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The New Jersey Christian Apologetics Conference

Each year, Ray Ciervo Ministries presents the New Jersey Christian Apologetics Conference. For three years we have had the privilege of Long Branch Covenant Church hosting the conference. Long Branch sits right on the Jersey Shore not more than an hour from Manhattan. It is easily reached by car (Garden State Parkway Exit 105) or trains from Penn Station.   Each year we have also had extraordinary speakers to help us understand the need for apologetics and the how to “do” apologetics. This year we have Dr. Bill Dembski of the Discovery Institute. Dr. Dembski has written over 20 books...

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Soul Searching

In Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers, sociologists Christopher Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton shed a lot of light on the state of American teens. On the way there they coin a phrase, moralistic therapeutic deism to describe the popular religion of American teens. For the most part, this well documented, no, this excellently documented book is a mix of good news and not so good news, The good news is that most American teens are not to be stereotyped as rebellious and disinterested in religion, especially the religion of their parents. Smith and Denton...

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