Unbelievable? Podcast pdx
Creating conversations that matter

Friday, August 31, 2018 at Westside: A Jesus Church
Doors open: 6:30p  |  Ends: 8:30p
Free, no prior registration needed

We are hosting a free live recording of the Unbelieveable? Show, and Justin will be moderating a conversation between Sean McDowell and Hemant Mehta, a prominent atheist activist, and author of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide (Patheos, 2012) and I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes (Waterbrook, 2007).
Followed by a Q&A.

 

host

Justin Brierley
Justin presents Premier Christian Radio's flagship apologetics and theology debate programme Unbelievable? in the UK every week. The show brings Christians and non-Christians together for dialogue and is also a popular podcast which has produced an annual evangelism and apologetics conference. He is the author of Unbelievable? Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian (SPCK / IVP).

 

With

Sean McDowell
Sean is an apologist with a passion for equipping the church to make the case for the Christian faith with evidence and support for a biblical worldview. He has written 18 books, including So The Next Generation Will Know (David C. Cook, 2019), Evidence that Demands a Verdict (Harper Collins, 2017), and A New Kind of Apologist (Harvest House, 2016). He has spoken on matters of faith, Christianity and apologetics around the world, and appeared on numerous shows.

Hemant Mehta
Hemant Mehta is a prominent atheist activist, and author of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide (Patheos, 2012) and I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes (Waterbrook, 2007)


Location

Westside: A Jesus Church

10500 SW Nimbus Ave. Building T

Portland, OR 97223

 

 

Followed by:
UNBELIEVABLE? THE CONFERENCE USA: 

CREATING CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER

Friday August 31: Unbelievable? Live dialogue event ft Sean McDowell, Hemant Mehta, & Justin Brierley
Saturday September 1: Unbelievable? the Conference USA ft multiple speakers

Conversations matter. But talking about faith with our non-Christian friends and neighbors can sometimes feel like we’re speaking a different language. So how do we make sense of faith, doubt, and following Jesus in an increasingly skeptical world? 

The UK-based Unbelievable? radio show and podcast has been hosting honest conversations between skeptics and Christians for over a decade. Now, for the first time, host Justin Brierley is bringing the Unbelievable? conference to the USA. A live audience recording of the debate show on Friday evening will be followed by a day of learning how to reboot good conversations about faith with those around you.

 

What is it?

As our part of the world creeps ever closer to a post-Christian outlook, the conversations, questions, and issues that engage the people around us keep changing. While we believe that Jesus is still relevant and foundational to a meaningful and authentic life; some of our sources of authority, such as the Bible and church, can be perceived as obsolete. On top of this, Christian views can sometimes be accused of being out-of-date. In the face of this challenge we will ask how we can better engage our culture with Jesus and the gospel. How can we draw people into conversations that help them relate to God and His story? Where is our culture going, and how can we understand people better? How can Christianity and the Bible speak to this generation in ways it will listen to? What issues create opportunities for us to connect with people? How can we be equipping ourselves to navigate these conversations?

Cost: $35 for the entire event. That includes lunch, refreshments, and snacks. There will also be book tables, resources, and opportunities to chat with host organizations.

SCHEDULE

Friday, August 31, 2018
Doors open: 6:30p  |  Ends: 8:30p

We are hosting a live recording of the Unbelieveable? Show, and Justin will be moderating a conversation between Sean McDowell and Hemant Mehta, a prominent atheist activist, and author of The Young Atheist's Survival Guide (Patheos, 2012) and I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist's Eyes (Waterbrook, 2007). There will be space for Q&A.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Doors open: 9a  |  Ends: 5p

We will be having a mixture of main sessions and parallel workshops throughout the day, all around our theme of 'creating conversations that matter. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Session 1:
Sean McDowell – True for you, but Not True for Me

Session 2:
Justin Brierley – Why do I (still) believe?

Session 3:
Dominic Done – Faith and Doubt

Lunch

Parallel Workshops 1:
Anjeanette Roberts – Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and Storytelling
Richard Tamburro – Free Will, Meaning, and the Gospel
Craig Hazen – Christianity in a World of Religions

Parallel Workshops 2:
Ryan Pemberton – Creating Conversations That Matter: What We Still Have to Learn From C. S. Lewis
Leah Payne – God-Talk on T.V.: Christians, Theology, and Popular Culture in the 21st Century
Derry Tseng – The Offense of the Gospel in the Midst of Safe Spaces

Session 4:
Sean McDowell – What Skeptics Wish Christians Knew

Q&A Panel