the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


March 14-15, 2014

God’s renown is more than His desire to be highly honored.  His renown requires that He be rightly and supremely honored for who He is and all He has done.  God has revealed himself to be more valuable than anything and everything else in all of creation; and that is precisely why apologetics matter.

Apologetics is the art of defending the Christian faith.  We make much of God through biblically-saturated apologetics because through this we express truth and expose error.  This art properly crafted is a life vest and a soul anchor for those ‘tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes’ (Eph. 4:14).  So, in a world where folly is exalted and wisdom is despised, Christians have an opportunity to stand firm and shine the light of truth in dark dens of lies and error. As C.S. Lewis once wrote, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”  Apologetics has at its core a desire to make God famous because God is the source of all truth and He is infinitely worthy to be praised!

Join us, March 14-15, 2014, at the Renown Conference as we seek to equip this generation’s middle and high school aged students with the arsenal of God’s word as they battle against the cosmic powers of this present darkness.





R. Albert Mohler Jr. (@AlbertMohler) is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and his writings have been published throughout the United States and Europe. Full Bio

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Sean McDowell (@Sean_McDowell) is a gifted communicator with a passion for reaching the younger generation with the gospel message. He travels through the United States and abroad, speaking at camps, churches, schools and conferences. He recently joined Biola University’s Master of Arts program in Christian apologetics as an assistant professor and he also serves as head of the Bible department at Capistrano Valley Christian Schools. Full Bio


Dan DeWitt (@DanDeWitt) is the dean of Boyce College, the undergraduate school of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses on worldview, philosophy, apologetics, and C. S. Lewis. Dan and his wife April live in Louisville, Ky., with their four children: Isaiah, Micah, Josiah, and Addilynn Joy. Dan is the author of Jesus or Nothing (Crossway 2014) and posts regularly on his blog Full Bio




Lexington Road is a traveling worship band from Boyce College – the undergraduate school of Southern Seminary. This six-member band leads worship for various events on campus, as well as in local churches, conferences, and associational events around the southeast region. Their passion is to lead students in heartfelt worship with God-honoring music. They feature a variety of worship music styles including Matt Redman, Phil Wickam, The David Crowder Band, Sovereign Grace Music, Sojourn Music, Hillsong, Passion, etc. For more information about Boyce College, visit



FLAME is a Grammy-nominated Christian hip-hop recording artist with Clear Sight Music. FLAME, also known as Marcus Gray, graduated from Boyce College and is pursuing a master’s degree in Biblical counseling at Southern Seminary. Born and raised in inner city St. Louis, he is now a leader in reforming the culture that once engulfed him.




That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.