2019 Defending Your Faith: Conference and Q&A


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Liberty Hill Baptist Church is hosting it’s 2nd annual Defending Your Faith conference and Q&A event.

  • Saturday, November 2nd
  • 1:00pm – 6:00pm
  • 1155 Liberty Hill Rd, Moody, TX 76557

We all encounter questions and doubts regarding the things we believe. When it comes to Christianity, because there are good answers to those questions, you can stand firm in your faith in Christ.

Join us for an enlightening and inspiring afternoon where our knowledgeable speakers address important issues and answer your questions.


  • “How to Share Your Faith With Skeptics” (Cameron Bertuzzi)
  • “Why Christianity is Unique Among World Religions” (Dylan Manley)
  • “Does Science Show There is No Soul?” (Eric Hernandez)
  • “Reasons to Trust Christianity is True” (Marc Lambert)


Cameron Bertuzzi (www.CapturingChristianity.com)

Cameron is a professional photographer and founder of Capturing Christianity, a ministry aimed at exposing the intellectual side of Christian belief. He is a writer, speaker, and uses his ministry to host discussions and interviews on Christian Apologetics. Cameron is married to a beautiful wife and is the father of two adorable children.


Eric Hernandez (www.EricHernandezMinistries.com)


Eric Hernandez has a passion for defending his faith on theological and philosophical grounds. He is a licensed minister, a certified formation therapist and a former instructor of Magdiel Bible Institute. He is highly sought after for his expository ability and insight into apologetics. Eric has spoken and debated on a public level at university and college campuses where he adamantly and adequately defends the Christian faith against atheist, agnostic and deistic professors of different worldviews. He holds an associate degree in social science, a bachelor degree in theology and is currently working on his certificate in apologetics from Biola University. He runs Eric Hernandez Ministries which encompasses speaking engagements, apologetic seminars, weekend training courses, debates, blogs, articles and much more. He is married to Kendall Hernandez and they have one daughter, Adyson Grace.


Dylan Manley (www.BeardedApologetics.com)


Dylan likes coffee, theology, books, and of course beards.  He is a husband, a father, an apologist, and most importantly a believer in Jesus and his gospel of grace. Dylan serves as a full time student-pastor in Waco, TX but also gets the opportunity to travel and speak to different groups about apologetics and evangelism.  Dylan speak at DNOWs, conferences, stand-alones, and any other place someone will have me.


Marc Lambert (www.HeyPastor.org)

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Marc is a graduate of Liberty University. He has served in youth and college ministry for since 2002 on church staffs and college campuses.  Marc answered the call to pastor at Liberty Hill Baptist Church in 2015 where he works to create an environment where people can feel welcome to wrestle through their questions and doubts while seeking answers. He hosts regular Q&A events at the church, and has spoken at conferences and on school campuses. He is married to his wife, Mollie, and they have three little girls.

Episode 19: “Are there contradictions in the story of Jesus’ birth?”

In this episode I respond to a half dozen or so alleged “irreconcilable contradictions” found between Luke and Matthew in their accounts of Jesus’ birth.


Listen or download on PodBean by clicking the link here: https://heypastorpodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/acz45a/19_Are_there_contradictions_in_the_story_of_Jesus_birth.mp3


Or stream via Youube:


Understanding the Conquest of Canaan from a Supernatural Worldview

One of the bigger issues that people wrestle with from the Bible is the Israelites’ conquest of the Promised Land and the things done in that campaign. In this excerpt from a Wednesday night study at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, I give a run down of common apologetic answers to common questions and then look at the deeper theological and supernatural issues going on behind the scenes of these events.

Parts of this lesson are sources heavily from Dr Michael Heiser’s books “Supernatural” and “Unseen Realm”.


Episode 18: “Does Christian Doctrine Contribute to Sex Abuse in the Church?”

In the wake of recent reports of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and Southern Baptist churches there have been several questions and claims made about the way that the teachings of these institutions contribute to the environments that allow and protect perpetrators to commit their crimes.

Listen or Download this episode here: https://heypastorpodcast.podbean.com/mf/play/uvee7r/18_Does_Christian_Doctrine_Contribute_to_Sexual_Abuse_in_the_Church.mp3


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Event: “The Mentionables Conference” 2019

I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of this event coming up in March.


  • Who:The Mentionables” Christian Apologetics Network
  • When: March 29th – 30th
  • Where: The Church at Tree Lake
    • 11519 China Spring Rd., Waco, TX 76708
    • ** NOT at Liberty Hill **
  • What: A two-day event with teachers helping equip you to be confident in the truth of Christianity, including a live debate between Tyler Vela and AronRa.
  • Why: Because in our increasingly secular culture, it is important for Christians to be aware of the evidence and arguments supporting their faith.
  • How:  Tickets are $20 (or $15 early bird special before Feb 4th). Debate is free to the public. Click here to purchase tickets.





Friday, March 29

6pm – Meet the Mentionables Panel Discussion and Q&A with John Dunbar, Marc Lambert, Nick Peters, Tyler Vela, Clinton Wilcox


Saturday, March 30

9am – Debate: “Has Christianity Historically Been in Conflict with Science?” with Tyler Vela & Aron Ra

12pm – Break for Lunch

1pm – Breakout Sessions

  • “Bioethics and How Christians Should Think About It” – Clinton Wilcox
  • “Christianity Among the Religions – Joel Furches
  • “Mental Health and the Church – Nick & Allie Peters

2pm – “Dealing With Doubt and Ascertaining Answers” – Marc Lambert

3pm – “The Resurrection of Jesus as History” – Nick Peters

4pm – “Slavery in the Bible” – Tyler Vela

5pm – Question & Answer with John Dunbar, Marc Lambert, Nick Peters, Tyler Vela, Clinton Wilcox


The Team

Joel Furches: Founder and director of The Mentionables, Joel is an educator with a background in developmental psychology. After gaining work as a freelance Christian Journalist, Joel became acquainted with the arguments for and against Christianity, researched in those arguments, and networked with other Apologists both well-known and small-time voices. Joel has written extensive articles on all subjects of Christian scholarship and church functioning – as well as a successful book on the subject. Joel has also collaborated and edited several other Apologetics books.

Nick Peters: Nick Peters’ ministry, Deeper Waters, has hosted and interviewed practically every well known Apologist and Christian scholar. Nick is also associate and collaborator with both Mike Licona and Norman Geisler. Nick has an education and background in Christian theology, and has written several e-books on the subject. Nick’s specialty is evidence for the resurrection

Tyler Vela: Seminarian and scholar, Tyler is well on his way to receiving a Masters’ in theology and apologetics. Tyler has written papers on the polemics in the early Pentateuch, teaches regularly in his ministry, The Freed Thinker, on subjects related to Apologetics and theology, and has successfully debated atheists on these topics.

Marc Lambert: As a pastor with years of ministry experience under his belt, Marc’s ministry blossomed as he began to encounter concerns within his audience regarding doubts and concerns. These, Marc found, were best addressed through the tool of Christian Apologetics. As Marc studied and labored to address these doubts, he inadvertently mastered the practice of Apologetics. Now Marc’s ministry is heavily focused on answering Apologetic questions with a pastoral bent – a concern for the spiritual health of the Christian church.


Aron Ra (Debate Guest for the Atheist Side): Aron Ra is an atheist activist and the host of the Ra-Men Podcast. He formerly served as president of the Atheist Alliance of America and is a regional director of American Atheists. He studied paleontology at the University of Texas at Dallas. Ra produces YouTube videos on the topics of skepticism, free thought, and atheism. He has engaged in live debates with Christians, including Ray Comfort and Kent Hovind, and presented at skepticism conferences in Great Britain and continental Europe.




Responses: “7 Signs You Will be an Atheist Soon”

I participated in  a video series produced by The Mentionables responding to a video by The MrAtheist YouTube channel in which several atheist personalities share 7 “signs” that they believe means that you are on your way to abandoning your religious convictions.

  1. You avoid those God questions that bother you
  2. You really listen to atheists
  3. You don’t take your holy book literally
  4. You love science
  5. You want to prove your religion with science
  6. Your religious foundation is only good enough for you
  7. You’re obsessed with debating atheists