If you are interested in Christian apologetics–that is, the defense of the Christian faith–I urge you to attend the summer program of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism, and Human Rights, which will be held in Strasbourg, France, July 5-16.
You will study under the great John Warwick Montgomery, a giant in the field.
Also teaching this summer will be Craig Parton (author of The Defense Never Rests), my friend and co-director of the Cranach Institute Angus Menuge, Concordia Theological Seminary professor Adam Francisco, and Australian theologian Ross Clifford.
Here are the topics for this summer:
The Apologetic Task Today
Scientific Apologetics and Medical Issues
Legal Apologetics & Human Rights
Literary and Cultural Apologetics
The Apologetics of C.S. Lewis
Cults, Sects, and the World’s Religions
Biblical Authority Today
The cost is $2,995, which includes lodging at the University of Strasbourg, most meals, and extras, such as a tour led by Dr. Montgomery of the Alsace region in northeastern France, close to the German border. This includes visits to the local vineyards and wine-making operations, a viewing of the Grunewald Crucifixion and Resurrection, and sampling of some amazing French cuisine.
I taught there last summer, lecturing on Literary and Cultural Apologetics, and I can say that a good time was had by all. I love Strasbourg, the historic center of French Protestantism. The university goes back to Johann Sturm’s original Reformation academy. Calvin taught there; the Huguenot Cross is still worn; and lots of Lutheran churches can still be found.
The teaching is high-level, but accessible to a wide range of backgrounds. Last summer there were college students, laymen, and lots of pastors. There was a high school student, married couples, folks of all ages.
And if you can’t go, this would make a great gift from a congregation to its pastor.
Go here for more information.