Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day many people celebrate all things Irish (or at least what has become associated with the Irish). I thought it would be the perfect day to announce our upcoming conference in Ireland! This coming November 2–3, I will be speaking at the Contending for Creation conference, hosted by our sister organization AiG–UK, in the Republic of Ireland.
Ireland has become a very secular country, and the compromise of the church has no doubt contributed to this sad decline.
The Republic of Ireland is largely dominated by Roman Catholicism, with Protestants making up less than 5% of the population. As with much of Christianity in the Western world, it’s no surprise to find that many Protestant churches in Ireland have already compromised with a belief in evolution and millions of years. Ireland has become a very secular country, and the compromise of the church has no doubt contributed to this sad decline.
In 2015 more than 62% of the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly to amend the country's constitution to legalize same-sex “marriage.” And just recently the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, said the country's laws on abortion are "too restrictive, and need to be reformed."1 He wants to make it easier for women to murder their own unborn children!
Christians in the Republic of Ireland desperately need to be equipped to give answers (an apologetic) for their faith and to share the gospel in an increasingly secular culture.
An Exciting Bible-Upholding Event
The apologetics conference will take place at Athlone Springs Hotel in County Westmeath, November 2–3, 2018, west of Dublin. I will be speaking along with Dr. Georgia Purdom, David Chakranarayan, Professor Andy McIntosh, Professor Stuart Burgess, and Simon Turpin. Our talks will cover such issues as apologetics, evangelism, biblical authority, science, the sanctity of life, and design.
If you live in Ireland, the UK, and Europe, we hope you will come to this exciting Bible-upholding event. And we pray this conference will give you, your family, and your church the solid Bible-based answers that you need in order to effectively reach others with the gospel message. I encourage you to attend this conference and bring your pastor with you—we want as many Christians and pastors as possible to come!
You can learn more on our events page.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.