EMNR News: A Message from the President

We have a thank you and a few announcements to make. The Board wants to thank Scott McCall for his service as Executive Director of EMNR for the last couple of years. It is a somewhat difficult task, not unlike herding fleas across a barnyard, but he did it well and we appreciate it. He will be focusing his full time attention in overseeing and developing Horizon Bible College.

We do have a new Executive Director, Sarah Flashing, who brings a considerable amount of experience, passion and energy to the position. I have known Sarah for quite a few years. We met when she was just getting the apologetics bug and I have had the privilege of watching her grow in the faith. She has a vision of what she would like to do which she will be sharing with the members in the coming months.

Lastly, we have made a fair amount of progress for next EMNR conference. It will be at Calvary Chapel South Denver on May, 1 – 2, 2015. The theme is “Myth Taken: The Cultural Challenge to the Church.”

Conference Plenary Speakers include:

Tim Challies
Calvin E. Beisner
Chelsen Vicari
Keith Plummer
H. Wayne House

We are taking workshop proposals. Please send them to Sarah Flashing at
 Sarah@emnr.org.

L.L. (Don) Veinot Jr., President
Evangelical Ministries to New Religions

Apologetics & the Family Conference (2014)

Join us at Calvary Chapel South Denver for a terrific apologetics conference co-sponsored with ISCA, the International Society of Christian Apologetics.

Calvary Chapel South Denver
9052 W. Ken Caryl Ave
Littleton, CO 80128

Plenary Speakers Include:

Dr. Richard Land
Dr. Richard Land is president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, a non-denominational seminary based in Charlotte, NC which offers first-rate educational programs in evangelism and classic apologetics.

John Stonestreet
John Stonestreet is a Speaker and Fellow of the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is a gifted communicator on areas of faith and culture, theology, worldview, education, and apologetics, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, churches, schools, and other various gatherings each year.

Judge Phil Ginn

Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court

Bill McKeever
Bill McKeever, founder and director of Mormonism Research Ministry, is author of numerous books and articles on history and doctrines of Mormonism. He has been a featured guest on many Christian and secular talk shows throughout the country.

Dr. Jerry L. Buckner
Dr. Buckner is Pastor of Tiburon Christian Fellowship in Marin County, CA. He is the host of Contending for the Faith, a daily radio talk show focusing on apologetics in the San Francisco bay area.

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Statement on Richard Mouw and Evangelical Countercult Ministries

STATEMENT ON RICHARD MOUW AND EVANGELICAL COUNTERCULT MINISTRIES
Evangelical Ministries to New Religions
April 12, 2013

Evangelical Ministries to New Religions (EMNR) was formed in 1982 as “a consortium of Christians in North America, seeking to help people distinguish authentic from in-authentic Christianity and strengthen evangelical Christian ministries to new religionists and cultists.” It serves as an umbrella group for about three dozen such ministries and over a dozen additional individual scholars, researchers, and evangelists also working in this field. It does not claim to speak for all evangelicals engaged in such ministry, but seeks to coordinate efforts among like-minded evangelicals and to promote high standards of accountability, scholarship, and ethics in ministry to people of new religious movements. EMNR includes several organizations devoted largely or entirely to apologetic and evangelistic ministry to active and former members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormons. Continue reading