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Real Faith for the Real World Teen Track

Has your teen had their faith questioned by peers, classmates, or co-workers?

As homeschool parents, our responsibility is not to insulate them from life; rather, we must be very intentional in equipping them for the inevitable challenges that they will face—it’s not a matter of if they will face challenges, but when.

Perhaps the most striking trend in American religion in recent years has been the growing percentage of adults who do not identify with a religious group. And the vast majority of these religious “nones” (78%) say they were raised as a member of a particular religion before shedding their religious identity in adulthood.*

The Bible instructs us that we must be anchored in the faithful Word, as we have been taught, that we may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and to convince those who would contradict it (Titus 1:9).

Unless our children are secure and conversant in their faith, we have missed the most important aspect of their education.

Each year, the Real Faith for the Real World teen track is a huge hit with both teens and their parents. It is designed to equip teens to know what they believe and why they believe it so they can stand strong in the faith and engage the world with the truth of Christ in intelligent, gracious, winsome, and compelling ways.

We often hear great reports of discussion that extends far beyond the convention, creating great conversation between parents and teens and serving to help equip those teens for their road ahead.

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We’ve taken our kids to the teen track even when they were nowhere near teenagers. The speakers are very engaging, and our whole family spends most of the convention in the teen track. So much good stuff to learn for everyone, no matter their age. I’d gladly pay $55/person (instead of total) to come for JUST this track!

I absolutely squealed with delight when I saw J. Warner Wallace on the speaker list for Cincinnati 2017!

I know my local friends think I’m crazy to travel 2+ hours…when we have a “perfectly good” convention right here within 30 minutes of my house. I usually go to both, but if I had to pick one, I would—no contest—pick the Midwest Homeschool Convention [there are three other regional conventions to choose from] in Cincinnati every time, simply because of the phenomenal line-up of incredible apologetics teaching offered every year with their Teen Track.

This year, J. Warner Wallace—the staunch-atheist-turned-Christian cold case homicide detective who wrote Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and just released Cold Case Christianity for Kids—is one of the teen track speakers. Do I want my kids to have the experience of hearing a defense of the faith from someone who came to his belief because he decided to test the claims of Christianity the same way cold case detectives test criminal evidence? You couldn’t pay me to miss it! And when you add in the world-renowned abortion apologist Scott Klusendorf and Dr. Jay Wile’s fantastic science-focused teaching—I’d go so far as to suggest that your kids are being deprived of an incredible learning opportunity from outstanding apologists if you don’t go!

Jennifer M

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Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity

This seminar is based on Dr. Jay L. Wile’s book Reasonable Faith: The Scientific Case for Christianity. It provides a step-by-step argument that shows science provides an enormous amount of evidence for the validity of the Christian faith. He first demonstrates how natural science clearly points to the existence of a Creator. He then shows…

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Defending Your Faith in The Real World

Always be prepared to make a defense for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15). In this lively session, a former expert at self-defense, 4th Degree Black Belt, and 1993 World Amateur Karate Champion will use real-world illustrations coupled with biblical truth. Dr. Thomas White, president at Cedarville University and homeschool dad, will…

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Cold-Case Resurrection

In this presentation, cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace will teach students how detectives use abductive reasoning to determine if an explanation is reasonable. J. Warner will apply this approach to Jesus’ resurrection to see if the Christian explanation for the resurrection is the most reasonable.

The Case for Truth

In this presentation, cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace will make the case for objective truth as he describes the distinction between objective and subjective truth claims, three lies about truth told in universities across America, and false definitions of truth. J. Warner will lay the foundation for the Christian worldview in this opening presentation.

The Intolerance of Tolerance: The Case Against Moral Relativism

“Who are you to push your views on me?” If you’re a Christian, you’ve heard that said many times. Indeed, at both the street and academic levels, moral relativism remains the single biggest challenge to a Christian worldview. Beginning with Kant and the empiricists of the 17th and 18th centuries, objective moral rules were either…

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Making the Case For Life on Hostile Turf

You’re a freshman at a secular university campus. The school newspaper reporter puts a mic to your face and says, “Why aren’t you pro-choice?” Can you defend your pro-life views in one-minute or less? Can you do it with arguments non-Christians will accept? You bet, provided you’re equipped to engage on hostile turf. You’ll leave…

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No More Mr. Nice Guy! Answering Arguments for Abortion Rights

It’s one thing to be gracious. It’s quite another to be a “nice” guy or gal who never stands up for truth because you fear what people think. Make no mistake! Leftists want Christians to just shut up and bow to the reigning secular culture. They use clichés and assertions to hide the fact they…

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Life at the Edges: The Wacked-Out World of Bioethics

Your grandfather is dying of cancer and wants no further treatment. He wants to enjoy his final months enjoying his family, which can’t happen if he’s sick from chemotherapy. Is it wrong to withhold treatment that no longer benefits him? Is withholding treatment the same as doctor-assisted suicide or euthanasia? Meanwhile, on the other end…

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Tactics: Handling Objections With Grace and Truth

Think you can handle a speaker from Planned Parenthood or The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice? Come find out as Scott Klusendorf assumes the character of a pro-abortion speakers similar to the many he’s debated on college campuses across the country. Good news! You don’t have to be an expert to dispatch attacks on your…

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Shattering the Icons of Evolution

When I meet people who claim that macroevolution is a fact, I have a question for them: How did you come to that conclusion? What do you think is the best evidence for macroevolution that warrants you calling it a fact? Tim Barnett taught evolution in a science public high school, so he knows the arguments in the…

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