Grace University is hosting the Jared T. Burkholder Conference on Global Engagement Feb. 24 – 26 on the Grace University campus. The conference will focus on how Christians engage the Middle East and feature keynote speaker Carl Medearis.
Medearis has 30 years of involvement in the Middle East. He lived in Beirut, Lebanon, for 12 years with his wife and children. Medearis’s latest book, Tea with Hezbollah, tells the story of a recent trip during which he spoke with leaders in Hezbollah and Hamas about the teaching of “love your enemies.”
Dr. Mark Christian will also be a featured speaker at the conference. He is the founder of the Global Faith Institute, and a former member of the Islam faith. Dr. Christian will be speaking on the pursuit of truth in Middle Eastern history and current world events.
The event is free and open to the public.