Upcoming Events

Dr. Anthony Horvath is available to speak at your organization, church, or school. As a former president of Wisconsin Lutherans for Life, and member of Lutherans for Life’s national speaker’s bureau, Anthony is ready and willing to speak on pro-life issues.  He is also available to speak on apologetics related issues with experience presenting on any number of topics.

View press kit page and contact him at director@athanatosministries.org.

Upcoming Events

Coming this Summer:  2 Week Apologetics Academy featuring Dr. Richard Weikart as our Guest Scholar


Athanatos Fest!

Athanatos Christian Ministries will be hosting its second annual Christian arts and apologetics festival, Athanatos Fest, in the summer of 2017. Join us August 3-6, 2017 in Greenwood, WI. All artistic expressions will be featured: music, film, novels, drama, the visual arts, etc. In the spirit of ACM’s mission to defend the Christian faith through the arts, the festival will encourage artists to appeal as much to secular audiences as with Christian ones. This festival will be held in conjunction with the Athanatos Writing Contest. See www.athanatosfest.com for more information.


 

Past Events (not an exhaustive list):

2016:

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Defending the Faith — Apologetics ‘Boot Camp’

Is Christianity really true? What about all the contradictions? Isn’t it just a story? A myth? People of all ages struggle with these questions, but in this ‘boot camp’ young people get an opportunity to get the answers they’re looking for.

Dr. Anthony Horvath, a former middle-school and high school teacher and experienced Christian apologist will run the ‘boot camp.’ Having spent some time as an atheist himself, you can be sure this will be a very practical and relevant experience. Recommended for students aged 13-18. Parents and pastors are encouraged to attend, as well.

Date: February 20th. Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Facebook event). Lunch is provided. Cost: $30. Group discounts are available. Location: ACM’s offices. Contact Dr. Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org to register.

‘Fault Lines’ Lecture and Discussion Series

ACM hosts regular conversations and seminars on deep religious, philosophical, and political issues. Each session lasts about an hour, with plenty of time for discussion. There is no cost for these events.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20th (Facebook event), ACM will host a lecture/discussion titled “First Principles: Life.” Why some people vehemently support abortion and euthanasia while others vehemently oppose it.

At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th, the next in the series will be “First Principles: Family.” Explored will be the underlying reasons why secularism always leads to the destruction of the institution of the Family over time, and why the defense of the Family must be paramount for the concerned Christian.

‘Inspired Scribe’ Christian Writer’s Workshop

ACM has been encouraging Christian authors for nearly a decade through contests, workshops, and classes. Due to ACM’s unique emphasis on defending the faith, both the writer’s skill and their apologetics knowledge are given attention. Authors receive one on one attention to their writing and benefit from ACM’s long experience as a Christian publisher and administrator of years of writing contests.

ACM will host their next workshop on Saturday, January 16th, 2016. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Facebook event). Lunch provided. Location: ACM’s offices. Cost:  $100. More information at www.christianwritingworkshops.com.

Christian Arts FestivalAn informational meeting on the Passion Play will be held on Wednesday, January 13th, at 6:00 p.m. (Facebook event), at ACM’s offices.

2015:

Abraham_Lincoln_2rightsEvent: First Principles: Rights | “Where Do Our Rights Come From?”
Date/Time: June 17 @6pm
Location: 105 S. Main St., Greenwood WI
Short Description: Former president of LFL-WI, Anthony Horvath, will be hosting a presentation at his offices in Greenwood, WI (north-central part of the state) on the topic of “Where Do Our Rights Come From?”
Cost: FREE
Long Description: One View:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Another View:

[A] right … is social in origin and intent. … The more we emphasize the free right of an individual to his property, the more we emphasize what society has done for him: the avenues it has opened to him for acquiring; the safeguards it has put about him for keeping; the wealth achieved by others which he may acquire by exchanges themselves socially buttressed.      John Dewey, 1908

“Theoretically, there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 per cent of income so long as the people benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”      Barack Obama Sr., 1965

“Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own… If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”      Barack Obama Jr., 2012

Registration Information: Just show up! Attend online using our virtual conferencing option. Request access by email at director@athanatosministries.org. Share this Facebook event!

 

  • ABCF_300x300Event:  Apologetics Boot Camp:  Foundations
    Date/Time: March 28, 9 am-3 pm.
    Location: 
    ACM’s offices at 105 S. Main St., Greenwood, WI.
    Short Description: 
    A survey of the evidence for Christianity and tips on how to integrate that evidence into one’s own life–geared to teenagers.
    Cost: 
    $30 for the day, limit 20 participants. Lunch included (pizza and subs–subtract $5 if bringing own lunch).
    Description: 
     Is Christianity true… really? What about contradictions in the Bible? Isn’t the resurrection just a story? Designed with Christian middle school and high school students in mind, this event will present some of the strongest arguments for the existence of God and the truth that Jesus rose from the dead, while also handling some of the objections and criticisms that they are likely to hear in the media or in their school. They may even have their own questions about their faith. Each section of the seminar will end with a period of questions and answers. Participants will be given guidance on how to further investigate the foundations of their faith and how to talk to others about the Christian faith in a way that respects the questions of others. Ideally, a youth director or Christian education director will attend this event along with the students in their youth group or high school class, if not to expand their own knowledge, then as a way to learn more about the views and perspectives of their own students. Join and share the Facebook event.
    Registration Information:  Email Dr. Anthony Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org or call 202-697-4623 to confirm your attendance and make payment arrangements.

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  • Event: The Fault Line Series:  Exploring the Ideological Divide in the War on Humans and the Culture of Death (“Connections”)
    Date/Time: Feb 28 (Morning Session 8-12 pm / Afternoon Session 1-5 pm)
    Location: ACM’s offices at 105 S. Main St., Greenwood, WI.
    Short Description: A three hour session, with time for discussion, providing a historical survey of the ideologies, philosophies, and events that have brought us to a point where abortion on-demand is widely accepted and euthanasia is right around the corner.
    Cost: $15 per session (couples: $20).  Limit 20 participants (each session).  Refreshments provided.  $10 to watch online (morning session only)
    Description: What does abortion on-demand, human cloning, euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, genetic counseling population control, family planning, and eugenics all have in common? These topics are often taken in isolation, but the reality is that they spring up from a common worldview that is animated by a set of beliefs, convictions, and moral principles that tend to de-value human life, even as proponents of that worldview maintain that they are the defenders of human life and rights. In this session, you will hear names like Peter Singer, Francis Galton, Leonard Darwin, Karl Binding, Alfred Hoche, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more. You’ll learn about the Huxley-Wilberforce debate and see the consequences of that debate played out over more than 150 years, culminating in the present day. This is a survey session. Future sessions will delve deeper into various aspects of these topics.
    Registration Information: On site:  Email Dr. Anthony Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org or call 202-697-4623 to confirm your attendance and make payment arrangements.  Attend Online: Register and Pay.

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  • Event: “Inspired Scribe” Christian Writer’s Workshop
    Date/Time: February 21 @ 8:30-5 pm.
    Location: ACM’s offices at 105 S. Main St., Greenwood, WI.
    Short Description: A day-long writing workshop geared for Christians, hosted by ACM (Dr. Anthony Horvath and instructor and writing contest judge, Debbie Thompson).
    Cost: $100, limit 15 participants. Lunch included (pizza and subs).
    Description: This workshop will provide the author with opportunities to refine their writing ability and consider what it means to be a ‘Christian’ author. The workshop will include practical guidance on story elements, such as plot and character development. It will also feature thought-provoking principles for Christians who desire that their stories do more than entertain. Attending authors will submit in advance a writing sample that is no longer than 3,000 words, which they will also evaluate throughout the workshop, both privately and in small group discussion, in light of what is learned throughout the workshop. The workshop concludes with tips on writing for publication. The workshop is hosted by Athanatos Christian Ministries, which is known internationally for its Christian writing contests and online writing workshops.
    Registration Information: Email Dr. Anthony Horvath at director@athanatosministries.org or call 202-697-4623 to confirm your attendance and make payment arrangements.
    Join and share the Facebook event.
  • Event: Cedar Rapids Intelligent Faith Conference
    Date/Time: Feb 6-7.
    Location: New Covenant Bible Church at 3090 N. Center Point Rd. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    Description: ACM will be an exhibitor and have a table at this conference.
  • Event: Rally for Life
    Date/Time: Jan. 25th @ 2pm.
    Location: Peace Lutheran Church, located at 501 E. Fillmore Ave. in Eau Claire, WI.
    Topic: “On Death’s Door: How America Embraced the Culture of Death and Why it Matters.”
    Description: Dr. Horvath began researching the ‘culture of death’ in earnest about eight years ago when he and his wife were informed at the ultrasound that their daughter had spina bifida, and then were asked if they wanted an abortion. He was disturbed that such a question would be posed in such circumstances and sought to understand how that could happen. It soon became clear that the high abortion rates of children diagnosed with birth defects is in fact an extension of eugenics programs that had their origins in the early part of the 20th century. On top of that, children with birth defects was just one component of what turns out to be a comprehensive agenda that can best be described as ‘population control.’ Adding insult to injury, while many of these programs are funded by private organizations, many more are funded by the US government–that is, the American taxpayer!

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2010:

  • September 19:  40 Days for Life kick off at Bethany Free near La Crosse, WI.  Event begins at noon.
  • October 10:  Pro-life/apologetics presentation at Faith Lutheran in Hastings at their Bible Study hour.  —–  Pro-life presentation at McCook High School in McCook, Nebraska.  7 p.m.  Sponsored by a Nebraska chapter of Lutherans for Life.
  • October 28:  SW Lutheran District- Wisconsin circuit confirmation camp.  Not open to the public.
  • November 5:  Pro-life presentation for Door County Right-to-Life.
  • November 20-21:  Seward and Kearney, Nebraska.  Topic:  History of the Culture of Death (Planned Parenthood, Eugenics, Etc)