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“Defending the Faith” speaker Gary Habermas has appeared on many national television outlets including the History Channel, Discovery Channel and BBC World defending the Christian faith. His brother Keith Habermas, is the former executive pastor at Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Birmingham.

If you are a pastor or engaged lay person, you will not want to miss the upcoming “Defending the Faith” conference hosted by Tactical Faith ministry and Samford University. The one day event, August 7, will include multiple workshops focused on one of the most important topics of today- Christ and Culture. One of the keynote speakers will be Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy Gary Habermas, PhD who has dedicated his professional life to the examination of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. “It’s a difficult time for Christians,” says Habermas. “My burden is to train up people to see that we have a reason to believe what we do, and to share the foundation we have.” Habernas is the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University and teaches in the PhD program at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also authored, co-authored, or edited more than 40 books, of which over 20 are on various aspects of Jesus’ resurrection. Other subjects include near-death experiences, religious doubt, and personal suffering. He has been a Visiting or Adjunct Professor at some 15 different graduate schools and seminaries in the US and abroad and taught dozens of graduate courses in those venues. Habermas’ workshop topics include “Why Should We Trust the Bible?” and “Evidences of the Resurrection.” Learn more about him and read one of his latest e-books free, “Evidence for the Historical Jesus,” on his website, There are a limited number of seats available for the August 7 “Defending the Faith” event. Registration is $20 for a full day of training and includes lunch. Learn more and register at  †

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