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Biblical Worldview Archives

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

2018- Image Bearer

  • 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 Image Bearer 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.

SPEAKERS

Ryan T. Anderson- What's Happening to Gender and Sexuality

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation. Author of the new book:When Harry Became Sally

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Believing God for Healing and Change Panel Disscusion

Panel Members- Moderated by Dr. Matthew Hall

Matthew J. Hall, Ph.D. was appointed as dean of Boyce College in 2016 and also serves as senior vice president of academic strategy at Southern Seminary. Dr. Hall serves as assistant professor of church history. His academic and research interests focus on the intersection of theology and culture in American religion.

Ryan Anderson, Ph.D.

Ricky Chelette serves as Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries www.livehope.org and Minister of Pastoral Ministries at First Baptist Church, Arlington, TX. As an ordained pastor, Ricky has over thirty years of ministry experience with most of those years in youth/student/young adult work. He is a gifted speaker, teacher and lecturer and is committed to equipping the church in understanding sexual and relational brokenness.

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption at conferences, churches and universities. Walt has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in the U.S. and Canada. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue.

Hope Harris lived most of her adult life as an out and proud lesbian. In 2009 she surrendered her life to Jesus Christ and began a journey of resolving the issues of sexual identity and gender with the Word of God. She is currently finishing up her first book sharing that journey.

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When Faith and Freedom Collide Panel Discussion

Moderated by Dr. Matthew Hall

Ryan Anderson, Ph.D.

Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he helps oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.

Chelsey Youman, Esq., is Counsel for First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights. Youman received her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, where she was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient.

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Jeremy Tedesco, Esq.- Does the Constitution Constrain Liberty

Jeremy Tedesco, Esq., serves as senior counsel and vice president of U.S. Advocacy and Administration for Alliance Defending Freedom, where he helps oversee the implementation of strategic initiatives and advocacy campaigns. Since joining ADF in 2004, Tedesco has litigated cases protecting religious liberty, free speech, and the sanctity of human life.

With special guests:

Kelvin Cochran built a record of service and expertise that made him one of the most respected Fire Chiefs in the country. He was the first African-American Fire Chief in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was among the responders to Hurricane Katrina. President Obama appointed him as the U.S. Fire Administrator, whose job is to improve both fire prevention and response across the country. And until a few years ago, he was the Chief of the Atlanta Fire Department, a job he would probably still hold if city officials had any respect for Cochran’s rights to freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Cochran got into trouble over a book he wrote on his own time for a small group that he led in his church. The book entitled “Who Told You That You Were Naked?,” was directed at Christian men seeking to fulfill their biblical roles as “husbands, fathers, community and business leaders.” When the contents of Cochran’s book came to the attention of Mayor Kasim Reed, Reed ultimately fired Cochran, but not before saying “when you’re a city employee, and [your] thoughts, beliefs, and opinions are different from the city’s, you have to check them at the door.”

Carl and Angel Larsen are owners of Telescope Media Group (“TMG”), a video and film production company that exists to tell great stories that honor God. The Larsens know the power of film — of great story-telling — to change hearts and minds. They want to use their wedding cinematography to reanimate the hearts and minds of people about the goodness of marriage between a man and a woman. But the Larsens’ desire to enter the wedding cinematography field has hit a huge obstacle — a speech coercing state law. According to Minnesota officials, the State’s Human Rights Act mandates that if the Larsens make films celebrating marriage between one man and one woman, then they must make films celebrating same-sex marriages as well. State officials have repeatedly threatened to prosecute expressive business owners who decline to create speech promoting same-sex marriages. And there are steep penalties for violating the law, including payment of a civil penalty to the state, triple compensatory damages, punitive damages up to $25,000, and even up to 90 days in jail. They have filed a lawsuit before entering the wedding field, seeking a court order that says Minnesota cannot threaten them with severe penalties and jail time if they exercise their First Amendment right to decline to promote a message with which they disagree. Until they get a favorable ruling, the Larsens are refraining from making wedding films and muzzling their speech about God’s design for marriage to avoid the severe penalties for violating Minnesota’s law.

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Justice, Dignity and the Problem of Porn- Panel Discussion

Joe Dallas is an author, conference speaker, and ordained pastoral counselor. He directs a Biblical counseling ministry for those dealing with sexual and relational problems, and with their families as well. He received his Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling from Vision University, San Diego, CA and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also the author of the daily blog Joe Dallas Online.

Noel Bouche is a Vision Advocate for pureHOPE, Noel is a “voice for the vision” of a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness. As a writer and speaker, he communicates pureHOPE’s life-giving message to audiences across the country, and works with the pureHOPE team to form strategic and collaborative partnerships globally to advance the life-changing reality that everyone who hopes in Jesus purifies him or herself, just as He is pure (1 John 3:3).

Aszia Pearson is the Discipleship Director at pureHOPE. Aszia trains leaders to be effective advocates for the exploited by helping them experience God’s love, engage with truth, and live boldly out of the overflow of their hope and freedom in Jesus.

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Walt Heyer- Finding True Freedom

Walt Heyer is a former transgender with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Walt travels extensively to share his story of redemption at conferences, churches and universities. Walt has appeared on numerous radio and television shows in the U.S. and Canada. Walt’s articles have been published online and his many books are a welcome resource in understanding the issue

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Ben Schettler-This Culture, the Gospel and You

Ben Schettler is the Founder and President of Ask or Think Ministries, a non-profit focused on aiding the church with Biblical advice and teaching on cultural engagement and gospel advancement.

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2017 - Engage

  • 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 Engage 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.

2017 Speakers

John Stonestreet

Why Engage?

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.

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Alycia Wood

Engaging the Mind

Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia’s speaking background is quite diverse. From universities (such as MIT, UCONN, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University), to retreats, from conferences to men’s and women’s prisons, Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith to diverse audiences.

Additionally, she has traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passions for “showing Christ” extends beyond her local environment.

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Grant Skeldon

Staying Engaged

In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, cynical, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network in order to shift the culture of Dallas by training millennials to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making local missionaries.

Initiative has impacted thousands of young leaders from over 540 different churches across the metroplex. Grant has traveled across the globe speaking to over 26,670 pastors, parents, and business leaders on the topic of engaging and empowering millennials.

Grant serves on the advisory boards for Harvest America in Dallas and Movement Day Greater Dallas. He also serves on the preaching team at Mercy Street Church, a multicultural, urban church plant in West Dallas.

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Neal Jeffrey

Engaging Through Obstacles

Neal Jeffrey-As part of the Preaching Team at Prestonwood, Neal Jeffrey has often shared his dreams as a child: The first was to be the greatest football player who ever lived, and the second was to be a preacher.

He worked hard on the football field, rising above the pack to become an All-American quarterback at Baylor University, and to get drafted to play in the National Football League by the San Diego Chargers.

But a stuttering impediment kept him from believing that he could ever become a public speaker of any kind. As a freshman in college, listening to the wise advice of others, he came to the realization that God had made him, God had given him a dream, and God would achieve that dream through him if he didn’t give up.

After his professional playing career, Neal attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a Master of Divinity in 1981. He served with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas before coming to Prestonwood in 1984 as Student Minister. He then served as Minister to Married Adults and later as Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care. Throughout his more than three decades at Prestonwood, Neal has always shown an incredible passion for God’s Word and for His people.

Neal preaches regularly during Worship Services at all three campuses and is a popular motivational speaker throughout the country. “It’s an incredible thing to know God has a dream for you, and knowing that He is working in you and through you to achieve His dream in you,” Neal says.

Neal and his wife, Sheila, have three adult children; Natalie, married to Josh Patterson; Melissa, married to Jonathan James; and James, married to Krista. They have nine grandchildren, Lily, Luke, Liv, Georgia, Sadie, Lucy, James, Jack and Charlotte.

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Brett Kunkle

How to Engage

Brett Kunkle is the Student Impact Director at Stand to Reason. He is passionate about seeing students and adults “transformed by the renewing of their minds.” Brett has more than 18 years of experience working with junior high, high school, and college students. He spent 11 of those years as a pastor to students and young adults at Chino Valley Community Church in Southern California and Creekside Church in Colorado.

A dynamic communicator who engages both heart and mind, Brett speaks to thousands of students and adults at churches, conferences, and college campuses across the country. He has worked with such groups as Summit Ministries, Campus Crusade for Christ, InterVarsity, Saddleback Church, and Biola University. Brett has participated in debates and public forums on secular university campuses, and he is a regular speaker at the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s annual apologetics conference. In addition, Brett was a contributor to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students, has a chapter on truth in Apologetics for a New Generation, and wrote the Ambassador’s Guide to Mormonism. He has been interviewed on radio and television, and has been a guest host for Stand to Reason's weekly radio show.

Brett has developed a groundbreaking approach to mission trips, creating a one-of-a-kind training experience that immerses participants in real-life apologetics, theology, and evangelism. He orchestrates interactive trips to Berkeley California, Boulder Colorado, and to various parts of Utah where participants are equipped to engage atheists, Mormons, university students, and other non-believers.

Brett received his bachelor's degree in Christian education from Biola University. He has his master's degree in philosophy of religion and ethics at Talbot School of Theology.

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Dr. Carol Swain

Engaging in Today's Cultural Crisis

Dr. Carol M. Swain (B.A., Roanoke College, 1983; M.A., Virginia Polytechnic & State Univ., 1984; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989; M.S.L, Yale, 2000; member of Phi Beta Kappa). Academic title: Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University. Dr. Swain is the founder of the Carol Swain Foundation (2011) and Carol Swain Enterprises, L.LC. (2014).

Dr. Swain’s work on representation and race relations has earned her national and international accolades. Her highly acclaimed book, Black Faces, Black Interests: The Representation of African Americans in Congress (1993, 1995 Harvard University Press; reprinted in 2006 by University Press of America) was named one of the seven outstanding academic books of 1994 by Library Choice Journal, received the 1994 Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the U.S. on government, politics or international affairs, the Hardeman Prize for best scholarly work on Congress during 1994-1995, and was the co-winner of the Key Award for the best book published on southern politics. Black Faces was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Johnson v. DeGrandy (1994) and by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in Georgia v. Ashcroft (2003).

Her other books include: Be the People: A Call to Reclaim America’s Faith and Promise (Thomas Nelson Press, 2011). Debating Immigration (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Contemporary Voices of White Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 2003, edited with Russ Nieli), The New White Nationalism in America: Its Challenge to Integration (Cambridge University Press, 2002) that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Race Versus Class: The New Affirmative Action Debate (University Press of America, 1996). Her latest book, co-authored with Steve Feazel, is titled: Abduction: How Liberalism Steals the Hearts and Minds of Our Children (Christian Faith Publishing, September 2016).

A widely recognized expert on campaign and elections, racial politics, immigration reform, and religious liberty. Professor Swain has served on the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the National Endowment for the Humanities Council (2008-2014). Her opinion pieces have been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times and USA Today. She was a regular contributor to CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight and her media appearances include BBC World News, NPR, CNN’s Michael Smerconish, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News Live, Fox New’s Hannity, Fox News’s Judge Jeanine, PBS’s News Hour, The Washington Journal and ABC’s Headline News, among other media. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Professor Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

In October 2012, Professor Swain launched the Be The People TV Show under the auspices of Eagle Wings Media, LLC. Forty-two episodes aired between October 2012 and July 2014. The show debuted on an NBC affiliate Channel 4, WSMV. in Nashville, TN. According to the Nielsen ratings, the highest audience reached on WSMV’s midnight time slot was 46,000 households. In February 2014, Be the People TV moved to Fox 17 (WZTV). The show aired its final episode in July 2014. Since then, Be the People TV has operated as a blog for conservative thought. Past episodes are archived on Be the People’s Youtube Channel.

Dr. Swain commentary on current social and political issues can be heard nationally on Bott Radio and American Family Radio’s Two Minutes to Think About it with Dr. Carol M. Swain.

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Ben Schettler

Engaging with the Gospel


Ben Schettler is the Founder and President of Ask or Think Ministries, a non-profit focused on aiding the church with Biblical advice and teaching on cultural engagement and gospel advancement.

Ben has delivered over 700 keynote addresses, on 4 continents and 37 states. He is often called upon to speak at Churches, Conferences, Colleges and other Church leadership gatherings. He primarily focuses on helping churches navigate the changing social and political climate with a Biblical worldview.

Ben has worked with leadership teams giving practical ideas for developing a Biblical worldview in the next generation. He has officially and unofficially consulted for government and aspiring political candidates including neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson as the Faith Outreach Adviser for his campaign for presidency. Ben serves on the board for the National Association of Christian Athletics and Fort Bluff Camp.

In 2014 Ben joined the Creation Today television show as the co-host and producer, bringing a new dynamic and show format to the screen. This show is syndicated on the Christian Television Network and can be seen in 89 countries around the world. He also served as the main writer for the Legal Alert radio show syndicated on over 1100 stations in the U.S. Ben is currently working with an undisclosed national network on a pilot project for a new documentary television series on religious diversity scheduled to start filming in 2016.

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Jared Hall

Engaging with your Passion

Jared Hall is one of the top touring illusionists in the country. Jared will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to look away as he makes audience members float, escapes from a straight jacket or simply finds your chosen card.

Jared uses illusions and comedy to present the gospel of Jesus Christ in relevant, engaging ways. Traveling extensively across the nation, Jared has had the opportunity to be apart of many conferences, festivals, outreach events, youth camps, and upward award night celebrations. He has shared the stage with many artist including Christ Tomlin, Louie Giglio, David Crowder, Shane and Shane, Toby Mac, Building 429, P.O.D., Jeremy Camp, Leeland, Casting Crowns, Lecrae, Eric Timm, Family Force Five and many more.

2016 - TRUTH: Fact, Fiction or Fantasy?

  • 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 TRUTH:Fact, Fiction or Fantasy? 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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2015 - Authority

  • 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 Authority 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.

2015 Speakers

Dr. Jim Denison

"God as the Ultimate Authority”

James C. Denison, Ph.D., founder of Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He 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. He is the author of seven books, including his most recent, Radical Islam: What You Need to Know.

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Lily Isaacs

  • 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.
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Dr. Greg Thornbury

  • 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
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Johnnie Moore

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.

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Phil Cooke


  • 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.
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Axis

"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.


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2014 - Identity

  • 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.

2014 Speakers

Rob Wilton

  • 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.
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Sean McDowell

  • 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
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John Stonestreet

  • 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.
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Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion

  • Ricky Chelette
  • John Stonestreet
  • Sean McDowell
  • Rob Wilton
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Jonathan Evans

  • 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.
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Austen Williams

  • Examining More than the Outward Appearance
    Austen Williams - 2014 Mrs. America; Austen has been modeling, acting, singing and dancing for nearly 25 years.
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Dr. Joe McIhaney

  • 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.
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2013 - In Pursuit of Truth

    • 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.

2013 Speakers

Christopher Brooks

  • The Pursuit of Truth
    Christopher Brooks – Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, Detroit, MI; Fellow at Acton Institute
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Race Panel

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
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Jason "Propaganda" Petty

  • 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.
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Jada Edwards

  • Your Personal Pursuit of Truth
    Jada Edwards - Creative Services Architect for One Church, experienced speaker, Bible teacher and mentor
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Dr. Michael Lindsey

  • 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.
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Jim Munroe

  • The Truth Behind the Curtain
    Jim Munroe - One of the most sought after magicians in the world and author of The Charlatan
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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.


2011 - Perspectives on Creation Panel

Creation Panel Part 1

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Creation Panel Part 2

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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

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

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2010 - Does a Good God Exist

Debate Part 1

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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.


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

2009 - The Great God Debate

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

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