TWU to hold seminar on Christian response to Islam

Langley British Columbia—When Trinity Western University launched the new Institute for Christian Apologetics at ACTS Seminaries this fall, Dr. Paul Chamberlain, director of the Institute, wanted to share the knowledge of experts in his field with the broader community. As a result, the Institute held a well-attended public seminar on responding to the challenge of religious pluralism. And on March 9, Chamberlain and the Institute will host a second seminar on a Christian response to Islam.

“The events of September 11 shocked us all. They also changed our world in unmistakable ways,” says Chamberlain, author of Can We Be Good Without God? and Final Wishes: A Cautionary Tale About Death, Dignity and Physician-Assisted Suicide. “The opportunities for Christians to speak with Muslims about Christ or even to speak with others about Christianity and Islam have never been greater in our culture.”

“But here’s the question,” he adds. “How many of us are equipped and ready to carry on a meaningful conversation with a Muslim, or even with a non-Muslim about Islam?”

The half-day seminar will help prepare people to reach out to their Muslim neighbours, share their faith confidently with Muslims, and formulate a thoughtful, Christian response to Islam. Speakers include Dr. Chamberlain, an internationally recognized apologetics expert, Mr. Ali Hosseinzadeh, a graduate of Regent College who was born and raised in the Muslim faith, and Dr. Vern Middleton, an authority on world religions.

The seminar will take place on March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Trinity Western University’s campus in Langley, B.C. To register or for more information call 1-888-687-2287 (toll-free) or 604-513-2044 (local).

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a privately funded Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,000 students this year. With a broad-based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 34 major areas ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 12 graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-09-26