Thursday, September 27, 2012

Support a Catholic Speaker Month (SCSM)

Support a Catholic Speaker Month

I'm participating in the 2012 edition of Support a Catholic Speaker Month hosted by Brandon Vogt. On my C.V., I cite one of my few speaking engagements (with a full-time job, I don't get around that much:)

Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri Diocese’s Bishop Helmsing Institute Apologetics Conference Presentations: "How Catholics Survived the English Reformation" and "Church History and Apologetics", March 13, 2010

The Keynote Speaker at the Apologetics Conference was Jim Burnham of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers :

Jim Burnham is an internationally known cradle-Catholic author and speaker. He is the second-born of ten children. Jim and his wife, Lisa, have been married 11 years and have five children.

In 1989, Jim graduated as valedictorian from Michigan's Hillsdale College with a degree in philosophy.Questions from evangelical class-mates forced Jim to rediscover the amazing biblical and historical basis for his Catholic Faith.

Shortly thereafter, Jim and his father founded San Juan Catholic Seminars, a lay organization devoted to explaining and defending the Catholic faith. At first, it only presented out-of-town speakers. Then Jim teamed up with a local priest, Father Frank Chacon, to give local seminars themselves. Since then, San Juan Catholic Seminars has grown into a full-fledged apologetics ministry, offering seminars, tapes, and the hugely popular series of Beginning Apologetics booklets.

Jim has given "practical apologetics" seminars all over the world. He is on Catholic Answers' speaking bureau. He has appeared on EWTN's "Carpenter's Shop" series, as well as many Catholic radio shows. Jim is the co-author, with Steve Wood, of Christian Fatherhood.

When I contacted Jim, he remembered meeting both me and my husband, Mark.
I reviewed my notes from his talks and would highly recommend him as a speaker. He integrated Church history into his apologetics talks very well and with his practical background in apologetics, he provides both experience in delivering and knowledge in conveying the truth.

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