Apologetics group offers expert advice on how to understand role one’s faith plays in personal development, success

January 14, 2014

Mesa, Arizona ~ Why do we believe what we believe and how do we know our beliefs are true? Such questions are the basis for internal reflection and the focus of a conference sponsored by Benedictine University at Mesa, the Catholic Apologetics Academy and Immaculate Heart Radio.

The public is invited to attend the conference January 23-26 on the campus of Benedictine University at Mesa, 225 E. Main St. in downtown Mesa. Apologetics is a branch of theology that aims to defend or prove the truth of Christian doctrine. The conference will feature presentations by some of the country’s leading apologetics experts.

Guest speakers include Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., professor of Philosophy at Boston College, who has published more than 70 books, including “Handbook of Catholic Apologetics;” Kenneth Hensley, a nationally known apologetics lecturer and co-author of “The Godless Delusion: A Catholic Challenge to Modern Atheism;” and Patrick Madrid, founder and president of the Envoy Institute and author of 22 books, including “Envoy for Christ: 25 Years as a Catholic Apologist.”

The event will offer daytime and evening training sessions, informational materials and a diploma of completion for all attendees. A wine and cheese social will be held each evening and daily continental breakfast will be provided. The cost of the conference is $355. Registration is required at www.CatholicApologeticsAcademy.com. Seating is limited. This event is organized by Catholic Apologetics Academy and all inquiries should be directed to their website.

Benedictine University – the fastest growing university in the country – provides a private, values-based education grounded in history, heritage and Catholic tradition. The Mesa branch campus provides students a problem-based learning approach which greater prepares students for entering the workforce. Education and technology blog edcetera named Benedictine University at Mesa among 10 universities in the nation on the cutting edge of tech for 2013.

Current degree offerings include a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior, in addition to a minor in Religious Studies.

For more information about Benedictine, please visit www.ben.edu/mesa or the Gregory Enrollment Center at 51 E. Main St., Suite 105 in downtown Mesa, or contact us at (602) 888-5533 or mesa@ben.edu.

The University is accepting applications for spring and fall 2014 enrollment. Spring classes begin January 21.

Benedictine University at Mesa is a branch campus of Benedictine University, an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine is ranked No. 1 among the country’s fastest-growing campuses between 2000-2010 in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of private nonprofit research institutions, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among “America’s Top Colleges” for the third consecutive year in 2013. Education and technology blog edcetera named Benedictine University at Mesa among 10 universities in the nation on the cutting edge of tech for 2013.


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