Jay Smith in Hong Kong Nov 22-24, 2018
Dr. Jay Smith is a Christian apologist and polemicist. During the past 35years he has participated in over 80 moderated dialogues with distinguished Muslim scholars, statesmen, and apologists. He is Founder and International Director of Pfander Centre of Apologetics, PhD from the Arthur Jeffery Centre, Melbourne School of Theology.
Jay Smith 博士參與穆宣35年，早年在西非宣教，及後在倫敦和世界各地，與穆斯林和伊斯蘭學者公開辯論有80多次。他創立Pfander Center of Apologetics，專注穆宣護教和辯道學。
How to Talk to Muslims About Jesus
Dr. Jay Smith
This is the first time this workshop comes to Hong Kong. It has only been offered twice before - in London and India. You will gain knowledge and skills to share the gospel with confidence.
Nov 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm; 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Nov 23, 10:30am - 12:30pm; 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Nov 24, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue : Island ECC Kong’s Rd, 633 Quarry Bay Hong Kong
A. APOLOGETICS AND POLEMICS.
Why do evangelistic debates?
Who should do evangelistic debates?
Responses to evangelistic debates.
The differences between apologetical and polemical debates.
Methodologies for debates.
B. THE HISTORY OF DEBATES.
C. TYPES OF DEBATES.
D. MUSLIM DEBATES.
Popularity of debates.
The main Muslim debaters.
Methodology of Muslim debaters.
Tactics of Muslim debaters.
Favorite material from liberal sources.
E. CHRISTIAN DEBATES.
F. OBJECTIONS TO DEBATES.
G. ADVANTAGES WITH DEBATES.
H. PURPOSES FOR DEBATES.
I. METHODOLOGY OF DEBATES.
J. LESSONS FROM THE MUNAZARA DEBATE OF 1854.
Debates can be effective.
Know your material.
Know your audience.
Use apologetics and polemics.
K. LOGICAL FALLACIES
B B Paradigm.
Smokescreen or red herring.
False Analogy and Equivocation.
The Fallacy of Irrelevance.
Straw Man Arguments.
’Might is Right’ Fallacy.
The Deflective Polemic Fallacy.
The Humiliation Game.
Dialogue – not debate.
‘Love’ your enemy.
Seek out ‘Men of Peace’.
Find ‘Unity’ or ‘Look for Commonalities’.
L. APOLOGETICAL DEBATE TOPICS.
Has the Bible been corrupted?
What about the Contradictions in the Bible?
Why don’t we have the original manuscripts like the Qur’an?
Violence in the Old Testament.
Violence in the New Testament.
The Crusades and The Inquisition.
How can Jesus be the ‘Son of God’?
How can God become a Man?
How can God be Triune?
Is Paul the founder of Christianity?
What is sin and salvation in Islam?
M. POLEMICAL DEBATE TOPICS.
An introduction to polemics.
The corruption in the Qur'an.
The khilafah vs the Kingdom of God.
Women in the Bible and women in Islam.
Difference between Yahweh and Allah.
Jesus or Muhammad.
Did Jesus die on the cross?
Was Muhammad a prophet?
Christianity or Islam: Which is more relevant today?