Medical School, and Seminary Lectureships
and Scientific Conferences and In-Services
Training and Workshops
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Evans is one of America’s foremost Christian leaders and issue
James Kennedy, Ph.D.
Minister, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
Church-based seminar series form a
core activity of Veritas. Each
year, between 15 and 20 four-day seminars are held at churches around the
world. As a teaching,
apologetic, and evangelistic ministry, our aim is to encourage and equip
believers to cultivate a comprehensive and faithful Christian worldview, to
persuasively reach the skeptic with the Gospel, and to help mobilize the
Church to effectively further the cause of Christ.
To accomplish these purposes, seminars are designed to engage some of
the most pressing ethical questions of our day.
In each instance, prevailing cultural arguments and trends are
deconstructed and assessed, and the biblical Christian perspective on the
issues involved are advanced and defended.
Church-based seminars generally run from Sunday morning through
Wednesday evening, with evening sessions usually followed by a time of
question and answer. Dr Evans
serves as the speaker at each series. Most
churches complement their seminar series with a variety of formal and
informal events featuring Dr Evans, including television and radio
appearances, newspaper interviews, lectureships at local universities,
medical schools and seminaries, and discussions with pastors, physicians,
scientists, faculty, and legislators. Seminars
may be designed to meet the interests and needs of the sponsors.
A typical seminar may look as follows:
The Image of God and the Dignity of Man
Truth or Consequences?: An Assessment of
the Prevailing Cultural Worldview
or Made?: The Cultural Stake in Human Cloning
Death Without Dignity: The Cultural Stake in
Physician- Assisted Suicide and
Twilight of a Great Civilization?: The
Christian Stake in the Future of Medicine and Culture
of the world’s greatest minds tackles some of the most thorny
issues confronting our culture today.
He does so with brilliance, clarity, sensitivity, and good
I recommended without reservation both the person and work of
Dr. Robert Evans. After hearing him, you will be glad that he
is on our side!”
Carlson, M.A., D.D.
Christian Ministries International
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University, Medical School, and Seminary Lectureships
University and medical school
lectureships are usually conducted through the Veritas Institute for the
Study of Bioethics and Public Values, a subsidiary of Veritas Ministries
International. University and
medical school lectureships are designed to provide a rigorous academic,
philosophical, and ethical assessment of the latest developments in medicine
and biotechnology. Emphasis is
placed upon an evaluation of the prevailing arguments that have been
advanced in support of various medical and biotechnological activities, and
offering an intellectually credible response to the same from the vantage
point of Christian conviction.
“We asked Dr. Evans to serve as
an Honorary Visiting Professor of Medical Ethics because he possesses that
rare combination of character and abilities:
superior intelligence, interpersonal warmth, Christian graciousness,
and highly effective communication skills.”
Glaza, M.D., Ph.D.
of Medical Ethics, Post-Graduate Medical School
Central European Council on Medical Ethics
“A bestseller could be written
on Dr. Evans and his ministry alone. His
charisma and humor are enchanting. A
weeklong conference is not enough to fully absorb the import of all that he
has said. Interwoven within the
lines of his clearly exposed messages in an immense teaching of the Word of
our Lord Jesus Christ. High
level, yet accessible. Technically
astute, yet conversational. His
seminars have changed the way that I view the world and my practice.
It is the most beautiful series of lectures I have ever heard.
I will never be the same.”
A. Linares, M.D.
and Internal Medicine
Scientist in Biomedicine
Seminary lectureships are designed
to help current and future Christian leaders better understand the
complexities of bioethical decision-making and to develop a
biblical-theological approach to handling questions of moral and ethical
choice confronting society and the Church.
Seminary lectureships place emphasis upon an evaluation of the
prevailing arguments that have been advanced in support of various medical
and biotechnological activities, and offering an intellectually credible and
theologically informed response to the same from the vantage point of
“Thank you for your recent set
of lectures here at Dallas Theological Seminary.
I was particularly interested in what you had to say given that I am
both a nurse and a theology student. You
were right on! Clinically
sound, biblically grounded, and theologically insightful.
What a wonderful ministry you are having both in the Church and
around the world. God bless
Rose Hanik, RN
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Dr Evans has rapidly become a
favorite at Christian conferences, retreats, and camps.
The contemporary ethical issues confronting Christianity and culture
(most specifically, bioethical issues) are of tremendous interest to people
of all ages. And there is no
concern that the material will “go over everyone’s head.”
Dr Evans renders even the most difficult concepts accessible to the
audience by appropriately adjusting his conference messages to the level of
those in attendance and speaking in an engaging style marked by warmth,
wisdom, and wit.
“I have lived at Hume Lake
Christian Camps for over ten years now and I have been privileged to listen
to some of the best conference speakers in the world each and every week.
But Dr. Evans is far and away the best of the best…clearly the
finest speaker I have ever heard. What
a challenging, encouraging, and uplifting week!”
Lake Christian Camps
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Medical and Scientific Conferences and In-Services
Rapid advancements in medical and
biotechnology are confronting societies and their health professions with
unprecedented ethical challenges. Dr
Evans is frequently invited to present academic papers and in-service
training to health professionals and scientists on a wide range of
contemporary bioethical issues including, genetic engineering, assisted
reproductive technologies, the human genome, human embryonic stem-cell
research, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, the moral status of the
embryo and fetus, and human cloning, among others.
“When Dr. Evans begins to speak,
the room falls silent and the audience is immediately captivated.
I have never heard someone communicate so effectively such a
tremendous amount of information in such a brief period of time. He is truly a Christian scholar and statesman of
Longauer, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, P. J. Safarik University Medical School
I have never heard such in-depth discussions of the bioethical issues
we face in medicine.”
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Modular Training and Workshops
Pastors, counselors, and Christian
leaders are increasingly being called upon to offer support and guidance to
those who are wrestling with very difficult medical-ethical choices from
infertility and multiple fetal pregnancies, to alternative medicine and
organ transplantation. Unfortunately,
very few pastors, counselors, or Christian leaders have been trained to
handle these issues, and the consequences of uninformed counsel can be
devastating. As both theologian
and psychologist, Dr Evans is uniquely qualified to offer two-day workshops
designed to help pastors, counselors, and Christian leaders effectively lead
others through some of the most challenging medical-ethical choices
confronting society and the Church today.
“I have heard countless speakers
in my lifetime, but I don’t know of anyone I have met in my 51 years who
is better suited to do what you are doing.
Clear, concise, and convincing.
You have been given a wonderful gift to take a subject, break it down
into its most fundamental components, explode it, and then rebuild the
subject from the vantage point of deep Christian conviction.
You really put to rest the tired notion that Christians are
low-functioning, uneducated, easily duped fanatics who ‘just don’t get
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Promotion and Support
Rapid advancements in medicine and
biotechnology, along with the quandaries that attend, are occupying a
prominent place both in the news and in daily conversation.
The issues of bioethics have quickly come to set societies around the
globe in the grips of unprecedented ethical challenges, and the Church is
rightly coming to view these issues as lying squarely at the heart of the
Christian faith and message. Not
only are audiences fascinated by the subject matter, but the seminars offer
a unique opportunity to reach relatively unevangelized people (e.g.,
physicians, scientists, and professionals) with the Gospel.
Consequently, when properly promoted, Veritas seminars tend to draw
“I was amazed with Dr. Evans’
depth of knowledge, breadth of research, and clearness of thought.
And when I heard him speak, I was mesmerized.”
Parents Involved in Education
C. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Los Angeles Pediatric Medical Association
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