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2016 BWi - Truth: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?

Truth: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?
November 10-11, 2016

Thank you for joining us at this year's BWi. The speakers brought a timely word of instruction and encouragement to our students. CLICK HERE to watch this year's BWi speakers.


NOVEMBER 9-10, 2017


Make plans to join us next school year, mark your calendars as we will host another great Biblical Worldview Institute November 9-10, 2017.

You will want to “Save the Date” for the upcoming 2017 Biblical Worldview Institute on Thursday, November 9 and Friday, November 10. The theme for this fall’s BWi is ENGAGE and speakers will be challenging and equipping students to make a difference in the world for the Kingdom! The following speakers are already confirmed for the November dates:

John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. John is one of our student favorites and we are thrilled that he and Brett Kunkle will be with us in November. The two recently released a book titled A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World. Students will learn not only why they need to be engaged in the cultural chaos, but how to best stand for truth.

Brett Kunkle, Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. Brett is a well-known Christian apologist and sought-after speaker for students across the globe.

Dr. Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University. Your students will want to hear the amazing story of a former high school dropout and teenage mother who worked hard to earn her doctorate and is a college professor, author and speaker. Dr. Swain has some important advice for students who wish to stand for truth in today’s cultural crisis.

Grant Skeldon, Founder of Initiative Network. Who better to speak to and challenge this generation than a millennial who has started a ministry to millennials! Grant has traveled across the globe speaking to over 26,670 pastors, parents and business leaders on the topic of engaging and empowering millennials.

Ben Schettler, Founder and President of Ask or Think Ministries. Ben will help our students navigate the changing social and political climate with a Biblical worldview. Ben is a nationally-recognized speaker, consultant and has now taken his talents into the world of television production!

Remember that this event also includes a Christian College Fair where your students will have the opportunity to learn about and interact with some of the best Christian colleges and universities in the country. All presentations will be held in the Worship Center at Prestonwood Baptist Church both mornings from 8:00 am until noon. You and your students will have Thursday afternoon and evening for various debrief opportunities or time in Dallas for different activities. Mark the dates November 9-10 on your calendars now and plan to bring as many students as possible to the 2017 BWi conference! Registration will open in early Fall.

For more information contact Mary Carl Finkelstein at 972-820-5070 or

2016 Speakers

Dr. Frank Turek

How Do We Know What is True?

Dr. Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker, explorer and co-author of two award-winning books: I Don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist and Legislating Morality. A former Aviator in the U.S. Navy, Frank has searched for Noah’s Ark in Iran and other biblical artifacts overseas. He has a doctorate in Apologetics and speaks around the country in defense of the Christian faith. Frank has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including: The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity and Colmes, Faith under Fire, Politically Incorrect, Focus on the Family and The Bible Answerman.

Dr. Michael Strauss

Do Science and the Bible Conflict?

Dr. Strauss is a physics professor at the University of Oklahoma as well as researcher at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, where he is a collaborator on the ATLAS experiment, which uses data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). He is a graduate of BIOLA University and UCLA, having received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1988 in Experimental High Energy Physics. Dr. Strauss has published hundreds of scholarly articles and journals and is a frequent speaker on college campuses discussing the scientific evidences for God.

Jerry Rassamni

The Truth About Islam

Jerry Rassamni grew up as a Muslim in the war-torn world of Lebanon and learned at a young age to hate Christians. Jerry became a militia fighter at a young age fighting against Christians. Later, he had the opportunity to come to America where he met and fell in love with a Christian who introduced Jerry to the love of Jesus Christ. He is the author of "From Jihad to Jesus” and loves to speak to anyone who will listen about the truth of God’s Word.

Scott Klusendorf

Truth and Lies about Life

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. Scott is the author of Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture, released in March 2009 by Crossway Books. He co-authored Stand for Life: A Student’s Guide for Making the Case and Saving Lives, which was released in December 2012 by Hendrickson Publishers. Scott has also published articles on pro-life apologetics in Christian Research Journal, Clear Thinking and Focus on the Family Citizen.

Jeremiah Johnston

Speaking Truth in the Age of Intolerance

Jeremiah Johnston is President of the Christian Thinkers Society, Special Assistant to the President at Houston Baptist University and an Associate Professor of Early Christianity. A New Testament scholar and apologist, Dr. Johnston speaks on university campuses and at churches and popular venues. His passion is equipping Christians to give intellectually informed accounts of what they believe in the public sphere and what impact those answers make in the betterment of society.

Trip Lee

Speaking Truth in an Age of Entertainment

William Lee Barefield III is better known by his stage name Trip Lee. Trip Lee is both a solo recording artist and a founding member of the 116 Clique along with LeCrae, Tedashii and others. His third album, Between Two Worlds, was nominated for two Dove Awards and won the Stellar Award for Best Hip Hop Album in 2011. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA and is a teaching pastor at Cornerstone Church.

DA Horton

Ethnic Conciliation

DA Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship, a church plant in North Long Beach, CA & as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute (UYWI). Prior to his current roles he served as an urban church planter/pastor in Kansas City, MO, a National Coordinator of Urban Student Ministries at the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the Executive Director at ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records.

He earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College, his Masters Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has authored three books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (published through Moody Publishers) and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace, (published through NavPress).

Dr. Greg Thornbury

Speaking Truth at a Cost

Gregory Alan Thornbury was installed as the sixth president of The King’s College on August 1, 2013. Formerly a Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the School of Theology and Vice President for Spiritual Life at Union University in Tennessee, Thornbury has spent his career in higher education. A writer and speaker on philosophy, theology, education, spirituality, and public thought, Thornbury is poised to further the legacy of the great Christian intellectual tradition that has shaped Western culture.