Conference theme Skeptics and the Savior:
Did the Word Really Become Flesh?

The inaugural Christian Renaissance Apologia Conference will feature four internationally known New Testament scholars who will address modern skepticism about Jesus. Looking at evidence from Qumran to Constantine, they will help explain the historical and theological evidence for a high Christology.


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Price: $55 for adults  •  $40 for students

*Price includes lunch & refreshments. Tickets are non-refundable.

Darrell Bock

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Darrell Bock is senior research professor of New Testament Studies and the executive director for Cultural Engagement at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar, for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, and biblical theology, as well as his work with messianic Jewish ministries. Darrell is a New York Times best-selling author and has written over thirty books on biblical topics. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. Darrell is married to Sally, and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Craig A. Evans

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Craig Evans is the Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California and is an elected member of the prestigious Society for New Testament Studies. He taught previously at Trinity Western University where he directed the graduate program in Biblical Studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. Author and editor of more than sixty books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans has given lectures at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, and Yale. His interviews have been seen on Dateline, the BBC, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.

Gary Habermas

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Gary Habermas is the author, co-author or editor of some 36 books, 18 on the subject of Jesus' resurrection. Other research areas include religious doubt, personal suffering, and near-death experiences. He has also contributed more than 60 chapters or articles to additional books, plus over 100 articles and reviews in journals and other publications. In recent years, he has been a Visiting or Adjunct Professor at about 15 different graduate schools and seminaries in the United States and abroad. He is Distinguished Research Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Liberty University, presently teaching in Liberty’s Ph.D. program at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Eileen and they have seven children and 11 grandchildren.

Daniel B. Wallace

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Dan Wallace is Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. His Exegetical Syntax is the standard biblical Greek grammar in the English-speaking world. He is a member of the Society of New Testament Studies and the Institute for Biblical Research. Dan is the senior New Testament editor of the NET Bible, coeditor of the NET-Nestle Greek-English diglot, and a consultant on four Bible translations. He has authored, co-authored, or contributed to dozens of books. Dan and his wife, Pati, have four adult sons, three wonderful daughters-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter. They also have two dogs and one cat. They like the dogs.

Michael Patton

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Michael Patton will be our emcee for the evening. Michael received a bachelor of arts in biblical studies at University of Biblical Studies and Seminary in Bethany, OK and a master of theology degree in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the President and Instructor at Credo House Ministries in Edmond, OK and is a speaker on Theology Unplugged, an Internet radio broadcast found at He currently resides in Oklahoma with his wife and four children.

Location Info

The Renaissance Conference will be held at
The Hope Center:
2001 West Plano Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75075

Map of Plano, TX

Tentative Conference Schedule

Friday   •   7:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
6:15   Registration opens
7:00   Conference begins
7:45 Daniel B. Wallace Did Constantine Invent the Deity of Christ?
8:45   Book signing
9:30   Conference close
Saturday   •   9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
8:30   Refreshments
9:00   Conference welcome
9:15 Darrell Bock The Gospels: Recording before There Was Recording
10:30 Craig Evans Christology and the Dead Sea Scrolls
12:00   Lunch (provided with ticket)
12:45 Michael Patton
& Jerret Sykes
1:30 Gary Habermas The Resurrection of Jesus
2:30   Book signing
3:15 All speakers Round table discussion
4:30   Conference ends

*Please arrive 30–60 minutes before the start of each event.