Generation Why?

Reasonable Faith in a Post-Christian Age

OBU Youth Apologetics Conference

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Oklahoma Baptist University

For most of the 20th century, people identified themselves according to their faith.

But then everything changed.

Join us as we take a look at what it means to be a Christian in the post-Christian age.


Melissa Cain Travis

Houston Baptist University

Megan Almon

Life Training Institute

Tawa Anderson

Oklahoma Baptist University


Director of Programs and Summit Semester

Summit Ministries

Tripp Almon

Rowena Strickland Associate Professor of New Testament
Oklahoma Baptist University

Alan Bandy

National Next Gen Evangelism Director
North American Mission Board

Shane Pruitt

Dean of the Hurley College of Science and Math
klahoma Baptist University

Chris Jones

Christian Illusionist

Three Thirty Ministries

Kolby King

Professor of Philosophy and Theology

and Greer-Heard Chair of Faith and Culture

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

Robert Stewart

David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics

University of Oklahoma 

Michael Strauss


Watchman Fellowship

James Walker

8:30 a.m.

9:00–10:15 a.m.

10:20–11:10 a.m.

11:20 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

12:35–1:45 p.m.

1:45–2:35 p.m.

2:45–3:35 p.m.

3:45–5:00 p.m.



Potter Auditorium, Raley Chapel

General Session 1—Megan Almon

Equipped to Engage: How to Make a Case for Life on Hostile Turf

Potter Auditorium, Raley Chapel

Breakout Session 1

General Session 2—Tawa Anderson

A Dozen (or so) Arguments for God

Potter Auditorium, Raley Chapel

Lunch (off site)

Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 3

General Session 3—Melissa Cain Travis

Cosmos By Design

Potter Auditorium, Raley Chapel


Track A: Engaging Other Religions

Geiger Center, Rooms 218-219

Breakout 1: James Walker, “The 4-Views—Key to Sharing Christ with Other Faiths”

Breakout 2: Bob Stewart, “Is Jesus 'Really' the Only Savior?”

Breakout 3: Tripp Almon, “Understanding and Engaging the Postmodern Worldview”

Track B: Applied Apologetics

Geiger Center, Room 220

Breakout 1: Shane Pruitt, “Lies Christians Believe: Believe in Yourself”

Breakout 2: Kolby King, “Illusions as a Gateway to the Gospel”

Breakout 3: Bob Stewart, “Universalism: What It Is, What It's Not, Why It's Wrong”

Track C: Sexuality & Contemporary Culture

Bailey Business Center, Tulsa Royalties Auditorium

Breakout 1: Alan Bandy, “The Bible and Homosexuality”

Breakout 2: Megan Almon, “Bioethics: An Overview”

Breakout 3: Shane Pruitt, “Lies Christians Believe: Follow Your Heart”

Track D: Biblical Apologetics

Geiger Center, Gathering Room (1st Floor)

Breakout 1: Tripp Almon, “Is the Bible Reliable?”

Breakout 2: Tawa Anderson, “Seeing the Gospels Anew: Undesigned Coincidences”

Breakout 3: James Walker, “Using Scripture with Mormons”

Track E: Science & God

Stavros Hall, Room 214

Breakout 1: Michael Strauss, “Why the Big Bang is a Big Benefit for Believers”

Breakout 2: Melissa Travis, “Science and the Mind of the Maker”

Breakout 3: Chris Jones, “The Christian Faith of Those Highlighted in Science Textbooks”

NOTE: Due to the incredible response, we have moved the locations for our General Session and breakout tracks A and B to allow for more room. Please note the new locations!


500 W. University Street

Shawnee, OK 74804



Parking is available at any open or visitor lot listed on the OBU Campus Map (PDF). We recommend the lot just east of the Noble Complex or the lot at the corner of Airport Drive and University Street.

Please do not park in any reserved lot. Your vehicle will be ticketed if it does not have the correct University parking sticker showing.





$60/group (6–14 people)

$70/group (15+ people)