Khaldoun Sweis

Khaldoun A. Sweis is the former Chair and currently Associate Professor of Philosophy at Olive-Harvey College in Chicago and serves as tutor in philosophy with Oxford University in England.  After losing his son Enoch, who died in his arms, he had a paradigm shift in how he does and applies apologetics, his passion, to his life and ministry.  As a Jordanian born American, his experience entails teaching philosophy, and apologetics for over a decade as well as speaking at conferences both nationally and abroad such as Hong Kong, Romania, Australia, and England. He has three books including Debating Christian Theism, co-edited with Chad Meister and J.P. Moreland (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources co-edited with Chad Meister (Zondervan, 2011). He recently completed Killing God: Addressing the Seven Most Common Objections from the New Atheists (CP, 2016) and coming out soon is Logically Faithful: Navigating Life’s Darkest Moments through Evidence for your Faith. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association and the Evangelical Philosophical Society. His goal is to help equip believers to deal with suffering and navigate life through the incredible evidence we have in Christ. His website is, where you will find podcasts, blogs, and videos designed to equip believers and lovingly challenge skeptics.

2018 Forum Sessions

Afternoon Workshops

Why is God Silent in the Face of Evil? 7 Lessons Learned from the Death of My Son

I held my son’s little hand as he died and went through a suffering that no words could express. A perpetually wounded heart that will not mend and a broken body for which there is no antidote both leave us asking the ultimate question: Why? In this presentation, we will address the question of evil.  What have Aquinas, Augustine, Plantinga, and the greatest of thinkers said about it?  How does the bloody cross of Jesus of Nazareth address this universal dilemma? Is there a theodicy that would qualify? We will also address effective strategies to deal with grief that will help you become more productive for the Lord than ever before.


The Most Effective Strategies in Public Speaking to WOW

Do you have a message you want to share with others but aren’t sure how? Would you like to communicate more confidently in front of an audience? Are you a teacher looking for ways to improve?  Drawing on lessons from the greatest public speakers in history, this workshop will help you to:

  • Learn the basics of effective and successfully proven methods to speaking publicly
  • Discover the power of body language
  • Understand the supremacy of story telling


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