Christian Thought Forum
Bethel Church will host its ninth annual Christian Thought Forum on Oct. 25 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Oct. 26 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). Each year, this event features leading Christian thinkers addressing some of the most challenging intellectual and cultural issues facing Christians today. This year's topics are Christianity and science, evolution, Mormonism, and reclaiming the university. Corey Miller will give two talks: "Leaving Mormonism: Why a Seventh-Generation Mormon and Scholar Changed His Mind" and "How We Lost the Universities and How to Reclaim the Voice of Christ." Dr. Miller is the president of Ratio Christi, an apologetics-evangelism ministry encouraging and strengthening the faith of Christian students, and offering a Christian intellectual voice, at 180 universities around the world (https://ratiochristi.org/). He grew up in Utah as a seventh generation Mormon, but came to Christ in 1988 and has since authored and edited several books, including "Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed Their Minds" and "Is Faith in God Reasonable?: Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric." He has taught nearly 100 college courses in philosophy, theology, rhetoric, and comparative religions at various places (Purdue, Indiana University, Multnomah University, and Ecola Bible College). Dr. Miller holds masters degrees in philosophy, biblical studies, and in philosophy of religion and ethics. His Ph.D. is in philosophical theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Peter Kupisz will speak on "Debating Evolution: Three (or Four) Christian Views" and "Friend or Foe: Debunking Popular Myths about the History of Christianity and Science." Kupisz is a Christian apologist with Power to Change Ministries (otherwise known as Cru, or Campus Crusade for Christ) in Toronto, Canada. He's also the founder of Worldview Summit (http://www.worldviewsummit.org/). He has an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University and an M.A. in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology from the University of Toronto. He's taught classes at Biola University and Dongju College in South Korea. He speaks regularly on campuses and to churches. The forum is free. An offering will be received to help cover the costs of the event. For more information, call Bethel Church at (907) 479-4380 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.