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StevenKozak Steven Kozak (StevenKozak.com)

What do we do with our doubts? (Friday)

Is the Bible Complete?  What about the books that didn’t make it in?

Steven has served as the Executive Director of Youth Ministry for Awana Clubs International, where he co-wrote the Advocates Apologetics curriculum with Sean McDowell, and as Vice President of Youth Ministry for CE National.  He recently launched his own speaking and writing ministry, called Steven Kozam Ministries with a goal of reaching students beyond the walls of the classroom, providing answers, discussions, and resources in order to equip parents as the primary disciple-makers. Steven has earned a Masters of Theology from Moody Theological Seminary and a second Masters in Apologetics from Biola University.  He is the author of The Truth Is: Sharing The Truth of Jesus with Confidence, Conviction, and Compassion. Steven and his family currently live in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Andy_Patten Andy Patton – Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM.org)

Is the Bible Accurate?  Do We Have What Was Originally Written?

Andy Patton works at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, a research institute dedicated to digitizing Greek New Testament manuscripts and sharing the images online. Over the last six years he has done everything from fundraising to digitizing manuscripts in Greece. Serving at the CSNTM places him at the intersection of his interests in history and the Bible.  Andy earned a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary with a focus in New Testament Studies. He and his wife, Kayle, live in Dallas, Texas with their border collie.

P_Smith_Henry Henry B. Smith Jr. – Associates for Biblical Research (BibleArchaeology.org)

Is the Bible historical? Is there archaeological evidence that supports events recorded in Scripture?

Henry B. Smith Jr. is the Administrative Director of the Shiloh Archaeological Excavations, Israel. He is also a Staff Researcher for ABR, currently leading up the Genesis 5 and 11 Genealogy and Chronology Research Project. He is also the co-host of ABR’s weekly television program, Digging for Truth. Born and raised in northwestern NJ, Henry earned an M.A.R. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2015, specializing in apologetics and Biblical languages. He is currently enrolled as a PhD student in the ANE and Biblical Archaeology program at Andrews University. Henry resides in Pennsylvania with his wife Birzavit and his daughter Ava.

Daniel Gilman square Daniel Gilman – Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Canada (RZIM.ca)

Is the Bible bigoted? What about love, identity, and orientation?

Daniel is an itinerant speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Previously he served as the Director for Human Rights Projects at Canada’s Parliament.  During his time on Parliament Hill, Daniel served as speechwriter for several members of Parliament combatting human trafficking, sexual abuse, and pornography.  He also served as the Pastor for Young Adults at the Metropolitan Bible Church and the Lead Pastor of Church On Wednesday, at the heart of the University of Ottawa, where he had the joy of leading Hindu, agnostic, Muslim, and atheist students to Jesus Christ. Daniel has an MA in history from the University of Ottawa, and is completing graduate studies in theology from Ryle Seminary.

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