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Rev. Larry Blythe:  Homeschool Conference Speaker and Workshop Leader Details


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Blythe, Larry

Charlotte, North Carolina (NC)  28277
United States of America (US)

larry@apologia.com
Website(s) Larry Blythe's Facebook page
ApologiaAcademy.com
Apologia.com
Keynote Presentations
Featured PresentationsTeach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Omaha (2013, NE)
2013 FPEA Florida Homeschool Convention (2013, FL)
Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Nashville (2013, TN)
Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2013, SC)
1st Annual 2012 Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention - Spartanburg (2012, SC)
Workshop Presentations2013 Texas Home School Coalition's State Convention & Family Conference (2013, TX)
2013 New Mexico Christian Home School Convention (2013, NM)
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Presentation Titles & Descriptions

 Christian teens across America were surveyed by Barna Research and it was discovered that three out of four raised in

Christian homes walk away from the faith after high school. Additionally, 91% of students from evangelical churches no longer believe in absolute moral truth. What has happened? Students are simply ill-equipped for the onslaught of false teaching they receive in college, from friends, media, and 'on the street.' The APOLOGIA WORLDVIEW TEEN TRACK seminars equip students to powerfully defend Christianity and the existence of God, and embolden their own faith.

Most students say they did not learn enough Bible content growing up to enable them to make biblical life decisions, let alone defend a Christian worldview in the face of vicious opposition. Christian Apologist and former Youth Pastor Larry

Blythe will help students prepare to contend with skeptics on these topics:

·         Seminar #1:

o    True for You – Not for Me!

Is truth absolute or relative to every individual? No worldview (including atheism) is true if truth is relative. Truth is absolute and knowable.

·         Seminar #2:

o    Are Christians Bigoted, Biased, and Judgmental?

“There is no truth but science,” “Christians are intolerant,” all religions are right/wrong,” “believe anything you want, just be sincere,” “don’t impose your morality on me.” How can you answer these objections? These and many others are answered effectively.

·         Seminar #3:

o    Proof God Exists: Cosmology

If the universe had a beginning, then someone had to ‘begin it.’ Even scientists agree it had a time when it came to be…Atheists used to comfort themselves with the belief that the universe always existed. You will learn five lines of scientific evidence that now says otherwise.

·         Seminar #4:

o    Proof God Exists: Teleology (ID –Intelligent Design)

The precision found in the universe provides persuasive evidence for the existence of God. Scientists constantly discover a universe of incredible design and complexity. No specific, complex design can exist without a designer.

·         Seminar #5:

o    Proof God Exists: Morality

There is an absolute standard of right and wrong that is written on the hearts of every human being. People may deny it; they may suppress it; their actions may contradict it; but their reactions reveal that they know it. This Moral Law must have a source higher than ourselves – you can’t have a law without a Law-Giver. Atheists have no real basis for objective right and wrong.

·         Seminar #6:

o    Are Miracles Possible?

The question is not “did they happen” but are miracles logically possible? Skeptics say “no.” This is refuted in this seminar. God indeed communicated using miracles to confirm His message.

·         Seminar #7:

o    Is the New Testament Historically Accurate?

Is the NT simply a book of myths? Learn six powerful reasons we know the New Testament is historically accurate.

·         Seminar #8:

o    Is the New Testament True?

The NT is historically accurate. But, did the events recorded in it really happen? Did Jesus really rise from the dead? Learn ten facts proving the truth of the NT.

 

  • This Can’t Wait Until High School!: Teaching a Biblical Worldview to Ages 6-14
    Establishing a clear biblical worldview and a strong foundation in basic Christian doctrine will inoculate your children against the false teachings and worldly values they will one day encounter during the critical teen years. This workshop will give you the confidence and tools you need to cover this vital subject with your children.

 

Fishy Fallacies that Make Evolution Stink

 

Teaching Biblical Worldview

 

Reasons Genesis Is Real History

 

Why 75% of Youth Walk Away from the Faith

Larry's Achievements
  • Teacher
  • Apologia Academy Director
  • B.A. in Pastoral Theology at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College
  • M.A.A. (Master of Arts in Apologetics) from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC
  • An editor of the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
  • Youth Specialist/Pastor 20+ years
  • Word of Life speaker several years
  • Witness Inc. missionary to Jehovah's Witnesses
  • Full time mininistry since 1982
  • Illusionist, juggler since a wee little baron
Blythe's Bio

Larry was raised in a Christian home in California. He became a Christian around the age of 9, and later committed to seeking full time ministry. He studied Pastoral Theology at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in Southern California where he received his B.A. in 1982. He pastored for about 15+ years as an Associate Pastor/Student Ministries (Youth Pastor). During that time, he spoke at numerous youth rallies, camps and other junior high and high school events including teaching seminars for youth pastors with Word of Life Clubs and other student ministry organizations. After years of witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and other people deceived by false religions and other aberrant groups, Larry developed a counter-cult ministry reaching many Jehovah's Witnesses for Christ. This led him to seeking out further education in the area of apologetics – defending the historical Judeo-Christian faith.

Larry earned his M.A.A. (Master of Arts in Apologetics) from Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC in 2002. In 2003 he accepted a call from the president of the Seminary to assist in starting Southern Evangelical Church, also located in Charlotte, Larry served 3 ½ years as the Assistant Pastor/Christian Education. He developed numerous ministries of the church including "Educational Hour," "Institute for Biblical Studies" (lay Bible & Apologetics), and many other core programs of the church. 

Larry has been a regular guest speaker at the National Christian Apologetics Conference, and the Spiritual Counterfeits Conference. He was an instructor of World Religions and New Religious Movements, and Church History at Southern Evangelical Bible College. He was the Founder/Director of the Lay Institute for Biblical Studies and taught on various topics including cults, apologetics, theology, OT/NT, and social disciplines. He is one of the editors of the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

He teaches seminars on a variety of topics at various venues. In addition to teaching subjects related to World Religions, Cults, and general apologetics (defending the historical Christian faith), Larry's seminar topics include I Don't Have Enough Faith to be An Atheist, Are the New Testament Accounts True, Do All Religions Lead to God, How To Answer a Skeptic, 10 Things Teens Can Do To Change The World, How to Refute Non-Christian Claims, and many more. For approximately 2 ½ years Larry was a regular guest on the weekly radio program The Voice of Truth. He has also been a guest on the local public access television show Giving An Answer speaking on various topics including Scientology, The DaVinci Code, and Jehovah's Witnesses. He has been a guest on radio programs both live and pre-recorded. Larry occasionally teaches classes in apologetics and World Religions in the local prison ministry.

When he is not directing Apologia Academy, lecturing and speaking at conferences and other events, Larry enjoys racquetball (sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods), visiting Disney World, performing Christian Illusions & Juggling, chatting with his grown children, and grandchild Elijah Jacob, and dating his wife Jane. Larry and Jane, live in Charlotte, NC.

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My hope is that this list will assist conference organizers in connecting with Larry Blythe and other workshop leaders and speakers. Furthermore, my desire is to help homeschool workshop leaders and speakers develop relationships with more convention planners and audiences. May your efforts be for the glory of Christ and the strengthening of His saints.

Disclaimer:  Balancing the Sword makes no claims about the speakers' faith, ability, materials, etc.  This speaker profile information is being provided free of charge.  Please click the links and do your own research before issuing an invitation to your conference.  Postings are subject to change.

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