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Worldview Leadership League 2018

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Rathfon Inn

10805 Lakeshore Road

Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V4


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The Worldview Leadership League is designed for students aged 14 to 18 to help equip them to defend their Christian faith in the midst of the intellectual and practical challenges of our culture, to apply God’s Word to every sphere of life, and to direct their lives towards building a culture that loves and honours Jesus Christ.

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Dr. Joe Boot, EICC, Founder

Rev. Dr. Joseph Boot (M.A., PhD) is a Christian thinker, cultural theologian, noted Christian apologist, founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity (EICC) and founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto. Proud to call Canada home, Joseph is originally from Great Britain and has worked in the fields of Christian apologetics and church leadership for over twenty years on both sides of the Atlantic. He has spoken and guest lectured all over the world at numerous university student events, seminaries, churches, colleges, and conferences. He regularly addresses pastors and Christian leaders as well as academic, medical, legal, and political professionals in the English speaking nations and has publicly debated leading atheistic thinkers and philosophers in Canada and the United States. Joe did his undergraduate studies in Theology (Birmingham Christian College, U.K), earned his Master’s degree in Mission Theology with a focus on the philosophy of culture and apologetics (University of Manchester U.K), and holds a PhD in Christian Intellectual Thought (Whitefield Theological Seminary, Florida, USA).

Jenny Boot

Jenny Boot is a pastor's wife and mother of three living in Toronto. She was born and raised in the UK where she trained as a dancer and actress at Elmhurst Ballet School and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She spent ten years working professionally in the arts including two years touring with Saltmine Christian Theatre Company, later directing their UK premiere of 'The Hiding Place.' She has devised and performed in many physical theatre pieces, in particular with 'Out of Inc' theatre, at the Edinburgh Festival and the Battersea Arts Centre in London and directed pieces for different artists in this field. Her work also included TV, short films, leading worskshops plus choreographing and teaching both dance and drama in schools and community settings across the country.

Jeff Durbin, Apologia Church & Radio, Founder

Jeff Durbin is Pastor/Elder of Apologia Church in Tempe, and has worked for many years as a hospital-chaplain. Jeff is a popular speaker for camps, conferences, churches & schools across the nation. He has participated in outreach to various different religions across the nation and has even engaged in public debate against Atheism. Jeff was featured on a series for the History Channel called, “The Stoned Ages” about the Christian approach to drugs and alcohol. Jeff hosts a weekly radio program heard on KPXQ called “Apologia Radio” and is heard internationally via podcast at apologiaradio.com.Jeff is a World Champion martial artist with 5 Black-Belts and and has starred in popular video games and even played Michaelangelo and Donatello for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise as well as Johnny Cage in “Mortal Combat” the world-tour. The younger crowd may have even seen him as a fighter in MTV’s “the Final Fu”.

Ryan Eras, EICC, Director of Content & Publishing

Ryan Eras is Director of Content and Publishing at the Ezra Institute. He holds an undergraduate degree in History from Tyndale University, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto, with a focus on bibliographic control and the history of censorship.

Ryan has served in several educational and support roles, providing bibliographic research and critical editorial assistance for several popular and academic publications. He lives in Toronto with his wife Rachel, and their children, Isabelle, Joanna and Simon.

Avery Foley, Answers in Genesis, Writer

Avery Foley, from Stirling, Ontario, is a writer for Answers in Genesis, the ministry behind the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. She holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. She, her husband Trevor, and her son Winston all live in Kentucky where they enjoy hiking, swimming, and trying new American foods. You can read Avery's articles on biblical authority and creationism at answersingenesis.org

Devorah Gilman, Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, Eastern Outreach Director

When Devorah was in her early teens she encountered abortion victim photography for the first time. The sight of broken bodies of aborted children motivated her to become active in the pro-life movement. In September 2011, Devorah was trained by CCBR personnel in how to effectively engage the culture on the streets through CCBR’s “Choice” Chain project. In the summer of 2012, Devorah interned with the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, following which she joined as full-time staff. She now works as CCBR's Eastern Outreach Director, equipping and inspiring pro-lifers in Toronto as well as in cities across Canada and the United States.

Steven Martins, EICC, Director of Ministry Development & Advancement

Steven Martins is the Director of Ministry Development & Advancement with the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity. He has spoken internationally and written articles for the EICC, writes for the Spanish-speaking branch of The Gospel Coalition, and is a regular contributor to the Siglo XXI Journal of the reformed publishing house Editorial CLIR in Costa Rica. Steven has a Bachelor of Human Resource Management from York University, Toronto, and is working towards completing his Masters of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Veritas International University, California.

Cory McKenna, The Cross Current, Founder, Radio Host

Cory McKenna is Founding President of The Cross Current, Host of TCC Radio, and Pastor of Local Missions at Harvest Bible Chapel London. Cory has advanced and given a defense of the Gospel through one-to-one witnessing and open air preaching in many major cities across North America. He is an experienced church and conference speaker who specializes in equipping evangelists and their churches by example to be Christ’s witnesses together.

Jacob Moon, Music Artist

Every artist starts out with heroes. But not every artist gets asked by their heroes to join them, as artists, on their stage. It's a compliment that Jacob Moon keeps getting from the musicians who have inspired him since he started as a singer-songwriter out in Hamilton, Ontario. Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon's renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention. It is these inventive covers that draws the fans in, but it's Moon's original material and his compelling live show that make them pull up a chair.

Calvin Smith, Answers in Genesis, Speaker & General Manager

Calvin has spoken at churches across Canada and internationally on creation apologetics since 2001. He is well known for his ability to engage audiences of all ages and being able to communicate theological concepts and scientific information in an easy-to-understand manner.

Calvin was formerly on the pastoral staff of a church in Guelph, Ontario, overseeing the youth and small group ministries. Through working with young people, both inside the church and with a small group at the University of Guelph, Calvin personally witnessed the devastation brought to our youth by the teaching of evolutionary rationalism. But he also saw the life-transforming effect of biblical answers that encourage people to know that God’s Word can be trusted from the very first verse.

P. Andrew Sandlin, Center for Cultural Leadership, Founder, EICC Fellow

P. Andrew Sandlin is an ordained minister and Executive Director of the Fellowship of Mere Christianity, Faculty of Blackstone Legal Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom, and De Jong Distinguished Visiting Professor of Culture and Theology, Edinburg Theological Seminary. He is also the Founding President of the Center for Cultural Leadership based in California. He founded CCL in 2001 with the conviction that only eminently equipped cultural leaders will actually create a new Christian culture - and that only transformed Christians can transform the present anti-Christian culture of the West.

Jeffrey Ventrella, Alliance Defending Freedom, Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President of Training, EICC Fellow

Jeffery J. Ventrella serves as senior counsel and senior vice president of training for Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, he oversees the design and implementation of the ADF Blackstone Legal Fellowship, a renowned legal internship program for outstanding law students, and the ADF Areté Academy, a corresponding program for college upperclassmen and recent graduates on a path to future leadership positions in law and public policy.

Prior to joining ADF in 2000, Ventrella litigated for nearly 15 years, concentrating in complex litigation and appellate advocacy. He obtained a B.M.E. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Northern Colorado, where he specialized in trumpet performance. Ventrella received a Ph.D. in church and state studies from Whitefield Theological Seminary and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He is admitted to the state bar of Idaho, the U.S. Supreme Court, and multiple federal district and appellate courts.


Sunday August 19 - Worldview Intro

Check In at the Rathfon 4:00-6:00 PM
Session 1: Intro. to Worldview | Steven Martins
Session 2: Worldview & Gospel | Steven Martins

Monday August 20 | Worldview & Culture

Session 3: The Cultural Mandate & the Kingdom of God | P. Andrew Sandlin
Session 4: State of the West | Jeffrey Ventrella
Session 5: Economic & Cultural Marxism | P. Andrew Sandlin
Session 6: God & Government | Jeffrey Ventrella
Q&A Panel | P. Andrew Sandlin, Jeffrey Ventrella
Session 7: Cultural Analysis of the Arts | Jenny Boot

Tuesday August 21 | Worldview Apologetics

Session 8: Apologetic Mandate | Jeff Durbin
Session 9: Apologetic Methodology | Jeff Durbin
Session 10: The Age of Religious Humanism | P. Andrew Sandlin
Session 11: The Rise of Islam | Steven Martins
Q&A Panel | Jeff Durbin, P. Andrew Sandlin, Steven Martins
Session 12: Cultural Analysis of TV & Film | Jeff Durbin

Wednesday August 22 | Worldview Science & Creation

Session 13: The Philosophy of Science | P. Andrew Sandlin
Session 14: Genesis: The Seedbed of a Christian Worldview | Calvin Smith
Session 15: Creation Evidences | Calvin Smith
Session 16: Marriage & God's Word | Avery Foley
Q&A | P. Andrew Sandlin, Calvin Smith, Avery Foley
Session 17: Cultural Analysis of Media | Jeff Durbin

Thursday August 23 | Worldview Law & Health

Session 18: Beginning of Life Issues | Devorah Gilman
Session 19: End of Life Issues | Ted Fenske
Session 20: Gender, Sexuality & Identity | Avery Foley
Session 21: Pornography Plague | Ted Fenske
Q&A Panel | Devorah Gilman, Ted Fenske, Avery Foley
Session 22: Concert Night with Jacob Moon

Friday August 24 | Worldview & Witness

Session 23: Biblical Evangelism: Theology & Methodology | Cory McKenna
Practicuum: Public Evangelism in Niagara Falls | Cory McKenna
Session 24: The Scriptural Motive: The Everlasting Kingdom | Joe Boot
Session 25: BBQ Dinner Commissioning Address | Joe Boot

Saturday August 25

Pick-Up 9:00-10:00AM

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