This past weekend I got to hang out with Frank Turek, a dear
friend, co-laborer and mentor. Frank is the author of I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist, and he was
here in our neck of the woods teaching several services at a large local church.
Susie and I joined him afterward and we spent the better part of two days
together. We ate some barbeque, ran through the local woods (we found out Frank
runs faster than we do), and talked about our work and passion to train
Christians to think critically about what they believe. Frank does more than
train Christians, however. Frank trains trainers.
Frank’s been a teacher and cultural influencer for years, but
in if you want to impact your culture exponentially, you’ve got to multiply
your own efforts by creating additional trainers. That’s exactly what Frank
does every year at the CrossExamined Instructor Academy (CIA).
Frank has assembled a team of speakers and thinkers to help him train up the
next generation of Christian
Case Makers. This three day experience isn’t for beginners. It’s for
people who have already started to step out and teach apologetics in their
local churches and communities. CIA will
teach you how to present I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, including
four categories critical to Christian Case Making: Truth, God, Miracles and the
New Testament. You’ll also learn how to answer questions about those topics in
a hostile environment. During these three days, in addition to hearing lectures
and participating in discussions, participants will be asked to present a
portion of I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist and answer questions from
the instructors. Like last year, I am part of the CIA faculty, along with
Frank, Greg Koukl, Dr. Richard Howe, Brett Kunkle and Ted Wright.
If you’re a tent-making
Case Maker, I think you should come and be a part of this incredible
opportunity for the following reasons: