Join us October 7th & 8th at Burke Community Church in Burke, Virginia for the two-day Digging Deeper Conference.
The Digging Deeper Conference is a two-day event engaging today’s questions from a Christian perspective. World class speakers will help us dive into discussions around science, theology, philosophy, apologetics, and more to get at the age old question, “What is true?”
Thinkers, skeptics, men and women of faith, scientists, professionals, students, agnostics, atheists, and anyone else who is honestly seeking truth are welcome to attend.
Come, join us on the journey of digging deeper!
Greg founded Stand to Reason in 1993 and currently serves as President of Stand to Reason. He 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 for “Christianity worth thinking about.” He has debated atheist Michael Shermer on national radio and Deepak Chopra on national television. An award-winning writer and best-selling author, Greg has written seven books, including The Story of Reality—How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between; Tactics—A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, and Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air. Greg has been featured on Focus on the Family radio and has been interviewed for CBN and the BBC. He’s been quoted in Christianity Today, the U.S. News & World Report, and the L.A. Times.
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.
Dr. Hugh Ross
At age 17, Dr. Hugh Ross became the youngest person yet to serve as director of observations for Vancouver’s Royal Astronomical Society. Between writing dozens of books and articles and founding the Reasons to Believe website, Dr. Ross travels the world challenging high school and university audiences, churches and professional groups to consider what they believe and why.
Dr. Ross founded Reasons to Believe from his passion to research, develop, and proclaim compelling new reasons to believe in Jesus Christ as Creator, Lord, and Savior and to use these new reasons to help people put their trust in him. He is eager to equip Christians to engage in conversation with science-minded non-Christians, rather than to withdraw or go on the attack. With the help of his Reasons to Believe colleagues, Hugh has been working to develop a biblical creation model that is testable and predictive.
Dr. Ross especially enjoys integrating the content of the Bible—all 66 books—with the findings reported in multiple science journals. This process leads to fresh insight and application. The words of 1 Peter 3:15–16 express his core values and ministry goal: “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience.”
Friday, October 7, 2022
5:30pm – Doors Open
6:00-7:15pm – Dr. Hugh Ross: Cosmic Reasons to Believe In Christ
7:15-7:25pm – Break
7:25-8:45pm – Greg Koukl: Truth Is Not Ice Cream, Faith Is Not Wishing
Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:30am – Doors Open
9:00-10:15am – Greg Koukl: The Bankruptcy of Moral Relativism
10:15-10:30am – Break
10:30-11:30am – Breakout Session #1
11:30-1:00pm – Lunch
1:00-2:00pm – Breakout Session #2
2:00-2:15pm – Break
2:15-3:15pm – Greg Koukl: Open Q & A Forum
3:15-3:25pm – Break
3:25-4:45pm – Dr. Hugh Ross: Why the Universe Is the Way It Is
Saturday Morning – Breakout Session #1
Dr. Hugh Ross – An Atheist Scientist Ponders The Cosmos
Dr. Marty Baker – Truth & Consequence – Part 1
Dr. Richard G. Howe – Faith & Reason
Dr. Thomas McCuddy – Virtue, Not Virtue Signaling: Ideological Social Justice vs. Biblical Justice
Dr. Brian Huffling – UFOs, Aliens, and Christianity
Dale Wickizer – What is Reality?
Saturday Afternoon – Breakout Session #2
Greg Koukl – Any Old God Won’t Do
Dr. Hugh Ross – Beyond the Cosmos
Dr. Marty Baker – Truth & Consequence – Part 2
Dr. Richard G. Howe – Defending the Handmaid: How Theology Needs Philosophy
Dr. Thomas McCuddy – From Information to Transformation: The Case for Objective Morality and the Virtue to Live It
Dr. Brian Huffling – The Problem of Evil: How Atheists and Theists Get it Wrong
Dale Wickizer – What is Reality?
Burke Community Church
9900 Old Keene Mill Road
Burke, Virginia 22015
Residence Inn by Marriott Springfield Old Keene Mill (6.4 mi)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Springfield, VA (6.5 mi)
Embassy Suites by Hilton Springfield (7.6 mi)
Glory Days (American – 1.0 mi)
El Pueblo (Mexican – 1.0 mi)
Chi Mc (Korean Fried Chicken – 2.3 mi)
Chick-Fil-A (3.1 mi)
Five Guys (3.1 mi)
Cava (Mediterranean – 3.1 mi)
Curry House (Indian – 3.1 mi)
Chipotle (3.1 mi)
Pupatella (Pizza – 3.2)
Located in Burke, Virginia, 30 minutes outside of Washington D.C., Burke Community Church is a large non-denominational church with a family feel. With a heart for people and a heart to understand, “What is True?”, Burke Community Church founded the Digging Deeper Conference and Podcast in 2022. Join us in-person or online at burkecommunity.com.
Founded in 1992 and located in Matthews, North Carolina, Southern Evangelical Seminary offers accredited education programs that take an integrated approach to theology, philosophy, and apologetics. Learn more moe about their programs and degrees at ses.edu.