Over the last two days I got to attend HBU’s [un]Apologetic conference! Lee Strobel, Dr. Mike Licona, Mary Jo Sharp, Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Bruce Gordon, and other professors and authors spoke about a wide range of issues—from the historical accuracy of the Bible, to the veracity of the resurrection account, as well as other topics. In case you are wondering, the term “apologetic” refers to making a reasonable defense of the faith (“apologia” in Greek refers to the English term defense
One point I found very intriguing was that there’s strong evidence that within only months
of Jesus’ death and resurrection His followers had developed a common creed regarding his resurrection which Paul recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:3-9. “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…” (ESV) and following.
Unfortunately this is not the place to expound everything I learned from the conference, but if you enjoy apologetics, you should definitely consider attending HBU. Dr. Licona referred to our university’s acronym as the “Happening” Baptist University, and given all the exciting things happening here, I wholeheartedly agree with him!
If you have a question about what kind of apologetics are offered at HBU or want to hear a little more about the conference, please feel free to post a comment below!