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2019 BWi -Biblical Justice


BWi Biblical Justice


"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream."
Amos 5:24

November 7-8, 2019

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We are very excited about Prestonwood Christian Academy’s 2019 Biblical Worldview Institute and are glad you are planning to join us. This year’s theme is “Biblical Justice.” We look forward to the worldview training and pray it will be a blessing to you.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Dr. Martin Luther King Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

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Thursday morning, November 7

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

WHAT IS BIBLICAL JUSTICE?

The foundation for what is justice and why it's important to Christians

Dr. Jarrett Stephens serves as the Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood and is the author of The Mountains are Calling. Dr. Stephens will lay the biblical foundation for the conference that justice is the very heartbeat of God who advocates for the afflicted and calls his children to “do justice” (Micah 6:8).

DISMANTLING RACISM: A TWO-FOLD PROBLEM

The difference between individual and institutional racism

Dr. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Seminary, and Dr. Walter Strickland, Associate Vice President for Diversity and Assistant Professor of Systematic and Contextual Theology at Southeastern Seminary, will be sharing from their personal experience about the difference between personal and systematic racism to help students understand that both must be addressed.

christians confronting racial disharmony

Biblical insights into God's heart for ethnic harmony.

Church planter and pastor DA Horton will share his insight into how Christians can engage racial disharmony to restore the “fabric” of our culture. “FABRIC” is an acronym for Family Blight, Religious Institutions of Learning and Culture.

White Awake

A personal journey of cultural awareness

Author and pastor Dr. Daniel Hill will share his personal revelation about racial injustice and disharmony from his book White Awake.


Panel Discussion wrap- up

Featuring:

Dr. Walter Strickland
DA Horton
Dr. Daniel Hill
Ryan Bomberger


Thursday afternoon, November 8

Lunch available in Main Street Cafe
Visit Christian College booths
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Prestonwood Baptist Church

Afternoon Breakout sessions in various rooms on the Prestonwood Baptist Church Campus

Students may pick one topic to attend each session.

Session 1 (1:30-2:20)

  • Dr. Walter Strickland– Social Media and Racial (Mis)understanding
  • DA Horton– Race vs Ethnicity: A Biblical Approach to the Language we Use
  • Dr. Daniel Hill-White Awake
  • Ryan Bomberger-Abortion 101
  • Jaco Booyens-Sex Trafficking in America
  • IJM– Social Justice in Your School

Session 2 (2:30-3:20)

  • Dr. Walter Strickland– Social Media and Racial (Mis)understanding
  • DA Horton– Race vs Ethnicity: A Biblical Approach to the Language we Use
  • Dr. Daniel Hill-White Awake
  • Ryan Bomberger-Abortion 101
  • Jaco Booyens-Sex Trafficking in America
  • IJM– Social Justice in Your School

Friday morning, November 8

8:30-11:30 a.m. – Prestonwood Baptist Church Worship Center - Doors open at 8:00 a.m.

Abortion

Truth about the battle for human dignity and life

Inspirational speaker Ryan Bomberger with The Radiance Foundation will challenge students to think in a new light about the issues of life, specifically addressing the issue of abortion in our culture.

Sex TRAFFICKING

A discussion about the reality of domestic child sex trafficking and how to defend ourselves against evil be standing on the absolute truth of God

Jaco Booyens serves in many areas across multiple industries. He is the president and CEO of the film company, After Eden Pictures. He is the founder of SHAREtogether, a non-profit organization fighting against the global crisis of Sex Trafficking. Jaco directed and produced the feature film, 8 Days, written by his wife Philipa A. Booyens, to raise awareness about the reality of sex trafficking in the United States. Jaco is also the co-founder of Eden Green Technology, a vertical farming company with a mission to feed and heal the world by making fresh, healthy produce available to people at an affordable cost.

Criminal Justice Reorm

Christian worldview applied to crime and incarceration

Heather Rice-Minus serves as vice president of government affairs and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions.

NOw what?

Help to distinguish between the worlds concept of "social justice" and the Biblical narrative of justice

Allie Stuckey is the host of the podcast, "Relatable," where she breaks down the latest in culture, news and politics from a Christian, conservative perspective. She is a frequent guest on Fox News, writer and the author of a book to be released in the spring of 2020. In 2015, Allie began speaking to college sororities about the importance of voting. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a full-time career, with her blog "The Conservative Millennial" launching her into the political media sphere. Today, in addition to podcasting, writing, and making the occasional satirical video, Allie speaks to colleges and organizations about the importance of conservative values.

For more information contact
Mary Carl Finkelstein

972-820-5070

mcfinkelstein@prestonwoodchristian.org

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton The Colony
3650 Plano Parkway
The Colony, TX 75056

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3101 Dallas Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
972-403-7330

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2019 Speakers

Dr. Jarrett Stephens

What is Biblical Justice

Dr. Jarrett Stephens-Jarrett serves as Teaching Pastor at Prestonwood. He is part of the Preaching Team and teaches during the Saturday Worship Service at the Plano Campus and on various Sunday mornings at both campuses. Jarrett also oversees the Residency Program, which includes more than 30 residents at any given time, and the Prestonwood Network, which gives support to ministers all over the world who are leading churches planted by Prestonwood. He is the author of the book The Mountains are Calling.

Dr. Danny Akin and Dr. Walter Strickland

Racial Injustice and You

Dr. Danny Akin is the sixth president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, North Carolina. A leader in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), he has authored and edited numerous books and journal articles and is best known for his commitment to expository preaching and to the Great Commission.

Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Dr. Walter Strickland's passion is to equip people to flourish in their context from a deep commitment to God’s design. Dr. Strickland’s interests include contextual and systematic theology, African American religious history, multicultural studies, education theory, and theology of work. Along with being a diversity consultant, frequent conference speaker, and itinerant preacher, Walter contributes to Canon & Culture as an associate Research Fellow of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), Gospel Project, and the Biblical Recorder (the North Carolina Baptist state newspaper). Walter’s work has also appeared in Christianity Today, Baptist Press, World Magazine and his first book entitled Every Waking Hour: An Introduction to Work and Vocation for Christians was released in March of 2016.Walter and his lovely wife Stephanie live in Wake Forest, NC. They have one daughter named Hope who is waiting to meet them in glory, and three children in the home: Kendra, Kaiya, and Walter III.

DA Horton

One Race Mentality

D.A. Horton serves as Pastor of Reach Fellowship in Long Beach, CA and as an Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies at California Baptist University. Previously he served as Chief Evangelist for the Urban Youth Workers Institute, a 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.

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

He has authored eight books; G.O.S.P.E.L., DNA: Foundations of the Faith (both by Moody Publishers); Letters of the Revelation: To the One Who Conquers, To The One Who Conquers (Youth Study); Authentic Love (all through Lifeway Publishers); and Bound to Be Free: Escaping Performance to be Captured by Grace. He was blessed to co-author Enter The Ring: Fighting Together for a Gospel Saturated Marriage with his wife Elicia (both through NavPress). On October 22, 2019 his newest book, Intensional, published through NavPress will release!

He and Elicia have been married for 16 years, and they have have two daughters, Izabelle and Lola and one son, D.A. Jr. (aka Duce).

Dr. Daniel Hill

White Awake

Dr. Daniel Hill is the pastor of River City Community Church, author of the books White Awake and 10:10 – Life to the Fullest, husband to Elizabeth Arnott-Hill, and father to Xander and Gabriella. River City is a vibrant, multiethnic church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. His formal theological education, is an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody, a certificate in faith-based community development from Harvard Divinity School, and a DMin from Northern Seminary.

Dr. Hill's two books represent a snapshot of his theological interests. In 10:10: Life to the Fullest, he shares his journey of studying Scriptures in search of a more holistic, Biblical worldview. In White Awake, he shares his journey to understand the ways in which the historical, social construct of race has advanced an evil and deadly lie about human value, and then which charts out stages for recovering a more Biblically-shaped view of human identity.

Ryan Bomberger

Abortion

Ryan Bomberger has a rather unique perspective of the innate nature of Purpose. His biological mother was raped yet courageously gave him a chance to live and the beautiful gift of adoption. He was adopted at 6 weeks of age and grew up in a loving, multi-“racial” Christian family of 15. With siblings of varying ethnicities, he grew up with a great appreciation for diversity. Ten of the thirteen children were adopted in this remarkable family. His life defies the myth of the “unwanted” child as he was adopted, loved and has flourished.

Today, he is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. He is a broadcast media designer, producer, columnist, passionate factivist, international public speaker and author of the powerful book, Not Equal: Civil Rights Gone Wrong.

From congressional briefings on Capitol Hill to launching billboard campaigns in major cities across the country to advocating for adoption (see our AdoptedAndLoved.com initiative) to inspiring youth & adults with their one-of-a-kind multimedia presentations, Ryan has had incredible opportunities to address hundreds of thousands across the country.

The first Radiance billboard campaign was launched in Atlanta, GA.

He was the creative force behind the first ad campaign to expose abortion’s hugely disproportionate impact in the black community. The bold TooManyAborted.com billboards/web campaigns made an unexpected impact in the pro-life movement. The effort received massive media coverage from The New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Washington Times, Fox News, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, and across the blogosphere. The extensive media attention enabled The Radiance Foundation, and Ryan’s personal story of adoption, to reach millions. Working in conjunction with noted national civil rights leaders like Dr. Alveda King (niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Ryan is involved in national efforts to expose and defund Planned Parenthood by illuminating this human rights injustice. He has also traveled the country helping pregnancy help centers raise millions of dollars at fundraising events to support women and their children (born and unborn).

His regularly published articles address the cultural dynamics of abortion, adoption, eugenics, fatherlessness, natural marriage, racism, #BlackLivesMatter, poverty, LGBT and judicial activism, free speech and religious liberty. Sometimes his thoroughly researched and pointed remarks rile establishment folk, like the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP. The nation’s oldest civil rights organization sued Ryan and The Radiance Foundation for exercising their First Amendment right to parody the organization’s name. With the incredible help of Alliance Defending Freedom, Radiance was victorious after two years in federal court!

Delaware Family Policy Council gives Ryan Bomberger the 'Ignite Courage Award'Through Radiance, Ryan has worked with organizations around the world to illuminate the truth about human dignity. Ryan earned his Masters in Communications from Regent University where he was named an Alumnus of the Year. He and Bethany also received the Messiah College Christian Stewardship Alumni Award. Ryan was recognized for his leadership on pivotal social issues by Star Parker and given C.U.R.E.’s inaugural Lion Chaser Award (based on 2 Samuel 23:20). In March 2017, Ryan was honored to be given the Ignite Courage Award by the Delaware Family Policy Council for his courage in standing for the truth in love (I Corinthians 16:13-14). The Institute on Religion & Democracy also recently named Ryan as one of the 100 Influential Protestants You Ought to Know.

Ryan has several decades of experience in leadership as well as in mentoring and educating young people. As a creative director, writer, designer, motionographer, and public speaker, and citizen journalist he has been able to share with diverse audiences about Purpose and the Hope that transforms. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreach, The Radiance Foundation addresses a myriad of social issues in the context of God-given purpose. As Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation, Ryan hopes to continue to impact millions to embrace their intrinsic value and the incredible possibility with which we are all created.

Ryan is happily married to the love of his life, Bethany. They are the proud homeschooling parents of four amazing children, two of whom are adopted. They are his daily inspiration in illuminating that every human life has purpose.


POWERFUL COMPILATION OF RYAN'S SPEECHES

2016 VALUES VOTER SUMMIT

2017 MARCH FOR LIFE CONFERENCE

2012 VALUES VOTER SUMMIT

"UNWANTED"

Jaco Booyens

Sex trafficking- A Personal Story

Jaco Booyens serves in many areas across multiple industries. He is the president and CEO of the film company, After Eden Pictures. He is the founder of SHAREtogether, a non-profit organization fighting against the global crisis of Sex Trafficking. Jaco directed and produced the feature film, 8 Days, written by his wife Philipa A. Booyens to raise awareness about the reality of Sex Trafficking in the United States. Jaco is also the co-founder of Eden Green Technology, a vertical farming company with a mission to feed and heal the world by making fresh, healthy produce available to people at an affordable cost.

Heather Rice-Minus

Heather Rice-Minus serves as vice president of government affairs and church mobilization at Prison Fellowship, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families. She is a powerful, knowledgeable voice articulating the case for restorative criminal justice solutions.

Allie Stuckey

Now What?

Allie Stuckey is the host of the podcast, "Relatable," where she breaks down the latest in culture, news and politics from a Christian, conservative perspective. She is a frequent guest on Fox News, writer and the author of a book to be released in the spring of 2020. In 2015, Allie began speaking to college sororities about the importance of voting. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a full-time career, with her blog "The Conservative Millennial" launching her into the political media sphere. Today, in addition to podcasting, writing, and making the occasional satirical video, Allie speaks to colleges and organizations about the importance of conservative values.