John Warwick Montgomery to Deliver Lanier Lecture

Lanier Theological Library

Houston, Texas (ANS)—Renowned scholar, theologian, lawyer, and apologist, John Warwick Montgomery, will present a free lecture at the Lanier Library in Houston, Texas.  Entitled Why Do Unbelievers Reject the Solid Evidences for the Christian Truth?,  the address will be live-streamed and archived on the library website. For those in the Houston area, in-person registration is available.

John Warwick Montgomery is considered by many to be the foremost living apologist for Biblical Christianity.  An ordained Lutheran clergyman, Montgomery lives in France. An author of over thirty books, his legal specialty is the international and comparative law of human rights.

Dr. John Warwick Montgomery

Describing his coming to terms with the Christian faith, the Lanier Library biography states, “To use C. S. Lewis’s words, Montgomery was brought over the threshold of Christian faith ‘kicking and struggling’ in 1949 at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Herman John Eckelmann, a persistent engineering student, succeeded in goading Montgomery into religious discussions. Montgomery, a philosophy major disinterested in religion, found himself forced to consider seriously the claims of Jesus Christ in the New Testament in order to preserve intellectual integrity. After no small struggle, he acknowledged his rebellion against God and asked His forgiveness.”

Why Do Unbelievers Reject the Solid Evidences for the Christian Truth? content is summarized as thus: “The lecture is Evidential apologetics employs the principle that if the evidence for the faith is of the kind unbelievers themselves must employ to arrive at good decisions, they must either accept the truth of the gospel supported by parallel argumentation OR stop employing the same reasoning in their secular decision-making. Legal/juridical apologetics carries that same principle further: if the Christian message can be supported by arguments qualitatively the same as those normatively employed in courts of law, the unbeliever must recognize and accept the force of the Christian case OR jettison the legal system itself (an entirely nonsensical alternative). The present lecture offers a trenchant illustration by way of the reasons clients irrationally reject the good advice of their own lawyers.”

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The Lanier Library will house the future archives of John Warwick Montgomery, offering lectures in his honor.