WHY JESUS? 2016
What’s this all about?
With multiple hundreds of religions and faith views in the world today, how does anyone know what to believe anymore? Why should anyone even care about what to believe anymore? Is there any such thing as true or false when it comes to religion? Couldn’t it all just be a matter of preference and culture? Why not simply choose science or logic over faith altogether? Doesn’t religion always just lead to conflict all over the world anyway?
How do YOU answer questions like these?
WHY JESUS? 2016 is a one-time one-day all-day Conference on Evidence for Christian Faith intended to better equip you to think through the really tough issues of life and truth—and to help you make a credible and convincing case for historic Christian faith.
This has not been designed as an entertainment event to tickle your senses. It’s been designed as a training event to challenge your mind. But in a good and helpful way.
Speakers will include some of the most respected dynamic Christian apologists of our time. And along with a totally unique a capella singing group there will be workshops and exhibits.
If you’re a Christian, you’ll meet and learn and sing together with thousands of other believers in what we believe will be a spiritually encouraging and even life-changing event.
If you’re a skeptic or a sincere seeker, we believe that this conference will prove enlightening and worthwhile for you as well. We’d like you to be our guest. You can attend at no cost. We hope that you will.
Download our Purpose flyer (click here) to learn more about why this event has been organized, view the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section (click here), explore the rest of this web site, and plan to join us on May 7, 2016, in Bangor Maine!
A PHOTO GALLERY OF THE HISTORIC WHY JESUS? 2016 CONFERENCE which occurred on May 7, 2016, in Bangor, Maine, is now available for viewing by clicking this link. If you were present in person that day, perhaps you will spot yourself in one of the 500+ photos in this gallery. If you were not present that day, these photos should give you a better feel for some of what happened during that remarkable 14-hour time period. All photos by Mark McCall Photography of Bangor, Maine (click link at lower left on gallery pages). NOTE: Gallery photos may be viewed at no cost, but not downloaded. For special exceptions, contact administration@WhyJesus2016.org. Your comments to this post are always welcome.
ON MAY 21 BLAKE ANDERSON OF THE FAST-GROWING CAMPUS-BASED APOLOGETICS MINISTRY, RATIO CHRISTI, published an article about the WHY JESUS? 2016 conference entitled “Wicked Good Apologetics.” In the article he cites Daryl E. Witmer of the AIIA Institute as an example of how God can use the long-term commitment of even just one fairly un-acclaimed follower of Jesus to defend His truth effectively, even when that commitment gains little attention, is carried out in an out-of-the-way location, and seems to have relatively limited impact for years. We’ve been encouraged to provide a link to Anderson’s article here. And so, at the risk of it seeming to be somewhat self-promoting, we’re doing just that. We’re doing it in hopes that it will encourage YOU to renew your own commitment to practice and promote Christian apologetics wherever God has placed you. You don’t need to be a PhD, a gifted orator, or the author of five best-selling books, in order to be a great Christian apologist!
Look who’s speaking!
Dynamic and inspirational speakers will equip you to defend historic Christian truth!
Speaker, author, and dynamic
defender of historic Christian truth
Why should anyone follow this
first century religious figure?
Christian author, journalist, speaker, and highly respected Christian apologist
WHY THIS JESUS?
Making the case for the
real historical Christ.
Randy David Newman
Nationally-known Christian disciple, evangelist, apologist, and author
WHY ASK WHY JESUS?
Relevant Apologetics and
Thomas E. Woodward
Research professor and department chair at Trinity College in Trinity, Florida
WHY JESUS? WHY NOT SCIENCE?
Doesn’t the future belong to the
pioneers of neuroscience, AI,
space exploration, and more?
Director of the L’Abri Fellowship in Southborough, MA, since 1979
IF I’M OKAY, WHY JESUS?
Responding to the growing
view that sin is obsolete.
We Did It Together!
PRAISE GOD & THANKS TO YOU we’ve met our budget and sold every seat in the house! Further contributions will be used to promote and practice effective Christian apologetics in New England and beyond.
When and Where?
The conference will be held all day on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
Doors open at 7:30 AM and the event concludes by 9:15 PM.
Our venue is the the beautiful new $68 million Cross Insurance Convention Center and Arena
515 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Box Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
I-395 Bridge Closure
MaineDOT has announced a bridge closure on I-395 that may affect your travel to the venue.
Please see the MaineDOT Website for more information.
Promotional Audio Spot by Daryl E. Witmer Download the MP3
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Radio Spots, Press Releases, PSAs
Other promotional materials
Classic poster: 8.5 x 11
This was the primary first-
generation event poster.
Destination fliers: 8.5 x 5.5, horizontal two-up, full-color
Cut these sheets in half and use as church bulletin inserts, or in other creative ways.
This event is now officially sold out!
The tickets are all gone, but the event will be streamed live on May 7! For details, see the FAQs page.
If you or your church have purchased tickets that are not going to be used, would you please mail them to us immediately (must be received by May 5) or turn them in at the Information Table upon arrival on May 7, so that we can offer them free to skeptics or to others who are stuck without a ticket? Thanks for blessing others in this way!
We still need volunteers!
If you already have a ticket and you’re willing to donate your time and energy to serve as a conference usher or greeter, please click the Volunteer button below and submit a completed form! But note that you must already have a ticket to be an usher or greeter.