what is project 3:15?

How often have you heard someone ask or challenge with questions like: How can a good God allow evil? Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
Isn’t faith just an excuse not to think? These are questions that unbelievers and believers often find themselves wrestling with at some point in their lives.
That’s why we need an apologetic that is strong, stable, and engaging in a culture of unbelief. 
What is Christian apologetics? It’s not a course on how to apologize but is a word that describes the defense of the Christian faith.
“Apologetics” is the word that the Apostle Peter used when he wrote, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15)
Project 3:15 is the annual apologetics conference of Main Street Church that seeks to equip Christ-followers to defend and share their Christian faith with confidence and compassion.

this year's focus:

 This year our focus will be on Biblical sexuality. There is no doubt that the culture around us conflicts with Scripture's teachings regarding sex and sexuality. As a result, we are in desperate need of a restoration of God's good design of sexuality and an understanding how the gospel accomplishes that. Our goal is to equip you with clear Biblical knowledge of God's design for sex and leave you with tools to help you navigate these sensitive issues as you care for your family, church, and community.

Why 3:15?

The name stems from 1 Peter 3:15, where Peter writes:
"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."

When is it?

The conference will take place on February 18th, 2023, from 9:00 am-4:00pm.
Hit the link below to register and attend!

featuring:

Dr. Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.
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Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Year award for San Juan Capistrano, California. The Association of Christian Schools International awarded Exemplary Status to his apologetics training. Sean is listed among the top 100 apologists. He graduated summa cum laude from Talbot Theological Seminary with a double master’s degree in Theology and Philosophy. He earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics and Worldview Studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.
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Traveling throughout the United States and abroad, Sean speaks at camps, churches, schools, universities, and conferences. He has spoken for organizations including Focus on the Family, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, Cru, Youth Specialties, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Association of Christian Schools International. Sean is the co-host for the Think Biblically podcast, which is one of the most popular podcasts on faith and cultural engagement. Sean's YouTube channel (Dr. Sean McDowell) is one of the top apologetics channels.
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Sean is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books including Chasing Love, The Fate of the Apostles, So The Next Generation Will Know (with J. Warner Wallace), Evidence that Demands a Verdict (with Josh McDowell), Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God’s Design for Marriage (with John Stonestreet), Is God Just a Human Invention? (with Jonathan Morrow) and Understanding Intelligent Design (with William A. Dembski). Sean is the General Editor for A New Kind of Apologist, Apologetics for a New Generation, Sharing the Good News with Mormons, and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean has one of the leading apologetics blogs, which can be read at seanmcdowell.org.
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In April 2000, Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California. Sean played college basketball at Biola University and was the captain his senior year on a team that went 30-7.
You can find out more about his ministry at www.seanmcdowell.org

schedule and topics

8:30am - Registration

9:00am - Session one - true for you, but not true for me

Don't we live in a "post-truth" culture that cares more about feelings than facts? People often say, "That may be your truth, but it's not mine," as if truth changes based upon what we believe about it or how we feel. In this session, we will consider why truth is vital, learn how to define it properly, examine objections against its knowability and existence, and grasp the powerful implications of truth for our daily lives.

10:15am - break

10:40am - session Two - CHASING LOVE: SEX, LOVE, AND RELATIONSHIPS 

Through Netflix, social media, and the educational system, students today are bombarded with faulty ideas about sex, love, and relationships. In this talk, Sean helps clear away some false ideas about sex and talks about the reasons behind God's design for human flourishing.

11:45am - Lunch

1:00pm - session Three - THE WORLDVIEW BEHIND TRANSGENDERISM

We are in the midst of a gender revolution. People are reconsidering gender norms and wrestling with what this means for families, schools, sports, health care, the church, and many other social institutions. In this presentation, Sean compares and contrasts the worldview behind this new revolution with the historic Christian faith. Only when we understand the worldview behind transgenderism can we wisely address some of the difficult practical issues capturing the cultural conversation today.

2:15pm - break

2:30pm - session Four - WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY?

Pornography is more accessible, accepted, and aggressive than ever before. It is a HUGE problem facing all Christians, including Christian teens. Studies show that viewing porn affects how we view ourselves, other people, and God. It even physically changes the brain's structure and hurts our ability to develop loving, lasting relationships. In this session, Sean responds to three of the most common myths about pornography and offers hope and direction for avoiding its snare.

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