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Biblical Ethics Conference

March 2 - 3, 2018
Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, WI

In a secularized world of religions and worldviews that opposes a biblical foundation for right and wrong, how can a Christian respond? This two-day conference aims to serve pastors, lay people, and youth by informing them about the interaction between today's world and biblical ethics.

Attend this Two-Day Conference with these Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Paul Copan - Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Dr. Kevin Voss - Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Concordia Center for Bioethics at Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Dr. Nathan Jastram - Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin

Local Breakout speakers include:

Register:

  • CUW Student Ticket with CUW ID FREE! (must swipe for lunch)*
  • Student Ticket $8.00
  • Standard Ticket $50.00

* We ask that CUW students planning to attend still register online.

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Conference Schedule

Friday, March 2nd
5:00-6:00 PM Registration
6:00-6:15 PM Welcome
6:15-7:15 PM Plenary I
7:20-8:20 PM Breakout I
8:30-9:00 PM Compline

Saturday, March 3rd
9:00-9:30 AM Matins
9:30-9:40 AM Announcements & Words from Sponsors
9:40-10:50 AM Plenary II
10:55-11:55 AM Breakout II
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:05-2:05 PM Breakout III
2:10-3:10 PM Plenary III
3:10-3:20 PM Break
3:20-4:20 PM Q & A Panel
4:20-4:35 PM Prayer & Farewell

Preview of Dr. Paul Copan's Lectures:

Lecture 1: Jesus-Shaped Cultures: The Roots

The effort to locate metaphysical grounding for human rights, democracy, the founding of modern science, public education and literacy, and various moral gains claims in a naturalistic framework can only result in failure. By contrast, biblical theism offers robust metaphysical foundations for human rights--particularly with its emphasis on the image of God. Naturalism's materialistic, valueless, and deterministic context cannot adequately ground intrinsic human dignity and worth---unlike biblical theism's context of a supremely good, personal Agent, who endows humans with value, rationality, and moral freedom. This grounding is strengthened by the Christian emphasis on a self-giving God who condescends to enter into the human plight in the incarnation, atoning death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Lecture 2: Jesus-Shaped Cultures: The Fruits

In light of the biblical revelation, at whose heart are the incarnation, atoning death, and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the stage for something dramatic has been set: Jesus-followers who have listened to the voice of Jesus to make a remarkable moral impact in history, especially in the West. All of us-theists and atheists alike-have benefited from the fruits of their powerful influence. The post-Enlightenment worldview that considers belief in the biblical God to be irrelevant or even pernicious needs reexamination. Those who take secularism or atheism as the default intellectual position are, more often than not, living off the largesse of a biblically-informed legacy.

Type of event: Conferences of Interest

Sketches of Christian Virtues for Everyday Life Christ-Shaped Philosophy Project