What is Truth Seekers?
TRUTH SEEKERS is a day of seeking and finding answers in God's Word, to tough questions students have about Christianity and God. This is done through interactive sessions with gifted and dynamic speakers. It is for students in grades 6-12 who are eager to learn how to find answers to their questions and then communicate their faith effectively, particularly with those who are skeptical or don't know Jesus.
Workshop Topic: Is Jesus the Only Way?
Tim Barnett is a dynamic speaker who provides a perfect blend of expertise and humour in each talk. Using easy-to-follow and visually engaging presentations, Tim trains Christians to think clearly about what they believe and why they believe it. Tim has worked as a professional teacher since 2008, employed in both the private and public sector. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics from York University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Tim also has a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Tim also serves as an adjunct Bible and Science teacher at Innova Academy, a classical Christian school, and serves on the pastoral staff at Cedarview Community Church in Newmarket.
Workshop Topic: Media.Faith.Culture
Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults,
leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, men, sexuality, pornography, dating, and media. Brett’s seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.
When we interact with our culture, we take action and, when we think about what we are absorbing, we connect it to our self and our lives. As Christians, we need to actively be involved with our culture without blindly accepting it as true. Pascal said it wonderfully, “The greatest enemy of the spiritual life was inattention, complacency.”
How to Be an A-Paul-ogist
The Bible tells us to be apologists. But does the Bible show us how to be apologists?
I think Acts 17 definitely answers this question. If we want to be effective apologists, we should imitate how Paul engages his audience—that is, we should be apologists like Paul. We should be
a-Paul-ogists. (Okay, that’s a really bad pun. Forgive me.)
In this talk, Tim carefully walks through Acts 17:16–34 and illuminates eight important lessons on how to be an apologist.
Is Jesus the Only Way?
The exclusivity of Christ as the only way is deeply offensive to our relativistic and pluralistic culture. Yet this is the clear teaching of Scripture. In this talk, Tim looks at three ways this view is being challenged both inside and outside the church. This talk will give you the ability to defend Jesus’ claim to be “the way, the truth, and the life.”
The Truth About Truth
We are living in a culture that has abandoned the idea of truth, especially moral and religious truth. As a result, Christians are in the strange position where they need to argue that truth exists before they can argue that Christianity is true. In this presentation, Tim walks through the difference between subjective and objective truth claims. Through an interactive and engaging presentation, Tim demonstrates that moral and religious claims are objective despite assertions to the contrary by our confused culture.
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