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One of the most distinctive elements of Prestonwood Christian Academy is the school’s intentional focus on developing a biblical worldview. These efforts in developing a biblical worldview are not limited to the students, but also extend to the faculty and parents as well.

While other schools may talk about the importance of a biblical worldview, PCA is intentional about making sure students, staff and parents are given opportunities to engage in the hard thinking necessary to learn how to think critically and Christianly about the world around them.

It has been our pleasure to host the Biblical Worldview Institute every November. We have brought in the some of the best speakers and experts on cultural and spiritual issues. The video archives are available for you to view and use as a resource.


BWi Video Archives

2016 - TRUTH: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Megan Almon

Truth and Lies about Life

Megan speaks for 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.


2015 - Authority

  • God as the Ultimate Authority
    James C. Denison, Ph.D., founder of Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. Dr. Denison is a subject matter expert on cultural and contemporary issues. In 2009, he founded the Denison Forum on Truth and Culture, a nonsectarian "think tank" designed to engage contemporary issues with biblical truth.
  • Panel Discussion: God vs. Government- Whom do we follow
    • Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, President of Gordon College and Pulitzer nominated author
    • Michael Farris, Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association
    • Carly Gammill, Esq, Senior Litigation Counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice
    • Scott Turner, Texas State Representative, District 33
  • Who are you listening to?
    Lily Isaacs, daughter of Polish Jewish Holocaust survivors and author of the book "You Don’t Cry Out Loud.” Lily Isaacs is a vocalist and matriarch of the award winning group The Isaacs. She was born in Germany after World War II and moved to the United States when she was 2 years old. She grew up in the Bronx, NY studying theatre and performing Off Broadway.
  • Standing and Staying with Jesus When Your Friends Have Their Feet Planted in Midair
    Gregory Thornbury, Ph.D., President of The King’s College in Manhattan, NY
  • Isis and the Persecuted Church
    Johnnie Moore is a best-selling author of the book "Defying ISIS." In 2014, Moore witnessed the current Middle East refugee crisis firsthand, having met with everyone from the King of Jordan to orthodox patriarchs and Catholic cardinals, the UN, the world’s largest NGO’s, members of the Iraqi government and hundreds of refugees.
  • The Power of Influence in Today's Digital Age
    Phil Cooke, an internationally known writer and speaker and author of the book “Unique: Telling Your Story in the Age of Brands and Social Media." Phil Cooke has produced media programming in nearly 50 countries around the world.
  • "We Are What We Love" - Axis Live Event
    Axis Live Events are unlike anything out there! Led by a team of four millennials (two men, two women) who are passionate followers of Jesus, their captivating presentations integrate the truth of God's word with Christian scholarship and current media.

Facilitated by: Dan Panetti, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Worldview Director
Discussion/Study Guides available for all sessions by e-mailing Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org.

The Authority Conference is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Christian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

2014 - Identity

  • Our Identity in Christ
    Rob Wilton, Lead Pastor, Vintage Church - Before planting Vintage Church Rob served in New Orleans, leading Upward Sports Camps and serving with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary pre-Katrina. After Katrina he launched a young adult ministry and then Jesus called him to plant Vintage Church.
  • Personal Testimonies
    Cymone Lonon & Ricky Chelette
  • Does the Bible Endorse Homosexuality? (Part 1)
    Sean McDowell, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists.
  • Does the Bible Endorse Homosexuality? (Part 2)
    John Stonestreet – Fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview and co-host with Eric Metaxas of BreakPoint the Christian worldview radio program founded by the late Chuck Colson, and the voice of The Point, a daily national radio feature on worldview, apologetics and cultural issues.
  • Panel Discussion
    • Ricky Chelette
    • John Stonestreet
    • Sean McDowell
    • Rob Wilton
  • What a Girl Wants and What a Guy Should Be
    Jonathan Evans - Son of Dr. Tony Evans, Jonathan serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys, studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, mentors youth in his home church and leads young adults around the country through a variety of ways.
  • Examining More than the Outward Appearance
    Austen Williams - 2014 Mrs. America; Austen has been modeling, acting, singing and dancing for nearly 25 years.
  • How Casual Sex is Affecting this Generation
    ** This content intended for Upper School age students and above.**
    Dr. Joe McIhaney - Joe is the Founder and Chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health. He founded this organization in 1992 and left his medical practice of 24 years to become President of the organization in 1995.

Discussion Facilitated by:
Dan Panetti, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Worldview Director

Discussion/Study Guides available for all sessions by e-mailing Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org.

The Identity Conference is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Chrstian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

2013 - In Pursuit of Truth

    • The Pursuit of Truth
      Christopher Brooks – Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, Detroit, MI; Fellow at Acton Institute
    • Wonderfully, Divinely, Designed Uniqueness-A Discussion on Racial Tension in America
      • Christopher Brooks
      • Mike Fechner - President of H.I.S. BridgeBuilders
      • Jason “Propaganda” Petty
      • Dr. Karen Bradberry - Director of Bickel & Brewer’s
      • Rockie Naser - Future Leaders Program
      • Jada Edwards
      • Justice Raul A. Gonzalez - Retired Texas Supreme Court Judge
    • Personal Testimony and Spoken Word
      Jason “Propaganda” Petty - Dynamic, soulful and clever, all focused on the heart of a person. With an uncompromising message intertwined with hot rhythms and beats, Propaganda lyrically puts together relevant music and poetry that reaches across the spectrum of youth and pop culture.
    • Your Personal Pursuit of Truth
      Jada Edwards - Creative Services Architect for One Church, experienced speaker, Bible teacher and mentor
    • Pursuing Truth through Education
      Dr. Michael Lindsay – President of Gordon College, award winning sociologist and educator, author of Pulitzer-nominated book, Faith in the Halls of Power.
    • The Truth Behind the Curtain
      Jim Munroe - One of the most sought after magicians in the world and author of The Charlatan

Discussion Facilitated by:
Dan Panetti, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Worldview Director

Discussion/Study Guides available for all sessions by e-mailing Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org.

The In Pursuit of Truth Conference is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Chrstian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

2012 - Christians Confronting the Culture

How can we as Christian be effective in our evangelism?

  • Preparing to Be a Cultural Transfomer
    Afshin Ziafat, Pastor of Providence Church, Frisco, Tx and Former Muslim
  • The Strategy of God to Engage the World and Disciple Nations
    Jeff Lewis, Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies, California Baptist University
  • Social Media: New Ways to Engage the Culture
    Phil Cooke, Internationally known writer and speaker; author of Jolt-"Mastering Our Culture of Technology, Disruption and Distraction..."
  • Pornography and the Sexulized Culture
    Sean McDowell, Head of the Bible Department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools
  • Christian Response to Injustice
    Andrew Hein, Director of Church Mobilization for International Justice Mission
  • Modern-Day Servant Leadership
    Donovan Campbell, Author and Veteran, served three combat deployments, two in Iraq and one in Afghanistan

Discussion Facilitated by:
Dan Panetti, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Worldview Director

Discussion/Study Guides available for all sessions by e-mailing Mary Carl Finkelstein at mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org.

The Christians Confronting the Culture Conference is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Christian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

2011 - Perspectives on Creation Panel

Experts in Creation Science discuss the various tenents of Creation Science: Old Earth, Young Earth and Theistic Evolution

  • Old Earth Perspective-Dr. Fazale Rana, Reasons to Believe
  • Young Earth Perspective- Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson, Institute for Creation Research
  • Theistic Evolution Perspective-Dr. Ray Bohlin, Probe Ministries

Panel Discussion Facilitated by

  • John Stonestreet, Executive Director of Summit Ministries
  • Dan Panetti, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Worldview Director

Discussion Guide Available
A discussion guide is available for $35. Please email us for details.

The Perspectives on Creation Panel Discussion is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Christian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

2010 - Does a Good God Exist

Two intellectual heavy weights square off toe-to-toe on the existence and goodness of God.

Dr. William Dembski, Research Professor in Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a leader in the Intelligent Design community and is a Senior Fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. His most comprehensive treatment of intelligent design to date, coauthored with Jonathan Wells, is titled The Design of Life: Discovering Signs of Intelligence in Biological Systems. In November of 2009, he published a book on theodicy titled The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World.

Christopher Hitchens is one of the best known controversial writers and critics in the media. He is the author of many books, most notably God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Identified as a champion of the "new atheism" movement, Hitchens describes himself as an anti-theist and believer in the philosophical values of the Enlightenment. He argues that the concept of God or a supreme being is a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization.


Discussion Guide Available
A discussion guide is available for $35. Please email us for details.

Does a Good God Exist? is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Christian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.

Arrangements for the appearance of Christopher Hitchens made through Greater Talent Network, Inc, New York, NY.

2009 - The Great God Debate

Christian author and apologist Dinesh D’Souza and former minister turned atheist Dan Barker debate the existence of God.

Discussion Guide Available
A discussion guide is available for $35. Please email us for details.

The Great God Debate is presented by the Biblical Worldview Institute and Prestonwood Christian Academy.

NOTICE:
This video is protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast without the prior written permission of the Biblical Worldview Institute.