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2015

BASS

CHURCH WORKERS
Conference

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MARCH
5-7

BASS Convention Presenter: Gerard Cruz

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Gerard Cruz
Gerard Cruz

EdTech Specialist, AP English Teacher
Fremont Christian School
Fremont, CA




2015 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Three Slogans

3/7/2015 11:15 - 12:30 p.m. Room: WC 215

“How can you believe in God if there’s so much suffering?” “There are a lot of good people who are not Christians.” “All religions lead to the same truth.” These three slogans represent the most common objections to Christianity, but how well-equipped is the average believer to respond to them? We will discuss the assumptions behind these questions and possible responses that would hopefully lead to more meaningful conversations.

21st Century Issues: Theology at the Movies

3/7/2015 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Room: WC 215

Taking every thought captive includes our choice of entertainment. Far from being a passive, mindless activity, watching film and television allows us to see reality from different perspectives. There’s more to glean besides the “moral of the story”; we can learn how to appreciate the artistry that goes into storytelling as well as its ability to not only entertain but also expand our understanding of human experience.

2014 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Heart and Mind: Why It Makes Sense to Believe in God

3/8/2014

Faith and reason are typically pitted against each other, but in reality, both are equally valid ways of knowing. This workshop will offer a biblical basis for understanding what constitutes faith, with respect to believing in God, and will explore the proper place of reason.


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21st Century Issues: There's No App for That: The Influence of Technology on Spirituality

3/8/2014

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound and images. But how does technology and media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of various media technologies, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.


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2013 Workshops

21st Century Issues: There's No App for That: The Influence of Technology on Spirituality

3/9/2013

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound and images. But how does technology and media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of various media technologies, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.


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21st Century Issues: When Evidence Is Not Enough

3/9/2013

A typical approach to apologetics involves the use of evidence in favor of Christianity. But what would you do if it seems that evidence is not enough? People typically interpret proof according to a set of preconceived notions. This workshop will offer some suggestions on identifying and addressing these basic assumptions in everyday conversation as well as presenting arguments for Christianity in a less than confrontational manner.


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2012 Workshops

21st Century Issues: There's No App for That

3/3/2012

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound, and images. But how does media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of media, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.

21st Century Issues: When Evidence is Not Enough

3/3/2012

A typical approach to apologetics involves the presentation of evidence in favor of Christianity. But what would you do if it seems that evidence is not enough? People typically interpret proof according to a set of preconceived notions. This workshop will offer some suggestions on identifying and addressing these basic assumptions in everyday conversation as well as presenting arguments for Christianity in a less than confrontational manner.

21st Century Issues: There's No App for That

3/3/2012

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound, and images. But how does media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of media, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.

2011 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Don't Take Your Ipod to Church

3/5/2011

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound, and images. But how does all this technology affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of media, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.


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Evangelism & Outreach: When Evidence is Not Enough

3/5/2011

A typical approach to apologetics involves the presentation of evidence in favor of Christianity. But what would you do if it seems that evidence is not enough? People typically interpret proof according to a set of preconceived notions. This workshop will offer some suggestions on identifying and addressing these basic assumptions in everyday conversation as well as presenting arguments for Christianity in a less than confrontational manner.


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21st Century Issues: When Evidence is Not Enough

3/5/2011

A typical approach to apologetics involves the presentation of evidence in favor of Christianity. But what would you do if it seems that evidence is not enough? People typically interpret proof according to a set of preconceived notions. This workshop will offer some suggestions on identifying and addressing these basic assumptions in everyday conversation as well as presenting arguments for Christianity in a less than confrontational manner.


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2010 Workshops

21st Century Issues: Defending Your Faith Without Being Defensive

3/6/2010

This workshop will offer a basic introduction to apologetics, the discipline of defending the faith. We will discuss the guidelines that scripture provides for responding to criticisms against Christianity as well as practical suggestions for engaging in meaningful discussions in everyday contacts.


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Evangelism & Outreach: Defending Your Faith Without Being Defensive

3/6/2010

This workshop will offer a basic introduction to apologetics, the discipline of defending the faith. We will discuss the guidelines that scripture provides for responding to criticisms against Christianity as well as practical suggestions for engaging in meaningful discussions in everyday contacts.


Download mp3 file

21st Century Issues: When Evidence is Not Enough

3/6/2010

A typical approach to apologetics involves the presentation of evidence in favor of Christianity. But what would you do if it seems that evidence is not enough? People often interpret proof according to a set of preconceived notions. This workshop will offer some suggestions on identifying and addressing these basic assumptions in everyday conversation as well as presenting arguments for Christianity in a less than confrontational manner.


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21st Century Issues: Is It Possible To Be iSpiritual?

3/6/2010

We take for granted that technology is useful and necessary. It allows constant access to information that is communicated through various forms: text, sound, and images. But how does media affect spiritual life? This workshop will discuss the positive and negative aspects of media, specifically its impact on the inner life of the believer.


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2009 Workshops

Evangelism & Outreach: Defending Your Faith Without Being Defensive

3/6/2009

This workshop will offer a basic introduction to apologetics, the discipline of defending the faith. We will discuss the guidelines that scripture provides for responding to criticisms against Christianity as well as practical suggestions for engaging in meaningful discussions in everyday contacts.


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