Dr. Richard G. Howe has taught courses in philosophy, theology, and apologetics at several universities and seminaries. He has a B.A. in Bible from Mississippi College, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Mississippi and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Arkansas. Richard has spoken at conferences and on radio shows such as “Today’s Issues” on American Family Radio. He is a contributor to the Christian Research Journal, Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, the apologetics book To Everyone an Answer (InterVarsity Press), Reasons for Faith: A Survey of Contemporary Christian Issues and Evidences (Crossway Books) and the forthcoming A Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Harvest House). Beginning in July of 2008, Dr. Howe will be Professor of Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He and his wife Rebekah are members of First Redeemer Church in Cumming, GA.
Dr. Richard G. Howe is an evangelical Christian who has studied and taught philosophy, theology and Christian apologetics for over 20 years in the university, seminary, and church, helping Christians learn how to defend their faith. These teaching sessions utilize overheads or Power Point to aid understanding and are accompanied by handouts for the students. Most of the sessions are multi-part studies, but many of the parts can be modified to fit one-time situations such as filling in for the pulpit, a Sunday School class, or a conference setting. The sessions are targeted at the college and adult level.
Some of the topics dr. Richard Howe speaks on:
THE DEFENSE OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
A thorough presentation of the evidence for the Christian Faith. This study treats the historical evidence of the origin, transmission, integrity, and reliability of the Bible, and what it has to say about who Jesus is and what He taught about Scripture. The presentation can be conducted as a multi-part series, or any particular part can be presented as a unit in a one-time situation. The contents are: Introduction to Apologetics; The Integrity of the Bible; Historical Reliability of the New Testament; The Canonicity of the New Testament; Who is Jesus Christ?; What Did Jesus Teach about the Bible?
ANSWERING THE VILLAGE ATHEISTS: THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE “NEW ATHEISM”
An analysis of the “new atheism” of Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith; Letter to a Christian Nation), Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything), and Daniel Dennett (Darwin’s Dangerous Idea; Breaking the Spell).
WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER HEARD THE GOSPEL?
A one time examination of the problem of the unreached. The conclusion maintains that no one goes to heaven without knowingly trusting Jesus as Savior, but tries to show how this works out for those who have never heard the specifics of the Gospel.
An examination of the increasing influence of aberrant and heretical teachings upon the Christian landscape from The Word of Faith Movement in the teachings of such individuals as Kenneth Copeland, Charles Capps, Benny Hinn, and others.
An examination of the basic ideas of philosophy including logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics and philosophy of religion and their bearing on the Christian world view.