What is truth:illumination?

For those who enjoy studying and discussing the deep truths about Christianity, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

For Christians who become anxious and unsure when it comes to answering, for themselves and others, the tough questions about their faith and beliefs, we have something that might greatly interest you as well.

For people who find it hard to believe anything about Christian beliefs, but would like to hear other people’s ideas and then have a forum to challenge ideas, or ask questions, we have an opportunity for you that you don’t want to miss.

It’s not the typical church event. It’s not about pat answers. It is about listening to some of the best minds in evangelicalism and having a chance to dialogue and ask questions about some of the biggest ideas in Christian thought. It is about apologetics, it is about philosophy, it’s about biblical truths … it is a time for truth:illumination.

When and where will it take place?

On Saturday, February 24 from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM at Neptune Baptist Church
(407 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266).  There will be 2 bonus sessions for those
who can return on Sunday, February 25 from 8:30 AM - 12:15 PM. 

How much will it cost?

$15 adults, $10 students (lunch and snacks included)

How do I register and reserve my seat?

You may register and pay online, through the Neptune Baptist Church phone app or through the kiosk in the worship center of the church. You can also print a hard copy which you can either mail to or drop off at the church office along with your payment.

Who will be presenting their thoughts about the truth?

truth:illumination is a forum to engage with some of the foremost minds in Christian apologetics and philosophy, featuring speakers Alycia Wood and Michelle Tepper from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Each speaker will cover different topics and will each give three presentations. Each speaker is a leading writer and lecturer in Christian thought, apologetics and philosophy. After each presentation there will be an open time for questions, slams and dialogue.

Alycia Wood


Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia’s speaking background is quite diverse. From universities (such as MIT, UCONN, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University), to retreats, from conferences to men’s and women’s prisons, Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith to diverse audiences.

Additionally, she has traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passion for “showing Christ” extends beyond her local environment.

Alycia will be speaking on Why I Am Not An Atheist; God, Justice and Love; and Where is God in Suffering?

Michelle Tepper


Michelle Tepper is an itinerant speaker for RZIM in the US, teaching worldwide on a number of subjects, including the problem of pain, God’s character, sex, relationships, and love.

Since 2011, Michelle has been speaking overseas as a part of the RZIM European team and as a guest lecturer at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. Prior to joining the RZIM staff, Michelle worked for six years as the University Chaplain for St. Aldate’s—a thriving, historic, student friendly church located in the heart of Oxford.

Michelle has strong ties to Oxford since she met and married her husband there while studying abroad at Oxford University, during which she finished her bachelor’s degree in political science from Stetson University. Michelle then went on to pursue further studies in theology at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (OCCA) and was part of the OCCA’s first graduating class.

Michelle will be speaking on Is God and the Message of the Bible Sexist?, Can We Truly Experience Love Without the Love of God?, and Is Christianity Arrogant and Exclusive?

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