For much of Western history, the church has enjoyed a position of strong influence on the culture. People, even if they were not believers, had at least a general awareness of Christian belief and practice. The rational coherence of the Christian faith was widely respected. Sadly, this is no longer the case. In our post-Christian culture, people are ignorant of basic biblical concepts. Moreover, the Christian faith is facing increasing hostility from the government, the culture, and the academy.
Our call in such a day is not to be fearful, but to be ready. As Peter tells us in 1 Peter 3:15–16, we are to be prepared to give an answer for the hope that is within us. To help equip believers to defend their faith, Ligonier Ministries is holding our 2018 West Coast Regional Conference in Seattle, Washington, on June 8-9, 2018. Drs. Robert Godfrey, Steven Lawson, Steve Nichols, Burk Parsons, and Ravi Zacharias will be the featured speakers. They will consider the challenge of atheism, the truthfulness of God’s Word, the example of Christ in apologetics, and many other topics.
This event promises to be an engaging time of fellowship, study, and worship. I hope that you will be able to join us in Seattle.