Presenters

Randall PriceDr. Randall Price

Is the Founder and President of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. and is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). He is also Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in California. He has taught at the University of Texas (Austin), The International School of Theology, Trinity Southwest University, and Criswell College. He has done post-graduate work at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel since 2002.

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Dr. Paul MaierDr. Paul L. Maier

Dr. Paul L. Maier is a prolific author, biblical scholar, and dedicated Christian. His popular and scholarly writings now circulate worldwide in more than 7 million copies in 17 different languages and include his best-selling book, A Skeleton in God's Closet. A distinguished professor of history at Western Michigan University, his interests are the ancient Near East, ancient Greece and Rome, Christianity and the Roman Empire, and the Reformation Era. He also serves as third vice president for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.


Craig PartonCraig Parton

Craig Parton is a Christian apologist; he is also a trial lawyer and partner at Price, Postel & Parma LLP, a law firm based in Santa Barbara, California. He completed his doctorate in law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He also completed a master’s degree in Christian Apologetics under Dr. John Warwick Montgomery at the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (now Trinity Law School) in Santa Ana, California. As a seven-year staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ, he traveled to more than 100 colleges and universities defending the Christian faith through lectures and debates. 

Parton has published articles and reviews in various theological journals and festschrifts. He has also written three books. These include The Defense Never Rests: A Lawyer’s Quest for the Gospel and Religion on Trial. Parton is also the United States Director of the International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.


Jeff KlohaDr. Jeff Kloha

Born in Chicago, while a young child he moved with his family as his father, a Lutheran elementary school principal, accepted calls to the New York City area and Detroit before returning to Chicago. After completing studies at Concordia Seminary he served Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio from 1993-99, after which he returned to Concordia Seminary. Studies at the University of Leeds began shortly thereafter, with his PhD thesis accepted in 2006. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the seminary’s Director of Theological Resources and Continuing Education.

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Joel LampeJoel Lampe

As a young man in college, Joel Lampe says he "lost" the faith taught him by his father, Craig Lampe, a noted authority on old and rare Bibles. The younger Lampe tried to find God by studying other faiths, including Judaism and Islam. He even lived in India for six months to examine Hinduism before realizing it wasn't for him. "I could poke a thousand holes in the Resurrection, the Catholic Church, Islam and every other religious denomination," said Joel Lampe, one of the two curators of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Forbidden Book exhibit at the Von Braun Center here through January.

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