Why does evil exist? Is faith in God reasonable? How should Christians respond to critical race theory? Is the Bible historically reliable? Is evolution compatible with a creator God?

These questions and many more will be discussed at length during an upcoming Apologetics Conference hosted by Alaska Bible College. Set for Oct. 29-30, the gathering features nine speakers, including a number of philosophy and theology professors from Alaska and across the country. The goal is to help Christians think critically about their faith and equip them to challenge the modern world with the truth while maintaining a strong faith.

Free and open to the general public, the conference begins on Friday, Oct. 29, with a 2 p.m. meet and greet at Alaska Bible College in downtown Palmer. From there attendees will head to various breakout sessions. At 6:30 p.m. a Q&A panel will wrap up the first day.

On Saturday, Oct. 30, the conference resumes at 9:30 a.m. and runs until about 8 p.m. with more presentations.

Click here to register or learn more about the presenters and topics.

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Is faith in God reasonable? Mat-Su conference to help Christians defend faith

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

    Having a belief system you cannot reason out is useless. Thank you for publishing this. We must be prepared, at all times, to have an answer ready – to defend our faith. Christianity is the only thing that makes sense. Put on the armor.

  • G Aleutian says:

    God will give us the answer. He will be speaking through his people. Prepare. Read His words. They go into our television entranced heads, in one ear and out the other. Read again. Then it sinks into our hearts and motivates our behavior. But we will have faith. Expect resistance. Satan doesn’t like escapees from his control grid. Nonetheless Satan’s deceitful time is short. He knows it. If you need mercy ask for it. Wisdom, food, sustenance, better associates, divine protectection – pray. STUDY the Creator’s word. Jesus didn’t have to say “Our Father” but he did. “In my Father’s House are many mansions. If it were not so I would have told but I am going away to prepare a place for you that where I am you may be also”. Isn’t that loyalty? Love casts out fear. God’s word is Alive and sharper than any two-edged sword and capable of cutting spirit from soul. He remembers we are dust. Some haughty ones don’t see that they are dust particles.

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  • Common Peasant says:

    We should not be relying on religious beliefs or exeptions as a shelter from government. We should be willing to stand up for ourselves under our own power. Reliance on an organization or umbrella to be our savior only leaves us open to further manipulation. We are a free people with or without titles. Behave like it! Get it by your hands!

    • Greg says:

      Common Peasant, I partly agree. I am a Christian, and I know there are many that profess faith that seem to have the attitude that we are to pray and then sit back and do nothing. While the Bible says that we are to wait upon God at times, this does not mean to sit back in inactivity. “Faith without works is dead.” We are to obey God, doing what we know to do, and we leave the results in the hands of the Lord while seeking opportunities to do good. It would be just as wrong to say that God must do it all as it is to say that we must do it all. So yes, we should resist immoral laws, immoral executive orders, and immoral judicial decisions. God will not do for us what he has commanded us to do. However, as Christians we must “pray without ceasing”, asking for wisdom, while keeping our focus on the Kingdom of God, not the kingdoms of men.

      • Evan+S+Singh says:

        Nothing fails as reliably as prayer. Many Christians have gotten Covid and their loved one have prayed for healing. No healing came. Guy died.

        Did prayer fail?

      • Greg says:

        Evan, I did not say that all prayer gets answered, at least not the way we would like it to. For one thing, the psalmist reminds us that if we regard iniquity in our hearts, the Lord will not hear us. If we are not following the Lord in obedience, our “prayers” are an abomination to him. Even for the obedient, there are many variables involved, ripple effects from factors we are completely unaware of. However, as Christians, we should pray for wisdom and use the intellect that the Lord has given us. Sometimes bad things happen, but God is not to blame. He is not arbitrary, but this suffering creation is indeed arbitrary. God created a world in which choices matter. If there were no consequences, choices would be irrelevant. There are things that are worse than death, friend.

      • Wisdom Cries in the Streets says:

        Praying for you, Evan. Yours are the words of a man in need of a loving Savior. Prayer isn’t a guaranteed wish to a genie in a bottle. It is an attempt at intercession in God’s sovereign design. All Christians must accept that if it is not God’s will then their desires may not win out. Christianity isn’t about a cushy, perfect life on earth – it’s about an eternal life with the Creator of the universe. Jesus tells us that we WILL have trouble, and He comforts us in our trouble. I pray that you would experience God in a tangible way, Evan. I pray that you would come to the Truth of the Gospel. And I pray that you would give Jesus a fair chance. Because He does not command that you obey – He gives you a choice.

  • EscapedAnchorage says:

    Thank you for putting up these events, Joel. I appreciate you publishing these