The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Defend: Ready to Give an Answer. God calls each of His beloved children to share the hope He has given us through Jesus (1 Peter 3:15). Yet how can we share this hope when so many are questioning the very foundation of our faith and false stories abound about Christianity? How would you answer a friend asking if Jesus truly resurrected? How do you share the hope of heaven among all the stories of visits to heaven? Is the Bible even God’s true Word? Should we be involved in things like holy yoga and contemplative prayer? We want to equip you with answers.
Joining Erin Benziger and Marcia Montenegro at this year’s conference is Bodie Hodge. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and has been a speaker and writer for Answers in Genesis for many years. Bodie has authored and served as general editor for numerous books including A Flood of Evidence, The War on Christmas, Tower of Babel, The Fall of Satan, Dragons: Legend and Lore of Dinosaurs, and his latest series World Religions and Cults (Volumes 1–3), just to name a few! Bodie’s presentation for Defend is titled, “Is the Bible True?” and here’s what he had to say about it:
A women’s conference is for women. That may not seem like a big revelation. But for a gentleman like me, who has been given the privilege to speak at a women’s conference, it is very important.
I’ve spoken to kids, tweens and teens, church groups, college and university students and faculty, pastors and Christian leaders, teachers and homeschoolers, foreign groups where a translator is required, but never at a purely women’s conference. I believe I’m getting nervous about it!
But how hard can it be? After all, I am married to a wonderful woman, and three of my four children are the sweetest young ladies. These women in my life help keep me in check, and remind me of it every day. Oh no…maybe that’s why I’m getting nervous—ha!
Tongue-in-cheek humor aside, I look forward to discussing some difficult topics. I have a tough presentation: “Is the Bible True?” The truth of the Bible against all other religions is very important. This subject can get rather philosophical and technical, but I don’t want to do that in this presentation.
Yet at the same time, I don’t want to make it too shallow either. I want to present this topic with “meat to chew on.” My hope is to make this heavy topic easy to follow and grasp—in a usable way.
I want women to walk away from this talk saying, “I get it.” I want the Sunday school teacher to say, “I know how to relate this to the kids.” I want to help build up the confidence of women at the conference so that they are not afraid to discuss the subject of the truth of the Bible—whether it is with their friends, coworkers, kids, husband, or others who have questions.
Yes, this is a women’s conference, but . . . I’m looking forward to it, and I hope you are too.But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28)
Bodie has a great sense of humor and an avid interest in helping people defend their faith effectively. Many times I’ve been asked, “Is the Bible true?” by women who are trying to help wayward children or others know the truth of God’s Word, so this will be a must-see presentation!
Register today to take advantage of the early bird price (ends February 1), and remember the price includes lunch on Saturday, free admission to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter for the attendee, and 20% off admission for accompanying spouse and children. This year’s conference will be held at Florence Baptist Church (20 minutes from the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter) because we’ve outgrown Legacy Hall at the Creation Museum—what a wonderful problem! Be sure to download the bulletin insert on the event website to advertise the conference at your church.
Keep fighting the good fight of the faith!