Christianity vs. Everybody




Whether you’re new to the faith or have been raised in Christianity your whole life, these questions have most likely crossed your mind, perhaps even creating serious doubts for yourself or someone you know.

If you want to deepen your own faith or help those who are struggling, we invite you to join us for our weekend seminar, “Christianity vs. Everybody,” hosted by DBTS.

We’ll tackle these difficult questions and engage in helpful discussion.


When: January 6, 2024 – 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Who: Young adults (college & career)

Where: First Baptist Church of Troy, MI (2601 John R Rd, Troy, MI 48083)

Cost: $25.00 per person


Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards is the Dean and Instructor in Practical Theology at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben received his M.A. from Northland International University and his M.Div. from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is a Ph.D. candidate in World Religions with a full minor in Christian Philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written papers and presented workshops on a variety of topics, including apologetics, philosophy of religion, Buddhist ethics, Sikhism, Islamic justice, the nature of worldviews, new religious movements, biblical studies, and Christian theology.

Jon Moreno

Jon Moreno is the youth pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake Orion, serving in this capacity since 2012. He lives in Lake Orion, MI with his wife Heather and their four children Jackson, Lily, Adelynn, and Shepherd. After completing his undergraduate from Bob Jones University in music education, Jon earned an MDiv from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, and a DMin in homiletics from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in biblical counseling from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Ken Brown

Ken Brown is Senior Pastor of Community Bible Church in Trenton, MI where he has served since planting CBC 22 years ago.  He was educated at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div) and Westminster Theological Seminary (D.Min).  He serves with his wife of 38 years, Kim, and their two married daughters.


8:30–9:30 a.m. — Registration and Bookstore Open

9:30–10:15 a.m. — Session 1: “A Model for Apologetics” – Ken Brown

10:15–10:45 a.m. — Break (with refreshments)

10:45–11:30 a.m. — Session 2: “A Good God in a Wicked World” –  Jon Moreno

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. — Lunch

1:00–1:45 p.m. — Workshops

  • Apologetics Applied: LGBTQ+” – Ken Brown
  • “Pluralism vs. Exclusivity” – Jon Moreno
  • “How Could a Good God Send People to Hell?” – Ben Edwards

1:45–2:00 p.m. — Break

2:00–2:45 p.m. — Session 3: The Truth Will Set You Free: Why Christianity Is Not Too Restrictive” – Ben Edwards

2:45–3:15 p.m. — Break (with refreshments)

3:15–4:00 p.m. — Panel Discussion