Past Speakers

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Lee Strobel

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books. His classic, The Case for Christ, is a perennial favorite which details his conversion to Christianity. His release, The Case for Grace, won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the EPCA. Since becoming a Christian, his life’s work has been to share the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity and to equip believers to share their faith with the people they know and love.

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Eric Metaxas

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Eric Metaxas is the New York Times#1 bestselling author of BonhoefferMiraclesSeven WomenSeven MenAmazing Grace, and If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty (Viking, June 14, 2016). He has written more than thirty children’s books, including the bestsellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, illustrated by Nancy Tillman. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Dr. Michael G. Strauss

Dr. Michael G. Strauss is an experimental particle physicist currently doing research on the ATLAS detector, one of the two multi-purpose particle detectors located on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Strauss has been a professor at the University of Oklahoma in Norman since 1995. He is also a Christian who discusses the relationship between science, rational thinking, objective evidence, and Christian faith. 

Dr. Strauss received his undergraduate degree in Physical Science from Biola University and his Masters degree and Ph. D. in experimental particle physics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has done research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator, the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and now at CERN. Through much of his career he has studied the interaction between quarks and gluons and the theory of Quantum Chromodynamics. More recently, he is studying the properties of the Higgs Boson and the heaviest known fundamental particle, the top quark.

Dr. Strauss believes that, as a practicing scientist and as a Christian, he has something to offer in the discussion concerning the relationship between Christianity, science, and objective thought. One of the ways Dr. Strauss achieves this is by being one of the general editors of Zondervan’s Dictionary of Christianity and Science. He has a strong motivation to discover truth in both the physical world and in the spiritual world.

You can learn more about Dr. Strauss on his website here. He shares his views and opinions through blog articles and discussions.