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Speakers BIO's

Gregg Cunningham - Center For Bio-Ethical Reform

Gregg Cunningham earned a BA degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a JD degree from The Ohio Northern University School of Law where he served as executive editor of the Law Review.  He is the co-author of a handbook on attorney misconduct entitled “Ethics And Discipline In Ohio” (Ohio State Bar Foundation, 1976).

He is a former two-term Member of The Pennsylvania House of Representatives where he introduced legislation which ended public funding for abortion. He was also a prime sponsor of the Abortion Control Act which was litigated before the U.S. Supreme Court in Thornburgh v. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He later helped direct the ballot initiative campaign which stopped public funding for abortion in Colorado.

During the first Reagan Administration he served as a political appointee in the U.S. Department of Education and later in The Office of Legislative Affairs with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He next served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for Los Angeles.

He is a retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Colonel with six years of active duty service and twenty-five years in the ready reserve. He is also a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War.

Scott Klusendorf - Life Training Institute

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square.

Scott travels throughout the United States, Canada and Europe training groups of people to engage the conversation about abortion. He contends that the pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas if properly understood and articulated.

A passionate and engaging speaker, Scott has appeared on nationally syndicated Christian programs, such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family, Lee Strobel’s Faith Under Fire and Billy Graham’s Hour of Decision. He has also participated in secular talk show appearances, including KABC out of Los Angeles.

Pastor Michael Sherrard - Ratio Christi College Prep

Michael C. Sherrard is a pastor, the director of Ratio Christi College Prep, the author of Relational Apologetics, and a musician having released several albums and contributed to many others. 

Mike has a B.A. in Religion and a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics from Luther Rice Seminary and University, and is currently doing post-grad work in the area of New Testament ethics.

Andy Stephenson - CBR UK/Abort67

Andrew Stephenson is the founder of Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK and director of the Abort67 education project.

His involvement in pro-life work began shortly after seeing the 12 week scan of his daughter followed a few weeks later by a photo of another unborn child who had been killed through abortion.

He and the team at the Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform UK/Abort67 have been working to make anti-abortion activism more accessible and effective.

Many people who are pro-life hold very little hope that this injustice can end and consequently feel powerless to do anything.

The ethos of the work is to counter this problem. With a small amount of training, anyone can make a significant impact for a positive outcome in this battle.

Jay Watts - Life Training Institute

From atheist to Christian, and now pro-life presenter, Jay spends his days talking about the unborn. Jay serves as LTI’s vice president. He is a dynamic speaker and writer whose straightforward message resonates with even the skeptic — and yet he masterfully does so with respect for his audience.

Megan Almon - Life Training Institute

Megan — a former University of Georgia Gymdog and award-winning journalist — has a masters degree in apologetics. As a pastor’s wife, she has a heart for the broken. She has the tenacity to stand on truth in her presentations, but also the gift of listening well and connecting to her audience.

The Clarkson Academy 2018 Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday 20th April 2018

10:00 - 10:30 CHECK-IN

10:30 - 11:00 Welcome - Andy Stephenson

11:00 - 12:00 Making the case for life (i) - Megan Almon

12:00 - 12:15 BREAK

12:15 - 13:30 Making the case for life (ii) - Megan Almon

13:30 - 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 - 15:30 Five Bad Ways People Argue About Abortion - Scott Klusendorf

15:30 - 16:30 Session 5 - Gregg Cunningham

16:30 - 16:45 BREAK

16:45 - 17:45 Relational Apologetics - Michael Sherrard

17:45 - 18:45 Brephos - Dave Brennan

18:45-19:15 Q&A - All Speakers

Day 2 - Saturday 21st April 2018

10:00-11:30 Answering Academic Arguments for Abortion - Scott Klusendorf

11:30-11:45 BREAK

11:45-12:30 Overcoming Shame-Hope After Abortion - Pauline Peachey

12:30-13:30 Presenting the Pro-Life Case in a Godless Culture (i) - Jay Watts

13:30-14:30 LUNCH

14:30-15:30 Presenting the Pro-Life Case in a Godless Culture (ii) - Jay Watts

15:30-16:30 Session 5 - Gregg Cunningham

16:30-16:45 BREAK

16:45-17:45 The Pro-life Pastor - Michael Sherrard

17:45-18:45 Be Inspired/Moving Forward Christian Hacking & Ruth Rawlins

18:45-19:15 Q&A - All Speakers

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