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The Sixth Annual Apologetics and Worldview Conference

Defending the Gospel of God

The Apologetics of Jesus, Paul, and the Historical Reliability of the New Testament Records

Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, MN

June 20, 2024                     Free Admission

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Conference Topics

When bringing Christ to others, we rightly assume the historical reliability of the gospel records. But our neighbor does not. We may also think that the saving gospel cannot or does not need to be defended – evidence for its truthfulness becomes unnecessary, at best.  And so our unbelieving neighbor views Christian faith as nothing more than a blind leap.

Three questions will be discussed and answered at this apologetics conference.

  1. Can the gospel records of Jesus of Nazareth be shown to be reliable?  Something much more than exaggerations, myths, legends, or worse?
  2. If they are reliable, is the gospel that saves defended by Jesus and the apostles? Is evidence given that it is true?
  3. And if the records are reliable and the gospel is defended by Jesus, Paul, and others, how can the Christian make use of these for the sake of his neighbor – both non-Christian and Christian?


  • 10:00 a.m. – “Defending the Historical Reliability of the Gospels” – Dr. Adam Francisco, LCMS
  • 12:30 p.m. – “Understanding and Applying the Apologetics of Paul” – Prof. Luke Thompson, Martin Luther College, WELS
  • 2:00 p.m. – “Understanding and Applying the Apologetics of Jesus” – Rev. David Thompson, Center for Apologetics and Worldviews, ELS
  • 3:30 p.m. – Table Talk with presenters

For more information contact Rev. David Thompson