Worldview and Apologetics Conference


Are You Ready?

How are you doing at answering God’s call to be ready to give a logical defense for the Christian faith?

1 Peter 3:15 says this:Always be ready to give a logical defense (apologia) for the hope that is within you. But do it courteously and respectfully.” The Greek work for “logical defense” is apologia, which is where we get our term “apologetic.” It means to give a logical defense, a rational argument, or a reasoned explanation… Are you ready?

We are planning our 4th Worldview and Apologetics Conference to be held near Portland in the fall of 2017. Join our Email List to get updates.

BIOLA University, Southwest Hills Baptist Church and Prepare the Way Ministries are hosting this important event in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and get equipped to share your faith more confidently in an increasingly skeptical culture. Registration available in the spring of 2017.

Conference Details:

Keynote Speakers Include:

Biola Professors Craig Hazen and Clay Jones & Stand to Reason’s Greg Koukl

Breakout Session Speakers Include:

Sarah Williams, Ph.D.; and others

Topics Include:


Registration will be available soon!

Keynote Speaker Bios

Craig Hazen, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola. Professor of Comparative Religion and Apologetics at Biola.

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters in various books and journals. He is a recipient of the Fischer Award, the highest faculty honor at Biola and has lectured across North America and Europe on key apologetics topics—including lectures on Capitol Hill and in the White House. He is a popular church and conference speaker and former co-host of a national radio talk program.

Clay Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola

Formerly hosted Contend for Truth, a call-in nationally syndicated talk radio program. On his program he debated many people over eight years including John Cobb, Jr.; a professor of Buddhism; Jamal Badawi, Islamic Information Institute; a Muslim cleric; Lee Holzinger, Church of Scientology; Mormons; Jehovah’s Witness Greg Stafford; Dallas Blanchard, RCRC; Peta representatives; a euthanasia advocate; and a secular humanist, Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Dr. Jones was the executive director of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law School) has been on the pastoral staff of two large churches; has authored apologetic software as well as encyclopedia and journal articles; is writing a book, Why God Allows Evil, and speaks widely on that subject. Find him on the web at

Greg Koukl

Founder and President of Stand to Reason

Greg started out thinking he was too smart to become a Christian and ended up giving his life for the defense of the Christian faith. A central theme of Greg’s speaking and writing is that Christianity—if it’s properly understood and properly communicated—makes the most sense of the world as we find it.Greg has spoken on more than 70 college and university campuses both in the U.S. and abroad and has hosted his own call-in radio show for 27 years advocating “Christianity worth thinking about.” He’s debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television on Lee Strobel’s “Faith Under Fire.” An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books, including Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg received his Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology, graduating with high honors, and his Masters in Christian Apologetics with honors from Simon Greenleaf University. He is an adjunct professor in Christian apologetics at Biola University.