One week from today (Saturday) the Christians For Liberty 2016 Conference will commence and we will have a day full of great learning, Christian fellowship, and delicious food! I want to let you know the final schedule and tell you just a little about the terrific menu we have for you as well. You will note that we only have one track of speakers this year. This was a deliberate change from last year as feedback suggested and we felt that overall this was better for the conference as a whole, even if it meant fewer sessions. Nonetheless, you can’t deny that this is a stellar speaker list.
Here is that schedule. Presentations are roughly 45 minutes, and we’re building in 15 minute breaks between talks so that you can move around, meet the speakers and your fellow attendees, get that next cup of coffee, and so on.
8:30 am – Doors open!
9:15 – Dr. Norman Horn – Opening Remarks9:30 – Elise Daniels and Jacqueline Isaacs – “Called to Freedom”
10:30 – Dr. Jamin Hubner – “Libertarian Impulses in Early Christianity and Contemporary Theology”
11:30 – Dr. Mark Cherry – “Liberty, Christianity, and Human Flourishing”
12:15 pm – Lunch and group picture
1:15 – Keynote Speaker – Dr. Robert Murphy – “Is the God of the Bible a Tyrant?”
2:15 – Lauren Daugherty – “Toward a Libertarian Foreign Policy”
3:15 – Dr. Victor Claar – “The Soul of the Entrepreneur: Creativity, Innovation, and Liberty”
4:15 – David Gornoski – “A Neighbor’s Choice”
5:15 – Jason Rink – Title TBA!
6:00 – Dinner
7:00 – Dr. Norman Horn – “Lessons from The Al Mohler Debate” and Closing Remarks
8:30 – After-conference social at Opal Divine’s Penn Field
Now more importantly, the food!
We’ll be serving Starbucks coffee and filtered ice water all day. For lunch we’ll be serving sandwich platters along with fruit and potato salads. You’ll have the option to choose from the following sandwiches:
- Salt and Pepper Roast Beef with caramelized onions, baby spinach and Dijon mustard aïoli on sourdough baguette
- Herb-Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil
- Grilled Portabello and Roasted Vegetables with green leaf lettuce and Boursin cheese on a ciabatta roll
- Southwestern Turkey Club with house-roasted turkey, bacon, pepper Jack cheese and guacamole on toasted whole wheat with chipotle lime aïoli
Dinner will be a build your own taco buffet followed by a delicious Tres leches cake for dessert. When building your taco, you will be able to load your warm flour tortilla with your choice of the following fillings:
- Beef barbacoa
- Tequila-lime grilled chicken
- Roasted corn and black bean salad with fresh tomatoes and cilantro lime dressing
- Tex-Mex rice
- Pinto beans
- Fresh pico de gallo, salsa, shredded cheese and sour cream
Our caterer, Bon Appetit, believes in serving only the freshest food. Food that is prepared from scratch, using authentic ingredients. Food that is alive with flavor and nutrition. Food that is created in a socially-responsible manner for the well-being of our guests, communities and environment. Their chicken and eggs are always antibiotic-free (www.keepantibioticsworking.com). They use locally grown and organic produce whenever possible.
For more information about the healthy foods they serve, please visit their website: www.bamco.com.
That’s it for today, folks. Please make sure to sign up today, share the word with your friends and on social media, and get ready for an awesome weekend in Austin!