Youth Keynote Speaker
Jojo Ruba equips Christians to be effective ambassadors for Christ for everyday conversations. He has spoken at venues that include Sunday morning services, secular debates at universities and morning chapels at Christian schools.
Jojo focuses on practical ways to defend the faith. He teaches Christians how to explain their worldview using tools that non-Christians can understand. For example, he helps audiences think of the right questions to ask non-believers not just the right answers they ought to give.
Jojo earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Masters in Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa. He is executive director of Faith Beyond Belief, based in Calgary, AB, Canada.
Friday 10:30-11:30AM | Salon B
Is the natural world all that there is or is there evidence for the supernatural? Does science contradict religion or can it point to something beyond the physical world? In this session, we’ll examine the physical universe and ask, “Where did the physical world come from?”Go to Topic Page
Friday 2:20-3:20PM | Salon B
Our culture teaches that "love is love" and that all love is the same. In this session, we examine why there are at least four loves that all humanity needs to thrive. We'll also examine why these loves are not interchangeable but complementary.Go to Topic Page
Saturday 8:30-9:30AM | Salon B
Even the best Christian apologists admit this is the best argument for rejecting the faith. How can a good, all-powerful God allow evil in this world? In this session, we’ll examine and define concepts such as evil, God and goodness and explain how the problem of evil is not a problem for Christians but for atheists.Go to Topic Page
Saturday 12:50-1:50PM | Salon B
Speaking about faith and truth to a post-modern generation is harder than ever. In this session, we’ll learn the basics of what it means to be Christ’s ambassadors and provide tactics on how we can speak to a culture that is openly hostile to faith.Go to Topic Page
Saturday 2:15-3:15PM | Exhibition Hall (Booth 1104)
Modern education focuses on teaching students facts and ideas. But as our world becomes moves away from facts and emphasizes the power of feelings, educators, including homeschooling parents, need to learn to stop teaching their kids and start training them instead. Training requires applying knowledge not just regurgitating it.Go to Topic Page