Is the Bible really true? Did Jesus rise from the dead? How can we be sure that the faith we claim is indeed true? On the next edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews a panel of worldview experts on the topic of Christianity and the next generation.
Dr. Del Tackett is former president of the Focus on the Family Institute and a former Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family. He is also the creator of Focus on the Family's The Truth Project. An adjunct professor at New Geneva Theological Seminary and Summit Ministries, Dr. Tackett served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. He now works with Coral Ridge Ministries as TV co-host for the show "Cross Examine." Dr. Tackett has published a variety of written works. Del and his wife Melissa have been married since 1972. They have four grown children.
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books and serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Lee and Leslie have been married for 40 years and live in Colorado. They have two adult children and several grandchildren.
Alex McFarland is a speaker, writer and advocate for Christian apologetics. He serves as director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, a leading Christian college in the United States. He has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally and has preached in more than 1,300 churches. Alex has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s Big Dig and California’s Spirit West Coast, sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Dinesh D’Souza, Josh McDowell and many others. Alex is the author of several books, including the best-selling 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity. He is a graduate of Liberty University and lives in North Carolina with his wife.
Josh McDowell has been at the forefront of cultural trends and ground-breaking ministry for over five decades. Since 1961, Josh has delivered more than 26,000 talks to over 25,000,000 people in 125 countries. He is the author or co-author of 140 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict, recognized by World Magazine as one of the top 40 books of the twentieth century. Josh's books are available in over 100 different languages. Josh and his wife, Dottie, have been married for 41 years and have four wonderful children and eight beloved grandchildren. Josh McDowell Ministry is a division of Cru (the U.S. division of Campus Crusade for Christ International).
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer has been Senior Pastor of The Moody Church since 1980. He is an award-winning author of more than twenty books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs: The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win. These programs are available on the Moody Broadcasting Network, the Bible Broadcasting Network, Trans World Radio and many Christian radio stations around the world. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and are the parents of three married children and have seven grandchildren.
Christian Speaker Frank Turek is a dynamic speaker, explorer and co-author of award-winning books, I Don’t have Enough Faith to be an Atheist and Legislating Morality. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Frank persuades audiences of the truth of Christianity with his unique blend of logic, humor and hard evidence.
Dr. Gary Habermas acts as Distinguished Research Professor and Chair in the Department of Philosophy and Theology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, where he has taught for over 25 years. He is the author or co-author of over 100 articles and 30 books, including In Defense of Miracles, The Historical Jesus, and The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. In the last 12 years he has given over 1,500 lectures in about 100 universities, seminaries, and colleges.
Dr. David Noebel is the founder and retired president of Summit Ministries. He has been a college professor, college president and candidate for the U.S. Congress. He is an author, editor, public speaker, ordained minister, and is recognized as an expert on worldview analysis and the decline of morality and spirituality in Western Civilization. In 1962 he founded Summit Ministries. In 1991, he authored the first edition of Understanding the Times: The Religious Worldviews of Our Day and the Search or Truth. David and his wife Alice live in Prescott, AZ. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
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