Saturday, April 9: Optional get-together at a local Florida restaurant in the evening for a meet-and-greet time over dinner, with all of the apologetics conference speakers in attendance. (Details forthcoming.)
Sunday, April 10: You are required to be on the ship by 2:30 p.m. Please bring your passports. We leave the port of Port Canaveral (Florida) at 4:30 p.m.
5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner together. We have made reservations throughout the week for 5:30 p.m. and we have a chance to sit together. If this is not what you want, then you can change your reservation to “mytime” dining and have more flexibility. Otherwise, we plan on having dinner together 5:30 to 7 p.m. every evening, with conversations around our tables! Our goal is to make sure every cabin has had a chance to sit at a table with others from our trip (about 3 dozen total participants).
7 p.m. to 8:45: Apologetics Session 1:
Hour 1: Introduction by Eric Johnson–Apologetics Conference Coordinator
* Quick introductions of the passengers
* 5-minute testimonies from Matt Slick, Bill McKeever, Andrew Rappaport, Eric Johnson
* Cruise Bingo (for a prize) hosted by Eric (10 minutes)
* Eric Johnson: Passing out Notebooks and Nametags / Going through the week’s itinerary (How the conference will work)
* Eric Johnson: Going through each session and a quick 1-minute description from each speaker
Hour 2: Matt Slick, “Apologetics in the 21st century: Where do we go now?”
Note: Because there are excellent theatre shows each night, we want to make sure those attending our conference have a chance to see these popular shows. Therefore, we would like to begin promptly at each session and end at promptly as well so people have opportunities to leave. (Feel free to stay and chat afterward.)
Monday, April 11: At sea
7:00-7:30 a.m. Devotional / Prayer and Praise in the ship’s chapel (Optional, 1/2 hour, each weekday morning—we will be asking our participants to volunteer sharing a short 10-15 minute devotional…sign-ups soon). Eric Johnson shares
2:30 p.m. to 3:55: Apologetics Main Session 2: Matt Slick: “Why is a Worldview Important?”
4:05 p.m to 5:30: Apologetics Main Session 3: Bill McKeever: “Mormonism: The Majority Religion in Utah”
5:30 p.m. to 7:00: Dinner together
Tuesday, April 12: Labadee, Haiti (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Devotional / Prayer and Praise in the ship’s chapel. Bill McKeever shares.
3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: Apologetics Main Session 4: Andrew Rappaport: “Bible Interpretation Made Easy”
5:30 p.m. to 7:00: Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:45: Apologetics Breakout Sessions 5:
7:00-7:50: Breakout session 1
Choice 1: Sharon Lindbloom: TBD
Choice 2: Eric Johnson: “Is It Possible to Trust the Bible Part 1”
7:55-8:45: Breakout session 2
Choice 1: Matt Slick and Andrew Rappaport: “Dispensationalism vs. Covenant Theology: A Friendly Discussion”
Choice 2: Eric Johnson: “Is it Possible to Trust the Bible Part 2”
When we have 4 breakout sessions, the first 50 minutes takes place with no introduction. There is a 5 minute break, then the second session will take place the following 50 minutes.
Wednesday, April 13: Falmouth, Jamaica (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Devotional / Prayer and Praise in the ship’s chapel. Andrew Rappaport shares.
8:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.: Apologetics Main Session 6: Eric Johnson: “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Its Relevance to the Bible”
5:30 p.m. to 7:00: Dinner
7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.: Apologetics Main Session 7: “An Introduction to Islam” (Matt Slick/Andrew Rappaport)
Thursday, April 14: George Town, Grand Cayman (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
7:00 to 7:30 a.m. Devotional / Prayer and Praise in the ship’s chapel. Michael Rabus shares.
3:45 to 5:30 p.m.: Apologetics Breakout Session 8:
3:45-4:35: Breakout Session 1:
Choice 1: Bill McKeever: “Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Choice 2: Michael Rabus: “What Should a Modern Mormon Really Believe?” Part 1
4:40-5:30: Breakout Session 2:
Choice 1: 2 Eric Johnson: “The 10 Most Awesome Archaeological Discoveries”
Choice 2: Michael Rabus: “What Should a Modern Mormon Really Believe?” Part 2
5:30 p.m. to 7:00: Dinner
7 p.m. to 8:45: Apologetics Breakout Session 9:
7:00-7:50: Breakout Session 1:
Choice 1: Andrew Rappaport: “The Watchtower (JWs) at Your Door” Part 1
Choice 2: Matt Slick “Theology in Sneakers Part 1”
7:55-8:45: Breakout Session 2:
Choice 1: Andrew Rappaport: “The Watchtower (JWs) at Your Door” Part 2
Choice 2: ”Matt Slick “Theology in Sneakers Part 2”
Friday, April 15: Cozumel, Mexico (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
7:00 to 7:30 a.m.: Devotional / Prayer and Praise. Chris Dickenson shares.
8:30 to 9:50 a.m.: Apologetics Main Session 10: Matt Slick: “Roman Catholicism: The Gospel According to Rome”
Saturday, April 16: At sea
7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Devotional / Prayer and Praise. The Gwaltneys share.
FINAL SESSIONS/Conclusion to the Apologetics Cruise
Apologetics Breakout Session 11: 4 breakout sessions
1:30 to 2:25: Breakout 1
Choice 1:Bill McKeever: “A Christian Response to the Issue of Homosexuality Part 1”
Choice 2: Andrew Rappaport: The Uniqueness of Christianity
2:25-3:20: Breakout 2
Choice 1: Bill McKeever: “A Christian Response to the Issue of Homosexuality Part 2″
Choice 2: Andrew Rappaport: “Ambassador Evangelism”
3:30-4:25: Apologetics Main Session 12: Matt Slick: “The Problems of Atheism and Why it’s Important to Christians”
4:30-5:30: Apologetics Panel Session 13: Panel of the four main speakers: Questions and Answers on a variety of topics. This is your chance to ask any question that wasn’t addressed during the conference. As the week goes on and a topic on our agenda seems to come up, we may use this time to deal with those issues.
5:30 p.m. to 7:00: Final Dinner