and ended up with 200 in attendance. Early registrations will help us plan with our resources. This also spreads the accountability a bit more. Thank you for your consideration.
Our Program for February 26-27th, 2016Friday Night 7- 9:00pm
- 7:00 - 8:00pm "The Case for Life - Keeping it Simple"
- Making the case using science.
- Making the case using philosophy and reason.
- What makes humans valuable?
- 8:15 - 9:15 pm "Five Bad Ways to Argue for Life"
- Learning to recognize bad arguments.
- Learning to respond persuasively and with logic.
- Your questions?
- 9:00 - 10:00am "The Case Against Relativism"
- Can anyone be right about anything?
- Four types of relativism.
- Four reasons relativism is seriously flawed
- 10:15 - 11:30 am - "Standing Your Ground When You're on the Hot Seat."
- Handling objections graciously and persuasively.
- Reversing the burden of proof — getting out of the hot seat.
- Tactics - three questions that can turn the tables.
Upcoming Seminars 2015-2016Abdu Murray Esquire - Embrace the Truth Ministries. The Truth About Islam - from a Former Muslim
April 15-16, 2016
Dr. 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
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 SpeakerFounder and President of Life Training Institute
LTI was established to equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views. Scott contends that "the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and articulated." He has appeared on syndicated Christian programs such as Focus on the Family, Lee Strobel's Faith Under Fire, and Billy Graham's Hour of Decision. His debate opponents include a president of the ACLU, a Medical Director for Planned Parenthood, and the president of Planned Parenthood from the California organization. He is the author of "The Case for Life - Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture." Scott has lectured to students in over 80 universities including Stanford, UCLA, USC, MIT, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. A graduate of UCLA, he also holds a Masters in apologetics from Biola. He was Director of Bioethics for Stand to Reason and Director of Education for Center for Bioethical Reform. Scott, his wife Stephanie and their children live in Atlanta, Georgia