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Faith Forum Workshop is an opportunity for Christians to be equipped to do apologetics.

1 Pet. 3:15 tells us always to be "prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Apologetics was one of the first disciplines developed by the Christian church. The practice of defending one's faith is as crucial for our culture today as it was back then. At our first Faith Forum Workshop, you will be trained to defend and live out your faith today.

Our speakers include some of Louisiana's best speakers and thinkers in Christian apologetics. We are excited to be featuring Dr. Robert Stewart, Professor of Philosophy and Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Stewart has authored and edited several books and is the general editor of the Studies in Christian Apologetics monograph series from B&H Academic. Our other main speakers include Brandon Nealy, lead pastor of Christ Church, and Aaron Shamp, lead pastor of Redeemer City Church.



Dr. Robert Stewart

Professor of Philosophy & Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Page Brooks

Senior Pastor, Canal St. Church:    A Mosaic Community and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Brandon Nealy

Lead Pastor, Christ Church


Joe Garner

Executive Pastor, Christ Church and Ph.D. candidate at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Aaron Shamp

Lead Pastor, Redeemer City Church and Co-Founder of Faith Forum

Eli Price

Associate Pastor, Redeemer City Church and Co-Founder of Faith Forum




Plenary Session, 7:00 p.m.

  • Aaron Shamp, "For the Hope."


Plenary Session, 8:30 a.m.

  • Brandon Nealy, "Attractive Church: The Church's Corporate Witness in Contemporary America."

Breakout Sessions, 9:45 a.m.

  • Dr. Robert Stewart, "Is Jesus Really the Only Way?"
  • Joe Garner, III, "2nd Century Apologetics in a 21st Century World."
  • Eli Price, “Everyday Apologetics: Conversational Strategies for Defending the Faith."

Breakout Sessions, 11:00 a.m.

  • Aaron Shamp, "Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?"
  • Dr. Page Brooks, "Understanding Islam."
  • Brandon Nealy, “Transgender: Gospel Freedom for the Sexually Confused."

Lunch, 12:00 p.m.

Plenary Session, 1:30 p.m.

  • Dr. Robert Stewart, "What's Wrong with the New Atheism."



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